Display Item Hinged On Single Axis Patents (Class 40/533)
  • Publication number: 20140173952
    Abstract: An office status notifier that may be placed at an employee's work station to let co-workers know where the employee is when they are not at their desk. The notifier may include a plurality of pre-printed (or user defined) cards that may rotate about one or more card holders. The card holders may be suspended from a base by a cross-member supported by legs. The notifier may be designed with an attachment mechanism to affix the notifier to a piece of office equipment, such as a top portion of a computer monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Janice Dill-Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20140059903
    Abstract: An automatic page-turning scan device for automatically turning and scanning pages of a book includes an automatic page-turning device and a scan module. The automatic page-turning device includes a base, a book support, a page-pressing module, a pick-up and page-turning module, and a system controller connected with the book support, the page-pressing module and the pick-up and page-turning module. The book support slidably mounted to the base includes two supporting panels for supporting the book. The page-pressing module is mounted to the supporting panel includes a driving module, and a pressing plate driven by the driving module. The pick-up and page-turning module mounted to the base includes a pick-up holder, a pick-up arm and a path guiding mechanism. The scan module is mounted to the automatic page-turning device, and the system controller controls the scan module to scan the pages of the book.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Fong-Jhou Li, Wei-Yuan Peng, Chien-Hui Lee, Chun-Peng Wang, Ta-Jung Kuo
  • Patent number: 8646193
    Abstract: An automatic page-turning scan device for automatically turning and scanning pages of a book includes an automatic page-turning device and a scan module. The automatic page-turning device includes a base, a book support, a page-pressing module, a pick-up and page-turning module, and a system controller connected with the book support, the page-pressing module and the pick-up and page-turning module. The book support slidably mounted to the base includes two supporting panels for supporting the book. The page-pressing module is mounted to the supporting panel includes a driving module, and a pressing plate driven by the driving module. The pick-up and page-turning module mounted to the base includes a pick-up holder, a pick-up arm and a path guiding mechanism. The scan module is mounted to the automatic page-turning device, and the system controller controls the scan module to scan the pages of the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Foxlink Image Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fong-Jhou Li, Wei-Yuan Peng, Chien-Hui Lee, Chun-Peng Wang, Ta-Jung Kuo
  • Patent number: 8591318
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for use in a wagering environment are disclosed. An exemplary embodiment comprises a wagering terminal including a processor, a memory, a primary display, and a secondary display. The primary display is configured for displaying visual messages. These visual messages are displayed as part of a graphical user interface and include at least one wagering transaction message. The secondary display is configured for displaying additional visual messages associated with the visual messages of the primary display. These additional visual messages are displayed as part of an additional graphical user interface. The wagering terminal may further include a proximity detector configured for detecting the presence of a gaming patron, a user identification unit configured for sampling a unique physical attribute of a user, and an image capture unit configured for capturing at least one image in a vicinity of the wagering terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: United Tote Company
    Inventors: Scott B. Pfennighausen, Jim Baker, Brendan Burgess, Kenneth A. Vlazny
  • Patent number: 8584387
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display assembly for posters and the like having a protective sheet that may be replaced with no need to dismount the frame. The protective sheet comprises a strip allowing the sheet to be flexed outwardly to change the display. The display assembly further comprises at least one frame cover which is removably connected to the frame member. The display assembly may be configured to allow the posters to be viewed from both sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: 3411745 Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Gérard Pénisson
  • Publication number: 20120311900
    Abstract: A scroll system and method. The scroll system includes a core that has two end walls that are preferably disc-shaped. A slot that detachably couples a stack of writing material is disposed within the core. The writing materials need not be accessed sequentially but are randomly accessible. The writing materials are also rollable around the core and can be unwound from said core for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: William Andrews
  • Publication number: 20120011752
    Abstract: A display is provided that includes a plurality of panels that are disposed for movement about a single flipping edge only. The panels may each be flipped manually about said flipping edge from a first position in which one face of the panel faces front, to a second position in which an opposite face of that panel faces front. The display includes at least one set of two panels, which panels are disposed such that their flipping edges include an angle so as to extend at least partially transversely relative to each other, and such that one of their positions at least partially overlaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: CBSG INVERSIO B.V.
    Inventor: Camilo Basilio Schutte
  • Publication number: 20100000136
    Abstract: Flat panel display mounts configured to rotate about a vertical axis and at least substantially maintain rigidity about a horizontal axis comprise a mounting member configured to receive a flat panel display thereon, and an arm member attached to the mounting member. The arm member including at least one hinge on at least one of the coupling members. Methods of forming a flat panel display mount are disclosed. A modular sign including a housing, at least one sign panel, and a flat panel display mount is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: YOUNG ELECTRIC SIGN COMPANY
    Inventors: Miles Allen, Dan Beza, Rick Juleen, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090277058
    Abstract: A display system includes a binder, a header, a retaining bracket and an extension assembly. The binder includes a plate, a plurality of sheets and an attachment assembly. The plate has a front surface, a rear surface and an edge. The attachment assembly secure the sheets at the front surface of the plate and maintains and displays information. The header includes indicia and is adapted to be positioned in a retracted position where the header is substantially obscured from view by the plate and an extended position where the header extends substantially from the edge of the plate. The retaining bracket is attached to the rear surface of the plate. The extension assembly is adapted to engage the retaining bracket to maintain the header in the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventor: Gary Dukes
  • Publication number: 20090030714
    Abstract: A system for printing a multiple leaf object for a client comprises: a first picture storage medium containing a client's pictures; a second picture storage medium containing advertisements; means allowing a client to select which of said client's pictures are required for printing; means for opting for one of a first collation option of client selected pictures at a first price and a second collation option of client selected pictures and advertisements at a second price; and means for printing a multiple leaf object according to one of said collation options.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: Ricardo Pulido Garzon
  • Patent number: 7474201
    Abstract: A safety unit for use on vehicles such as school buses. In one embodiment, a housing is provided for the drive motor and related elements for moving a stop sign on the side of the bus between its retracted and extended positions. The housing has a removable cover to provide access to the drive motor and related elements, and the stop sign is mounted on a driveshaft that extends through a single opening in the bottom wall of the housing. In a second embodiment the safety unit is integrated with an access panel on the school bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Specialty Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric D. Swanger
  • Patent number: 7325342
    Abstract: A display system for wall or table use which incorporates multiple two-sided display panels that allow either face of the panels to be viewed and to lie parallel with adjacent panels when rotated 180 degrees from one side of the device to the other is disclosed. Suitable for home, office, or commercial use, the construction of the device presents a decorative appearance and provides for display of multiple images or small objects, or a combination of small objects and images. The construction of the device allows the device to be wall mounted or attached to a base and used as table display. The device can be economically configured for portrait or landscape orientation of popular sized displays. Using the same components, customized versions can be economically fabricated. A variety of materials can be used to construct the display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Inventor: George Coe
  • Patent number: 7043859
    Abstract: A display sign has cards that fold on a hinge to display different numerals. An upper latch retains cards in an upper position overlying an upper edge of the cards. The latch has a retaining member that rotates between an open position and a locked position. A lock assembly for the retaining member has a threaded member that is rotatable between a locked position, which prevents movement of the retaining member, to an unlocked position, which allows the retaining member to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: May Advertising International, Ltd.
    Inventor: P. Allan Meyer
  • Publication number: 20030079389
    Abstract: A hand-held message board for displaying messages, includes: (a) a generally rigid dry erase board having an erasable front writing surface; (b) a means of holding the message board by hand; (c) separate pages, each movably affixed to an upper edge of the dry erase board, each page having a pre-printed message or sign on it; and (d) fastener means for removably attaching the pages to the upper edge of the dry erase board; wherein the individual pages are flippable between the front surface and the rear surface of the dry erase board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventor: Joel Chandler Eberly
  • Patent number: 6446376
    Abstract: A photo display unit (100) comprising a casing (10) having an open side (12), a lid (20) pivotably connected to the casing (10) for closing and revealing the open side (12), and a stack of frames (30) contained within the casing (10) for holding respective photographs, pictures or the like. Each frame (30) is individually pivotable along its plane into and out of the casing (10) through the open side (12) between a storage position and a display position. A movable selector (70) is provided at the lid (20) for selectively engaging any one of the frames (30) and enabling the lid (20) to pivot the selected frame (30) out of the casing (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: C. C. & L Company Limited
    Inventor: Sik-Leung Chan
  • Patent number: 6412201
    Abstract: A lap counter device used to show swimmers how many laps they have swum. The device includes a manual, flip-style lap counter and a rigid, planar body with an upward extended neck with a threaded bore formed therein that attaches to an elongated pole. The planar body has parallel front and back surfaces designed to hold lap counter pages in a vertical position adjacent to the edge of the pool when the planar body is held upright. The pole acts as a handle for an assistant to hold the planar body at or below the waterline while standing next to the pool. The planar body has adjustment knobs located one pair on the front surface and one pair on the back surface. During use, the pages of the lap counter are vertically positioned on the planar body so that the upper slots formed on the pages are aligned around the adjustment knobs on both sides of the planar body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Inventor: Dan Traen
  • Patent number: 5533287
    Abstract: A sign for temporary attachment to a stranded vehicle includes a framework having upright tubular members through which elastic cords may be extracted for the purpose of sign attachment to a vehicle. Looped segments of the cords permit adjustment of cord lengths to accommodate a wide range of vehicle sizes while cord locks limit the passage of the looped cords through the upright frame members. The cords additionally serve to couple the upright frame members to horizontal frame members. A collection of sign panels are swingably supported on a horizontal frame member to permit display of the appropriate message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Inventor: Edwin L. Cole
  • Patent number: 5493803
    Abstract: A device for storage and display of photographs consisting of a housing with front frame and a spindle containing photo envelopes supported mid-way across the front frame. The spindle is formed in unique manner to carry a large plurality of photo envelopes by heat welding each envelope to the spindle in close spacing. Each envelope contains two photos back-to-back, and rotation, either manually or motor controlled, indexes intermittent display of the successive photos with two photos always in view in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Inventor: Thomas L. Byers
  • Patent number: 5289651
    Abstract: An improved photo display device of the type having a housing with frame and double photograph envelope providing dual photo viewing as presented within the frame, a first improvement consisting of an alternative picture rotating mechanism that includes both a manual ratcheting system on one side of the housing and a motor drive or automatic ratcheting system on the other side, and a second improvement that consists of a unitary housing/frame formation that receives a spindle assembly directly through the front frame which is then secured by side entry and snap-fit of right and left ratcheting knob assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Inventor: Thomas L. Byers
  • Patent number: 5274936
    Abstract: A hinge member comprising a plurality of hinge units, each unit having a body portion, with a slotted region and an annular region. The annular region is formed by an elongated circular channel in a cylindrical portion of the hinge. An elongated groove in the slotted region of the body has a region of reduced thickness relative to the slotted region. The elongated groove intersecting with the elongated channel, with a first passage in the slotted region and a second passage in the region of reduced thickness. A ridge is thereby provided between the slotted region and the region of reduced thickness. The axis of the first passage means is parallel to the axis of the second passage and parallel to the axis of the elongated channel. The first passage has its axis perpendicular to the first surface of the slotted region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Inventor: Emile Fournier
  • Patent number: 5163240
    Abstract: A device for storage and display of photographs consisting of a housing with front frame and a spindle containing photo envelopes supported mid-way across the front frame. The spindle is formed in unique manner to carry a large plurality of photo envelopes by heat welding each envelope to the spindle in close spacing. Each envelope contains two photos back-to-back, and rotation, either manually or motor controlled, indexes intermittent display of the successive photos with two photos always in view in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Inventor: Thomas L. Byers
  • Patent number: 4885857
    Abstract: The novel two-position signal device comprises a generally rectangular base plate, a pair of substantially parallel flanges upstanding along opposite edges of the base plate, a signal panel pivotally mounted on the flanges and adapted to be rotated between two different signaling positions against the base plate between the flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Inventor: David Leflet
  • Patent number: 4601489
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improved design associated with an album whose appearance evidences that of prebound construction and the method for the fabricating thereof such that there is able to be created an album of as many pages as desired, each page capable of being interlocked by means of an interconnecting spinal component affixed as part of each and every page such that upon the interconnecting of said spinal members of each and every page, there is achieved the appearance of a prebound album along with having the structural integrity of same but which has in fact the capability of being selectively assembled to any desired number of pages. Additionally, each page is constructed so as to permit the insertion on to each surface thereof an item to be displayed, be it a picture, or otherwise, such that there is achieved as an overall appearance as to each and every page an aesthetically appealing display along with a consistently uniform flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1986
    Inventor: Enzo Stancato
  • Patent number: 4423563
    Abstract: A folding picture frame comprising a rectangular housing and a rectangular front picture panel hinged along one side of the housing and normally folded against the housing in face-to-face relation unfolds to one side to reveal a second picture of approximately twice the size of the front panel picture and expose a plurality of selectively displayable pictures concealed within the picture frame and unfoldable by hinge means in the direction of the unfolded front picture panel. The front picture panel hinge and the concealed picture hinge means are such that each of the selected interior pictures, when unfolded for display, lies in a substantially flat plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1984
    Inventor: George Ondricek
  • Patent number: 4389804
    Abstract: A display assembly in the form of a supporting shell that mounts the assembly in an upright display panel in a matrix configuration. A disk assembly is pivoted to each shell and includes a thin disk movable about a transverse horizontal axis. The disk is moved by magnetic forces between a reflective position exposing one disk surface to the front of the panel, a closed condition exposing its opposite surface to the front of the panel, and a backlighted condition which is intermediate the other two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1983
    Assignee: American Sign & Indicator Corporation
    Inventors: Lloyd Seibert, George E. Ellefsen
  • Patent number: 4137650
    Abstract: A teaching aid providing text for a spoken commentary by a teacher and transparencies for simultaneous illustrative visual display, said aid comprising a loose-leaf binder of folded sheet material to form an enclosing case, means on adjacent folded flaps thereof to secure the case, loose-leaf binding means in the case, a stack of envelopes and an adjacent stack of text volumes mounted to said binding means, said volumes of text being arranged in a predetermined sequence, and a plurality of transparencies each removably accommodated within a respective one of said stack of envelopes and being arranged in said stack in the same sequence as said volumes of text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1979
    Assignee: Clarendon Press Pty. Limited
    Inventor: Francis G. Hayes
  • Patent number: 4094083
    Abstract: Placarding systems for vehicle sides and roll-up vehicle doors include imprinted plates hinged to a base, which plates may be selectably oriented and clipped to the base so that the exposed faces of the plates define a diamond-shaped area bearing a single inscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1978
    Assignee: Modular Products
    Inventor: Harry Fund