Folded Blank Patents (Class 248/459)
  • Patent number: 10967499
    Abstract: Tilt bin storage systems including a discrete multi-storey open front tilt bin frame having a single rectangular front frame surface and at least a lowermost storey of tilt bins and an uppermost storey of tilt bins. The tilt bins include a tilt bin shell, a discrete tilt bin handles and a securing arrangement for securing a discrete tilt bin handle on the tilt bin shell on downward sliding of the discrete tilt bin handle on a tilt bin shell front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Huliot Storage Solutions Ltd.
    Inventors: Ilan Yogev, Ronen Peleg
  • Patent number: 10750884
    Abstract: A stand for a skateboard or other board that is capable of folding flat for shipping, storage, and store display of the stand, but that can be folded into a three-dimensional shape capable of holding a skateboard upright, either vertically or horizontally, for storage and/or for display of the skateboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Roger Hansen
  • Patent number: 10674815
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a device stand, comprises an elongated rectangular sheet defined by a top edge, a bottom edge, a first side edge and a second side edge; three (3) fold lines extending laterally across the sheet and spaced apart along the sheet, a first fold line from among the three fold lines being at a midpoint of a length of the sheet; a first device slot extending laterally in the sheet from the top edge and positioned apart from the first fold line; a second device slot extending laterally in the sheet from the top edge and positioned apart from the first fold line, symmetrically opposite the first fold line from the first device slot; a first interlocking slot extending upwardly from the bottom edge and positioned between the first side edge and a second fold line among the three fold lines; a second interlocking slot extending downwardly from the top edge and positioned between the second side edge and a third fold line among the three fold lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: R3 COLLABORATIVES, INC.
    Inventor: Adam Joseph Geller
  • Patent number: 10610011
    Abstract: A lightweight portable lectern consisting of four pieces designed to be assembled together without the use of tools provides a lecture or presentation aid suitable for traveling, but also provides a design suitable for mass-manufacturing processes such as injection molding. The four pieces consist of two side members—a left side member and a right side member—along with a top member and a front member. The top member has two openings on the bottom surface—one near the left edge, the other near the right edge. Each of the side members has a protrusion from the upper edge, designed to fit into the appropriate opening on the bottom surface of the top member. The front member has protrusions from the rear surface which are designed to fit into openings at the front edge of the two side members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Keith Rodney Greenhill
  • Patent number: 10112360
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a tablet for seatback viewing, including a generally flat tablet engaging portion, a generally flat seat engaging portion extending therefrom; and a support shelf operationally connected to tablet engaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Gregory Casagrande
  • Patent number: 10092118
    Abstract: An image display including an image substrate and a support structure. The image substrate has an image printed on a first surface. The support structure can include a front sheet and a plurality of side strips extending from the front sheet. The image substrate can be adhered to an external surface of the front sheet so that the front sheet forms a rigid backing for the image substrate. A variety of image substrates are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CIRCLE GRAPHICS, INC.
    Inventors: Hank B. Ridless, Evan D. Brooks, Keith E. Freebern
  • Patent number: 9901174
    Abstract: A foldable easel blank includes a main panel defining a first side and a second side, the first side positioned opposite from the second side, the main panel defining a locking aperture extending through the main panel from a front main surface to a rear main surface, the front main surface positioned opposite from the rear main surface; a support panel hingedly connected to the main panel, the support panel defining a locking tab configured to engage the locking aperture; a first side panel hingedly connected to the first side of the main panel; a second side panel hingedly connected to the second side of the main panel; and a base panel, the base panel hingedly connected to the main panel, the base panel configured to secure to the first side panel and the second side panel to form a base stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Hannah Conrad
  • Patent number: 9898938
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a trifold letter card comprising a first riser portion, a second riser portion, a base portion, and an engaging portion. The engaging portion comprises at least three segments and at least two slits. Such structures allow the first riser portion to be inserted through the at least two slits and secured relative to the engaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Candas Perrin
  • Patent number: 9872560
    Abstract: A support holder for a mobile device is disclosed. The holder may include a continuous sheet of flexible material and three score lines formed parallel to transverse boundaries of the continuous sheet to define first, second and third panels and base panel. A first tab and a second tab are formed by first and second tab perforations in the base panel, with the first and second tabs positioned between the third score line and the second transverse boundary. First and second slits may be formed in the continuous sheet, and the first and second tabs can be inserted into the first and second slits after the panels are folded about the score lines to form the support holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Flatstand LLC
    Inventors: Thomas James McGrane, Anne Catherine McGrane
  • Patent number: 9846355
    Abstract: A portable screen combined with a rotary supporter, which is used in a small projector or a mobile phone into which a projector is embedded. The support plate is provided with the rotary supporter and a rotating fixing plate so that the screen can be easily installed and carried. The material area can be reduced to ½ or less and cost for manufacturing can be reduced ½ or less based on the screen and further weight of the screen can be reduce ½ or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Hae-yong Choi
  • Patent number: 9741266
    Abstract: A multi-panel display device, a blank therefor, and a method of forming a multi-panel device for display. The blank may have a center panel; a first side panel attached to the center panel along a first pre-weakened line; a second side panel attached to the center panel along a second pre-weakened line; and a header panel detachably coupled to the second side panel along a third pre-weakened line. The center panel, the first, side panel, and the second side panel may all have the same height. A ratio of the width of the center panel to a width of each of the first and second side panels may be approximately 2:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Stephen P. Dashe
  • Patent number: 9733504
    Abstract: A mobile computer with a detachable frame is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a mobile computer system includes a tablet computer comprising a display screen and a frame. The frame is removably attached to the tablet computer. The frame is taller than the tablet computer to provide an opening between a top side of the tablet computer and the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Robb Fujioka, Justin Nishiki, Douglas Quon Woo, Kenneth Randall, John Lee
  • Patent number: 9640091
    Abstract: An article such as a greeting card (10) comprising a sheet (11) defining at least one central portion (16) and at least one versatile portion (18) connected together via at least one fold (20). The central portion (16) has two opposing edges (26, 28) adapted to be drawn together to create a three-dimensional form. The fold (20) is located at a junction of the central portion (16) and versatile portion (18). These portions (16, 18) are foldably connected together whereby the versatile portion (18) can be folded and adapted for location adjacent to or at an angle to the three-dimensional form, and may be secured at that location. The greeting card (10) may further comprise numerous engagement means (30, 32), apertures (38) and cords (39). The greeting card (10) can be delivered in a collapsed condition and can be readily assembled into a three-dimensional form revealing the ingenuity of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Barbara Jean Vinecombe
  • Patent number: 9377817
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a member, a first fixing portion, a second fixing portion, and a roll-up portion. The display device has a function that enables selection between a first state in which an image is displayed with the display panel not folded and a second state in which an image is displayed with the display panel folded. The display panel is fixed to the first fixing portion and the second fixing portion. One end of the member is fixed to the first fixing portion. The other end of the member is connected to the roll-up portion. The roll-up portion has a function that enables rolling up of the member from the other end of the member. The display panel is folded by rolling up the member. The display panel is unfolded by pulling out the rolled-up member from the roll-up portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shingo Eguchi
  • Patent number: 9351415
    Abstract: A combination sun shade and a protective cover apparatus is provided, which may include a first set of sections which is substantially in a semicircular shape, wherein the semicircular shape may be defined by a first substantially straight line and a first substantially semicircular curve; a first further section connected to the first set of sections along a first portion of the first substantially straight line; a second further section connected to the first set of sections along a second portion of the first substantially straight line; and a third further section connected to the first set of sections along a third portion of the first substantially straight line. The apparatus may be configured so that it can be folded and placed into a first state; wherein in the first state the first further section, the second further section, and the third further section are substantially aligned with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Nathan J. Zaccaria
  • Patent number: 9326628
    Abstract: A method and an article of manufacture are disclosed for making and using a configurable coaster to support a drink cup on a table and also to use as a stand for a smartphone. In various embodiments, a sheet material, such as cardboard, plastic, laminates, and the like is used to create a flat plate having partially perforated or grooved lines in a pattern that defines various flaps configured to allow transformation of the flat plate into a smartphone stand by bending the flaps to create a three-dimensional stand. Before transformation, the flat plate may be used as a coaster for placing under cups and glasses. After transformation, the flat plate may be used as a stand for cellphones, books, small electronic devices, pictures, or any other object or device that may stand for display, presentation, or operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Frederick William Kelsey
  • Patent number: 9259106
    Abstract: A removable, reusable support stand for generally planar objects such as photographs, cards, signs, compact disc jewel cases or the like is disclosed, which includes a flat card stock formed into a generally triangular shape with a first fold across the base; a slit from fold line to the center of the base of the triangle forming two flaps or attachment tabs that are covered with an adhesive material and are folded along a fold line to expose the adhesive; and is folded along a line from the apex of the triangle to the top of the slit; and which may then be affixed to the back of the generally planar object to be displayed. The stand can generally be removed and repositioned, or affixed to another object to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Susan T. Turcotte
  • Patent number: 9177490
    Abstract: A display may include a body having a first peripheral edge, a second peripheral edge, a third peripheral edge, and a fourth peripheral edge, the body may further include a first fold line defining a first panel and a second panel, a second fold line defining a first flap, a third fold line defining a second flap, a first notch disposed along the first or the second peripheral edge between the first fold line and the second fold line, and a second notch disposed along the first or the second peripheral edge between the first fold line and the third fold line, wherein, when folded, the third peripheral edge is aligned within the first notch and the fourth peripheral edge is aligned within the second notch to define an angle between the first panel and the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Outta The Box Dispensers, LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Emoff
  • Patent number: 9129537
    Abstract: Display boards of the kind generally used for presentations in educational and business settings, for example, and that can be made from a variety of materials including foam board and rigid paper pulp, are provided that include an opening for a screen of a multimedia device, a holder for the multimedia device, and a support for stabilizing the display board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventors: Ann Louise Lorenzini, Bowen Lorenzini Christopher
  • Patent number: 9057476
    Abstract: Binder support apparatus may be configured to support binder covers apart from one another. The binder support apparatus may include two or more portions configured to be coupled to opposing binder covers. At least one portion of the binder support apparatus may be configured into locked and unlocked positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph J. Sweere, Craig J. Sweere
  • Patent number: 9038979
    Abstract: A multifunctional case is configured for receiving or supporting a portable electronic device. The case includes a first layer and a second layer. The second layer is connected to the first layer by the edges. A receiving space is formed between the first and second layers for receiving the portable electronic device. The second layer is provided with a base portion, a main supporting portion, two side supporting portions and two remaining portions are formed on the second layer. The two side supporting portions and the remaining portions are symmetrically positioned at two sides of the main supporting portion. When the case is folded up as a support, the main supporting portion is angled with the base portion. The remaining portions are stacked on the base portion. The side supporting portions are perpendicular to the remaining portions and the main supporting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Li-Houng Lu, Hsin-Yung Yang, Ching-Min Lin, Tzu-Cheng Yu
  • Patent number: 9022341
    Abstract: An apparatus to support a device includes a first base; a first support; a first base-support hinge adapted to rotatably couple the first base and the first support along a first axis of rotation; a first swivel slidably connected to the first support and having a first cut-out adapted to receive a first portion of the device; a second base; a second support; a second base-support hinge adapted to rotatably couple the second base and the second support along a second axis of rotation; and a second swivel slidably connected to the second support and having a second cut-out adapted to receive a second portion of the device spaced apart from the first portion of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Rambod Radmard
  • Patent number: 9004433
    Abstract: A folding support device and methods for constructing and using the same are provided by the present invention. A foldable support member contains a series of hinge sections and support and stress limiting members. Construction is provided enabling the device to safely collapse and stow while traveling, but to unfold and provide a gripping tension on both a support member and a support device in a reliable manner. Force analysis is provided securing the item in an upright way via a force transfer generated by the supported weight itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: John A. Krieger
  • Patent number: 8955815
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus is disclosed. The supporting apparatus has a supporting device comprising a plurality of connected planar panels with a first panel, a second panel, an optional third panel, a fourth panel, and a fifth panel, and a locking component coupled to an edge region of at least one of the planar panels. The supporting apparatus further comprises a restraining unit configured to engage the series of connected panels such that the such that an edge of each of the first panel, the second panel, the fourth panel, and the fifth panel is restricted to movement within a base plane, the base plane being aligned with an orientation of the restraining unit, while another edge of each of the first panel, the second panel, the fourth panel, and the fifth panel is capable of moving out of the base plane. The electronic device can be a keyboard, a tablet computer, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventor: Ryan White
  • Patent number: 8919544
    Abstract: A holder includes a first outer sheet, a second outer sheet, and a handled portion. A base portion, a first supporting portion and a second supporting portion are formed on the second outer sheet. A latching piece is formed on the base portion, the latching piece having a bendable portion. The first supporting portion is folded relative to the base portion, and the second supporting portion is folded relative to the first supporting portion until the second supporting portion is held by the latching piece, the base portion, the first supporting portion and the second supporting portion cooperatively form a three-dimensional structure that can support the portable electronic device at an angle relative to the second outer sheet without collapsing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Chueh Lee
  • Patent number: 8910915
    Abstract: A folding stand may attach to an electronic device for transportation in one configuration and may fold into a second configuration to hold the electronic device for use. The folding stand may have two main rigid components that are joined by a hinge. Each of the rigid components may have engagement mechanisms that clamp onto the electronic device in the first configuration and hold the device in one of several upright positions in the second configuration. A stringer may be attached to one of the rigid components with a hinge and may engage the other rigid component with a snap or other mechanism. In some embodiments, the entire stand may be a single piece manufactured from rigid plastic components joined with a second, flexible material that may provide one or more of the hinges in the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Wibby, Alan Morine
  • Patent number: 8888058
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for a stand for portable electronic devices, including electronic devices with built in displays, such as mobile telephones, media players and tablet computers and e-readers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Konstandinos Zaharakis, Steven Zaharakis
  • Publication number: 20140203160
    Abstract: A method and an article of manufacture are disclosed for making and using a configurable coaster to support a drink cup on a table and also to use as a stand for a smartphone. In various embodiments, a sheet material, such as cardboard, plastic, laminates, and the like is used to create a flat plate having partially perforated or grooved lines in a pattern that defines various flaps configured to allow transformation of the flat plate into a smartphone stand by bending the flaps to create a three-dimensional stand. Before transformation, the flat plate may be used as a coaster for placing under cups and glasses. After transformation, the flat plate may be used as a stand for cellphones, books, small electronic devices, pictures, or any other object or device that may stand for display, presentation, or operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Frederick William Kelsey
  • Patent number: 8714510
    Abstract: A case for an electronic device such as a tablet computer includes book configuration and stand configuration. In the stand configuration, the back panel of the holder, against which the electronic device is held, is disposed at an incline with respect to the front panel. The stand configuration is achieved through folding seams in the front panel and pockets in the back panel such that the front panel is folded back such that the front panel exterior surface generally faces the back panel exterior surface and respective front panel corners are folded along the folding seams and disposed within the back panel pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: DayMen Canada Acquisition ULC
    Inventors: Benjamin McCosh, Mark Loncar
  • Patent number: 8679065
    Abstract: An exemplary line holder comprises a sheet having creases that extend between opposing sides and define a plurality of panels. The creases are foldable in alternating opposite directions such that the sheet is foldable along the creases between an open configuration and a pleated configuration. The line holder further comprises aligned groups of holes that are arranged along a direction substantially transverse to the creases, with each aligned group of holes comprising one hole in each of the panels. The line holder further comprises slots, each connecting a pair of the holes and intersecting one of the creases. When the sheet is in the pleated configuration, each aligned group of holes forms a corridor through the panels, and the slots are aligned to form pathways extending from the intersected creases to the corridors, such that medical lines can be inserted into the corridors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Innovative Design Solutions Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Schuman, Earl Schuman, Joseph Edward Okies, Kathryn V. Schach, Edward Harber, Nathan Demarest, Samuel E. Bowman, Adriana Lyn Focke
  • Patent number: 8434601
    Abstract: A carrying case for an electronic device includes a main compartment receiving the electronic device and having an opening as an entrance, a cover foldably fixed on the main compartment for covering the opening, a first supporting member positioned on the cover and a second supporting member positioned on the cover and spaced from the first supporting member, a first engaging member and a first fixing member. The first supporting member and the second supporting member are capable of forming a V-shaped ridge structure when the cover is partially elevated above the main compartment and supporting the electronic device. The first engaging member is fixed on the first fixing member to maintain the V-shaped ridge structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong-Qi Hou, Ming-Chang Lee
  • Patent number: 8424829
    Abstract: A holder is for supporting a portable electronic device, including a foldable layer, a supporting assembly attached to the layer. When the holder is unfolded, the supporting assembly can be maintained in a two-dimensional structure. When the holder is folded, the supporting assembly forms a three-dimensional structure that will not collapse under a weight of the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Li-Houng Lu, Hsin-Yung Yang, Ching-Min Lin, Tzu-Cheng Yu
  • Patent number: 8424831
    Abstract: A one-piece support stand is provided for slantingly supporting an object on a work surface, and the support stand includes a central folding line for dividing the support stand into a left support panel and a right support panel interconnected with each other, and each of the support panels being substantially in a triangular shape and having a bottom edge and a bevel edge, and an inverted hook portion being formed at an intersection of the bottom edge and the bevel edge and bent towards the bevel edge, wherein the support stand is erected on the work surface by means of setting an included angle between the two bottom edges, and the two bevel edges and the two inverted hook portions being provided for supporting the object. The support stand features of a firm support, a foldable design, a convenient carry, a simple manufacturing procedure and a low manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Lin
  • Patent number: 8424830
    Abstract: A holder for holding a portable electronic device can be changed between a folded position and an unfolded position. The holder holds the portable electronic device in the folded position. In the unfolded position, the holder has its supporting board, front holding board, rear holding board, side holding boards, bottom holding boards substantially planar with each other. In the folded position, the supporting board supports the side holding boards to vertically stand, the rear holding board is secured above the supporting board at an obtuse angle, and the front holding board is maintained parallel with the rear holding board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Chi Mei Communications Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Hsin-Yung Yang, Li-Houng Lu, Ching-Min Lin, Tzu-Cheng Yu
  • Publication number: 20130026329
    Abstract: A collapsible, lightweight, easily portable stand for supporting a portable electronic device such as an iPhone, iPad, cell phone, or ebook reader, that allows the user to view what is displayed on the device without supporting it with his hand. The stand alternates easily between a collapsed state which is compact and easy to transport, and an open position that permits convenient viewing. The stand comprises a front panel, two side panels, a back panel, and a bottom panel. The back and front panel can selectively attach and unattach. The bottom panel can selectively mate with the front panel for smaller devices, or the back panel for larger devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Ron Lane, Richard Kligman, Robert Pettiford
  • Patent number: 8360384
    Abstract: A collapsible support device for a mobile device, incorporating a composite member that can be selectively transitioned between an intermediate state, a tilted state and collapsed state. The composite member includes at least one rigid layer coupled to a malleable layer, and a first plurality of hinge elements that facilitate transition between the above states, the hinge elements including the malleable layer and substantially excluding the rigid layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: XFX Creation Inc.
    Inventors: Cezanne-Simon Farris-Gilbert, Arjun Adamson-Mohan
  • Publication number: 20120318950
    Abstract: A portable display stand including a sheet of substantially rigid but not inflexible material having a plurality of cuts to provide four sections which are moveable relative to one another such that the sheet may be converted from a first, flat configuration to a second, erected configuration in which it is able to support an information display article in an inclined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: John Wilber
  • Publication number: 20120312953
    Abstract: A collapsible, single sheet, folded template design for a Mobile Computing Device Stand. Built from a single sheet of card stock or laminated paper-like material, this structure is capable of holding a mobile computing device in an upright position for stationary use on a flat surface like a table or desk. The design can accommodate cutouts for device inputs and device buttons on side flaps that conform to the width and layout of specific devices. The design lends itself to a low-cost, lightweight, collapsible, and fastener-free triangular frame with a reinforcing bend slightly from the top that provides back strength to support finger-initiated navigation required from a touch screen device. The front edge of the template sheet folds back into itself to allow for a front panel flap and the triangular device stand shape with side flaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Arthur William Moffa
  • Patent number: 8282065
    Abstract: A compact, collapsible, self-erecting stand and a method of making the stand are disclosed. The stand is constructed for placement upon a supporting substrate to prop a hand-held electronic device to be placed on the supporting substrate and includes an elongate strip of material having resiliently flexible characteristics biasing the strip toward a substantially flat configuration. A plurality of substantially rigid plates are affixed to the strip and located along the strip to establish a corresponding plurality of panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Myron Stone
  • Patent number: 8279599
    Abstract: A composite casing structure is applied to a housing of an electronic device. The composite casing structure includes a plastic frame and a metal plate. The plastic frame has a plurality of side walls surrounding four side edges thereof, and at least one open portion is formed by the side walls. The metal plate is combined with the plastic frame, and at least one reinforcing rib is formed on a surface of the metal plate, such that a position of the reinforcing rib is corresponding to a position of the open portion. With such a structural design, the composite casing has a lightweight and high-strength structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Getac Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Hsiu Min Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20120145870
    Abstract: A folding display easel having left, right and center panels, the right and left panels being foldable toward the center panel. The center panel has a plurality of engagement elements for engaging with rings in a binder for easy storage and removal of easel from the binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Mark Badorini
  • Patent number: 8196890
    Abstract: There is provided a display system that may be hung and that holds one or more pouches or bags containing an item to be used. The display is made from a blank having upper, middle and lower panels and an upper edge. There is a tab arrangement on the upper panel for holding the merchandise to be displayed. The bags are inserted from the back of the blank between the upper and middle panels and attached to the tab arrangement. After the bags are attached to the tab arrangement, the upper edge of the upper panel is inserted between the lower and middle panels and the lower panel is folded over the upper panel in order to hold the bags relatively firmly on the tab arrangement. The display may then be hung by the use of slots or hooks in the upper panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Khoa T. Lien
  • Patent number: 8181375
    Abstract: Frontal panel display with assembly and disassembly automatic system where a display receives, in the rear side (4) of its frontal panel, (1) two pairs (5) of cardboard to form the two hinges that, under the assembly unit (16) claw effect, allow the articulable boards (9) to lock perpendicularly to such panel (1) and, parallelly between them, form two supports to maintain the display straight while by the panel grooves (3) and boards grooves (12) and again under the assembly units (16) action, the display shall be folded and compacted. In another version, the frontal panel receives just one board, maintaining the same assembly and disassembly system as well as in other version, where the parallel boards pair is equally maintained locked in the perpendicular position in respect to the frontal panel so as to maintain the display assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Chung Kwo Tzuo
  • Patent number: 8112925
    Abstract: “IMPROVEMENT IN DISPLAY FOR AUTOMATIC ASSEMBLY SYSTEM” wherein one automatic assembly part (11) formed by two walls (12) with wrinkles (13), agreeing by other wrinkles (14) to two walls (15) separated from each other by their free edges (16), form one hinging part in a system of tweezers. The part (11), grooves (17) and (18) on its walls (12), receives an elastic band (19) inserted in hook-shaped grooves (8) and (10) of the juxtaposed rims (4), (5) and (6), (7) of both parts composing the body of the display (1). The part (11), by its walls (12) and walls (15), respectively accommodates between internal faces and the folds of the rims (4), (5) and (6), (7) of parts (2) and (3) composing the body of the display (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Chung Kwo Tzuo
  • Patent number: 8116096
    Abstract: A retention assembly for securing a surface contact card in a portable electronic device includes a main body and a locking member. The main body defines a receiving groove in the main body. The locking member includes a fixing portion fixed on the main body adjacent to the receiving groove, and a pressing portion connected to the fixing portion. When the pressing portion is pressed by an external force, the pressing portion is moved close to the fixing portion. When the external force is released, the pressing portion is moved away from the fixing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zi-Ming Tang
  • Patent number: 8100376
    Abstract: A supporting bracket includes a fixed member having a stopping tab thereon, a moveable member pivotally connected to the fixed member, a back plate having a first end pivotally connected to the fixed member and an opposite second end, and a locking unit connected to the moveable member. A plurality of slots is defined in the second end. When the supporting bracket is applied to an object thereon, the back plate is rotated up relative to the fixed member, the moveable member is rotated up relative to the fixed member, the locking unit is inserted into a slot of the back plate, and the object is supported on the back plate in a tilted manner with a bottom of the object sandwiched between the stopping tab and the back plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhen-Xing Ye
  • Publication number: 20110278421
    Abstract: Provided is an easel for supporting an object. The easel includes a base member, which includes an opening and a support. One end of the support may be detached from the base member and inserted into the opening. A grip is also provided, and one end of the grip may be detached and pulled away from the base member to form an object-receiving position together with the support. Back stops detachable from the base member are also provided, as well as additional openings in the base member for insertion of the backstops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: Eric L. Guldalian
  • Patent number: 8052103
    Abstract: A product assembly includes a substantially planar product and a support wedge. The support wedge is formed separately from the substantially planar product and includes a base, two sidewalls, and two internal walls. The two sidewalls each extend from opposite sides of the base and converge toward one another as they extend away from the base. The two internal walls each extend from a side of one of the two sidewalls opposite the base. The two internal walls are substantially parallel to and spaced from one another to define a slot between the two internal walls. The substantially planar product is positioned within the slot and is held in place due to compression applied to the substantially planar product by the two internal walls. Other products, assemblies, and associated methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon R. Ferraro, Alexander D. Ellendson, Timothy M. Magner
  • Patent number: 7861995
    Abstract: This electronic device stand is a credit-card-sized sheet, equipped with cut-outs and scoring to permit its easy folding into an adjustable stand. The lower half of the card rests on a flat surface, while the upper half of the card is folded upward and is held in place by a tab that folds upward from the lower half to adjustably engage the upper half. A second tab, located at the far end of the lower half, is folded upward to secure the bottom of the electronic device, the back of which is leaned against the erected upper half of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: Abraham Dean Liou
  • Patent number: 7798530
    Abstract: A bookmark and stand, comprising first and second flaps and a bridge assembly. The first and second flaps each comprise a wall section, a base section, and a hook section. The bridge assembly comprises a top edge, a bottom edge, and a bridge. The bridge assembly connects to rear edges. The first and second flaps have a sheet configuration and are made of a substantially rigid material to support a book when in a bookstand configuration, and also may lay flat within the book when in a bookmark configuration, whereby the first and second flaps and the bridge assembly conform to a shape of the book and are thin enough so as to not damage the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Mercado