Double Reel And Web Patents (Class 40/518)
  • Patent number: 10909890
    Abstract: A display system includes a rectangular frame that is surrounded on four sides and is open on two opposed faces. Two banners are disposed to cover the two open faces to enclose a space within the frame. At least one light emitting device is connected to the frame and disposed within the space. The two banners are backlit by the at least one light emitting device when each is in its respective extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Orbus, LLC
    Inventors: James J. Apostle, Drew A. Adams, Dmitri Doubovikov, Ryan W. Duever
  • Patent number: 10703602
    Abstract: An apparatus for a Torah scroll, the apparatus including two parallel plates, at least a first rail, for sliding the two parallel plates one away from the other, for adjusting the distance therebetween, and depressions in widths of at least one of the two parallel plates disposed at two ends thereof, thereby surfaces of the two parallel plates function as an ark while being disposed near one another, and the depressions function as supports for handles of rollers of a Torah scroll at an open state thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Moshe Yohanan Berliner
  • Patent number: 10026343
    Abstract: A multipurpose advertisement board comprising: a window; a vertical film comprising multiple film strips connected in series; a first image expression device comprising an operating unit rotatably connected to a vertical winding roller in upper and lower portions of the frame that vertically move the vertical film to display the multiple film strips in order; a horizontal film comprising multiple film strips connected in series; a second image expression device installed on the window frame, wherein the second image expression device comprises an operation unit rotatably connected to a horizontal winding roller installed in left and right portions of the window frame to rotate or release the horizontal film, thereby horizontally moving the horizontal film so that the multiple film strips of the horizontal film overlap with the film strips of the vertical film to make a combined image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Jae-Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 9196178
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device comprising a multilayered structure with a first portion and a second portion wherein the first portion is conceived to be rolled about a first roller, said device comprising a second roller for receiving the second portion for at least partially counteracting the effects of mechanical strain induced in the multilayered structure upon said rolling. The first roller is rotated in a first direction, whereby the second roller is rotated in a second direction. Preferably, the diameters of the first roller and the second roller are equal. Alternatively, the edge portions A, B of the multilayer structure are suitably interconnected by stoppers for preventing creeping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Creator Technology B.V.
    Inventors: Petrus Johannes Gerardus Van Lieshout, Erik Van Veenendaal, Elgar Denys Kleijne, Volker Barnhart Verschoor
  • Publication number: 20150059219
    Abstract: A unique scrolling backlit display used for advertising or the like features two sets of spools carrying separate webs thereon that respectively contain background and foreground imagery, whereby scrolling of one web relative the other increases the number of distinct visuals that can be attained with the device, and also allows dynamic animation-like displays in which foreground images change over a maintained background, or vice-versa. Multi-color LED light sources in the backlighting device are operable to create vibrant, dynamic lighting effects, while illumination of the display housing further increases the visual appeal of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Tobin Remenda
  • Publication number: 20140373407
    Abstract: A device for marking an article with a view to identifying same includes an information display area, a medium for storing the information to be displayed (26), a programmable clock (42), an electrical power supply system (44), a selection element (38, 40, 40a, 22b) for selecting information from the storage medium in order to display same in a display area and an element for attaching the device to the article or packaging thereof, wherein the selection element is enabled at one or more moments programmed into the programmable clock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: EXAQTWORLD
    Inventors: Alain Favier, Tamas Lodi
  • Patent number: 8726550
    Abstract: Apparatus for holding and displaying an aeronautical chart or other type of map includes an elongated base member having two elongated map support members extending from and rotatably attached to the elongated base member. The apparatus also includes a magnetic positioner and a scale/ruler releasably connected to the base member and used with a chart or map when removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Jason Mathew Larock
  • Patent number: 8499479
    Abstract: A portable advertising system well suited for outdoor advertising at night includes a body adapted to be secured to a transportation vehicle and may include a universal attachment system for that purpose. An advertisement may be displayed on an advertising surface mounted on the body. An illumination source is directed towards the advertising surface and may be integrated into an electronic display unit or may be directed at an advertising sheet such as a vinyl sheet. When the advertising sheet is used, a sheet tension system typically maintains tension on the sheet, and an openable protective cover may protect the sheet when not in use. The illumination source may be controlled based on environmental light conditions, sheet tension and/or position of the protective cover. The body may be part of a cargo container such as an ISO container suited for securing to a railroad car or other vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Freight Train Media LLC
    Inventor: Theodore C. Johnson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130118043
    Abstract: An assembly for protecting an item against theft, includes a device (10) for marking the item with a view to identifying same, the device including an area (16) for displaying information, a storage medium (26) in which data to be displayed is stored, elements (22, 24) for selecting data from the storage medium (26) to be displayed in the display area (16), wherein the protection assembly includes a member (14) for attaching the assembly to the item to be protected or to the packaging thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: EXAQTWORLD
    Inventors: Alain Favier, Tamas Lodi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8069597
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multipurpose advertisement board having a film between glass plates of a double glazed window, wherein pieces of steel wire are provided to respective ends of the film and the pieces of steel wire can be wound around winding rollers, so that the multipurpose advertisement board can display a variety of patterns printed on the film, and also can act as a normal glass window. The multipurpose advertisement board includes a double glazed window that includes two or more glass plates, a film moving in the space of the double glazed window, an upper winding roller and a lower winding roller installed at the upper and lower portions of the double glazed window for winding the film, pieces of steel wire connected to the left and right ends of the film, and steel wire winding grooves provided to the upper and lower winding rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Jae-Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 7823306
    Abstract: A room for use in conducting medical procedures includes an image on a screen disposed in the room. The room preferably includes a track for disposing the screen across the room to create a panoramic view of the scene in the screen. Preferably the track, and hence the image on the screen disposed on the track, are arcuate. The screen provides a virtual reality and a calming effect to the patient undergoing the procedure. The screen can be moved mechanically around the room to display different images on the screen. The screen can be changed to provide a different set of images. Ceiling lights, sounds and smells can be added to the room to further accent the theme of the screen's image and enhance the overall calming effect by portraying the medical procedure room as the scene in the screen. Illumination may be provided behind the screen, as well. The medical procedure may be a magnetic resonance imaging procedure, in which case the room comprises a magnetic resonance imaging assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Fonar Corporation
    Inventors: John D. Kersten, Alex Darian, Raymond V. Damadian
  • Patent number: 7774967
    Abstract: A rectangular banner display assembly for the rapid installation and replacement of ad banners having a frame with two horizontal members both of which are built of extruded segments with channels along which a pre-rolled banner is slid into position during installation. The frame includes a member supportive of a spindle over which the pre-rolled banner is placed and from which the banner is drawn longitudinally. A vertical end-cap with a hinge-able flap partially occludes the member supportive of a spindle while in a closed position, but is opened to access the spindle. A second vertical end cap with a hinge-able flap is opened to expel a banner to be replaced. A method of quickly replacing a previously installed ad banner with a new ad banner by taping the leading end of a new banner with the trailing end of previously installed banner is disclosed. While expelling the previously installed ad banner out the end of the banner display assembly, the new ad banner is drawn along to take its place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventors: David Richard Jones, Ronald W Jones
  • Publication number: 20100101125
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multipurpose advertisement board having a film between glass plates of a double glazed window, wherein pieces of steel wire are provided to respective ends of the film and the pieces of steel wire can be wound around winding rollers, so that the multipurpose advertisement board can display a variety of patterns printed on the film, and also can act as a normal glass window. The multipurpose advertisement board includes a double glazed window that includes two or more glass plates, a film moving in the space of the double glazed window, an upper winding roller and a lower winding roller installed at the upper and lower portions of the double glazed window for winding the film, pieces of steel wire connected to the left and right ends of the film, and steel wire winding grooves provided to the upper and lower winding rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2007
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: Jae-Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 7676970
    Abstract: A display apparatus (10, 10?) for sequentially displacing sheets (A) to a display position, comprising a drive (20) for displacing sheets (A) in a circuit to a display position. An actuator (30) actuates the drive (20). Connector devices (40, 50) connect opposed ends of sheets (A) along the drive (20). Each connector device (40, 50) has (i) a first connector (40) securing a first edge portion (A1) of a sheet (A) to the drive (20), and (ii) a second connector device (50) having a longitudinal member (41?) secured to a second edge portion (A2) of the sheet (A) and connected to the drive (20) so as to be restrictively displaceable along the drive (20). An abutment portion (43?) is securable against the longitudinal member (41?) for retaining the edge portion (A2) of the sheet (A) therebetween. A tensioner (52) connects the longitudinal member (41?) to the drive (20) to maintain the sheet in a taut condition with a predetermined tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Sirona Inc.
    Inventor: Yvon Charbonneau
  • Patent number: 7654022
    Abstract: A horizontally-aligned, adjustable scroll including scroll assemblies frictionally and/or mechanically engaging a base pedestal. The scroll also includes a fixed display horizontally-aligned between the scroll assemblies. The scroll is adjustable by moving the scroll assemblies forward and backward to improve positioning of the fixed display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Bountiful Blessings LLC
    Inventors: Allen Waldsmith, Shane Waldsmith, Richard McCord, Loretta McCord
  • Publication number: 20090211129
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an information apparatus attached or attachable to a vehicle and comprising an elongated, flexible, information-bearing sheet, canvas, sailcloth or the like, which by each of its two narrow sides can be looped around a respective one of two spaced-apart, roughly mutually parallel, rotatably mounted winding drums and can be wound therearound in plural layers, which2 are arranged such that regions of the information sheet are visible between the winding drums, and which to effect their rotational adjustment are each coupled to a respective drive motor, such that different regions of the information sheet become visible; according to the invention, the information-bearing sheet, canvas, sailcloth or the like and the respective winding drums are disposed collectively in a closed housing of flat shape, comprising on its outward side a viewing window and in the region of its back side and/or one or more of its end faces means for affixing the housing to a rearward and/or lateral outer s
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Kalman Böjthe
  • Publication number: 20090139122
    Abstract: A device (1) for displaying an aggregate image (2) the form of a matrix. Each cell (4) of the matrix (3) enables display of an elementary image (6). The elementary images are carried out on a ribbon (7). In order to vary the aggregate image, the elementary image is varied, the former being selected on the ribbon by causing the ribbon to run off inside the cell. The device enables the creation of very large display panels, particularly those used at airports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: BIG WALL VISION (S.A.R.L. )
    Inventors: Didier Le Gall, Yannick Le Gall, Marc Hermelin, Andre Testa, Philippe Planard
  • Patent number: 7493715
    Abstract: The invention concerns a scrolling poster display device, comprising two parallel rolls, a poster strip wound on the rolls and a support device for supporting the rear side of the poster strip between the rolls. The support device comprises an air chamber delimited by a peripheral frame and a base offset rearward, and an air blowing device generates an excess pressure of air in the air chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: JCDecaux SA
    Inventors: Marc D'Halluin, Christophe Lemancel
  • Publication number: 20080005942
    Abstract: An improved sign is provided with a pair of rollers secured to opposite ends of a display surface. A first roller is provided within a first tube formed in one side of the display surface, and a second roller is provided in a tube formed on an opposite side of the display surface. A pair of handles are journaled to the rollers and the display surface is constructed in a manner which biases the display surface toward a curled orientation around the tubes. When the handles are pulled apart from one another, the sign unfurls and the message is displayed. When the handles are released, the bias of the display surface toward the curled orientation causes the rollers to move toward one another as the sign curls back around the rollers into a compact configuration for transportation or storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventor: Donald Harney
  • Patent number: 7293381
    Abstract: A display device for mounting on an inside surface of a cooler door has a mounting bracket for attaching to the cooler door, a top tube mounted on the first mounting bracket, and a bottom tube mounted on the first mounting bracket below the top tube. A display scroll is entrained about the top and bottom tubes so that the scroll is visible through the cooler door. As the scroll is rotated about the tubes, a display graphic on the scroll moves to attract the attention of potential consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Display Industries, LLC.
    Inventors: Bernard Primiano, James David Robertson
  • 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: 6817124
    Abstract: An artistic black/white board with decorative function. The artistic black/white board has an artistic frame. Two reels are hidden in two opposite sides of the frame. At least one picture is extensibly wound on one of the reels. In use, the artistic black/white board serves as a normal black/white board for writing and memorizing things. When not used, the picture is pulled out and unwound from the reel to cover the black/white board to serve as a wall painting for achieving a decorative effect and beautifying the appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Inventor: Jung-Kuei Ko
  • Publication number: 20040221496
    Abstract: An artistic black/white board with decorative function. The artistic black/white board has an artistic frame. Two reels are hidden in two opposite sides of the frame. At least one picture is extensibly wound on one of the reels. In use, the artistic black/white board serves as a normal black/white board for writing and memorizing things. When not used, the picture is pulled out and unwound from the reel to cover the black/white board to serve as a wall painting for achieving a decorative effect and beautifying the appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventor: Jung-Kuei Ko
  • Patent number: 6748685
    Abstract: A scroll-type display sign is provided, including a frame, a first fixed shaft connected on the frame, a second fixed shaft connected on the frame parallel spaced from the first shaft, a first scroll roller rotatably mounted on the first shaft, a second scroll roller rotatably mounted on the second shaft, a signage web connected on the first and second scroll rollers, a drive sprocket affixed with the first scroll roller and mounted on the first shaft, a spring sprocket affixed with the second scroll roller and mounted on the second shaft, a constant force spring connected with the spring sprocket to tension the signage web, and a motor torsionally connected with said drive sprocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: United Sign Company
    Inventor: Ronald Brian Peel
  • Publication number: 20040064987
    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 said scrollable device. The inventive medium is characterised in that it comprises several adjacent sections (2, 3, 4) which are reversibly interconnected by means of the opposing horizontal edges thereof (10-13) and in that it comprises a lateral rod (7, 17, 27, 8, 18,38) located on each of the lateral edges extending continuously over all of the adjacent sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Inventor: Eric Bihr
  • Publication number: 20040064988
    Abstract: The invention relates to a poster suspension device comprising a poster sheet. Said poster sheet, while under longitudinal tension, can be displaced in a to and fro manner between rollers, which are arranged one above the other at a distance, and from roller to roller in a direction of transport. The poster sheet is comprised of at least two individual posters. The aim of the invention is to enable individual posters to be separated from the sheet or to be placed in the sheet. To this end, connecting means, which can be removed between the poster surfaces themselves as well as in their edge reinforcements, are provided between at least two individual posters that follow one another in the longitudinal direction of the poster sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Inventor: Michael Schoning
  • Patent number: 6691441
    Abstract: A device for displaying a set of various flexible posters is described. The device includes a set of receiver drums on which the posters are respectively at least partially wound, a display window and a positioning mechanism for positioning each poster of the set in one of a stowed position in which the poster cannot be seen through the display window and an operative position in which the poster is aligned with the display window. The posters which are in the operative position lie in spaced apart parallel planes. The positioning mechanism comprises a set of motors, each motor of the set being associated with a respective one of the receiver drum, and a programmable control assembly able to send independent control signals to the motors so that any display order is achievable through programming the control assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Mobil'Affiche International
    Inventors: Alain Crivelli, Remy Kerouanton, Yann Kerouanton
  • Patent number: 6668473
    Abstract: A device for suspending posters comprises a poster web that can be driven back and forth between two rolls with longitudinal tensioning in the direction of transport. The rolls are arranged one on top of the other. Each of the lateral longitudinal edges of the web extend in the transport direction. To avoid annoying fluttering of the poster web in wind and weather, a holding device is associated as a lateral guide for the web between the rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Distec GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Schoening
  • Patent number: 6655059
    Abstract: A slotted cylinder contains a pair of first and second rollers extending within the cylinder between opposing gears carried by associated sidepieces at the opposing ends of the cylinder. A scroll of reading paper connects between the rollers such that rotating a knob at one-end transfers the reading paper in a first direction between the rollers. Rotating a knob at the opposite end transfers the reading paper in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Inventors: Scott G. Perry, James S. Whittney
  • Publication number: 20030172564
    Abstract: A slotted cylinder contains a pair of first and second rollers extending within the cylinder between opposing gears carried by associated sidepieces at the opposing ends of the cylinder. A scroll of reading paper connects between the rollers such that rotating a knob at one-end transfers the reading paper in a first direction between the rollers. Rotating a knob at the opposite end transfers the reading paper in the opposite direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventors: Scott G. Perry, James S. Whittney
  • Patent number: 6609318
    Abstract: The display device, according to the present invention, is adaptable to use a cartridge of flexible material terminating at each end in a tubular element. The display device comprises a pair of spool-rod means, each one of the pair of spool-rod means including rod means, first handle means axially connected at one end of the rod means, and second handle means outwardly extending at the other end of the rod means. The rod and first handle means are provided with attaching means for detachably connecting the rod and first handle means. The display device exposes text and/or images to be viewed as consecutive incremental portions of the flexible material, which is adapted to be rolled or unrolled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Inventors: Gene Anthony Augustine, William Kochan, Ray Wayne Augustine
  • Publication number: 20030089009
    Abstract: A scroll-type display sign is provided, including a frame, a first fixed shaft connected on the frame, a second fixed shaft connected on the frame parallel spaced from the first shaft, a first scroll roller rotatably mounted on the first shaft, a second scroll roller rotatably mounted on the second shaft, a signage web connected on the first and second scroll rollers, a drive sprocket affixed with the first scroll roller and mounted on the first shaft, a spring sprocket affixed with the second scroll roller and mounted on the second shaft, a constant force spring connected with the spring sprocket to tension the signage web, and a motor torsionally connected with said drive sprocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventor: Ronald Brian Peel
  • Publication number: 20020184804
    Abstract: An outdoor sign system incorporating a scroll module adapted to display a message selected from a plurality of messages on a message web. A roller clutch is provided to permit a take-off side roller to move in one direction and a roller clutch is provided to permit a supply side roller to rotate in an opposite direction, thereby achieving a scroll system that avoids bunching of the scroll web while maintaining tautness of the web. A scroll module of the sign system includes a front face formed of a transparent material. A first roller and a second roller are mounted on opposite sides of the front face. A flexible message web is fed off of one roller and onto a second roller so that the message web displays a desired message through said front face. A motor or, alternatively, a hand crank, is used to impart rotation to one or both of the rollers. A gear mechanism, in association with an in-line roller clutch, acts on a shaft of a roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventor: Reza Toraby-Payhan
  • Patent number: 6478281
    Abstract: A continuous palette assembly includes a frame, a windup roller, a feed roller, and paper. The frame has a palette surface and a feed chamber adapted to carry the feed roller, the feed chamber being open to the palette surface. The windup roller is mounted onto the frame so that the windup roller is free to move rotationally. The feed roller and windup roller are each adapted to have paper rolled around them, wherein paper unrolled from the feed roller passes across the palette surface and is rolled up around the windup roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Wood Tech, LLC
    Inventor: William H. Turner
  • Patent number: 6450819
    Abstract: A book that is combined with a scroll upon which can be viewed augmentative material related to the story material of the book is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Innovative USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shari Kaufman, Ed Gemma
  • Publication number: 20020095837
    Abstract: A new and useful prayer scroll mechanism comprising a spool form which is a paper webbing (1) FIG. 1A) is to be unwound, resilient means arranged to act on a said rotary spool (17) of FIG. 2E to rewind the paper webbing (1) of FIG. 1 & 1A thereon, said resilient means comprising a first resilient member (8) of FIG. 2E and a second resilient member (13) of FIG. 2E in which second resilient member (13) of FIG. 2 is arranged to exert a return force on said spool (17) of FIG. 2 & 2E which is less than the return force exerted on said spool (17) of FIG. 2 & 2E by said first resilient member (8) (FIG. 2 & 2E) means (22, 23, 24,25,26,27, all of FIG. 2) inhabiting the return force of said first resilient member (8) during initial rewinding of said spool (17) & paper (1) (FIG. 1 & 1A) so that said second resilient member (13) (2 & 2E) provides the primary return force for spool (17) FIG. 2 & 2E) and wherein said first (8) (FIG.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventor: Byron Ashley McPhaul
  • Publication number: 20020056214
    Abstract: The display device, conform the present invention, is adaptable to use a cartridge of flexible material terminating at each end in a tubular element. The display device comprises a pair of_spool-rod_means, each of each including rod means, first handle means axially engaged to the rod means, at one end of the latter, and second handle means outwardly extending at the other end of the rod means. The rod and first handle means are provided with attaching means for detachably connecting the rod and first handle means. The display device exposes text and/or images to be viewed as consecutive incremental portions of the flexible material which is adapted to be rolled or unrolled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventors: Gene Anthony Augustine, William Kochan, Ray Wayne Augustine
  • Publication number: 20010010133
    Abstract: A device for suspending posters comprises a poster web that can be driven back and forth between two rolls with longitudinal tensioning in the direction of transport. The rolls are arranged one on top of the other. Each of the lateral longitudinal edges of the web extend in the transport direction. To avoid annoying fluttering of the poster web in wind and weather, a holding means is associated as a lateral guide for the web between the rolls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2001
    Publication date: August 2, 2001
    Applicant: DISTEC GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Schoening
  • Patent number: 6247256
    Abstract: A set of simple and economical components is used to transform an existing back lighted sign into a self-propelled scrolling banner display. Only two structural parts are used, and the electro-mechanical components are limited to a step-down transformer, a rectifier circuit, a pair of motors, and a switch and voltage step-down diode assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Inventors: Todd A. Simson, Anton K. Simson
  • Patent number: 6216372
    Abstract: A process for attaching posters or related items onto an illuminated carrier film of translucent material, which runs from one reel to another and back again, provides for elimination of a light beam between adjacent posters. In this process an individual poster is flexibly secured to the carrier film at the edges of the poster, and the edges of two adjacent posters are positioned in pockets. The pockets are formed by two tongues of a translucent guide fixed to the carrier film of translucent material and extending perpendicular to the reel direction. One poster (10L) is fed into a first pocket (19) bordered by the carrier film (2) and a first tongue (15), and the other poster (10R) is fed into a second pocket (18) which is bordered by the first tongue (15) and a second tongue (17) connected to the first tongue and positioned away from the first pocket (19). This is done in such a way that the edge areas of the posters (10L, 10R) overlap one another in the pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Inventor: Willy Pehe
  • Patent number: 6178674
    Abstract: Display panel including several displays each having a surface area of at least 2 m2 and an automatic display changing device adapted to show these displays successively to the public. Each display comprises an optically transparent window (7) which is placed in front of an image display device which displays successive images corresponding to the display shown to the public.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Inventors: Jean-François Decaux, Jean-Charles Decaux, Jean-S{acute over (e)}bastien Decaux
  • Patent number: 6105290
    Abstract: A display device (30), particularly for use as a menu board in a restaurant or the like. The device (30) has at least two rotatable roller members (31 or 32) located in substantially parallel spaced apart relationship. Carrier means (38) is provided, tightly supported by and rotatable about the rollers (31 and 32) and adapted to receive at least one display means (36) thereon. Each of the carrier means (38) and said display means (36) are constructed at least partially of substantially flexible and translucent material. Illumination means (37) are provided behind at least a portion of said carrier means (38), to illuminate a viewing portion of said carrier means (38) and said display means (36) thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Coates Signco Pty. Limited
    Inventors: Alan Bernard Coates, James Lee Conlon
  • Patent number: 6029381
    Abstract: A display arrangement presents sequential graphical data that corresponds to predetermined environmental features or points of interest, such as sequential holes of a golfcourse. The display arrangement is installed on the golf cart and the information that is sequentially displayed is correlated to the features of a golf course, such as the various physical characteristics of the respective golf holes. A user will actuate the arrangement by manipulation of an actuator switch, whereupon the graphical data, which is printed on a web, is sequenced to display subsequent information, such as the information that relates to a subsequent golf hole to be played. An automated indexing arrangement controls the displacement of the web on which the graphical data is printed. The web is installed on a web carrier having associated therewith an alignment arrangement that maintains the web element in predeterminable spatial relation with respect to a predetermined web path and the display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Azurus, Inc.
    Inventors: Dino Diego Aleo, John Benjamin Radford, Dino Luigi Villalta
  • Patent number: 5979093
    Abstract: A web tension maintaining roll in a scroll sign module is arranged with its axis parallel to a rotatable second roll, both rolls being arranged for rotation between laterally spaced apart side frame members. For each roll, a short shaft projects from opposite side frame members toward each other for the roll to rotate about the common axis of the shafts. A motor driven drive shaft whose axis is transverse to the axes of rotation of the rolls has a worm fastened to the shaft adjacent each of the rolls. The worms are drivingly engaged, respectively, with worm wheels that are supported for rotation about the axis of the short shafts and about the rotational axis of the rolls. The worm wheel for the tension roll is coupled in driving relationship to the tension roll by way of a spiral spring whose inner end is connected to the worm wheel and whose outer end is connected to the tension roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Everbrite, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J Harruff, Philip R Gross
  • Patent number: 5953840
    Abstract: In a banner display device where a plurality of banners are mounted end-to-end upon a carrier web to form a scroll which is wound on a pair of parallel and spaced-apart rollers, means carried on the scroll for stretching or decompressing a medial section of a displayed banner sufficiently to eliminate wrinkles and small distortions. One embodiment uses means for propelling the medial section away from the web comprising resiliently flexible banner end sections or resiliently flexible strips framing the banner which, when partially wound over the rollers, resiliently assume a more planar tangential position in relation to the rollers, thereby allowing the medial section to jut anteriorly away from the carrier.An embodiment further comprises two independent lateral support members capable of being mounted within enclosures having widely different widths. Components such as motors, transmissions, roller mounting spindles, control sensors and circuitry are mounted directly on the support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Inventors: Anton K. Simson, Peter C. Brusso
  • Patent number: 5946836
    Abstract: The display device has a free standing structure or it may be incorporated into a building wall. The display device primarily consists of a banner having a series of panels mounted in a plurality of display areas provided in a movable frame. A selected panel may be moved into position of a display frame. Each panel bears a different display. The display frame consists of a generally rectangular frame having a light projection display screen mounted at its rear side. The panels moved over the display screen. One display area is an empty area and does not contain any panel such that when this empty panel is located at the display frame a light display projected onto the screen with a video or slide projector is visible in the display frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Inventor: Ahmad Sahebolamri
  • Patent number: 5940999
    Abstract: First and second rolls arranged with their axes parallel to each other and spaced from each other between said side frame members for being driven rotationally to wind an information bearing web on one roll while the web is unwinding from the other roll. The rolls are journaled for rotation at their opposite ends on stub axles that project in cantilever fashion from opposite side members of the frame. Each roll has a gear fastened to a corresponding end coaxially with the roll. A drive shaft extends transversely to the axes of both rolls. A first pinion is positioned on the drive shaft for meshing with the gear on the first roll and is free to turn on the drive shaft. A second pinion is fastened to the drive shaft and meshes with the gear on the second roll. A spur gear is fastened to the drive shaft between the pinions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Everbrite, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J Harruff, Philip P Gross
  • Patent number: 5942706
    Abstract: The present invention, a sheet music turning apparatus, comprises a base, a first spindle on one end of the base, and a second spindle opposite the first spindle on the base. A rotation means for rotating the first spindle in a direction is also provided such that a supply of sheet music mounted on the second spindle is transferred to the first spindle by the rotation of the first spindle, thereby causing consecutive pages of sheet music to be viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Inventor: Franklin Leckie
  • Patent number: 5924869
    Abstract: Devotional and learning devices for displaying individual frames of scrolls containing scriptural passages, prayers and quotations from the teachings of saints, sages, mystics and divinities, which scrolls, when displayed, are illuminated with light of sufficiently low intensity so that the individual frames of said scrolls can be comfortably viewed by the user of one of these devices in an otherwise unilluminated room and at the same time the interior of said otherwise unilluminated room is substdantially imperceptible in the peripheral vision of said user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: Innovative Inventions, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gordon L. Haas