Card Or Sheet Patents (Class 211/50)
  • Patent number: 10507499
    Abstract: A rack includes a first and second substantially horizontal rail extending between a first and second substantially vertical rail. Upper portions of hangers used to suspend parts for powder coating, are suspended over an upper surface of the first substantially horizontal rail. A second substantially horizontal rail is moveably attached to the vertical rails so that it may be selectively moved into contact with the first substantially horizontal rail, thereby trapping the upper portion of the suspended hangers between the first and second substantially horizontal rails so they may be transported for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Production Plus Corp.
    Inventor: Donovan Dixon
  • Patent number: 10500712
    Abstract: A tool storage rack provides receiving bays for positioning tools therein. An elastomeric portion of the rack provides gripping and cushioning for the tool and further provides gripping for lessening the chance of movement or sliding of the rack from position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Gregory R Ernst
  • Patent number: 10406966
    Abstract: A device for securing loads on a loading surface of a vehicle, comprising at least one floor plate retained on the loading surface and having recesses arranged to be distributed in a grid-like manner, rods or tubes which are able to be releasably fixed in the recesses and at least one limiting element which at two ends in each case comprises at least one fastener, the ends of the limiting element being able to be releasably fastened thereby to a free end of the rods or tubes. The at least one limiting element is configured as a flexible strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Sascha Kaatz
  • Patent number: 10285511
    Abstract: Item trays include an optional product advancing member, a tray-like lower support, and a pair of side supports, at least one of them being deflectable and inwardly biased, that accommodate merchandise queues of various item widths by a self-adjusting clamping action. A biasing member supplying the clamping force of the side support(s) may be preloaded. Display systems include a plurality of such trays supported by a rear mounting wall providing a plurality of tray mounting locations to provide modular configurability of tray positions, thus accommodating different products on separate trays. The display systems may be built around a wire frame and include display supporting members, such as suitable slot members, for receiving and retaining a full length side graphic panel. The item trays may be used in a merchandise dispensing method for items of like dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Franklin Display Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Pozzi, David Paul Kelley, Eric Alan McCoy, George Francis Mutert, Scott Edward Fowler
  • Patent number: 9684884
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying one or more objects hung from a display peg are described herein. The system may include a display peg comprising a first and second electrically conductive terminal. An object comprising a resistive element may be hung from the display peg such that the resistive element is in electrical communication with the terminals. A source may be configured to provide a current that flows from the first terminal through the resistive element to the second terminal. An electronic device may be configured to detect the electrical current flowing from the second terminal. The system may be configured to identify the type of object depending on the detected electrical current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: T+ink, Inc.
    Inventors: John Gentile, Terrance Z. Kaiserman, Steven Martin Cohen, Daniel P. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 9604802
    Abstract: A media restraint for a removable media tray and slidably operable without the use of a pinching force. The media restraint slidably positionable on a track in a removable media tray and is operable without pinching. A pair of latching cams are used to engage the media restraint to the track and have serrated portions pivotally mounted to a bottom of the media restraint. The media restraint is operable by a finger of the user applying a downward force to the media restraint allowing a rack and pinion to horizontally translate a rack portion of the pair of latching cams away from the track and pivot the serrated portions away from the track and allowing the media restraint to be moved along the track. Upon removal of the downward force, a biasing member translates the latching cams back to reengage with the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Neal Douglas McFarland, Dustin Daniel Fichter, Stacey Vaughan Mitchell, Edward Joseph Walden
  • Patent number: 9576507
    Abstract: A placard holder has a clamp member with an enlarged head and an elongated stem. The head defines a narrow slot such that a card containing visually perceptible or machine readable information can be mounted to the head by a friction fit of an edge of the card inserted into the slot. The clamp member attaches to a supporting article such as a display stand by extending the stem through a hole of a thin wall of the support and placing a lock washer over the stem opposite the head. The lock washer is forced along the stem end to compress the wall between it and the head. Compression is maintained by prongs of the lock washer that engage radially protruding teeth disposed along the elongated stem. Paper or plastic placards such as business cards, credit cards, place cards, gift cards can be placed in the placard holder for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: PURR-FECTION BY MJC, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Stanley Helmholz, Martin Joseph Castro
  • Publication number: 20150060377
    Abstract: A document organizer includes a base frame, a rear frame, a front frame, and a plurality of dividers. The base frame includes a plurality of base boards and base connecting boards. Each base board has a first folding line. The rear frame includes a plurality of rear boards and rear connecting boards. Each rear board has a third folding line. The front frame includes a plurality of front boards and front connecting boards. Each front board has a fifth folding line. Each divider has a fourth coupling portion, a fifth coupling portion, and a sixth coupling portion correspondingly couple to a first coupling portion, a second coupling portion, and a third coupling portion. The base frame, read frame, front frame, and the dividers cooperatively define a plurality of storage space therebetween. As a result, the document organizer is collapsible to save space and materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: WEI-CHENG HU
  • Patent number: 8943719
    Abstract: Greeting cards can be organized into multiple sender profiles. Greeting cards for each profile are displayed in one or more displays. The display can include one or more tiered display panels. Each tiered display panel can include multiple rows of pockets for displaying greeting cards in a full-facing or partial facing manner and captions at one or more of the pockets to display the internal content of the greeting cards. The display also can include a display panel identifying the sender profile associated with the apparatus. Each sender profile can be assigned a unique color which is applied to the display panel associated with the respective sender profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Julie Post-Smith, Steve Laserson, Anne Marie Thomas, Margey Lowery, Sharon Schneider, Carly Price, Valeria Cardoso, Christian Schmidt, Mark Jones, Paul Mougey, Travis Lee, John Grimley, Jay Highland, Katie Doran, Lori Mukoyama
  • Publication number: 20140367395
    Abstract: The provided containers (100, 200) and methods provide for gravitational alignment of a plurality of stacked articles (120), in which at least two edges (140, 142) of each article align along inner walls (108, 114, 208, 214) of a respective container. The aligning walls of the container are provided with low-friction surfaces to facilitate sliding and alignment of the articles. By aligning the stack of articles along two edges, the articles can be registered relative to not only each other but the container itself, thereby facilitating loading, unloading, and conversion of articles in the stack. Optionally, a compressible layer (147) opposing one or both of the aligning walls conforms and distributes stress along the non-aligning edges, thereby preserving registration of the articles relative to each other when the container is transported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin B. Newhouse, Bruce E. Tait, Schoen A. Schuknecht
  • Publication number: 20140014601
    Abstract: The greeting card outpost of the present disclosure and related inventions is a unique and versatile structure which maximizes the number of greeting cards which can be displayed for sale in retail areas which are limited in space. The fixture includes a plurality of adjacent vertically arranged card pockets attached to an angled support structure and standard tube frame which creates angled array of greeting cards extending outward from a front of the display and ending in a fin-like fashion at the back of the display. The novel arrangement decreases the size of space required to display the variety of greeting cards which can be accommodated upon the outpost fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher WEIGAND
  • Patent number: 8561816
    Abstract: A retail display apparatus includes a front panel, a right side panel extending from the front panel and a left side panel extending from the front panel. A bottom panel extends from the front panel and has at least one opening. A back panel extends from the bottom panel. A first channel has an open top and an open bottom and extends along the back panel. A second channel has an open top and an open bottom and extends along the back panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Erica Martin, Rebecca Pelant, Tracie Kunz
  • Patent number: 8464879
    Abstract: A display stand for sheet goods such as desk chair mats has a pair of upright side members and a base coupled to the side members. The base can have an upper surface to support a lower edge of sheet goods in a standing position. A protrusion can define an arcuate front lip along the retaining well. The arcuate front lip can be configured to impart a curvature to facilitate standing of the sheet goods. The upper surface of the base can be configured to have different elevations. A back member can be coupled to the upright side members, and can swing, slide, or both, between an open position to provide access to the sheet goods and a closed position to retain the sheet goods within the display. Signage panels can be coupled between the side members along a tie member to attract customers to the displayed goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventors: Bailey Jean Black, Jr., Bryan F. Magee
  • Patent number: 8448793
    Abstract: A framed jewelry wall organizer for storing and displaying jewelry is disclosed. This organizer is encased in a decorative frame. The central opening of the frame holds a fabricated clear, hard, plastic sheet with clear, hard, open top, rounded plastic cups on the front side of the sheet. Vacuum forming or injection molding creates this clear plastic sheet with clear cups and makes it one plastic unit. This clear plastic unit is then placed in the frame. A mat or mirror is then sandwiched behind the clear plastic sheet to add design. The mat or mirror can be clearly seen behind the transparent plastic sheet. Finally, a cardboard backing fits behind the mat or mirror and picture frame points are inserted to hold all of the components in the frame. The framed unit will be hung on a wall with picture frame hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Donna Ann Barron
  • Publication number: 20130056430
    Abstract: The current invention is an improvement on vertical napkin holders. The main feature of the invention is the 85-95 degree angle “V” shaped structure held between two vertical and laterally spaced walls. This is a yet unseen design in the functionality of napkin holders and allows improved access to napkins, easier removability of napkins, eliminates the doubling over of napkins, and greatly reduces the overhanging of napkins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Chongtae Kim, OKSUN KIM
  • Patent number: 8371455
    Abstract: A card holder has at least one slot into which cards and/or photos may be inserted. The card holder may include two curved slots that may provide vertical stability to a card inserted in one of the curved slots. The card holder may include a straight slot that may be used to accommodate thicker card stock paper. The slots in the card holder may have teeth to help grip the card/photo more securely to keep them in place. When not in use, the card holders may conveniently and securely stack on top of each other for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Photogator, inc.
    Inventor: David Jaewook Kim
  • Publication number: 20120261365
    Abstract: The present invention is a business card holder that includes a business card cradle and a support leg. The support leg is substantially flat and includes a large branding area. In the preferred embodiment, this branding area is a surface sunken into the support leg. The business card cradle includes a second branding area that, preferably, is also a sunken surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Ricardo A. Tello
  • Patent number: 8136677
    Abstract: An adjustable card pocket having a back panel for attachment to a shelf or a mating panel and two half card pockets that are operatively attached to the back panel for holding and displaying greeting cards of varying width dimensions. The back panel contains four pocket engagement slots to engage the two pocket engagement tabs on each half card pocket. The back panel further contains a six adjustment slots designed to receive the one adjustment tab located on each of the half card pockets. The adjustment tabs can be inserted into one of three adjustment slots located on each side of the back panel allowing the pocket to contain cards of different width dimensions. The width of the pocket can be adjusted by applying a slightly outward force to each half card pocket to disengage the adjustment tabs from the adjustment slots and then slidably moving the half card pockets in either an inward or outward direction and re-engaging the adjustment tabs with another set of adjustment slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: American Greetings Corp.
    Inventors: Emory N. Brozak, Anthony J. Santarelli
  • Publication number: 20110259841
    Abstract: An article holder includes a base, a pair of opposing side walls spaced apart and diverging away from each other moving forward from the rear of the base, and lower and upper rear walls spaced from each other and substantially co-planar. The base, side walls and rear walls define a storage region for holding articles in a vertical orientation, and provide that one holder may be nested within another like holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: OFFICEMATE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chih-Wei Chuang
  • Patent number: 7992330
    Abstract: A display for printed materials includes a pocket mounting panel having a plurality of indexing holes, which may be arranged in columns and rows, and a plurality of pockets adapted to receive printed materials. The pockets include at least one rearwardly extending pocket engaging clip having a resiliently deformable member that is adapted to be received by an indexing hole. Pockets may be installed in a vertically cascading arrangement and individual pockets may be removed from the pocket mounting panel without removing adjacent installed pockets by manually engaging and deforming the resiliently deformable member(s) of the target pocket through access windows provided in the rear panels of the pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Mary M. DaRif, Edwin P. Miller
  • Patent number: 7975857
    Abstract: A cooking utensil support apparatus for catching and containing runoff from supported cooking utensils has a support body with an integral depressed catch well or basin. The support body further has a pair of spaced-apart and mutually parallel walls, each terminating upwardly in a top edge. The top edge of each wall has a plurality of slots for resting cooking utensils therein. The slots extend downwardly from the top edges in mutually aligned pairs between the walls. A tray is positioned below where the working ends of utensils are positioned when resting in the slots so that runoff drips into the tray for easy disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventors: Paula Restis, Thomas T. Restis
  • Patent number: 7931157
    Abstract: Display bins for sheet goods which are easily assembled and disassembled are formed of bottom panels, front and rear display panels for holding sheet goods at suitable angles from the vertical for display. The front and rear display panels can be removably attached to both the bottom panel and at least two support brackets for use. All the components can be separated and stacked in a flat package for shipment or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventor: John A. Palumbo
  • Patent number: 7909182
    Abstract: A sheet material dispenser has at least two compartments (37) for accommodating sheet material, which are formed by module components which can be joined together and released again. In order to provide a sheet material dispenser which has at least one divisible module part for accepting sheet material, the module components include at least one tray (1) for accommodating the sheet material, at least one front plate (34) and at least one partition wall (2), the tray (1) consists of a rear wall (4), two side walls (5, 6) and an end wall (7) forming its lower end, and the tray (1) is provided with longitudinal slots (8) in the region of its rear wall (4) for the attachment of the partition wall (2), which has hooks (27) that can be inserted into the longitudinal slots (8), for dividing the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Durable Hunke & Jochheim GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Horst-Werner Maier-Hunke
  • Publication number: 20110062094
    Abstract: A tower rack for holding greeting cards and the like is described. The rack includes a tower assembly structure which includes at least one panel section consisting of one or more side panels. Each side panels is configured with horizontal and vertical slits for holding merchandise trays. A base is configured to fit snugly to the bottom of the tower assembly structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel E. Levine, Fred C. Stancer, III, Alan C. Atwood
  • Publication number: 20110062093
    Abstract: A file storage device, including a base member, and a plurality of dividing members detachably attached to the base member in a substantially parallel configuration, adjacent dividing members defining storage areas therebetween. The storage areas have widths, so that removal or addition of at least one dividing member allows for variation of the storage area widths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventor: Gavin William McGhee
  • Patent number: 7905362
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display stand for articles such as cosmetic products. The inventive display stand consists of a vertical board (1) comprising a rear face (4) and a front face (5). According to the invention, the front face is formed at least partially by a plurality of first panels (7) and a plurality of second panels (8) which are inclined in relation to the first panels (7), said first panels (7) being designed to receive the articles (10). Moreover, at least one of the second panels (8) is equipped with a reflective surface (8a) such that an image of the articles positioned on the opposing first panel (7) are visible on the second panel (8) to a person facing the board (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Parfums Christian Dior
    Inventor: Hedi Slimane
  • Patent number: 7832063
    Abstract: A paper holder has a holding piece made of an elastic material such as synthetic rubber provided with a fixed portion in a flat-plate-like shape and a holding portion integrally formed with the fixed portion at a connection top portion having a joint portion with a long and thin cross section in a direction orthogonal to the insertion direction of papers. The papers are clipped between a holding end portion located on the other side of the connection top portion and a case by return force of the holding portion that rotates with the connection top portion as a fulcrum. An attached elastic auxiliary member adds the return force by regulating the movement of the holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: NS Planning, Inc.
    Inventor: Tsukasa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20100282697
    Abstract: An ultra narrow, tall, flexible fixture that is capable of holding and displaying greeting cards or other non-greeting card related merchandise in a retail environment. The fixture is easily configured to hold both greeting card and non-greeting card merchandise in an array of display configurations supporting different numbers of display units and shelves. Merchandise may be displayed along one length of the fixture or alternately along two opposing sides of the fixture. The fixture also contains two endcap pieces that are capable of supporting an array of unique fixtures such as gift card holders and curved card pockets. The display units contain multiple levels for storing greeting cards. The fixture additionally provides ample storage space at the base of the fixture for excess merchandise and restocking materials. An area of the fixture can also be configured to support signage and lighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Christopher P. Weigand, Gary Hodge, Emory Brozak, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100163500
    Abstract: A Measuring Tape Notepad is disclosed. The notepad is attachable to the side of the housing of a conventional measuring tape. The notepad assembly is designed to fit a wide variety of measuring tape configurations. The assembly includes a durable, hard, non-scratching writing surface, with a pencil clip protruding from its face. The clip for the writing implement may also be available with a lanyard or chain interconnecting the writing implement with the notepad assembly. The notepad is available in a variety of different shapes, including rectangular and round, among others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Joseph Megow
  • Publication number: 20100006519
    Abstract: A sheet metal shelf has a front edge, a back edge and a load carrying flat portion, the front edge comprising a support for supporting display elements of a display system. The sheet material at the front edge is formed as a first enclosed channel integrally formed with the load carrying flat portion, so the channel provides the support at the front edge of the shelf. The support has apertures for attaching the display elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: Piet Van De Steen
  • Publication number: 20080217267
    Abstract: A consolidated and coordinated gift wrap and packaging display holds and presents articles for decorative gift wrapping in a spectral and thematic arrangement. The consolidated display includes a plurality of modules, each module displaying a plurality of gift wrap items which are coordinated in color, theme or both, so that the modules are visually distinct among the consolidated display. Each module may contain rolled gift wrap, folded gift wrap, small and large gift bags, ribbon on rolls or in stands, gift cards, novelties or gift wrap accessories. The visual distinction of each module within the display draws consumers to the desired type of gift wrap presentation, and the dense arrangement of coordinated and complimentary gift wrap items encourages selection and purchase of a complete gift wrap ensemble.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Janet Stolle, Belinda Nemeth, Dan Kopsak
  • Patent number: 7380664
    Abstract: A packaging bag for containing products has a bag body and a display member attached to the bag body in order to close the opening of the bag body. The display member has a front portion on one side of the bag body and a back portion on the other side of the bag body. The front portion of the display member has a first region colored with a first color and a second region colored with a second color. The first color and the second color are respectively indicative of a type of product and a standard of product. The display member has a tearable line so that the display member can be torn along the tearable line in order to enable access to the products within the bag body via the opening. The front portion may remain on the bag body after opening the packaging bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Yahata Neji Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kengo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20080053867
    Abstract: A sample display unit for sheets goods that is easy to transport and assemble, sturdy to withstand a plurality of sheet goods for a lengthy time, and capable of containing advertisements. The sample display unit for sheet goods has a rectangular body, a shelf, and a header. The rectangular body includes a back panel, a face panel, and side panels with inclined top edges. The shelf partitions the rectangular body into an upper sample display container and a lower enclosure. The shelf is also provided at a suitable height to allow the sheet goods such as desk mats, floor mats, carpet mats and chair mats to be removed with ease. In one embodiment, a support base can be situated within the lower enclosure to provide support for the shelf and the display unit. In another embodiment, a frame can be used to support the shelf and the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: Edward S. Robbins
  • Patent number: 7311210
    Abstract: An envelope holder having the shape of a lady's high heel shoe includes an elongated sole having a forward toe portion and a raised heel portion. A heel extends downwardly from the heel portion and supports the heel portion when the envelope holder is in an operative position. A plurality of spaced apart rigid retaining members extend upwardly from the toe portion and are configured to retain envelopes placed therebetween. When the envelope holder is in an operative position, the toe portion is configured to lie substantially flat on a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Adstracts, Inc.
    Inventor: Brenda S. Jones
  • Patent number: 7309472
    Abstract: A sterilization system for dental and orthodontic tools is provided with a transport rack dimensionally sized to hold a plurality interchangeable cassettes. The interchangeable cassettes are designed and intended to hold kits of dental or orthodontic tools and are provided with top opening, double-hinged covers which lay flat on the surface when opened and used at a dental workstation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Inventors: Dennis J. Michaelson, Jeffrey W. Mix
  • Patent number: 7296698
    Abstract: A blank for a stackable shelf and the shelf formed from it. The blank comprises a substantially rectangular shelf member having attached walls. Each of the sidewalls has an integral extension which extends into and is detachable from the shelf member. The height of the integral extension is greater than the height of the side wall. Each of the integral extensions has a transverse score line which divides the extension into an upper and a lower section. The height of the lower section is substantially equal to the height of said side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventor: Jack A. McClure
  • Patent number: 7240802
    Abstract: A business card holder having the shape of a lady's high heel shoe includes a rigid, elongated sole having a rigid toe portion, a rigid inclined heel portion, and a rigid intermediate portion between the toe portion and inclined heel portion. A rigid heel extends downwardly from the inclined heel portion and supports the inclined heel portion when the business card holder is in an operative position. A rigid shoe upper extends over the toe portion and includes a free edge portion. The shoe upper free edge portion, sole intermediate portion, and inclined heel portion define a pocket that is configured to hold a plurality of business cards for distribution therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Adstracts, Inc.
    Inventor: Brenda S. Jones
  • Patent number: 7204376
    Abstract: A plurality of separate display modules are interchangeably installed on a shelf of a cooperating cabinet structure and arranged to provide convexly curved display panels mounting selected arrangements of illuminated sample chips, an interactive video display, and brochure receptacles. The structure is provided with an integral sprinkler water distribution system and may include a two-part sample chip mounting mechanism which facilitates changing out of sample chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Thomas Richardson, Gregory James Warren, Thomas R. Lee
  • Patent number: 7059482
    Abstract: An apparatus for displaying samples of window coverings including a base having a front and a rear and at least one suction cup mounted on the rear of the base and adapted to releasably engage a flat surface. The base includes at least one support. The support is adapted to releasably receive and hold a first fabric sample and a second fabric sample, such that the samples are suspended substantially parallel to the flat surface. The second fabric sample is positioned at a greater distance from the flat surface than the first fabric sample, to define a space between the first and second fabric samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Springs Window Fashions LP
    Inventors: Patrick Reid, Morton Kader, Stephanie Husk, Brian Lump, Michael P. Eckert
  • Patent number: 6997335
    Abstract: A point-of-sale shelf organizer for product containers which includes a product container organizer; and, an integral literature dispensing chamber. In one of the embodiments of this invention, the front of the organizer includes a mini bill-board extension for display of graphics and/or a promotional message. This organizer is preferably formed from transparent thermoplastic materials so as to permit visual access to the items of promotional literature and graphics that are retained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Inventor: Klee Irwin
  • Patent number: 6986422
    Abstract: An index card (10) holding device (12) to be attached to the surface of an object in a very convenient location which can be used to keep notes and record ideas when they are needed. The device allows the outer card being held to be in full view to the user. The outer end caps (18) are closely connected to the middle spacers (16) which are closely connected to the inner flat plate (14) in manner which creates a slot for holding 5 to 20 index cards (10) while allowing the cards to be removed and replaced easily. The thickness of the cards (10) being held creates the holding pressure against the inner flat plate piece (14) and the outer end caps (18). The shape of the middle spacers (16) prevents the cards from sliding out the back of the device. The present invention is attached to a surface by means of pressure sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Inventor: Donald Jeffrey Boatwright
  • Patent number: 6968959
    Abstract: A multiple advertisement holder uses a flat sheet member that has a body member attached thereto. The body member has a first cell for holding multiple advertisement materials of a business as well as a second cell that is located forward of the first cell, the second cell holding a flat sheet of stimulus material that further advertises the business and provides the stimulus to attract the attention of a prospective client so that the client may retrieve the advertising material of the business from the device. A third cell may also be provided adjacent the first cell so that the business can provide advertising materials of different sizes and/or heights to the prospective clients. The sheet member can be attached to a desired surface by providing a surface appropriate mechanism to facilitate such attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Inventor: Kevin Garvin
  • Patent number: 6948625
    Abstract: A sheet dispenser and a method of making a sheet dispenser is disclosed. A carton may be adapted for storing and displaying stacked sheet materials, such as napkins, paper towels, facial tissues, and other absorbent products that may be used in home or a commercial setting. A carton or napkin holder may comprise a one-piece blank which is adapted to be folded, resulting in a carton having a bottom panel, a first sidewall, and a second sidewall. The sidewalls may be secured in place by fixing them to the bottom panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald James Keberlein
  • Patent number: 6938765
    Abstract: A razor blade holder can attach to structure at a site in order to provide blade storage and accessibility. The holder has a receptacle sized to hold at least one razor blade and to keep exposed and accessible an upper edge thereof. The receptacle has a back panel adapted to be attached to the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Inventor: Hassan Awad
  • Patent number: 6935659
    Abstract: A pouch or holder has a friction-enhanced surface. The pouch has an opening to receive a cardboard backing of a writing pad. The sheets of paper of the writing pad overlie the upper surface of the pouch. The friction-enhanced material is located at the lower surface of the pouch. The pouch is closed at the bottom end and the side edges. The binding of the writing pad locates on the outside of the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventor: Richard H. Weaver
  • Patent number: 6935522
    Abstract: Pre-packaging of flats mail by mailers, printers, and binding houses is provided by a carrier assembly that provides optimum shipping volumes while requiring reduced handling at postal facilities at elevated rates while supporting both manual and automated mail processing. The carrier assembly consists of a substantially rigid carrier body of rectangular cross section and includes a plurality, at least two, of generally flat, rectangular side walls and at least one end wall, two or more of which have one or a pair of banding guide slots formed in respective outer edges thereof in mutual registration for receiving banding or other strapping means in either parallel or cross-banding arrangements for securing mail loaded therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Inventor: Daryl S. Mileaf
  • Patent number: 6929117
    Abstract: The brochure holder includes a plurality of panels that are cut into a single flat unit, and are folded and assembled. A first back panel has a front surface, a back surface, two sides, a top and a bottom. A first side panel is connected at its first side to a side of the first back panel. A front panel has a first side that is connected to the second side of the first side panel. A second side panel has a first side that is connected to the second side of the front panel. A second back panel has a first side that is connected to the second side of the second side panel. A bottom panel is connected to one of the above panels, and has an extended vertical flap adapted to be positioned vertically upwardly at about 90° from the bottom panel, and the vertical flap has a divider lock mechanism formed thereon. There is a brochure compartment divider located on the first back panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Inventor: Daniel A. Cohen
  • Patent number: 6871747
    Abstract: A product display shelving assembly according to some embodiments of the invention includes a pair of shelves in which one of the shelves is suspended from the other by a plurality of suspension pieces. Because the suspended shelf does not require a dedicated horizontal support member, a higher proportion of the shelving assembly's frontal area can be used for displaying products as compared to many types of conventional display shelving. More products can be thus displayed in a given space, less inventory needs to be warehoused and customers can shop more conveniently. The product display may be embodied in new shelving assemblies or conventional display shelving assemblies can be adapted with assembly structure according to the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Rafael T. Bustos
  • Patent number: 6840392
    Abstract: A combination device for supporting and displaying written works and the written works themselves. An elongated strip is provided having a longitudinal axis with a series for supporting and displaying the written works along the longitudinal axis. The device is capable of releasably capturing and displaying the written works such that each written work can be identified on the elongated strip and individually removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Inventor: Aaron Lamstein
  • Publication number: 20040261359
    Abstract: A binding apparatus for packaging and paper recycling comprises of four separate holding trays, four legs connected to the trays, and several frames connecting the legs. Each of the trays holds a corner to a quarter of the area of the papers or materials which need to be bound. The four trays work together to hold papers or any materials that needs to be bound but there is a clearance between any two pairs of the trays. Given the clearance between the trays and the clearance between the frames and trays, human hands, ropes, or binding tools can go through to bind the papers without touching any one of the trays and without moving the objects which needs to be bound. The ropes are placed in the clearances between trays. Once the binding is finished, a stack of bound papers or materials can be removed directly from the top of the binding apparatus without moving the apparatus. The apparatus can be used for paper recycling, as magazine rack, or as furniture for decoration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventor: Joy Li