Card Rack Patents (Class 40/124)
  • Patent number: 10783804
    Abstract: The new greeting card holder preferably comprises at least one rigid longitudinal component combined with at least one flexible longitudinal band and at least one laterally oriented flexible ring. Each flexible longitudinal band extends the entire longitudinal length of a single corresponding rigid longitudinal component. Each laterally oriented flexible ring preferably encompasses one rigid longitudinal component approximately perpendicular or exactly perpendicular to at least one longitudinal flexible band along the rigid longitudinal component. In the preferred embodiment the greeting card holder also comprises at least one mechanical device that attaches a rigid longitudinal component in parallel alignment to another structure or structures. In other embodiments the greeting card holder comprises at least one rigid longitudinal component attaching perpendicular to a rigid polyhedron or rigid longitudinal polyhedron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Alisa Pointer
  • Patent number: 10568439
    Abstract: A display hutch that may be shipped flat, then semi-automatically constructed by pushing downward and rearward on a rear shelf panel, then pushing downward and rearward on each of a plurality of front shelf panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen Bersamin
  • Patent number: 10292507
    Abstract: An interchangeable image display system includes a rigid hard backboard including a backboard front side coated with a protective finish and including at least one photo area, and a backboard back side opposite the backboard front side; one or more rigid hard photo tiles including a photo tile front including an image infused into metal; and a photo tile back; two or more first polarity magnets fixedly attached to the back board front side in each photo area in a first pattern; and two or more second polarity magnets fixedly attached to each of the photo tiles on the photo tile back in a second pattern the mirror image of the first pattern; the second polarity magnets attracted, and removeably attachable to the first polarity magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Raymond Charles Baker
  • Patent number: 10279980
    Abstract: A novel thermally insulated enclosure includes an insulated wall and a magnet assembly coupled thereto for mounting the insulated enclosure to ferromagnetic structures. In a particular embodiment, the magnet assembly includes a plurality of magnets coupled to the insulated wall. In another particular embodiment, the magnet assembly is a removable magnetic device that can be connected and disconnected from the insulated enclosure. In another particular embodiment, the magnet assembly is a removable magnet carrier that can be incorporated into the structure of the insulated enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Lewis William James, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10064504
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support plate 2 for receiving a presentation object, wherein the support plate 2 has a useful surface 4 for attaching the presentation object and a rear side 6 for attaching connecting elements 8. A detachable connection between two support plates 2 can be produced with at least one connecting element 8 per support plate 2, with at least one connecting element 8 being arranged on each support-plate edge 10. In such case, the connecting elements 8 are integrated in the rear side 6 of the support plate 2 such that, if the connecting elements 8 do not enter into any connection with a further support plate 2, they are not visible from the useful surface 4. Further, the invention relates to a support-plate composite 34 which has at least two support plates 2, and to a method for connecting at least two support plates 2 according to the invention or for producing a support-plate composite 34 according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas Hogrefe
  • Patent number: 9994065
    Abstract: A hanging file folder frame is disclosed in several embodiments one of which is constructed of three segments. Two frames are joined together by rails. The frame includes a slot of a particular profile and the rails have a similar profile to slide into the slots. On the bottom of the frame are recesses sized to receive a portion of a wireframe leg. The leg is prevented from being ejected from the frame by a spanning flange which bridges part of the recess and confines a part of the leg between the recess walls and the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Marvin J. Halfen, Tony Kramer, Daniel Darst, Dan Johnson
  • Patent number: 9861216
    Abstract: A sheet hanging device is configured to attach a sheet of material (e.g., a poster) to a substrate (e.g., a wall) without causing any damage to the sheet or the substrate. The sheet hanging device includes a magnet and a metal member disc. The metal member disc is releasably attached to the substrate via adhesive. The magnet is carried by body member, and may be attached to an insert. The sheet is secured between the magnet and the metal disc as the two are brought together to create an attraction therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: UNDER THE ROOF DECORATING INC.
    Inventors: Kelly R. Krake, Liette Tousignant, Michael Kurtz
  • Patent number: 9648968
    Abstract: A mounting system for displaying an object on a vertical surface. The system includes a first horizontal rail configured to be attached to the vertical surface. The first rail has a channel defined by a pair of side surfaces extending along its longitudinal length and the channel has a sufficient width to receive an edge of the object. A second horizontal rail is configured to be attached to the vertical surface at a vertical distance from the first rail. The second rail has two channels defined by side surfaces extending along its longitudinal length, with each of two channels opening on a respective top and bottom of the rail so that the second rail has a generally cross-sectional “H” shape. Each channel is wide enough to receive an edge of the object. The system further includes a spacer bar used to assist in the installation of the rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: 12 Inch Art, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth John Alme
  • Patent number: 9648967
    Abstract: A frame assembly comprising an outer frame and a divider that divides a display opening of the outer frame into at least a first display window and a second display window. In one embodiment, the divider is molded while components of the outer frame are extruded. In another embodiment, the divider is coupled to the outer frame by sandwiching a portion of the divider between a glazing and the outer frame, and wherein relative movement between the divider and the outer frame is prohibited by interference between retaining features of one or both of the divider and the outer frame. The divider can be removed from the outer frame by simply removing the glazing and taking the divider out of the rabbet without damaging the outer frame. The same outer frame can be used without the divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventors: James Scheyer, Matthew Scott Kressin
  • Patent number: 9622601
    Abstract: A sheet hanging device is configured to attach a sheet of material (e.g., a poster) to a substrate (e.g., a wall) without causing any damage to the sheet or the substrate. The sheet hanging device includes a magnet and a metal member disc. The metal member disc is releasably attached to the substrate via adhesive. The magnet is carried by body member, and may be attached to an insert. The sheet is secured between the magnet and the metal disc as the two are brought together to create an attraction therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: UNDER THE ROOF DECORATING INC.
    Inventors: Kelly R. Krake, Liette Tousignant, Michael Kurtz
  • Patent number: 9085119
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved game playing card holder made from monocoque construction providing a plurality of card compartments using raised fins through linear slits in the frame. The fins protrude vertically from the card holding surface provides a separation boundary between card types as required by individual game requirements. The rear support of the card compartment is a common wall providing a uniform presentation of the decks to the dealer. The supporting top surface is raised at an approximate 20 degree angle from the base, with the front card edge of each deck protruding beyond the front support of the card base, allowing ease of access to the cards to create improved card handling and dealing characteristics of the holder. The metallic structure allows application of electrostatic powder coat finishes providing long durability with enhanced appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Inventor: Richard M. Haddock
  • Patent number: 9010034
    Abstract: The invention relates to a partition system (10) comprising a plurality of wall elements (1) merging one into another, wherein at least one wall element (1) is designed as a stepped element (150), and wherein at least one wall element (1) is designed as a corner element (250).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Herman Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Claudia Plikat, Johann Burkhard Schmitz, Carola E. M. Zwick, Roland R. O. Zwick
  • Patent number: 9009997
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a display fixture used to convey information to a consumer that is easily coupled to a display rack by inserting portions of the fixture into the product storage spaces of the display rack. The display fixture can include a display panel, a first arm, a second arm, and a third arm where the arms can be sized and configured for placement in the product storages space of an associated display rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Spanx, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Kemp
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8926213
    Abstract: A contact organizing system has a ring device and a hole punching device. The ring device is shaped for holding the business cards. The hole punching device for adapted punching holes in the business cards. The hole punching device includes a hanging aperture through the hole punching device for hanging the hole punching device on the ring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Gregory Joel Shavitz
  • Patent number: 8695250
    Abstract: A shared space divider provides privacy on surfaces. The shared space divider comprises a hub that is placed on a portion of a surface, and at least one partitioning structure coupled to a portion of the hub. The at least one partitioning structure comprises a separator configured to partition the surface into two or more sections. The separator has a ribbon structure, an accordion structure, or a fan structure. The at least one partitioning structure is configured to extend from and retract into or, alternatively, fold out from and fold into the hub. In some embodiments, the shared space divider comprises at least one container for holding items commonly found on the surface. In other embodiments, the shared space divider comprises a clip for attaching to documents. Yet, in other embodiments, images such as advertisements are displayed on at least one of the separator and the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Christi O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20140007472
    Abstract: An adjustable display brochure holder component comprising opposed spaced apart front and rear surfaces, opposed spaced apart first and second side surfaces and a supporting base surface. The rear surface is formed or oriented in a single plane and the rear surface includes a plurality of attachment points therein. Each one of the attachment points is located at or near side edge portions of the rear surface. Each of the attachment points is adapted to engage with a clip, thereby enabling the display brochure holder component to be clipped to, and secured with, an adjacent like display brochure holder component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Plastics Tooling and Marketing PTY LTD
    Inventor: Stephen Dennis Taylor
  • Patent number: 8510976
    Abstract: The present invention is a portable literature display. The preferred embodiment features a collapsible stand and sign, with a literature carousel that mounts upon the stand. The carousel is formed from a plurality of closable clamshell cases mounted upon a plurality of cross-beams and secured together in a ring. Leg flags are also provided to increase visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas S. Kiser
  • Patent number: 8234806
    Abstract: A ticket holding system mounted over a cooking station in view of a user of the cooking station and for holding one or more order tickets for meals being prepared and viewable by the user. The ticket holding system includes an elongated ticket holder; an elongated ticket retainer that is secured to a face surface of the elongated ticket holder and capable of releasably retaining one or more order tickets; and a pair of brackets that support the ticket holder at a position disposed over the cooking station. The pair of brackets are mounted from respective support surfaces that are spaced apart so that the brackets are spaced from each other and mount the ticket holder therebetween. The pair of brackets and ticket holder are cooperatively constructed and arranged so that the ticket holder can be both pivotal relative to the brackets and adjusted in height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Raheb Stanley LLC
    Inventor: Gregory A. Raheb
  • Patent number: 8166683
    Abstract: A card holder includes a unitary hollow main body having with a base portion, a first side, a second side, and a top portion. The first side and the second side are angled toward one another and coupled to the top portion. The base portion is coupled to at least one of the first side and the second side. At least one of the first side, the second side, and the top portion has a plurality of grooves formed therein. Each of the grooves has a depth sufficient to hold at least one card in a substantially upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Craig Cheetwood
  • Patent number: 8046940
    Abstract: A file with a card-receiving recess is disclosed. The file comprises a first panel comprising a first layer and a backing layer, that contains an opening extending from the first layer to the backing layer, and a second panel hingedly associated with the first panel. The backing layer is configured to support a displayed sheet element in a position such that it is visible through the opening of the first layer, and the displayed sheet element is at least partially received within the thickness of the first surface and the backing layer. The backing layer contains an adhesive disposed thereon within the opening for securing the displayed sheet element to the backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Esselte Corporation
    Inventors: Braden Jones, Juliet Kenney, Lauren Grassia
  • Patent number: 8042291
    Abstract: An aroma visual message carrier is shaped into a card device for carrying multisensory messages to deliver two interchangeable images with a scent releasing mechanism linked to the very act of image change by a recipient. The carrier comprises an image changing frame including a still image member with a first image printed on it and a sliding image member with a second image print partially interlaced with the still image member so that a manual sliding action of the still image member brings the two images interchangeably fade in and out laterally through each other. The still image member has a deposit of scent material formed rearward of its visual side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Inventor: Timothy Clegg
  • Patent number: 8028453
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for displaying a card via a decorative figurine, or similar device, equipped with one or more card retention mechanisms. In one embodiment, the retention mechanisms are arranged in a V shape to allow a card placed therein to be retained in a partially open state. In another embodiment, upper projections may be included to provide further stability to the retained card. In some embodiments, the apparatus is in the form of a quadruped, the retention mechanisms are integral to or coupled to the quadruped's legs, and the upper projections are in the form of the quadruped's arms. In another embodiment, a tent-style card is held between upper and lower retention mechanisms. In another embodiment, the card is permanently adhered to the figurine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Hold That Thought, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony A. Fornataro
  • Patent number: 8021731
    Abstract: An adhesive sheet (10) for use in affixing a badge to a garment comprises a plurality of cutouts (18, 20, 22, 24), each cutout having a shape (19, 21, 23, 25) that approximately matches a shape of a badge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Badge Magic, LLC
    Inventors: David N. Herbig, Christopher A. Smith
  • Patent number: 7918043
    Abstract: An aroma visual message carrier is shaped into a card device for carrying multisensory messages to deliver two interchangeable images with a scent releasing mechanism linked to the very act of image change by a recipient. The carrier comprises an image changing frame including a still image member with a first image printed on it and a sliding image member with a second image print partially interlaced with the still image member so that a manual sliding action of the still image member brings the two images interchangeably fade in and out laterally through each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventor: Timothy Clegg
  • Publication number: 20100236111
    Abstract: A card holder includes a unitary hollow main body having with a base portion, a first side, a second side, and a top portion. The first side and the second side are angled toward one another and coupled to the top portion. The base portion is coupled to at least one of the first side and the second side. At least one of the first side, the second side, and the top portion has a plurality of grooves formed therein. Each of the grooves has a depth sufficient to hold at least one card in a substantially upright position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Craig Cheetwood
  • Patent number: 7739816
    Abstract: A method for stably and easily exhibiting a flat plate-like article such as a flat exhibited article so as to be easily observed and less turned over and the flat plate-like article stably and simply exhibitable so as to be easily observed and less turned over and manufacturable at low cost. The flat plate-like article comprises two or more flat plate-like members and one or more connection parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Ferric Inc.
    Inventor: Akira Kowatari
  • Patent number: 7703225
    Abstract: A display apparatus can include a substantially self-supporting panel adapted to be erected and used without the use of a support frame. In one embodiment, a frameless display fixture includes first and second panels fastened to one another proximal their upper edges, recesses adapted to receive retail merchandise integrally formed along a front side of the panel, and mating portions proximal their lower edge which interlock with a substantially rigid base unit such that the lower edges of the panels are held a fixed distance from one another. The first and second panels may be substantially mutually self-supporting so as to form a frameless display fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Kerker, Brian Wegstein, Philip Davis, Craig Cayce, John VanDyke Stram
  • Patent number: 7685751
    Abstract: Generally speaking, this is a card positioning device which maintains a card such as a greeting card or a postcard in a standing position. The card experiences a destabilizing moment. The card positioning device has a moment resisting section to resist the destabilizing moment and maintain the card in a standing position. The moment resisting section connects to the origin end of the longitudinal fold of the card and extends along the card edges from the origin to reinforce the card edges. The moment resisting section has a foot which has a heel and toe to resist the destabilizing moment. An ornament such as a flag, character or emblem can be attached to the base of the moment resisting section. The ornament, moment resisting section and card, may be inserted into an envelope and mailed to a recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventor: Keith Knoernschild
  • Patent number: 7676969
    Abstract: A display frame for supporting an image insert for display is provided. The display frame comprises i) an abutment structure for supporting the image insert for display; ii) an upright member including a first connection member and a second connection member; and iii) an interlocking mechanism for interlocking the first connection member and the second connection member. The upright member has a first substantially planar state and a second non-planar display state, and is operable to support the abutment structure. The interlocking mechanism is operable to interlock the first connection member and the second connection member such that the upright member is in the second non-planar display state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventor: Sam Davis
  • Publication number: 20090235562
    Abstract: A display board is defined by a front panel, a rear panel and material sandwiched between the front and rear panels. The front panel includes at least one card-holding portion that includes a plurality of slotted portions sized for retaining at least one card and in which the backing material includes at least one recess that is sized and indexed with the slotted portions of the at least one card-holding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: W.A. Krapf, Inc.
    Inventors: Wallace A. Krapf, John Deats
  • Patent number: 7537121
    Abstract: An “accordion-like” product display container with a plurality of compartments is provided. The product display container has a collapsed configuration in which the panels are folded up and an expanded display configuration in which the panels form areas for holding product to be displayed. Each compartment in the plurality of compartments further comprises at least one rigidity flap, e.g., a pair of rigidity flaps. The rigidity flaps are deployed into a rigidifying position to stiffen the product display container are resist compression from the expanded display configuration to the collapsed configuration. The display container may be transitioned from the collapsed state to the rigid state solely by deploying the rigidity flaps. The rigidity flaps may be held in place by bottom panels of the compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Markson, Jay Weinberg, Luigi Taranto
  • Publication number: 20080250679
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for marketing products that includes a plastic, magnetic or lenticular form typically conforming in shape and size of a corresponding product being advertised and the form may have indicia applied to the form representative of information associated with the advertised product. In another aspect, an apparatus for signage is provided that includes a plastic or similar material pocket for insertion of marketing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventor: Lynne M. McNamee
  • Publication number: 20080202000
    Abstract: The Automotive Info-cator is designed to assist and organize the Automotive Repair Industry, by placing all repair and insurance related information in one highly visible, accessible, water-resistant place. This information is then available for the repair technician, parts staff, and insurance estimators. The Info-cator acts as a line of communication between the office staff and all others involved in the repair process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Raymond Michael Wilder
  • Publication number: 20080191114
    Abstract: The invention concerns a support (100) for presenting a visual object designed to receive a visual object and maintain same in a desired position and/or at a desired distance relative to a background, said support extending generally along a support surface and comprising at least one fixing lug (102, 103, 104, 105), the fixing lug having at least one locating mark (132-135, 142-145) designed to indicate a folding line of the lug (102-105), such that the lug can be arranged in a first storage position wherein the lug is not folded and extends along the support surface or in a so-called extended second position wherein the lug is folded along the folding line(s) and extends projecting relative to the support surface to maintain the object in predetermined positions and/or at predetermined distances relative to the background.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventor: Tulga Yesilaltay
  • Publication number: 20080022565
    Abstract: A card holder includes a first or front section having a front section wall, a front radius section joining the front section wall to a front top lip, and a compartment attached to the front section wall. The compartment may be sized and shaped to hold standard business cards (which are typically about 3½ inches long and 2 inches high). A second or back section is pivotally attached to the front section by a hinge joint. The back section has a back section wall and a back radius section joining the back section wall to a back top lip. A display, such as an electronic display of a clock or other device, may be positioned on the back section wall. The front and back sections may be folded together to provide a more compact card holder, especially for packaging, shipping or storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventor: Bonni Shevin Sandy
  • Patent number: 7249430
    Abstract: A display apparatus can include a substantially self-supporting panel adapted to be erected and used without the use of a support frame. In one embodiment, a frameless display fixture includes first and second panels fastened to one another proximal their upper edges, recesses adapted to receive retail merchandise integrally formed along a front side of the panel, and mating portions proximal their lower edge which interlock with a substantially rigid base unit such that the lower edges of the panels are held a fixed distance from one another. The first and second panels may be substantially mutually self-supporting so as to form a frameless display fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Kerker, Brian Wegstein, Philip Davis, Craig Cayce, John Vandyke Stram
  • Patent number: 7117998
    Abstract: A carrier for supporting graphic media materials includes a support member having a plurality of parallel transverse slots disposed on a facing surface thereof and a plurality of thin walled transverse strip members. Each of the transverse strip members are made from a flexible material and include an angled tab portion sized to be fitted into a corresponding slot of the support member and a cover portion that is defined by a width dimension that is larger than the spacing between adjacently spaced slots such that the cover portions are arranged on the support member in overlaying fashion and define transparent storage pockets therebetween for retaining graphic media materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Inventor: Wallace A. Krapf
  • Patent number: 7059073
    Abstract: A card mounting and display device for mounting and displaying a plurality of cards in any desired configuration. The device includes a fabric base having an array grid netting loosely attached to a first side thereof. The array grid netting is arranged to receive fasteners for attaching the plurality of cards to the array grid netting in any desired configuration. A pocket is arranged on the base for storing the fasteners. The device can be rolled-up or folded for ease of storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Inventor: Elizabeth A. Beach
  • Patent number: 6945564
    Abstract: An expense receipt diary of a notebook-type (10) consisting of a front cover (12), a back cover (14), and a plurality of interior pages (16), secured together by binding (18) on one side. The front of each interior page (16) consists of a mounting area (24) that contains a plurality of adhesive strips (28). Each strip (28) is comprised of a release liner (30) and an underlying adhesive (32). Receipts (34a) may be attached to the underlying adhesives (32) by removing the liners (30) and pressing the receipt (34b) onto the exposed adhesives (32). The recording area (20) is located on the reverse side of the mounting area (24). The recording area (20) is a printed surface where the employee can record details pertaining to the receipts attached (34b) to the mounting area (24) of the same sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventor: Roberto Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20040237358
    Abstract: A card mounting and display device for mounting and displaying a plurality of cards in any desired configuration. The device includes a fabric base having an array grid netting loosely attached to a first side thereof. The array grid netting is arranged to receive fasteners for attaching the plurality of cards to the array grid netting in any desired configuration. A pocket is arranged on the base for storing the fasteners. The device can be rolled-up or folded for ease of storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventor: Elizabeth A. Beach
  • Publication number: 20040181980
    Abstract: Structure with variable geometric pattern and appearance, especially, although not exclusively, for use in making stationery or publishing articles, as well as envelopes or packages, characterized in that it comprises: a first element (1) having an aperture (2) whose outline defines a preset geometric or fancy figure; a flap or patch of fabric or cloth (3) applied on the rear surface (10) of said first element (1); a second element (4) associated with the rear surface of said first element (1) on the back of said fabric (3) so that the said fabric will result interposed between the first (1) and second (4) elements, the same fabric being able to partly project from the surface defined by said first element (1) or said second element (4), the surface of the latter being either continuous or provided, likewise the surface of the first element (1), with one or more apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventor: Chanan Gardi
  • Publication number: 20040148825
    Abstract: A collapsible display 1 for a retail outlet is disclosed. The display 1 comprises a body portion 2 having a folded condition and an unfolded condition, and a display portion 3 including a display area 15 for carrying display information. Product supporting shelf portions 4 are pivotably connected between the body portion 2 and display portion 3, such that the display portion 3 is moveable relative to the body portion 2 between a first position, in which the shelf portion 4 are folded flat against the body portion 2 to allow folding of the body portion 2 to its folded condition, and a second position, in which the shelf portions 4 are adapted to support at least one product to be displayed and to retain the body portion 2 in its unfolded condition with the display area 15 protruding from the body portion 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: John Richard Myers, Graham McGregor, Paul Michael Scott
  • Publication number: 20040144007
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for displaying a document cover such as a certificate cover for an individual, objects relating to characteristics of the individual, and/or a picture holder with the individual's picture are disclosed. An apparatus comprising a wall, a slot, and a body portion is provided. A certificate cover can be inserted into the slot to hold the certificate cover in an upright position. One or more objects, representing one or more characteristics of an individual, can be inserted into a corresponding one of the one or more holes of the body portion. A picture holder, which may be centrally located with respect to the certificate cover, may also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Eugene G. Bilobram
  • Publication number: 20040055187
    Abstract: A display apparatus can include a substantially self-supporting panel adapted to be erected and used without the use of a support frame. In one embodiment, a frameless display fixture includes first and second panels fastened to one another proximal their upper edges, recesses adapted to receive retail merchandise integrally formed along a front side of the panel, and mating portions proximal their lower edge which interlock with a substantially rigid base unit such that the lower edges of the panels are held a fixed distance from one another. The first and second panels may be substantially mutually self-supporting so as to form a frameless display fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventors: Michael Kerker, Brian Wegstein, Philip Davis, Craig Cayce, John Vandyke Stram
  • Patent number: 6655056
    Abstract: Sports trading cards are attractively and functionally displayed and stored in an environment or setting related to the sport in which celebrity was achieved, comprising a replica of a sports stadium having a playing field for the play of a given sport and one or more sections to decks of spectator stands surrounding the field, the replication of the stands having slanted surfaces facing a simulation of the playing field for display of cards having relationship to the given sport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Inventors: Steve Wolf, John Pasternack
  • Publication number: 20030189017
    Abstract: A rack includes a flexible planar backboard to which pairs of flexible resilient loops are fixed in rows. The lower ends in each pair are spaced apart by a distance which is less than the transverse dimension of the article to be supported, while the upper ends are spaced apart at a distance which is greater than the transverse dimension. The backboard is preferably formed of sheet plastic less than 1.0 mm thick so that it can be rolled up. The loops may be formed of plastic tubing having end faces received against the backboard and retained by unformed rivets received through holes in the backboard. The loops can be formed integrally with the backboard by stamping out straps which remain attached at a proximal ends, and fixing the distal ends into apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Applicant: Joey Manic, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph G. Boron
  • Publication number: 20030014888
    Abstract: A business card holder is manufactured from a foil using an etching process and formed into the desired shape. The business card holder has a front facia, a bottom structure, and a rear supporting member. The front facia and the rear supporting member can include images to depicts the likeness of any of various objects such as vehicles, buildings, logos. The business card holder would be formed such that the business cards would rest between the front facia, a bottom, and the rear support. The rear support area can be taller than the business card to provide an exposed section that can be used for advertising, promotion, or any other additional applications. The business card holder can be raised using tabs to form stand offs, which may be in the likeness of objects respective to the images such as wheels and tires for a vehicle. The likeness can be further enhanced by additional half etching, through etching, or painting of features onto the foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Inventor: Allen D. Hertz
  • Patent number: 6470608
    Abstract: A networking card has a plurality of pages for bearing at least one of a greeting or other message, a drawing and an object added to the networking card by successive recipients of the networking card. The networking card can be purchased by an initial sender. That person can add a message to a first page of the card and then send it to a first recipient. The first recipient in turn can add his or her own message to the networking card, for example on a second page of the networking card, and then send the card on to a second recipient. The process can be repeated until for example all of the pages have been used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventor: Brian J. P. H. Edwards
  • Patent number: 6427853
    Abstract: An adaptable retail merchandise product display system is particularly suited for display and storage of printed media in planar or roll form. The system includes display cassettes supported in tiers in a cabinet or rack; adjustable roll trays which accommodate rolled merchandise in various roll widths and also supported in tiers in a cabinet or rack; a fin to support merchandise displays and with integral storage compartments; and display spinners having a central vertical axis and radially extended attachment points between which display media extends in a concave form to maximize displayed surface area. The various aspects of the adaptable display can be combined in different arrangements according to the type of merchandise and the retail environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventor: Emory Brozak, Jr.