Single Reel And Web Patents (Class 40/514)
  • Patent number: 11083098
    Abstract: A display device includes a housing; at least one roller positioned within the housing; a display portion including a display panel and a module cover; and an operating portion connected to one end of the display portion and to change a display portion's state, wherein the display panel and the module cover transition from a first state where the display panel and the module cover are wound around the at least one roller to a second state where the display panel and the module cover are unwound from the at least one roller, in contact with each other, and exposed out of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinha Heo, Dohyeon Kim, Inkeun Ryu
  • Patent number: 10856426
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a rollable display device that can prevent a step between a roller and a display panel and can prevent damage to a printed circuit board and an IC etc. for driving and controlling the display panel, by forming a protrusion radially protruding on the outer side of the roller formed in a cylindrical shape for rolling the display panel and by forming a seat radially recessed on the outer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yongjoon Jeon
  • Patent number: 10365690
    Abstract: A flexible display device according to example embodiments includes a rollable display panel, a housing accommodating the rollable display panel in a rolled state and including an opening portion through which the rollable display panel is pulled out, an optical sensor disposed at the opening portion and configured to detect luminance of the rollable display panel while the rollable display panel is rolled or unrolled, a controller configured to compensate image data based on detection data generated by the optical sensor, and a display panel driver configured to control a display of rollable display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hai-Jung In, Bo-Yong Chung
  • Patent number: 10272348
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to combining personalized thoughts and a gift into a single item. A method for using a kit is provided for creating and storing thoughts and memories on items in a container such as a plush toy. The kit includes media such as a plurality of paper sheets, notecards, and/or letters. During the special occasion or holiday, the paper sheets, the writing implement and the instructions are removed from the internal storage compartment of the container. Completed paper sheets are returned to the internal storage compartment for safekeeping. The completed paper sheets are retained inside the plush toy in a safe and organized manner but may then be subsequently removed from the internal storage compartment of the plush toy and read in order to reflect upon on the past special occasion, holiday or event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Wendy Brant
  • Patent number: 10109222
    Abstract: An illuminated retractable banner display assembly for displaying and illuminating a banner. The illuminated retractable banner display assembly includes an elongated base member; a first light-emitting assembly coupled to the base member; a banner support assembly detachably attached to the base member and adapted to display a banner upright relative to the base member; and a second light-emitting assembly coupled to the banner support assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Jenn Nuss
  • Patent number: 8783642
    Abstract: A method for fastening items (2) such as posters, photos or banners, which in the edge for hanging have a poster hanging bar or rail (3) manufactured from a magnetic material, to an object such as a poster roll up unit (15), which is provided with one or more magnets (5) to which the rail (3) can be connected, the magnets (5) being placed in a recess in relation to the object's surface. Poster roll up units (15) are provided with built in magnets (5) for fastening and fixing items (2) by magnetic connection between the magnets (5) and the rail (3), mounted in the item's (2) edge for hanging. Items such as posters are simply, inexpensively and efficiently mounted and fastened to objects such as poster roll up units (15), without safety risks and requirements for space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Magsee GmbH
    Inventor: Tomas Pedersen
  • 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: 20130038584
    Abstract: A display assembly includes a flexible sheet. The flexible sheet is formed of a flexible material supporting a first display panel and a second display panel. A mechanism is operatively connected to the flexible sheet. The mechanism moves the flexible sheet from a first position in which said first display panel may be viewed to a second position in which said second display panel may be viewed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Roger W. Burgin, Dave Pepitone, Kalluri R. Sarma
  • Patent number: 8356434
    Abstract: A labeling system comprises a wall enclosing a space and a container for holding a retractable label, the container laterally disposed in relation to the space. The retractable label is configured to extend out of and retract into the container. In some embodiments, the wall at least partially defines a container cap. In other embodiments, the wall at least partially defines another container for holding material, such as, e.g., material of medicinal utility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventor: Ehsan Alipour
  • Patent number: 8302335
    Abstract: A manual banner roll-up mechanism has a first tube, a second tube, a foldable material, a securing base, a washer, a linking member, a rope, a securing cylinder, a first plug and two mounting supports. The first tube is rolled up with a foldable material. Another end of the foldable material is connected to a second tube. One end of the first tube is jacketed by a securing base, and the washer, the triggering member and the rope are locked onto the securing cylinder by a bolt. Another end of the first tube is jacketed by the first plug that has a base, a positioning member, a spring, and a cover. A first positioning member of the securing base and a second positioning member of the first plug enable the first tube to be hung between the two mounting supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Chao-Pang Wang
  • Publication number: 20120266506
    Abstract: A mounting aid (1) for mounting films (2), in particular advertising or decorative films on planar substrates, e. g. windows, by unwinding the film (2) from a core (3), designed in such a way that said mounting aid (1) comprises two stationarily supportable fixing devices (4) to hold the core (3) relative to the substrate with the core (3) being rotatable relative to the fixing devices (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: CK-TECH GMBH & CO.
    Inventor: Tarik Kirgiz
  • Patent number: 8286377
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dynamic display signage system comprising a supporting means, a substantially pliable display panel being secured in a substantially vertical manner on said supporting means, and a primary drive means to allow the upward and downward vertical displacement of said display panel along said supporting means, characterized in that said display panel being provided with a secondary drive means operatively connected at the lower portion thereof, said secondary drive means having an independent motion with respect to said primary drive means to allow a consequent independent motion of said display panel at a pre-selected tension in order to maintain the consistent viewable surface integrity of the said display panel as it is vertically displaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Media Pool Incorporated
    Inventor: Rafael Q. Uy
  • Patent number: 8272155
    Abstract: The present invention provides an automatic banner roll-up mechanism for automatically rolling up a banner or poster, which includes two tubes, a foldable material cloth, a connecting rod, two plugs, a cylindrical spring, a stopper and two mounting supports. One end of the connecting rod is sheathed by one plug and the cylindrical spring, and it is retained in one of the mounting supports. Ball bearings in one of the plugs are engaged with the connecting rod when the plug is rotated to twist cylindrical spring tight. After rotating the plug in a reverse direction to release the cylindrical spring, the connecting rod rotates in the reverse direction, thereby rolling up the foldable material. Further, the foldable material may be coated or printed with various patterns for decorative or sun-shading purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Chao-Pang Wang
  • Publication number: 20120204453
    Abstract: Provided is a flexible display apparatus that includes: a flexible display apparatus including: a flexible display panel; a housing including an opening through which the flexible display panel enters and exits the housing; a cylinder disposed within the housing to coil and uncoil the flexible display panel; and a stretcher that selectively extends from the opening to support the flexible display panel, such that the flexible display panel is substantially planar when the flexible display panel is extended outside of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG MOBILE DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Youn Hwan JUNG
  • Publication number: 20120117837
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device, in particular a garden device, having a band-shaped carrier that comprises an operating manual or other information that is provided as a multi-layer roll in the resting position. According to the invention, a hollow chamber is integrated in the device housing as a carrier support for the wound carrier and/or a self-winding film is used as a carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: GARDENA MANUFACTURING GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Renner
  • Patent number: 8104202
    Abstract: A labeling system comprises a wall enclosing a space and a container for holding a retractable label, the container laterally disposed in relation to the space. The retractable label is configured to extend out of and retract into the container. In some embodiments, the wall at least partially defines a container cap. In other embodiments, the wall at least partially defines another container for holding material, such as, e.g., material of medicinal utility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: Ehsan Alipour
  • Patent number: 8096068
    Abstract: The display device of the invention comprises a flexible display element that can be extended in rollable fashion between a first position and a second position. In the first position the element is present in a housing and in the second position it is at least partially visible. The display element is supported in its second position by foldable arms. According to the invention a foldable arm comprises means which facilitate the extension of the display from the first to the second position and from the second position to a further position. These means also counteract any tendency of the display to return by itself from the second or any further position to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Creator Technology B.V.
    Inventor: Bas Jan Emile Van Rens
  • Patent number: 8024878
    Abstract: Stand for banners and the like including a foot part, taking up a cylinder on which a banner can be rolled up on and drawn out from and a device for achieving a rolling up movement for the rolling up of the banner. The rolling up device includes a driving device coupled to the cylinder for rolling up the banner, the driving device comprising a rubber string which at the pulling out of the banner is would up on a drum that is conical and with the string fastened in the wider end so that at a rolled up banner the string runs out from the wider end of the conical drive rollers so that the torque that is achieved by the string is sufficient for the rolling up of the banner's complete rolling up in spite of the rubber string in this position having its minimum tension force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Expand International AB
    Inventors: Ulf Meijer, Björn Ake Sköld
  • Patent number: 8006420
    Abstract: A retractable banner stand includes a canister with an extendable banner having an ad and/or message thereon viewable when the banner is extended. A kit comprised of a pair of end caps with foldable legs and a pole support are releasably engaged to the canister and can be removed without tools. The kit can be releasably engaged to a second canister, without tools, with the second canister containing a second banner with a different (or new) ad and/or message to thus facilitate changing banners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignees: The Portables Exhibit Systems Limited, Downing Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Lyle D. Merner, Gabriela P. Merner, legal representative, James T. I. Landecker
  • Publication number: 20110041369
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dynamic display signage system comprising a supporting means, a substantially pliable display panel being secured in a substantially vertical manner on said supporting means, and a primary drive means to allow the upward and downward vertical displacement of said display panel along said supporting means, characterized in that said display panel being provided with a secondary drive means operatively connected at the lower portion thereof, said secondary drive means having an independent motion with respect to said primary drive means to allow a consequent independent motion of said display panel at a pre-selected tension in order to maintain the consistent viewable surface integrity of the said display panel as it is vertically displaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: Rafael Q. Uy
  • Patent number: 7882652
    Abstract: A banner stand including a banner presenting graphics thereon, a base and a post operably coupled to the base and extending upwardly therefrom, and a support member operably coupleable with the post to support the banner in an upright display mode and to convert the banner to a curved configuration, wherein when the banner is the upright curved display mode, the banner includes a banner axis along a length thereof, the banner axis in a first position at an angle relative to an absolute vertical, wherein the angle is greater than zero degrees. The banner stand can further include an adjuster presented with the base and configured to enable adjustment of the post, such that the banner axis is effected to a second position, wherein the angle is substantially equal to zero degrees with respect to absolute vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Skyline Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Elliott, Mark A. Fritsche
  • Patent number: 7877914
    Abstract: A display comprising a retractable banner stand assembly has a base with a pair of banners extendable therefrom, each banner having a forward surface and a rearward surface. When extended, the banners are arranged in a spaced back face to front face visually overlapping relationship with each banner having graphics on the forward sides of the banner. A forward banner having a different shape than a rearward banner whereby significant portions of the rearward banner may be viewed from directly in front of the banner stand assembly. The precise portion of the rearward banner viewable being dependent upon the viewing angle in front of the display. The base including a housing with each banner being retractable into said housing. In a preferred embodiment the graphics will be aesthetically complementary from the forward banner to the rearward banner; for example, a portion of the graphics on one banner may continue on another banner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Skyline Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Taylor, Scott Parizek, Mark A. Fritsche
  • Publication number: 20100162601
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an auxiliary advertisement device (100, 200). The auxiliary advertisement device include a frame (110, 210) secured to a newspaper, a free newspaper, an outer cover of a book, such as a phone book, a paper bag, a cardboard box, or a writing instrument, such as a ball-point pen, and an auxiliary advertisement sheet (230) that contains auxiliary advertisement contents and is continuously unwound from the frame (110, 210) and wound in the frame (110, 210) in the form of a roll, thus overcoming space limitations of the advertising object, and arousing the curiosity of consumers, therefore maximizing the advertising effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Byung-Man Kim
  • Patent number: 7716860
    Abstract: A retractable banner display includes an easily replaceable banner core. Housing for the banner core includes an end cap with a reentrant opening on its top edge that receives and retains an end peg of the banner core. The end peg has a height greater than its width so that its movement is restricted within the reentrant opening. A retention member, such as a notch, may be included to hold the core within the reentrant opening when the banner is pulled to its extended position. A plurality of replacement banner cores may be included with a display assembly. The banner core may be configured to lock in a first orientation and unlock in a second orientation to assist in loading the core into the housing and assist in maintaining tension in the core. An adapter may be used to adjust the display angle of the banner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventor: Jeff Burris
  • Publication number: 20100107461
    Abstract: A scrolling display device and method are provided in accordance with the invention. The scrolling display device includes an LED illuminator panel that provides light and a support surface for a flexible image-containing web that can be positioned adjacent and at least in close proximity to the surface of the LED illuminator panel to backlight and display that portion of the web. The web can be selectively moved to display desired images contained on the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: William Carter
  • Patent number: 7617625
    Abstract: A device for displaying information, such as an advertisement, on a lorry comprises a web of a material in sheet or canvas form, a reel which can be attached to the lorry, onto which the web can be wound up and from which the web can be unwound, and attachment means for attaching the unwound web to the lorry, which web, in the unwound state, defines an image surface with a height direction and a width direction, on which image surface the information can be placed. The height direction of the image surface is parallel to the reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Polytrust Partners B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Storm
  • Patent number: 7596897
    Abstract: A banner displaying device (100) includes a receiving member (10), a rotating member (30) and a plurality of banners (50). The receiving member defines a cavity (115) and an opening (117) communicating with the cavity therein. The rotating member is rotatably mounted on the receiving member, and includes an axle (31) and a plurality of partitions (32) mounted on the axle and received in the cavity. The banners and the partitions are alternately mounted on the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Chia-En Lee
  • Patent number: 7559163
    Abstract: A display device includes a display part made of a roll-up sheet-like direct-view display element; a take-up part attached on one end of the display part, the take-up part allowing the display part to be rolled up; a pulling part attached on the other end of the display part, the pulling part allowing the display part to be roll out; and a holding part for holding the display part from behind. The holding part is formed of linkage, which can be stored on the rear surface of the display part when the display part is rolled up, and can be stretched across the rear surface of the display part when the display part is rolled out. This enables the holding part to be stretched across the rear surface of the display part when the display part is spread out so as to prevent the display part from swaying, thereby maintaining excellent display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Ofuji, Naoya Taki
  • Patent number: 7530187
    Abstract: A warning sign that is attached to a spring-loaded roller contained in a housing, which is then secured to the truck or trailer. When the sign must be displayed, the driver simply pulls the sign from the housing and extends it across the vehicle's bumper. When it is fully extended, the free end is secured to mounting fasteners located on the vehicle. In this way, the sign is ready for use, clean and in good condition. After the load has been hauled and the sign is no longer needed, it can be released and rolled back inside the housing, ready for the next use. The housing can be installed on trucks, pilot vehicles, heavy equipment, and trailers and can be deployed whenever needed simply be pulling the sign out and securing it to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Inventor: Todd Dreka
  • Patent number: 7458175
    Abstract: A retractable display apparatus (10) comprises a housing (12), a drum (14) journalled for rotation in the housing, a display sheet (16) wound on to the drum, and a slot (22) in the housing through which the display sheet can be unwound from the drum against the action of a return spring, wherein a flexible leader strip (28) extendable through the slot is provided for releasably attaching the display sheet to the drum (14) in an easy and convenient manner outside the housing (12). The leader strip (28) has ribs (28.2) along both longitudinal edges, one rib being engageable with the drum and the other with an undercut formation (30) secured to the display sheet (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Inventors: Allen Meyer, David Ivy
  • Publication number: 20080263921
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a multifunctional signboard having a window function. The signboard is constructed so that a film (2) is provided between double glass sheets (3) and liquid (1) is filled between the film (2) and the glass sheets, thus achieving an effect as if the film (2) were impregnated with the liquid, and preventing the film (2) from shimmering due to the refractive indices of the glass sheets and air, therefore serving as a visual device that causes the double glass sheets (3) and the film (2) to be perceived as one, and which is constructed so that a transparent film or a film (2) on which various patterns are printed is wound around take-up rolls (4) and is driven vertically or horizontally, thus expressing a desired degree of transparency or various designs, therefore variously altering indoor and outdoor environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Jae-Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 7428792
    Abstract: A display device, according to the present invention, taking the form of a scroll with handle (201) and spool-rod shaft (202) for rolling and unrolling printed flexible material (400) and a tubular housing (300) with an internal chamber—a floating cowling—freely rotatable over said wound spool-rod from which the printed material is extendable. The scroll text (400) or image to be viewed is manually extendable by pulling it through a continuous longitudinal slot (301) in the cowling with a pull-tab (501) which also prevents the printed material from being irretrievably drawn into the cowling. The cowling is rotatably received at its open ends over the spool-rod by a pair of opposed retaining/aligning yokes. The invention improves on traditional scrolls by providing protective containment for the printed material without requiring the containment's separation to display it. The cowling and handle are adaptable as works of art related to the printed material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Inventors: William Kochan, Gene A. Augustine, Ray Augustine
  • Publication number: 20080209781
    Abstract: A device for displaying a disabled parking permit includes a partially rounded housing with a flat fascia with a hook for hanging the device from a rear view mirror of an automobile. The disabled parking permit is required on opposite faces of a flexible sheet that is wound onto a spring loaded roll in order to contain it within the housing while driving. And this housing must not hang any lower than one and a quarter inch below the mirror. The placard can be pulled down from a slot opening on the bottom of the housing to a fully extended positioning order to display the disabled parking permit in a manner that allows visibility from both the front and the rear of the handicap persons automobile when the vehicle is parked. The placard must be retracted and rolled up within the housing, onto the spring-loaded roll, to avoid obstruction of view while driving. The width, length, colors, and indicia all being factors that must meet stringent municipal requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventor: Michael Victor Mortensen
  • Patent number: 7373703
    Abstract: A memorial picture frame has an outer frame that houses an image of a decedent and a hollow frame configured to house the decedent's cremated remains. The translucent hollow frame is connected to a front surface of the outer frame so as to frame the housed image and to display the ashes of the decedent. The hollow frame, which has four hollow members each having a closed end, an open end for receiving the ashes of the deceased, and a removable closure member, is detachable from the outer frame so as to facilitate deposit of the decedent's ashes therein. A rotatable device that is configured to house and deployably display a scroll containing information related to the decedent is connected to the outer frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Inventor: Geraldine D. Grenci
  • Patent number: 7350325
    Abstract: A scroll for publicity includes a housing sleeve, a banner, a winding mechanism, and a pulling rod; the banner is printed with words and images; the winding mechanism is housed in the housing sleeve, and connected to one end of the banner for rolling up the banner; the winding mechanism includes a connecting pipe connected to the banner, and a torsion spring positioned in the connecting pipe; the banner is normally wound around the connecting pipe; when the pulling rod is being moved away from the housing sleeve to spread out the banner for showing the words and images for publicity, rotational energy will be stored in the torsion spring; the banner will be automatically rolled up around the connecting pipe, and the scroll closed after the user stops exerting force on the pulling rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Inventor: Li-Chen Wang
  • Patent number: 7337567
    Abstract: A retractable banner stand has a banner, a support base, a mast, a retracting mechanism, and a means for imparting a curvature in the horizontal plane on the banner. Typically a cross member will be provided for supporting the banner in an extended upright position and typically the base will be a housing that included the retracting mechanism. The means for imparting a curvature may comprise a pair of elongate forms each with a banner engaging area that has a curved surface. The elongate forms can be resiliently flexible to repeatably provide and release the curved surface upon set-up and take-down. Various means for holding the resiliently flexible form in place include hinged spacers, slidable spacers, hinged form, or slidable form connected to the base. Alternatively, the curved surface may be rigid and insertable into engagement with the banner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Skyline Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Fritsche, Dan D. Berg, Jason W. Johnson, John T. Elliott
  • Patent number: 7302772
    Abstract: A combination writable scroll picture frame display assembly, comprising a picture frame sized to accommodate commonly sized photographs or cards, a writable scroll, and a base sized and shaped to maintain the entire invention upright and stable. The components are arranged such that the scroll, when mounted, does not obscure viewing the framed picture. The scroll is mounted on the assembly in a manner to facilitate its easy removal and remounting, and the entire assembly may be made wall mountable. The scroll is bound when closed, unrolls to reveal some sort of writable media, and may include a decorative cover and/or other decorative features including decorative end caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Inventor: Vernon H. Harrington
  • Patent number: 7168195
    Abstract: A scroll advertising display device which utilizes a housing which includes a windup mechanism which is attached to a sheet member with the sheet member to be extendable from the housing and then retractable by the windup mechanism to be confined in conjunction with the housing. The housing includes a spindle on which the sheet member is wound. The spindle includes a pair of projections which are to engage in conjunction with a windup spring. The body of the spindle is formed as a pair of separate parts which are mated together with the exception at each end of the spindle is located a smaller diametered rod which is integral and formed as a single unit. A material dispenser may be connected in conjunction with the housing with the material dispenser adapted to dispense material, such as a scented gas, coupons, recipes or entry forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Ad-Tech, LLC
    Inventor: Gregg A. Seidel
  • Patent number: 7159347
    Abstract: A one-piece sleeve structure for securing the end of sheet material which permits ease in opening and closing on the sheet material during insertion or removal therefrom. Included are end caps for positive retaining of the sheet once inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventor: Chi Lung Ngan
  • Patent number: 6931773
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display medium (1) intended to be installed in a scrollable device, the edges of which can be guided laterally inside the scrollable device. The inventive medium includes several adjacent sections (2, 3, 4) which are reversibly interconnected by means of the opposing horizontal edges thereof (10 13) including a lateral rod (7, 17, 27, 8, 18,38) located on each of the lateral edges extending continuously over each of the adjacent sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Prismaflex International
    Inventor: Eric Bihr
  • Patent number: 6826859
    Abstract: A decorative shade for a video display with a screen has a window with an opening to attach to the video display in front of the screen on the video display, a rolling device mounted inside the window and a blind wound on the rolling device to selectively cover the screen. Wherein, the window can be mounted detachably on the video display or formed integrally on the video display. The blind selectively winds onto or off the rolling device to open or cover the screen. When the blind covers the screen, the decorative shade protects and keeps dust off the video display. Furthermore, the window has a decorative appearance, and a picture on the blind imitates a piece of artwork. Thereby, the video display is changed into an artistic decoration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Inventor: Jui-Ching Lin
  • Publication number: 20040128880
    Abstract: A display device for a vertically movable rolling shutter with the provision of a rolling/unrolling roller 4 is provided, which permits provision of various advertisement and decoration effect excellent in display character to an existing character without need of any elaborate installation work but in a very simple work, and also permits coping with contamination damage to the shutter surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventor: Seiji Abe
  • Publication number: 20040049958
    Abstract: The invention provides a flexible sheet for presentation of information, whereby said flexible sheet (2) comprises a self-winding portion (4). The flexible sheet (2) further comprises at least one handling section (6) for unwinding said flexible sheet (2). Furthermore, a method of producing a flexible sheet (2) is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Ewald Eisen, Christian Blank, Andreas Mahr, Gerd Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 6705032
    Abstract: A holder for construction plans having a cylindrical rod rotatably mounted between a first perpendicular segment attached to the first end of a base and a second perpendicular segment attached to the second end of the base. A first end of the cylindrical rod passes through the first perpendicular segment and can be used to rotate the cylindrical rod. One end of the construction plans can be folded and inserted into a longitudinal groove that exists in the cylindrical rod. Optionally, a peg removably fits into an opening transversely located in the rod to prevent the rod from slipping from its intended position; and magnets may be attached to the bottom of the base to hold it releasably on a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Inventor: Ryan C. Hoth
  • Publication number: 20040025391
    Abstract: A device for displaying information, such as an advertisement, on a lorry comprises a web of a material in sheet or canvas form, a reel which can be attached to the lorry, onto which the web can be wound up and from which the web can be unwound, and attachment means for attaching the unwound web to the lorry, which web, in the unwound state, defines an image surface with a height direction and a width direction, on which image surface the information can be placed. The height direction of the image surface is parallel to the reel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventor: Jan Storm
  • Patent number: 6684541
    Abstract: A secure hand-held prayer scroll is provided for creating and retaining writings such as prayers. A replaceable paper webbing is retained on, and in use unwound from, a rotary spool within a hollow housing. To rewind the paper webbing onto the spool, a locking wheel is unlocked by use of a button. A retraction spring and comfort spring balance the return force of the paper webbing. A pen may be stored within the article for writing purposes in use. A key activates a locking device to prevent unwanted release of the paper webbing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Inventor: Byron Ashley McPhaul
  • Patent number: 6644606
    Abstract: A mounting support bracket for an advertising windup reel which comprises a base which is to be fixedly secured to an exterior surface. Mounted on the base are a pair of hook members and a depending tab with the outer end of the depending tab having an elongated ridge and groove. A portion of an advertising windup reel is to be connectable between the groove and the hook members to be clamped therebetween thereby fixing in position the advertising windup reel to the mounting support bracket. The depending tab includes a handle which facilitates manual movement of such to deflect the depending tab and permit disengagement of the windup reel housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Gregg A. Seidel
  • Patent number: 6594932
    Abstract: A display sign mounting system allows quick and easy mounting and tensioning of a display sign. The display sign has a substantially planar surface to which support members are mounted to form a perimeter frame. Bracket assemblies are attached to the support members. The bracket assemblies retain the substrate and allow for selective tensioning of the substrate to create a taut display as desired. A bracket assembly may have rotatable members to facilitate installation of the substrate. The substrate is wound on a spool assembly to facilitate transporting the substrate to and from a display sign location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: RAK TEK, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheldon G. Hurst, Jr., Sheldon G. Hurst, III
  • Publication number: 20030121187
    Abstract: A Rollout Greeting Card comprises a flat body of pliable, coiled material whereon artwork and wording can be inscribed which when uncoiled gradually reveals the artwork and wording thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2001
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventor: Michael Stephen Ryan
  • Patent number: 6571496
    Abstract: There is provided a visual display device that has a holding member, a cassette that can be removably inserted into and removed from the holding member and an arrangement for displaying a banner, photomural display panel or other display media. There is also provided a mechanism in the cassette for holding the banner, photomural display panel or other visual display media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Expand International of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Christer Zarelius