Display Patents (Class 211/85.26)
  • Patent number: 8991624
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a greeting card highlighter for organizing greeting cards into particularized groupings and displaying the greeting cards on a larger fixture in a manner which attracts the attention of consumers. The greeting card highlighter may contain two or more greeting card pockets which are operative to hold a plurality of greeting cards. The pockets may be arranged in a back-to-back arrangement, perpendicular to the main greeting card display to which the highlighter is attached, so as to attract the attention of consumers walking up or down a greeting card aisle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Emory Brozak, Anthony J. Santarelli
  • Publication number: 20150076093
    Abstract: A shelf-type display module includes a carrier tray assembly including a carrier tray having a top, a bottom, a plurality of tracks and at least one light. The plurality of tracks protrude from the top of the carrier tray and the at least one light is mounted to the bottom of the carrier tray. An insert tray includes a main body having components for holding products for display and components for mating with the plurality of tracks on the carrier tray. The components of the main body that mate with the plurality of tracks on the carrier tray slide along the plurality of tracks from a right side to a left side of the carrier tray or from the left side to the right side of the carrier tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Theisen, William Y. Stafford, Erin L. Zobel, Timothy J. Martell, Benjamin Weshler
  • Publication number: 20140251932
    Abstract: A system for displaying aquatic animals in a retail environment includes a base having a plurality of shelves, and a plurality of removable containment elements disposed on the shelves, each of the containment elements including a bottom, a top, and side walls extending between the top and the bottom to enclose a volume of water. At least one of the side walls defines a flat side viewing panel for viewing an aquatic animal inside of the containment element. Each of the containment elements is a rectangular-shaped that is sized to contain a salable number of aquatic animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Elive LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lutz, Matthew Allen
  • Publication number: 20140054250
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a greeting card highlighter for organizing greeting cards into particularized groupings and displaying the greeting cards on a larger fixture in a manner which attracts the attention of consumers. The greeting card highlighter may contain two or more greeting card pockets which are operative to hold a plurality of greeting cards. The pockets may be arranged in a back-to-back arrangement, perpendicular to the main greeting card display to which the highlighter is attached, so as to attract the attention of consumers walking up or down a greeting card aisle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Emory BROZAK, Anthony J. Santarelli
  • Publication number: 20130327736
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for packaging and protecting flowers. Specifically, a rigid crate or bucket holds cut flowers therein, and a rigid sleeve protects the same. The crate or bucket may be stackable for storing and/or shipping of the same, thereby protecting the flowers therein. Moreover, systems comprise a foldable rack for holding one or a plurality of crates or buckets thereon for displaying the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Rick W. Del Olmo, David E. Hidding
  • 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: 8231956
    Abstract: A source roll having a first layer of liner paper and a second roll of two-sided adhesive is fed through a pair of rollers having six aligned rotary die cutters sized to cut through only the adhesive layer. The excess adhesive web is peeling off and removed from the process. The liner paper with spaced apart sets of six aligned adhesive dots is then laminated with a clear plastic having two sides, one uncoated and one coated, to allow the clear plastic to be easily rolled up and then unrolled, and the liner paper is peeled off and removed from the process. The material remaining having the adhesive circular dots is cut into six long strips each having six adhesive dots which can be used to display small discrete packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Tru-Vision Plastics Inc.
    Inventors: Ted M. Dean, William R. Fuller
  • Patent number: 8056738
    Abstract: A display unit for displaying articles comprising a display portion for displaying a plurality of articles, sensing means for sensing the presence of each article and generating a response signal in response to removal of one of said articles by a consumer, and integral output means. The response signal is dependent on the article removed. The output means is configured for providing information directly to a consumer. The information is dependent on the article removed, the response signal being configured to initiate output of the information to said consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Michael Sheridan & Company Limited
    Inventor: David Frank Arthur Phillips
  • Patent number: 8025187
    Abstract: A combined sample dispenser and merchandising unit product display and related method is provided herein. Included is an elongate tray having a first end and a second end, an upper compartment with open roof for standing a plurality of merchandising unit products each containing a flowable substance, and a lower compartment arranged directly below the upper compartment. A sample dispenser is provided which includes a dispensing unit arranged against the first end of the tray and a reservoir holding sampling amounts of the flowable substance, communicating with the dispensing unit and arranged within the lower compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent William Sottosanti, Jr., Andrew Zachery Wilder
  • Publication number: 20110079566
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a support base supporting a housing accommodating a display panel. The support base includes a pair of first components extending in a generally vertical direction on both sides of the housing and a second component extending in a generally horizontal direction along a top surface of the housing. Each of the first components and the second component are connected in an L-shape by a connector. The connector includes an abutting member contacting both rear surfaces of one of the first components and the second component to be connected, a first screw member passing through the one of the first components contacting the abutting member to be screwed into the abutting member, and a second screw member passing through the second component contacting the abutting member to be screwed into the abutting member. The housing is attached to the pair of first components and/or the second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya NAKAMICHI, Shohei TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20110068068
    Abstract: A display for a casket selection room comprises a base, a first display portion mounted to the base, a plurality of casket portions representing a plurality of casket choices from which a customer may select mounted to the first display portion, a second display portion mounted to the first display portion, and a plurality of casket ornaments representing a plurality of ornament choices from which the customer may select mounted to the second display portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: Batesville Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David Bowers, Jane J. Browe, Kevin R. Buchler
  • Patent number: 7850023
    Abstract: A device provides for displaying and dispensing retail articles. The device includes a plurality of product support modules that are detachably coupled to one another. Each support module includes a bottom mating portion and a top mating portion, each of which may be operatively coupled to a top mating portion and a bottom mating portion of another support module, respectively. Each support module also include sidewalls that may be operatively coupled to sidewalls of another support module. All of the product support modules of the present invention have a substantially similar profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Cadbury Adams USA LLC
    Inventor: Edison Rey Silveria
  • Publication number: 20100279256
    Abstract: An array of cosmetic product clusters designed to help consumers obtain a desired end-look, the array comprising a first cluster comprising cosmetic products corresponding to a first desired end-look and a second cluster comprising cosmetic products corresponding to a second desired end-look. The clusters are adjacent to one another and each cluster comprises at least two cosmetic product segments selected from eye products, lip products, face products, nail products, and cosmetic implements. Within each segment there is at least one individual cosmetic product that is not present in a corresponding segment of any other cluster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Elizabeth Bilyeu Twohy, Wendy Michalski, Kerry Michael Cavanaugh, Katie Louise DiSylvestro, Samuel Peter Thomson
  • Patent number: 7820262
    Abstract: A source roll having a first layer of liner paper and a second roll of two-sided adhesive is fed through a pair of rollers having six aligned rotary die cutters sized to cut through only the adhesive layer. The excess adhesive web is peeling off and removed from the process. The liner paper with spaced apart sets of six aligned adhesive dots is then laminated with a clear plastic having two sides, one uncoated and one coated, to allow the clear plastic to be easily rolled up and then unrolled, and the liner paper is peeled off and removed from the process. The material remaining having the adhesive circular dots is cut into six long strips each having six adhesive dots which can be used to display small discrete packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Tru-Vision Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ted M. Dean, William R. Fuller
  • Publication number: 20100155348
    Abstract: A retail cosmetic product display and a method for merchandising cosmetics are disclosed. The display comprises display pods that each display an individual product and include information about it for the potential customer to review as well as a UPC code for the item. A plurality of the display pods can be aggregated into a unitary display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Grant Lloyd Berry, Louis Marinello
  • Publication number: 20090294479
    Abstract: A combined sample dispenser and merchandising unit product display and related method is provided herein. Included is an elongate tray having a first end and a second end, an upper compartment with open roof for standing a plurality of merchandising unit products each containing a flowable substance, and a lower compartment arranged directly below the upper compartment. A sample dispenser is provided which includes a dispensing unit arranged against the first end of the tray and a reservoir holding sampling amounts of the flowable substance, communicating with the dispensing unit and arranged within the lower compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: CONOPCO, INC., D/B/A UNILEVER
    Inventors: Vincent William Sottosanti, JR., Andrew Zachery Wilder
  • Publication number: 20090084742
    Abstract: A new retail display stand is particularly useful for retailing cosmetics. Product holders are mounted in interchangeable cases that are removably connected to a mounting rack. The cases are stacked on top of each other, and mounted side-by-side on the rack. Mating recesses and projections are shown on the top and bottom of each case to help prevent stacked cases from moving laterally with respect to each other. A forwardly-facing display surface on the front face of the case has a raised rim and a resiliently-mounted transparent overlay sheet that holds a thin, replaceable information sheet in position. A pull-out panel on the bottom of the cases that can be used to hold information about the products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: c/o Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc.
    Inventors: Erwin Winkler, James Delarosa, James Fielding
  • Publication number: 20090065454
    Abstract: A product display includes at least one shelf and a plurality of product displays. The at least one shelf is configured to receive a stack of product packages thereon. The product displays are pivotally mounted, at spaced intervals, along the at least one shelf. In a first position, each product display supports a product generally in front of the stack of product packages on the at least one shelf, and in a second position, each product display is pivotally moved away from a front of the stack of product packages to enable direct access to the stack of product packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Jonah M. SCHOLEN, Raul S. ROMEIRO, Blake NIELSEN, Aaron GUIDEN
  • Patent number: 7478732
    Abstract: A modular footwear display system includes a display module having a display surface for supporting an item of footwear and a divider for identifying boxed footwear associated with the displayed item of footwear. The display module has at least one mounting fixture for slidably suspending the display surface from a track. A plurality of display modules may be provided in a cabinet and adjusted to accommodate varying quantities of boxed footwear for efficient use of retail space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignees: DSW Shoe Warehouse, Inc., Artone Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Scott E. Brownfield, Sebastian Calimeri
  • Patent number: 7387213
    Abstract: A mounting system for mounting a store merchandise display dress kit to an upright post including a bracket having a laterally extending frame member including forwardly extending fingers adapted to extend into the rearwardly open pockets of the dress kit. The bracket further includes a connector assembly rearwardly extending from one end thereof and which includes a series of plates adapted to interconnect with each other and a store mounting post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Inventor: Daniel J. Smalley
  • Publication number: 20080116159
    Abstract: A show stand is disclosed. The show stand comprises at least a main board, a set of display parts and a set of securing elements. The main board comprises a plurality of slots. Each display parts comprises a plurality of tongues and each tongue has a securing slot, wherein the tongues of said set of display parts can be inserted into the corresponding slots from a display side of said main board such the tongues protrude out of an assembling side of the main board opposite to the display side thereof. The securing elements are adapted for removably inserting into the securing slots of the tongues protruding out of the assembly side of the main board to securely assemble the display parts on the main board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventor: Chi-Ping Chu
  • Publication number: 20080099418
    Abstract: A product display for selling household fixtures includes a display base, at least one wall provided adjacent the base, and a room mockup provided on said display base adjacent said at least one wall. The room mockup includes various display elements representing the household fixtures, and at least one of the display elements included has a set of alternate design features associated therewith. A selection pallet can be provided adjacent the room mockup. The selection pallet includes samples of alternate design features for the display elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventor: Andy Wells
  • Publication number: 20080093319
    Abstract: A storage rack apparatus incorporating a sliding frame apparatus. The frame apparatus is adjusted in a generally vertical direction by the application of vertical force and secured in position by the removal of such vertical force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Applicant: UNIVERSAL DISPLAY & FIXTURES COMPANY
    Inventors: Tim Stover, Stanley Hawkins, Stephen Donnell
  • Publication number: 20080006591
    Abstract: A display system having a shell module defining an interior region and a shelving module sized and configured to be received within the interior region. The shell module includes a display window and an access portal providing access to the interior region. The shelving module includes a plurality of shelves and at least one support member configured to support the shelves. The shelving module also includes a sliding mechanism coupled to the support member and configured to slide the shelving module relative to the shell module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventor: Ferruccio Corrente
  • Publication number: 20070284323
    Abstract: An exemplary flat panel display includes a display panel, a supporting member, and a base portion. The supporting member includes a main body portion and a bending portion extending substantially toward a front side of the display panel. The base portion adjoins the main body portion and the display panel has a jointing portion pivotally connected to the bending portion. The jointing portion of the display panel is located within a top half region of the display panel, such that the display panel and the supporting member define an accommodating space therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Yung-Hsiang Chen, Che-Min Huang, Meng-Tse Tsai, Ming-Chih Huang, Hsiao-Ching Hung, Chien-Tung Chu
  • 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: 7114623
    Abstract: A point of purchase display and product holding carriage having an essentially horizontal portion attachable to a point of purchase counter and a vertical product or carriage portion extending approximately ninety (90) degrees from the horizontal portion and projecting downwardly and in front of the counter or display stand. The vertical product carrying carriage has a plurality of pockets for holding the product. The horizontal portion which attaches to and is secured to a counter top or point of purchase display stand has a channel or opening for receiving interchangeable placards which contains point of purchase graphics which can be seen since the unit is made of clear plastic. A rear panel of the vertically extending portion or carriage which carries and displays product also has graphic material which can be seen from the front of the product carrier since it is also of clear plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Inventor: John Robinson
  • Patent number: 7083053
    Abstract: A display system for displaying samples of wallpaper includes a display stand having a frame and at least one panel, a plurality of wallpaper display samples affixed to the at least one panel in a pre-selected pattern, a plurality of pre-cut wallpaper samples correlated with the display samples and a plurality of containers sized and shaped for removably holding the pre-cut samples. The pre-cut samples are sized to be substantially smaller than the display samples, and each of the containers is secured to the at least one panel in front of a pre-selected portion of one of the display samples so that a significant portion of the display sample is exposed for visual and tactile examination. The display stand may include four upstanding members which are arranged at approximately ninety-degree intervals about a notional central axis and which project outwardly from that axis, and which each have at least two substantially oppositely faced mounting surfaces on which wallpaper samples may be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Wallcrown Limited
    Inventor: Duncan F. Campbell
  • Patent number: 6889454
    Abstract: A merchandising display card and method of production of the same is disclosed. The display card is adapted to be hung from store displays or shelves in such a manner that product is displayed for the consumer without taking up valuable shelf space. The card includes a means for releasably securing products to it. The means is preferably an adhesive applied to the sheet either at discrete points or over the entire surface. Products may be applied directly to the sheet, may be removed therefrom for inspection by the consumer and if no purchase is made, the product may be reattached to the sheet with relative ease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Inventor: Ashok V. Chandaria
  • Patent number: 6336564
    Abstract: A display device for articles such as cosmetic products or perfumes, which includes a plurality of display elements for articles to be tested, whereby the elements are relatively movable to uncover storage elements located immediately behind the display elements to thus provide a direct correspondence between the articles to be tested and the stored articles such as lipsticks, mascara bottles, pots for cosmetic products and various making-up goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Parfums Christian Dior
    Inventor: Dominique Garnier