With Erasable Surface (e.g., Blackboard) Patents (Class 312/230)
  • Patent number: 9439512
    Abstract: An adjustable easel for configuring into multiple positions is described. The adjustable easel includes a work surface, an accessory tray, and a frame having a first and second pair of frame members that are selectively adjustable into a plurality of positions. The plurality of positions includes a first position, where the accessory tray and the plurality of frame members are configured to provide a portable storage case. In a second position, a first work surface is secured relative to the frame members, with the first pair of frame members positioned at a distance from the second pair of frame members. In a third position, a second work surface is secured relative to the frame members. A work surface support, coupled to the first and second work surfaces, is pivoted about a longitudinal axis of the frame when adjusting the position of the adjustable easel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Elizabeth Miller, Anthony P. Monzo
  • Publication number: 20150056599
    Abstract: A series of devices that allow for embedding of an image as a background while also affording the user the ability to write and print on the surface, with erasable capabilities, thus providing a multifunctional product for use in numerous industries. The devices are manufactured from predominately corrugated plastic. In one embodiment a one piece, removably attachable, cabinet system and graphic display system. In an additional embodiment, a writable board, or peg board comprising a front panel and a rear panel wherein the panels are interconnected by parallel rows, or corrugations, these panels include a writable and erasable surface. The present invention relates to assemblies of corrugated systems to better serve personal, business, and educational needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Tim O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20140015388
    Abstract: A flippable double-sided desktop easel which includes at least two interconnected double-sided easel panels, the panels being operable for interflipping therebetween, the interflipping being operable to alternatively expose alternating ones of sides of the panels, the interconnected double-sided easel panels being arranged for generally upright mounting on a horizontal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Asher DIAMANT
  • Patent number: 8118375
    Abstract: A desk comprising: a writing board, the writing board defining a top surface and a substantially opposed bottom surface; at least three sleeves, each of the at least three sleeves extending substantially away from the bottom surface, each of the at least three sleeves defining a respective free end substantially opposed to the bottom surface; at least three legs, each of the at least three legs being removably insertable into and securable to a respective one of the at least three sleeves; a first one of the at least three sleeves defining a ridge extending substantially longitudinally therefrom at the free end of the first one of the at least three sleeves and a second one of the at least three sleeves defining a recess extending substantially longitudinally thereinto at the free end of the second one of the at least three sleeves, the recess being configured and sized for substantially snugly receiving the ridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventors: Gilles Berthiaume, Pierre Berthiaume
  • Publication number: 20090096334
    Abstract: An organizing product that includes a storage compartment comprising front and rear walls each having inwardly and outwardly facing surfaces, a dry erase board attached to the outwardly facing surface of the storage compartment, and a calendar removably mounted in overlying relation to the dry erase board. A septum divides the storage compartment into upper and lower sections and adds rigidity to the organizing product. A magnet attached to the outwardly facing surface of the rear wall and/or a pair of openings formed through the rear wall permit the organizing product to be mounted to a vertically oriented surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt Sward, Brian Clemens, Don Lehman, Jill Pearson
  • Publication number: 20010040423
    Abstract: A removable frame mountable on a wall and into which a decorative annual wall calendar can be placed to protect the calendar from damage while hanging, the main portion of the frame including decorative side panels of sufficient depth to hold the calendar and a backer board on which the wall calendar can be hung by suitable means, and a transparent cover hinged to the main portion, which cover may itself include its own matching decorative frame and may be held closed by a magnetic or pressure latch or by use of spring-biased hinges that normally hold the cover in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2000
    Publication date: November 15, 2001
    Inventor: Lynn C. Sheehan
  • Patent number: 6012786
    Abstract: A weather resistant, ventilated case for storing and displaying messages, papers, and diverse articles in an exterior location such as a construction site. The case has a base, a cover, a hinge connecting base and cover, and a latch for securing the cover in a closed position. These components are preferably fabricated as a unitary assembly by injection molding of an elastomer. The latch can thereby be formed as resilient components urging the cover into the closed position. The cover has a transparent portion for displaying objects stored within, such as notices posted on an information display such as tack board, peg board, chalk board, marker board, or the like. The interior includes a pocket disposed upon the rear surface of the cover, a pen and pencil holder, and a prismatic recess formed in the base, for storing rolled papers. A tab projecting from the base maintains the rolled papers upright. The cover forms a recess for grasping the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Inventor: Gary D. Dunn
  • Patent number: 5924781
    Abstract: A wall mounted storage cabinet includes a compartment having a front cover which is pivotable between a substantially horizontal open position and a substantially vertical closed position. The front cover is spring biased toward the closed position. An inner storage bin or binder holder is pivotally mounted inside of the compartment. The inner storage bin is pivotable between an upright position and an angled forward position. The inner storage bin is constructed to remain in either the forward or upright position, whichever is its current position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: Raspberry Med, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry L. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 5833330
    Abstract: A personal organizer and medical health care delivery facilitation device is provided having a main body, which rests up against and is connected to a wall divided, while being divided into two rectangular interior panels. Attached to the front of the interior panels is a wipeable board used for acute medical instructions and a series of horizontally aligned personal object retaining pouches. The pouches are transparent and contain labeling indicia. A labeled space is provided for the names of family members and emergency phone numbers. Attached via hinges to the opposing ends of the interior panels are two exterior panels of equal size and shape to the interior panels. Attached to the front surface of each of the exterior panels is a written instruction retaining means, in a labeled, pouch like configuration, consisting of a transparent medium, such as plastic, and designed to hold papers such as written instructions from therapists and doctors and care cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Inventor: Joy Y. Kos
  • Patent number: 5720464
    Abstract: A combination presentation easel and carrying case for use in transporting and displaying items related to an audience presentation. The portable presentation easel consists of a two-part cover supported by extendable legs for the display of visual aids at a variety of heights, and for use with a white board or paper flipchart. The easel is equipped with storage compartments and attachments for any items related to the presentation. The easel may be folded in half and its legs retracted for easy transport. A hard outer covering protects the easel's contents. The easel is further equipped with a carrying handle, a display window for identification information, and security locks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Inventors: Charles August Meinscher, June Lorene Parker
  • Patent number: 5607214
    Abstract: A portable and transportable workstation having a cabinet having top and bottom walls joined by opposed side walls all joined to an upright rear wall, the cabinet defining an interior compartment accessible through an open upright front side, and a door connected by a hinge along a front edge of the cabinet for horizontal swinging movement of the door between open and closed positions. The cabinet mounts therein furniture components such as a shelf, and a slidable drawer unit. The door includes a vertically enlarged front panel secured to a peripheral edge wall which defines a shallow compartment which is accessible when the door is open. A table top is stored in a vertical upright orientation and positioned within the shallow compartment and supported by the door. A height-adjustable braking roller assembly is mounted on a lower free corner of the door and has a height-adjustable roller adapted for load-bearing engagement with a floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Pierce, Richard D. Elushik
  • Patent number: 5154498
    Abstract: A desk secretary arranged for the storage of information components in a perimeter relationship about the central memo board, wherein the memo board is of an erasable polymeric sheet construction. An upper board member mounted to the lower board member at an oblique angle thereto provides support for various information components such as a calendar and the like. A magnetized memo plate is positioned along a left border plate of the lower board member for mounting various removable magnetic plate members thereto for support of messages. A modification of the invention includes a cooling housing selectively and removably mounted relative to the upper board member to direct a cooling air to a user of the organization permitting its use in a convenient manner in various environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1992
    Inventor: Fred N. Slater
  • Patent number: 4648602
    Abstract: A dice box in the shape of a bowl is provided with sloping side walls terminating in a planar bottom surface. The side walls and bottom surface are covered with mohair, felt or other similar covering. A horizontal planar rim of substantial width has discrete portions connected to each side wall of the box. The number of sidewalls and rim portions are selected in accordance with the maximum number of players which can use the apparatus to participate in a game and are formed from a material which can be written upon and erased, such as slate. Up to ten dies are provided along with writing instruments susceptible to being used with the particular writing surface rim portions and an eraser. Two or more dies are thrown into the dice box by the players and scores recorded on the rim portion of the dice box assigned to each player in accordance with their dice thrown until the game is completed in accordance with predetermined rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1987
    Inventor: Ralf P. Maroney
  • Patent number: 4427391
    Abstract: A convertible drawing article of furniture includes a support structure and a drawing board which can be mounted on the support structure in a prostrate position or in an upright position, so that the assembly can be used as a drawing desk or as an easel. The drawing board includes a mounting frame and a slate board which is supported on a circumferential recessed ledge of the frame and held thereon at its front corners by holding members. A compartmentalized tray is attached by compatible male and female connecting formations to the lateral section of the mounting frame in the prostrate position and to the front region of a support frame forming a part of the support structure in the upright position of the drawing board. The support structure further includes two front and two rear legs, of which the rear legs are telescopically extendable so that the drawing board can rest thereon in its upright position while its then lower section is engaged with rear projections of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1984
    Assignee: Avalon Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Morton Berman
  • Patent number: 4372630
    Abstract: A device which serves alternatively as an easel and as a drawing board and which provides a carrying case for art supplies and the components of the easel and support legs. The easel can be set up in the lower section of the case and is supported by a rigid triangular framework formed by the upper and lower sections of the case and a folding easel arm. The drawing board is located on the upper section. A reversible hinge arrangement permits the hinge connection between the upper and lower sections to be reversed for drawing. Strategically located compartments within the upper and lower sections make the painting supplies conveniently accessible for painting and the drawing supplies conveniently accessible for drawing. The legs can be broken down for storage in the case and have a male-female joint for increased strength and stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1983
    Inventor: William F. Fuhri
  • Patent number: 4123127
    Abstract: An artist's kit for use with an easel comprising a rectangular box having a base and a front wall, a rear wall and side walls all disposed substantially perpendicular to the base. A cover is pivotally mounted to the box for movement from a closed position to an open position wherein the plane of the cover is substantially parallel to the base of the box. The cover can be releasably locked in the open position to form a rigid, open top tray assembly. The kit further comprises mounting members to releasably connect the rigid tray assembly to the legs of the easel during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1978
    Inventor: Thomas E. Ford