Paper Or Textile Sheet Type Patents (Class 211/45)
  • Patent number: 11217123
    Abstract: A device according to the present invention provides for an improved display card holder assembly and methods of operation. Wherein the improved assembly provides for a sleeve, collar and holder in removable communication to increase stability and reduce vibration of the card holder assembly. The assembly providing for a first embodiment comprising a holder comprising a button mechanism and nodes, and a sleeve comprising tabs and extensions, for increased stability. The assembly providing for a second embodiment comprising a holder comprising a lever mechanism, and at least one of an over-mold and assembled sleeve/collar combination, for increased stability. The assembly providing for a third embodiment comprising a holder comprising a hinge mechanism for increased stability. The invention further providing for methods of operation of the embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: RANDALL MARKETING INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: M. Randall Pasternak, Mark Donald Schaefer
  • Patent number: 11066171
    Abstract: An implementation of a contoured class divider for dividing an aircraft cabin includes a panel positioned between an aft seat and a forward seat, the panel having an aft-facing convex contour closely matching an aft-facing contour of a seatback of the forward seat and configured to enhance space utilization. The contoured class divider may include an articulation system to articulate at least a portion of the panel from a first position (normal operation) to a second position (emergency landing). The contoured class divider may provide up to an additional 12 inches of space which can be used to reduce seat pitch (and thereby enhance passenger comfort) or increase the number of rows of seats on a given aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: B/E AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Papke, Shawn Claflin, Jefferey McKee, Trevor Skelly, Mario Diliani
  • Patent number: 11034452
    Abstract: An aircraft that includes a cabin interior that is bifurcated into first and second sides and includes a pilot zone and a passenger zone aft of the pilot zone, a pilot seat positioned in the pilot zone and on a first side of the cabin interior, and first and second rows positioned in the passenger zone. The front row includes first and second front seats positioned on first and second sides of the cabin interior, respectively. The first and second front seats are angled away from one another and the second front seat is positioned forwardly of the first front seat. The back row includes first and second back seats positioned on first and second sides of the cabin interior, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SAFRAN CABIN INC.
    Inventors: Ian Geoffrey Scoley, Christopher Schuttera, Scott Savian, Eric Heimbach
  • Patent number: 10919631
    Abstract: An aircraft that includes a body that defines a cabin interior, front and back rows of seats positioned in the passenger zone, a forward door that is pivotable between a closed position and an open position, and an aft door that is pivotable between a closed position and an open position. The cabin interior includes a pilot zone, a passenger zone positioned aft of the pilot zone, and a cargo zone positioned aft of the passenger zone. The pilot zone and the front row of seats are accessible and the back row and cargo zone are inaccessible from an exterior of the body when the aft door is in the closed position and the forward door is in the open position. The back row and cargo zone are accessible and the pilot zone and the front row of seats are inaccessible from the exterior of the body when the aft door is in the open position and the forward door is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAFRAN CABIN INC.
    Inventors: Ian Geoffrey Scoley, Christopher Schuttera, Scott Savian, Eric Heimbach
  • Patent number: 10856657
    Abstract: An organizer that is typically configured to hang from a door, the organizer including a base layer having a front surface and a back surface, and defining a shape of said organizer; at least one compartment provided on said base layer front surface; and a support component configured to provide structural support for said organizer, said support component including a first pocket provided on said base layer and extending at least part of a length of said base layer; a first support rod positioned within said first pocket; a second pocket provided on said base layer and extending at least part of said length of said base layer; and a second support rod positioned within said second pocket; wherein the first and second pockets join at a seam that permits the organizer to be folded along said seam in a lengthwise direction; and wherein the organizer also includes a detachable shelf unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Whitmor, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandy Felsenthal, Lauren Budzak
  • Patent number: 10843799
    Abstract: A contoured class divider for dividing an aircraft cabin includes a panel positioned between an aft seat and a forward seat, the panel having a convex contour closely matching an aft-facing contour of a seatback of the forward seat and configured to enhance space utilization. The contoured class divider may include multiple panel portions that are coupled together and articulate relative to one another. The contoured class divider may include an articulation system to articulate the panel portions with respect to one another from a first position (normal operation) to a second position (emergency landing). The contoured class divider may provide up to an additional 12 inches of space which can be used to reduce seat pitch (and thereby enhance passenger comfort) or increase the number of rows of seats on a given aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Papke, Shawn Claflin, Jefferey McKee, Trevor Skelly, Mario Diliani
  • Patent number: 10817849
    Abstract: A service rack system includes a service rack and one or more totes. Each of the one or more totes have a full indicator and a refill indicator. The service rack includes front, back, right, and left sides. The front side is directly opposite the back side. The service rack also includes a panel on each of the right and left sides, at least one supply rack angled towards the front side, and at least one return rack angled towards the back side. The at least one supply rack is constructed to support one or more columns of totes such that each column includes at least two totes. Each column of totes has a full state and a refill state. The full state includes at least two totes positioned such that the full indicator of one tote faces the front side. The refill state includes a tote positioned such that its refill indicator is directly adjacent the front side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LYFT, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew James Vere Nicoll, Garfull Chan
  • Patent number: 10676194
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, a contoured class divider for dividing an aircraft cabin includes a panel positioned between an aft seat and a forward seat, the panel having an aft-facing convex contour closely matching an aft-facing contour of a seatback of the forward seat and configured to enhance space utilization. The contoured class divider may include an articulation system to articulate at least a portion of the panel from a first position (normal operation) to a second position (emergency landing). The contoured class divider may provide up to an additional 12 inches of space which can be used to reduce seat pitch (and thereby enhance passenger comfort) or increase the number of rows of seats on a given aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Papke, Shawn Claflin, Jefferey McKee, Trevor Skelly, Mario Diliani
  • Patent number: 10614731
    Abstract: A clip bracket includes: a base portion defining a clearance hole configured to receive a fastener securing the base portion to a structure; and a clip portion connected to the base portion, the base portion and the clip portion defining an insertion slot, a one of the base portion and the clip portion of the clip bracket including an engagement rib defining an effective width of the insertion slot that is less than a nominal width of the insertion slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Alan Tuttle, John Richard Muse, Paul Ott, Travis Walters
  • Patent number: 10568421
    Abstract: An organizer that is typically configured to hang from a door, the organizer including a base layer having a front surface and a back surface, and defining a shape of said organizer; at least one compartment provided on said base layer front surface; and a support component configured to provide structural support for said organizer, said support component including a first pocket provided on said base layer and extending at least part of a length of said base layer; a first support rod positioned within said first pocket; a second pocket provided on said base layer and extending at least part of said length of said base layer; and a second support rod positioned within said second pocket; wherein the first and second pockets join at a seam that permits the organizer to be folded along said seam in a lengthwise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Whitmor, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandy Felsenthal, Lauren Budzak
  • Patent number: 10477992
    Abstract: A display apparatus having a support frame having a pair of end members and upper and lower cross bars connected to and extending between the end members. A plurality of support arms having a vertical and horizontal section are pivotally connected to the support frame. The pivotal movement of the support arms is limited by a plurality of stops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Homemakers Plaza, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Paul Merschman, Francis Edward Masterson
  • Patent number: 10176732
    Abstract: A display card holder including a sleeve for a printed card and a sleeve holder defining a cavity open at one end to receive a sleeve end section having a pair of cutouts. The cavity defines a sleeve-receiving channel having a width providing clearance to the sleeve thickness. A button member movably supported by a sleeve holder body defines an actuator portion exposed to an outside of the sleeve holder. The button member includes wings extending from opposite sides of the actuator button. A spring biases the button member in a first direction with respect to the body of the sleeve holder. Each wing is formed to include: a pin adapted to extend through a corresponding one of the cutouts, and an elongate first edge forming a pivot about which the button member is pivotable with respect to the sleeve holder body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: GBH Products LLC
    Inventor: George Hinkens
  • Patent number: 10107687
    Abstract: The present invention relates to physical and virtual color displays that are based on psychophysical color emotions and psychophysical color harmony. Such color displays assist the consumers to choose colors, more specifically paint or stain colors, based on the emotions of the consumers or the emotions of the colors, as well as the harmony of the colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: Carl Minchew, Priscilla Ghaznavi, Andrea Magno, Ellen O'Neill, Hannah Yeo
  • Patent number: 9625089
    Abstract: A hands free device holder for portable media electronic devices to be used in restrooms. The media device holder provides an articulated bendable support arm extending from an integrated toilet paper tissue roll holder. A universal portable media engagement clamp is adjustable on the support arm's free end, having a resilient engagement clamp fitting that will engage and hold a variety of portable media devices, such as cell phones and tablets, as well as related static items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Justin Geer
  • Patent number: 9494176
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein generally relates to an improved clamp assembly for attaching two or more objects, such as furniture, tables, desks, dividers or other panel elements together of variable thicknesses. The elements of the clamp assembly invention generally include a clamp body with a clamp stop and clamp spine, a cross-dowel, an actuating screw and a clamp lever. The clamp assembly imparts a compressive clamping force by utilizing a fulcrum-lever arrangement whereby the clamp lever is moved in an arcuate trajectory by rotating the actuating screw in the desired direction as the clamp lever pivots about a fulcrum point. This allows the user to easily place and connect various objects, such as tables, desks, courtesy and privacy panels and another desired object that the user desires to secure in a desired arrangement by imparting a compressive force to the panel element that is to be connected to another panel element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventor: Scott Klingler
  • Patent number: 9437121
    Abstract: A holder (100) for a folded card (102), the folded card (102) being of the type having a spine (108) and at least two sheets (110). The holder (100) having a holder support (104) for engagement with a surface for preventing the holder (100) being disturbed in an outdoor environment and a card supporting arrangement (106) mounted on the holder support (104). The card supporting arrangement (104) having an assembly for supporting the spine (108) of the folded card (102) and for engaging at least a portion of the sheets (110) of the folded card (102) on opposing sides of the spine (108) holding the folded card (102) open at a pre-determined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Aidan Murphy
  • Patent number: 9265361
    Abstract: A merchandise hanger includes a coupling member and a support interface member. The coupling member includes a cross component, a latch component, and a flexible strap. The cross component includes an elongated panel and a track section, wherein the elongated panel defines latch-receiving apertures. The latch component includes an elongated plate and opposing hooks extending from the elongated plate. The flexible strap extends from the cross component to the latch component. The coupling member folds about the flexible strap to move the opposing hooks of the latch component into alignment with the latch-receiving apertures of the cross component. The opposing hooks are configured to move through the latch-receiving apertures to couple the cross component to the latch component. The support interface member is slidably received within the track section of the coupling member and is configured to slidably transition between a storage position and a hanging position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob Streich, Jake Strassburger
  • Patent number: 8973764
    Abstract: A sample display holder is configured to present a fabric covering. The sample display holder includes a backer board, mechanically coupled to a plurality of joined cellular material sample sections further including a rear cellular material sample section mechanically coupled to the backer board and a front cellular material sample section mechanically coupled to a label. Each cellular material sample section further includes a cell mechanically coupled to and surrounded by the fabric covering. Each cell and each fabric covering further includes a front hole and a rear hole wherein all holes are aligned. A magnetic unit is attached to the backer board and further including a mounting mechanically coupled to a magnet. A magnetic plate is mechanically coupled to the front cellular material sample section. The plurality of joined cellular material sample sections can be compressed by magnetically coupling the magnet to the magnetic plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Anthony James Lynch
  • Publication number: 20150060376
    Abstract: A series of circular loops, where each loop is capable of receiving a card; a wire between the circular loops where the wire coils in order to create each circular loop to create the card display; and a backside, where the backside support the card display. In the preferred embodiment, each circular loop is configured to receive a card. The backside may be split into two sides joined by a hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Heidi Hall
  • Publication number: 20150014260
    Abstract: A sample display holder is configured to present a fabric covering. The sample display holder includes a backer board, mechanically coupled to a plurality of joined cellular material sample sections further comprising a rear cellular material sample section mechanically coupled to the backer board and a front cellular material sample section mechanically coupled to a label. Each cellular material sample section further comprises a cell mechanically coupled to and surrounded by the fabric covering. Each cell and each fabric covering further comprises a front hole and a rear hole wherein all holes are aligned. A magnetic unit is attached to the backer board and further comprising a mounting mechanically coupled to a magnet. A magnetic plate is mechanically coupled to the front cellular material sample section. The plurality of joined cellular material sample sections can be compressed by magnetically coupling the magnet to the magnetic plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: ANTHONY JAMES LYNCH
  • Publication number: 20150008200
    Abstract: A note holder is disclosed that comprises a base; a spine extending from the base and having a base end and an upper end, the upper end being positioned higher than the base end in the vertical plane; and, a plurality of retainers attached to said spine and adapted to retain one or more pieces of notepaper in an easily observed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Eric Koullouros
  • Patent number: 8813979
    Abstract: A product display unit for providing the consumer with an opportunity to position a major part of the body against the product being displayed includes a stand that has a height, a length, a top, and a bottom. A plurality of products are coupled in the vicinity of the top of the stand. The plurality of products are spaced from one another along the length of the stand. The stand has a height that allows the consumer to position a major part of the body below the top of the stand adjacent the products such that the consumer can feel the products being displayed. A method for providing a consumer with the touch and feel of an article utilizing a display unit includes providing a display unit that includes a stand, hanging a plurality of products from the stand, and allowing the consumer to position a major portion of their body against the products in order to determine what the product would feel like in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: HomTex, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald E. Wootten, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8757398
    Abstract: A display system is provided having at least one C-channel having a pair of inwardly extending lips. A plurality of rails having complementary engagement structures are engaged in the C-channel with the lips engaged with the engagement structures. The rails have support structures for displaying flat goods. One type of rail includes a V-shaped support surface to support a corner of an article to be displayed. The C-channels can also be arranged in pairs with left hand and right hand rails being connected to the respective C-channels. The support surfaces on respective left hand and right hand rails are generally aligned and define a support space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Art Guild, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan Letinic, Joseph Roan, Robert Leavens
  • Patent number: 8720842
    Abstract: A hanger device is made of a rigid plastic material and includes a hooked portion and a plate formed below the hooked portion. The plate includes a coupling portion and a plurality of annular portions. A car mat is coupled with the coupling portion. At least one fixing device is integrally formed on at least one of the annular portions. The at least one fixing device includes a through-hole. The at least one fixing device is separable from the at least one of the annular portions. The at least one fixing device is to be mounted to the car mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventors: Wei-Jyh Huang, Wang Chih Chen
  • Publication number: 20140076832
    Abstract: A T-slot rail quilt, textile and media hanger has a generally flat mounting rail that attaches to a wall via one or more T-slotted grooves on its rear surface. The apparatus incorporates a second T-slotted groove on its front surface to which a plurality of suspension units can be attached. The suspension units utilize a screw, knob, arm and jaw to securely hold the quilt, textile, or other media to the rail without damaging the item and can be quickly loosened to reposition or remove the hanging item. Permanent contact point stresses on the item are minimized. Additionally, a third T-slotted groove can be added to the top surface of the rail to provide attachment points for a shelf or other items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Michael D. Manley
  • Patent number: 8668095
    Abstract: A note holder is disclosed that comprises a base; a spine extending from the base and having a base end and an upper end, the upper end being positioned higher than the base end in the vertical plane; and, a plurality of retainers attached to said spine and adapted to retain one or more pieces of notepaper in an easily observed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Koullouros
  • Publication number: 20140048499
    Abstract: A transmission device for curtains includes a bottom board and a mandrel unit is connected on the bottom board. The mandrel unit has first frames and a mandrel which is engaged with the engaging portions of the first frames. The bottom board has multiple guide holes and the first frames are easily connected to the bottom board at the suitable guide holes. A second frame includes a bottom plate, a top plate, a wheel and multiple rollers, wherein the wheel and the rollers are connected between the bottom plate and the top plate. The wheel has a spool and a cord is wrapped between the spool and the mandrel. A coil spring is connected to the spool. Two control cords are wrapped to the mandrel and extends through the head box of the curtain and are connected to the bottom bar of the curtain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: CHING FENG HOME FASHIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SHENG YING HSU, WU-CHUNG NIEN
  • Publication number: 20130340259
    Abstract: A hanger device is made of a rigid plastic material and includes a hooked portion and a plate formed below the hooked portion. The plate includes a coupling portion and a plurality of annular portions. A car mat is coupled with the coupling portion. At least one fixing device is integrally formed on at least one of the annular portions. The at least one fixing device includes a through-hole. The at least one fixing device is separable from the at least one of the annular portions. The at least one fixing device is to be mounted to the car mat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Wei-Jyh Huang, Wang Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 8573411
    Abstract: A retail assembly includes a product assembly for retail sale and a hanger. The product assembly defines rear surface and a footprint. The hanger includes an elongated plate, a hinge, and an extension member. The elongated plate defines a first elongated edge and a front surface coupled to the rear surface of the product assembly. The hinge extends from the first elongated edge. The extension member extends from the hinge in an opposite direction as the elongated plate and defines a support surface for interacting with a retail display. The hanger rotates about the hinge between an unfolded position and a folded position. When the hanger is in one of the folded position and the unfolded position, the extension member is maintained within the footprint of the product assembly. When the hanger is in the other position, the extension member extends outside the footprint of the product assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter M. Foltz, Timothy M. Liu, Jake Strassburger, Alex Tetiyevsky, Keith C. Cedro
  • Publication number: 20130180936
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a holder with a slot for laterally receiving and extracting a thin substrate into a recessed access area where a major surface of the substrate may be accessed while the edges of the substrate are substantially retained against vertical egress. In an illustrative example, the thin substrate may be paper or other material suitable for marking with a writing instrument. The access area in some examples may be defined by an opening in the holder through which a central area of the major surface of the substrate may be accessed. In an illustrative embodiment, the holder may be attached to a child's high chair to attract the child's attention and substantially confine the use of writing instruments to the paper disposed within the recessed access area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Kavitha Subbaraman, Rajagopalan Swaminathan
  • Patent number: 8439207
    Abstract: The drapery display hanger comprises a plurality of drapery arms and a support surface. The support surface can be easily and reversibly mounted to a pre-existing display fixture without the need for special hardware. The support surface can include brackets having opposing surfaces angled from vertical for ease of installation and protrusions for securing the support surfaces in place once installed. Additionally, the drapery arms can be reversibly attached to the support surface using attachment devices at the end of each arm. The attachment devices may include segments that are inserted into the holes in the support and then secured against the walls of the support for bearing the weight of drapery on the drapery arms. Sliding and pivoting functionality is also provided. The drapery arms are sized so that full-sized draperies can be displayed facing the customer and without compressing the drapery in the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Newell Window Furnishings, Inc.
    Inventor: Jim Currin
  • Patent number: 8418858
    Abstract: A merchandise hanger includes a base section, a living hinge, and a hooked section. The base section defines a front surface and a rear surface opposite the front surface and includes features configured to facilitate coupling the base section to the product assembly. The living hinge extends from the base section. The hooked section extends from the living hinge. The base section includes one of at least one male coupling structure and at least one female coupling structure. The hooked section includes the other of the at least one male coupling structure and the at least one female coupling structure. The merchandise hanger folds about the living hinge in a manner mating the at least one male coupling structure and the at least one female coupling structure to maintain the merchandise hanger in a folded position. Other hangers, products, assemblies and associated methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter M. Foltz, Timothy M. Liu, Jake Strassburger, Alex Tetiyevsky, Keith C. Cedro
  • Publication number: 20130026116
    Abstract: A greeting card display includes an upper tier and a lower tier positioned below the upper tier. The upper and lower tiers include multiple rows of pockets for displaying greeting cards. Some of the pockets of the upper tier and/or the bottom tier, typically the pockets of the bottom rows, can present greeting cards in a full-facing manner to display all or substantially all of the full face of each greeting card. The upper tier can include a card highlighter, positioned along one of the rows, configured with pockets to present and highlight cards placed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: AMERICAN GREETINGS CORPORATION
    Inventor: AMERICAN GREETINGS CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20120305504
    Abstract: The drapery display hanger comprises a plurality of drapery arms and a support surface. The support surface can be easily and reversibly mounted to a pre-existing display fixture without the need for special hardware. The support surface can include brackets having opposing surfaces angled from vertical for ease of installation and protrusions for securing the support surfaces in place once installed. Additionally, the drapery arms can be reversibly attached to the support surface using attachment devices at the end of each arm. The attachment devices may include segments that are inserted into the holes in the support and then secured against the walls of the support for bearing the weight of drapery on the drapery arms. Sliding and pivoting functionality is also provided. The drapery arms are sized so that full-sized draperies can be displayed facing the customer and without compressing the drapery in the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: NEWELL WINDOW FURNISHINGS, INC.
    Inventor: JIM CURRIN
  • Patent number: 8312998
    Abstract: Particular embodiments of a display fixture for displaying sheet products to consumers can include first and second frame members that are toollessly and removably mounted to a rear support frame, wherein the first frame member includes horizontal trays and the second frame member includes vertical bays. The display fixture may also include a first set of vertical bays that are arranged lateral of the horizontal trays and angled away from the horizontal trays at a first angle. The display fixture may further include a second set of vertical bays that are arranged lateral of the horizontal trays and angled away from the horizontal trays at a second angle that is different from the first angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer A. Theisen
  • Patent number: 8286808
    Abstract: A vertical file folder rack adapted for mounting on a wall and holding various sizes and shapes of files, posters, drawings and like items. The vertical file folder rack includes a plurality of triangular-shaped wire frames mounted and equally spaced along a length of a rectangular shaped elongated wall base. The wall base is adapted for vertical attachment to a wall. A top portion of each wire frame is pivotally attached along the vertical length of the wall base. A center portion of the wire frame includes a pair of support arms, which extend downwardly and vertically. A lower portion of the wire frame includes a pair of outwardly extending file support arms with an upwardly extending arch-shaped file keeper disposed between the two support arms. A file is received on top of the support arms and held therein between the file keeper and the two support arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Steve Setlik
  • Publication number: 20120223035
    Abstract: An organizational music stand architecture for practicing or performing, while at the same time organizing and storing various accessories for music. The stand comprises a base section, two side sections, and a back section secured together. An accessory plate assembly, situated at the top of the unit, is secured to the two side sections. A music rest platform is secured to the accessory plate assembly so as to display objects in a near vertical position. The height of the base section is designed for placement of the organizational stand on a floor surface. Typically, the organizational stand would also comprise wheels, positioned at the bottom of the base section toward the rear of the stand, enabling the stand to be rolled on the wheels to another location. There would also be at least one or two drawers, such as a utility drawer and a hanging-file drawer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Ted N. Kelley, III
  • Patent number: 8251208
    Abstract: A flat roll gift wrap package has an elongated form with planar opposed sides and convex arcuate transitions between the sides. Flexible material in sheet form, such as, for example, paper or plastic, can be wound about the form without formation of creases or folds at the arcuate transitions. Printed patterns applied to the flexible material in sheet form are visible in full or repeated one or more times on the material which extends over the planar opposed sides of the form. Multiple flat roll gift wrap packages are combined in display packages or envelopes, poly bags or boxes and stacked on the planar sides of the flat rolls or with the arcuate transitions of the flat rolls arranged side-by-side. Retail displays of flat roll gift wrap products include flat rolls of gift wrap sheet material contained in envelopes which are suspended or otherwise held in a generally vertical orientation upon a retail displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Morrissey, David E. Blinderman, Joel Hageman
  • Publication number: 20120187059
    Abstract: A wall mountable coil rack is provided for securing a plurality of items. The rack includes a continuous coiled beam with a top connector and a bottom connector. The beam includes a plurality of layers, where item are held in between adjacent layers. The layers have a horizontal area smaller than the horizontal area of the items. Accordingly, the layers are hidden from view when the rack is filled with items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Salvatore Sisto
  • Publication number: 20120114810
    Abstract: The present invention relates to triangular closed flexible sachets (100), and methods of manufacturing a triangular closed flexible sachet holding a substance comprises folding upon itself at least a single flexible sheet (200) to form a triangular interior space, filling the triangular interior space with the substance, welding the at least single folded sheet along a plurality of welding lines so as to capture the substance in said interior space, and sealing the closed flexible sachet (100). The invention further relates to methods of folding, displaying and/or storing a chain of sachets and a hanging device for a chain of sachets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventor: Gilles Demaurex
  • Publication number: 20120097692
    Abstract: A support device includes at least one fixture and at least one support member connected with the fixture. The fixture includes an intermediate layer, an adhesive layer mounted on a first surface of the intermediate layer, a printing layer mounted on the adhesive layer, an outer layer mounted on the printing layer, a bonding layer mounted on a second surface of the intermediate layer, and a releasing layer mounted on the bonding layer. Thus, the bonding layer of the fixture is directly bonded onto a smooth surface to attach the fixture to the smooth surface without having to nail or drill the smooth surface so as to prevent from producing holes on the smooth surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Man-Chu Wang
  • Publication number: 20120081489
    Abstract: A tray unit includes a first tray, a second tray, and a cover. The first tray includes a first holding surface for holding thereon a first sheet. The second tray includes a second holding surface for holding thereon a second sheet and is configured to slide above and along the first holding surface from a second position to a first position in a first sliding direction and from the first position to the second position in a second sliding direction opposite to the first sliding direction. The cover is configured to cover from above at least a part of the second tray when the second tray is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuo ASADA, Satoru NAKAKITA
  • Publication number: 20120067834
    Abstract: The objective of the invention is to enable easy installation and displaying of a quilt, textile or similar on a vertical mounting surface invisibly. It also removes the critical need for leveling devices to obtain precision horizontal installation, still allowing for proper horizontal display of the quilt. Powerful magnets, center point mounting, and variable length rod enables display and easy switching out of different sized textiles. Using an adjustable rod across the full width of the quilt ensures proper support as well as full exposure of the quilt [or viewing without the distraction of the mounting device itself being evident. Options in device mounting make it possible to remove and re-install without damaging the vertical surface on which it was mounted. No compression of the textile is used that might result in fading (evident in most textiles exposed to light) of the quilt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Brian Edward Gokey
  • Publication number: 20120037577
    Abstract: A product display unit for providing the consumer with an opportunity to position a major part of the body against the product being displayed includes a stand that has a height, a length, a top, and a bottom. A plurality of products are coupled in the vicinity of the top of the stand. The plurality of products are spaced from one another along the length of the stand. The stand has a height that allows the consumer to position a major part of the body below the top of the stand adjacent the products such that the consumer can feel the products being displayed. A method for providing a consumer with the touch and feel of an article utilizing a display unit includes providing a display unit that includes a stand, hanging a plurality of products from the stand, and allowing the consumer to position a major portion of their body against the products in order to determine what the product would feel like in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Gerald E. Wootten, JR.
  • Patent number: 8087520
    Abstract: A locking automobile mat hanger and display device consists of two hanger housings that cooperate with an interchangeable adapter insert to secure a plurality of automobile floor mats. The device includes housings having a retaining portion and an adapter insert, whereby the adapter insert and the retaining portion of the housing create channels in which automobile floor mats may be inserted and retained. The device also has a cutout section in the housings whereby a user may easily grasp and carry the entire mat hanger assembly. The device further contains a hook section disposed on the housings, which allows for the entire mat hanger assembly to be hung from retail displays, and also allows for efficient storage. The label application section of the hanger aids inventory organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Milella, Jr., David Allen Reband, Karl Joseph Mazur, Michael William Negus, Robert A. Price
  • Patent number: 8083077
    Abstract: A display device for displaying a number of samples. The display device may include a vertical member, a number of display cells with samples thereon positioned on the vertical member, and a number of hanging displays with samples thereon positioned on the vertical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Beaulieu Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Danny S. Wade, Johannes Bakker
  • Publication number: 20110284484
    Abstract: A device includes a cam-lock assembly located at an end of an inner tube inserted into an outer tube. The inner tube and the outer tube slide with respect to one another to adjust an overall length when the cam-lock assembly is in a released position, and rotation of one of the inner tube and the outer tube engages the cam-lock assembly such that the inner tube and the outer tube are fixed at a particular length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Ching-Chang Lin, Tung Shih
  • Publication number: 20110271438
    Abstract: A shelving system can include can include an elongated support member and a plurality of shelves, each of which can be supported by a clamping mechanism. The support member can have a telescoping configuration so that upper and lower ends of the support member can be pressed against upper and lower stationary objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: SIMPLEHUMAN, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Tzu-Hao Wei, Myk Wayne Lum, Adam C. Wade
  • Publication number: 20110272369
    Abstract: An object substantially extending in one plane, but possibly being cup or dish-shaped, which object can be placed in a dishwasher. The object includes a circumferential edge including one or more openings and a holding mechanism arranged for holding textile material. Once the textile material is fixed therein, it is spread over the surface of the object. The wash water circulates in the dishwasher and subsequently the relatively cleaner rinse water can wash one flat side of the material to be cleaned via the openings in the object, while the water directly reaches the other flat side. Via the openings, moisture can evaporate from the damp material, so that the material can dry more easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: TRINT INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventor: Rutger Robert Godfried Gast
  • Publication number: 20110272366
    Abstract: A display module for sheet goods is provided that uses a spline having a spline base and a sample attachment section defined by a recess along one side of the spline base. The depth of the recess is approximately equal to a thickness of the sample material. The sample attachment section has a reduced thickness in comparison to the spline base, and two slots are defined in the spline base on a side opposite to the sample attachment area. The slots have a first slot portion that extends inwardly from the side of the spline base and a second slot portion that extends generally perpendicular to an end of the first portion, and an enlarged slot end portion is located at an end of the second slot portion. A rack is provided having two generally parallel rods which are spaced apart by a same distance as a spacing between the slots in the spline. The rods are adapted to be received in the slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: ART GUILD, INC.
    Inventors: Ivan Letinic, Steve Pancheri