Dummy Sign Patents (Class 40/538)
  • Patent number: 8997386
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mannequin, and, more specifically, relates to a large-scale promotional mannequin capable of being manipulated while moving carried on a person's shoulders like a backpack at, for example, various venues or on the streets for the purpose of advertising or promotion. The backpack-type large-scale promotional mannequin according to the present design comprises: a main mannequin body fitted with a blower operated by means of a battery on one side such that air can be injected therein in tube fashion; a support for supporting the main mannequin body from the bottom so as to allow same to be upright; and a backpack means for strapping, onto the shoulders, the main mannequin body supported upright by means of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Sang Hak Lee
  • Patent number: 8943725
    Abstract: Equipment for displaying information carriers, especially for advertising purposes, has a chamber accommodating an information carrying device and constructed to make it possible to look into the internal space of the chamber. The chamber is provided with at least one transparent plate transverse to the direction of viewing. The information carrying device is on this plate. At least a part of the chamber wall has strips parallel to a strip in contact with the transparent plate. The information carrying device is formed by at least two objects situated on opposite sides of the transparent plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Andras Gotzy
  • Publication number: 20140373408
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mannequin, and, more specifically, relates to a large-scale promotional mannequin capable of being manipulated while moving carried on a person's shoulders like a backpack at, for example, various venues or on the streets for the purpose of advertising or promotion. The backpack-type large-scale promotional mannequin according to the present design comprises: a main mannequin body fitted with a blower operated by means of a battery on one side such that air can be injected therein in tube fashion; a support for supporting the main mannequin body from the bottom so as to allow same to be upright; and a backpack means for strapping, onto the shoulders, the main mannequin body supported upright by means of the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Sang Hak Lee
  • Patent number: 8764453
    Abstract: A display for tail feathers of a game bird is provided which includes a wall plate lying in a first plane and a design plate attached to the wall plate. The design plate is spaced apart from the wall plate and is in a second plane parallel to said wall plate. A feather cover plate is attached to the design plate. The feather cover plate is spaced apart from both said wall plate and said design plate and is in a third plane parallel to said wall plate. The wall plate and the feather cover plate form a cavity to receive and hold tail feathers of a game bird.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Swarthout Wildlife Mounting Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Lance D. Swarthout
  • Publication number: 20140137447
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide an advertising apparatus for a vehicle, where the advertising apparatus comprises a dressing for the vehicle, and a fastener configured to couple to the dressing to the exterior features of the vehicle. The dressing may be configured to cause at least a portion of the vehicle to resemble a product when the dressing is coupled to the vehicle to cover at least a portion of an exterior body of the vehicle. Additionally, the fastener may be configured to couple the dressing to the vehicle such that the dressing covers the portion of the exterior body of the vehicle. For some embodiments, the advertising apparatus dresses some or all of the exterior body of the vehicle such that the vehicle's exterior appearance is altered to the likeness of some or all of a product, thereby enabling the vehicle to function as mobile advertisement for the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Inbal Mama
  • Publication number: 20140068980
    Abstract: A novel display device is disclosed that comprises an inflatable bladder and a cover attachable to the bladder designed to create and maintain a three-dimensional effect. The bladder may be continuously inflatable or air tight. The bladder has a contour shaped into a silhouette of a person, place, or thing. The cover has an image thereon that is complementary to the silhouette of a person, place, or thing. Breather ports may be disposed about the cover to permit air escaping the bladder to inflate the cover without overinflation. The portable and lightweight displays may include a means for attaching the displays to walls or buildings or on top of a promotional tent. The disclosed embodiments may also include lighting to further the eye-catching appeal and three-dimensional effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Adam Melendez
  • Publication number: 20140033586
    Abstract: A press character (100) includes a character portion (101) and a first post (102) and a second post (103). The first post and second post extend from opposite ends of the character portion. A user can place the first post into an edge (503) of a lobe (502) of an object, such as a pumpkin (500) or watermelon. Another lobe (501) can be applied to cause the second post (103) into another edge (504) of the another lobe to form a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Greg Myracle
  • Publication number: 20140025508
    Abstract: An advertising unit includes a container and a flat divider dividing the container into two compartments. The divider is separate from the container and unable to support itself in an upright orientation. The divider includes an advertising display. A comestible product, such as soft-serve ice cream or frozen yogurt, is in the container on opposite sides of the divider and supports the divider in a generally upright position. Methods of advertising include placing advertising on the divider and providing the divider to a vendor of the comestible product. The advertising unit and advertising methods can be used to increase the impact of advertising by encouraging people consuming the product from the container to interact physically with the divider and creating a positive association between the advertising message and the experience of eating a desired comestible product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Brent Bartosch
  • Patent number: 8627585
    Abstract: A jacket structure for mounting to a display structure, the jacket structure comprising one or more panels having an inner side and an outer side with regards to the display structure, one or more members corresponding to columns of the display structure, one or more elements corresponding to a tray base of the display structure, the elements corresponding to a tray base of the display structure intersecting with the members corresponding to columns of the display structure, the intersection of the members corresponding to the column of the display structure and the elements corresponding to the tray base of the display structure forming a window through which a consumer can reach out to grab the product within the display structure, a horizontal flap in an upper side of the element corresponding to a tray base and a horizontal flap in a lower side of the element corresponding to a tray base, wherein the flaps are configured to form a locked tab structure when the jacket structure is in a mounted position, an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: POP Ontime Supply Services, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Bernardo Herman Baran, Mauricio Herman Dantus, Roman de Jesus Chavez Herrera, Mauricio Ricardo Benito Alvarez Cedeño
  • Patent number: 8595961
    Abstract: Three-dimensional lightweight foam greeting cards are described herein having a foam body with a perimeter wall that extends between two spaced apart parallel pieces of planar sheet material such as heavy gauge paper, cardboard, or other such material. The greeting cards have a partially hollowed foam body or one or more cavities in the foam body concealed in the front and back by the planar sheet material which may be pre-cut in the shape of the foam body are decorated consistent with the design of the foam body. The cavities in the foam body may contain various electronic components that enable the greeting card to produce sound, record and playback a personalized message, trigger light activation, trigger the movement of moveable parts, display digital video, photographs or slideshows, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: American Greetings
    Inventors: David Mayer, Terry Hughes, Jerry Guo, John Talbot, Sharon Bogdanski
  • Patent number: 8458933
    Abstract: A display for an article of sports memorabilia, where the display is configured to resemble a seat from a sports venue at a substantially reduced scale. The display includes a generally horizontal shelf member for receiving an article of sports memorabilia, and a support structure for supporting the shelf member at a raised elevation. The display is particularly useful for displaying various hems of sports memorabilia and other similar collectibles, including balls, pucks, and sports equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: George P. Tahan
  • Publication number: 20130118045
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are over-sized three-dimensional positionable hand structures that can be used to create various gestures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Joe M. Sample, Vincent J. De Felice
  • Publication number: 20130047478
    Abstract: An improved sign display device and system for interchangeable signs, banners and flags on a variety of surfaces and objects with increased structural simplicity and minimum parts. The sign display device comprises at least one support or frame member, at least one opening in the banner sleeve to expose said support and at least one mounting member. The exposed support or frame member engages one or more mounting members in such fashion as to allow the banner to be mounted on it easily, as well as allow it to be removable and replaceable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Harry Chang
  • Publication number: 20130041730
    Abstract: An advertising device, having a charging base for charging multiple various electronic devices is provided. The advertising device includes a three dimensional advertising member; a base member configured for supporting the advertising member; a plurality of charging interfaces disposed along the periphery of the base member; an illumination source disposed at an internal position of the base member; and a power distribution assembly for providing power to the illumination source and the plurality of charging connectors. In addition, the advertising device includes a notifying unit and a receiver fob associated with each charging connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Mark LoBianco
  • Publication number: 20130014413
    Abstract: Advertising envelopes are anchored light envelopes that display an advertising (32). They are filled with a gas. They are made with a light plastic film or paper. Said advertising envelope and gas together are heavier than the air. When said gas is heated, whether indistinctly during the day by the sun or at night by an electrical source the envelope gets lighter than the air. The fixed envelope raises and displays said message. Other optional elements used to set the advertising envelope on place that not necessarily all embodiments have are: an electricity generator (41), an electricity reservoir (54), a conductive element (51), a resistance (43), a lamp (43), a funnel (23) acting as a valve, a vehicle (27) that drags the envelope (32), a bridle (21), control lines (24), a fan (40), and a photoreceptor (42) connected to an electrical switch (57).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Pablo Emilio Luzuriaga
  • Patent number: 8215040
    Abstract: A method for advertising in a restroom is shown and described. The method includes the use of a three-dimensional advertisement article which may attach to a wall above a urinal and at least partly cover the urinal. The advertisement article may resemble a container, perhaps a bottle or can, for a product, which may be beer or a soft drink, being advertised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventors: Charles Pascarelli, David Furman
  • Publication number: 20110265359
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for marketing products that includes a plastic, magnetic or lenticular form typically conforming in shape and size of a corresponding product being advertised and the form may have indicia applied to the form representative of information associated with the advertised product. In another aspect, an apparatus for signage is provided that includes a plastic or similar material pocket for insertion of marketing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventor: Lynne M. McNamee
  • Patent number: 8046944
    Abstract: An automobile interior exhibit is configured with a relief formed to replicate an automobile interior member and an interior cover covering the surface of the relief. In the automobile interior exhibit, the relief is provided with a simulative three-dimensional form in perspective so that the relief provides a view from a predetermined viewpoint even when the relief is viewed from the front.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tokuyuki Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20110203146
    Abstract: Systems, kits and methods allow a life-sized figure, whether configured as a cut-out or wall-mounted image, to be portrayed as “holding” a real musical instrument such as a guitar or a piece of sports equipment such as a tennis racket, thereby enhancing the visual appeal of the arrangement through the inclusion of a real, 3-D object while a storage function for the instrument or other implement when not in use. The invention may be configured for converting an existing wall-mounted figure or cut-out, or may be provided in kit form for later assembly. Apparatus and methods are also disclosed for taking photographs for life-sized novelty figures for use on cut-outs and wall-mounted displays, particularly when “action” shots are required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Kevin L. Newcomer
  • Patent number: 7980015
    Abstract: One embodiment of a bobblehead sign display contains a body portion (12) and a head portion made up of head substrates (10 and 11). Head substrates (10 and 11) are joined together by head spacers (14 and 15) using an adhesive or reusable fastener. An elastic cord (16) spans a distance between head spacers (15). A support rod (13) is rigidly attached to the body substrate (12). The weight of the assembled head portion is supported by the support rod (13) via a connection to the elastic cord (16). Graphics may be affixed to the outer surfaces of 10, 11 and 12, which will be viewable to spectators around the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Bobblesigns.com LLC
    Inventor: Aaron Yut-Ming Moy
  • Publication number: 20110061274
    Abstract: A method for advertising in a restroom is shown and described. The method includes the use of a three-dimensional advertisement article which may attach to a wall above a urinal and at least partly cover the urinal. The advertisement article may resemble a container, perhaps a bottle or can, for a product, which may be beer or a soft drink, being advertised.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Charles Pascarelli, David Furman
  • Patent number: 7900385
    Abstract: A retail display system includes a first bracket having a mounting portion defining a substantially arcuate face, a first arm having at least one insertion tab, and a second arm having at least one insertion tab. The first bracket is secured to a back face of a first display article including a backer and an image of a first product. The display article defines a border coterminous with a periphery of the first product. The display article is maintained by the backer by flexing the first display article to shape the first display article to the mounting portion of the first bracket and by securing the flexed, first display article to the first bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Clark, Michael A. Whittier, David H. Cheney
  • Patent number: 7845102
    Abstract: A motion image advertising system, coupled with an advertising dummy enlarging an object to be advertised such as a mobile phone, a video camera, or the like, is disclosed. The motion image advertising system includes a screen window and a display apparatus or a flat display installed to the rear side of the screen window and having a screen and a projector. The display apparatus is installed to a support. The support includes a fixing device and an advertising dummy attaching device, respectively installed to the advertising dummy device and the display apparatus to couple and separate the advertising dummy. The advertising dummy and the advertising motion image are simultaneously provided to consumers to increase advertising impact. If necessary, the advertising dummy device can be easily separated from the display apparatus such as the screen to be replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Inventor: Hae-Yong Choi
  • Patent number: 7805869
    Abstract: A method for advertising in a restroom is shown and described. The method includes the use of a three-dimensional advertisement article which may attach to a wall above a urinal and at least partly cover the urinal. The advertisement article may resemble a container, perhaps a bottle or can, for a product, which may be beer or a soft drink, being advertised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventors: Charles Pascarelli, David Furman
  • Publication number: 20100236113
    Abstract: A cover for hay bales and other three dimensional objects, and a method of advertising using the cover is described. The cover is generally of a size and shape to be wrapped about an cylindrical object having the relative proportions of a beverage can. When the cover is applied to hay bales, round bales may be stacked to provide suitable proportions. The cover bears indicia associated with a particular brand and/or type of beverage, such that the covered bales will resemble an enlarged version of the particular beverage can, thereby providing suitable advertising benefit to the beverage company.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: BIG ROCK BREWERY OPERATIONS CORP.
    Inventor: Shelagh MCNALLY
  • Patent number: 7661214
    Abstract: A retail display article based upon an original photograph of a subject including at least one item of clothing and having visible portions of skin. The display article includes a back panel and a display photograph. The back panel defines a flat surface. The display photograph depicts an edited version of the original photograph such that the visible portions of skin depicted in the display photograph is configured to imitate a general appearance of a mannequin. The display photograph is disposed on the flat surface of the back panel. The display photograph and the back panel are collectively cut about the perimeter of the subject. Retail display systems and methods of construction provide additional advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Clark, Michael A. Whittier
  • Patent number: 7610705
    Abstract: The present utility model provides a deer-shaped decorative structure assembly, comprising a body framework having a trunk and four legs, a head framework having a head and a neck, and an antler framework of an antler shape, the head framework being detachably connected to the body framework, the antler framework being detachably connected to the head framework, and the body framework, the head framework and the antler framework when assembled together forming an upstanding deer-shaped structure, wherein each of the four legs of the body framework is configured so as to be folded in a longitudinal direction of the leg so that the height of the body framework after the folding of the legs is reduced to about half of the height before the folding. Since the legs of the body framework are designed to be a foldable structure, the height of the deer-shaped structure, after disassembly, is considerably reduced, thereby reducing the packaging and transportation size and lowering the costs of transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Shanghai Ori-Adv Decoration Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wenli Liu
  • Publication number: 20090265968
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for marketing products that includes a plastic, magnetic or lenticular form, and may conform in shape and size to a corresponding product being advertised and the form may have indicia applied to the form representative of information associated with the advertised product. In another aspect, an apparatus for signage is provided that includes a plastic or similar material pocket for insertion of marketing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventor: Lynne M. McNamee
  • Publication number: 20090229152
    Abstract: A retail display system includes a first bracket having a mounting portion defining a substantially arcuate face, a first arm having at least one insertion tab, and a second arm having at least one insertion tab. The first bracket is secured to a back face of a first display article including a backer and an image of a first product. The display article defines a border coterminous with a periphery of the first product. The display article is maintained by the backer by flexing the first display article to shape the first display article to the mounting portion of the first bracket and by securing the flexed, first display article to the first bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Clark, Michael A. Whittier, David H. Cheney
  • Patent number: 7520071
    Abstract: A folding display includes a tower member having a display panel with advertising indicia on a front surface and a support panel attached to the back surface. The display and support panels feature lateral fold lines so that the tower member may be folded for shipping and storage. The support panel has a pair of flaps formed therein and each flap features an arcuate surface. The flaps may be moved into a position where the arcuate surfaces engage the back surface of the display panel so that it assumes a convex configuration. The tower display is then capable of standing on a generally horizontal surface. A pair of the tower displays may be positioned in spaced relation with a bridge member, also featuring advertising indicia, extending between them. A base member lays on the surface upon which the display is standing and features end portions that engage the tower members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Rapid Displays, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Abramson
  • Patent number: 7493716
    Abstract: A signage system includes an alpha-numeric character with angled front walls defining a peaked internal cavity and having perimeter flanges extending along edges of the front walls. A mount plate fits into and is hidden by the character. Connectors releasably attach the character to the mount plate. Features on the mount plate and character inter-engage to center and align the character on the mount plate. The connectors can be snap-attach, hook-and-loop, or magnetic. Alternatively, adhesive can be used to attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Whitehall Products, LLC
    Inventors: Lee S. Brown, Jamie S. Hossink, Paul Franklyn
  • Publication number: 20090019745
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to articles marked with a design resembling an oxygen mask and articles which themselves resemble an oxygen mask. Such articles are useful in promoting self-care awareness and improving self-care. Particularly preferred articles include, for example, headwear, footwear, eyeglasses, sunglasses, articles of clothing, hair accessories, writing utensils, stationery, paperweights, keychains, jewelry, magnets, drinking glasses, dishes, napkins, napkin holders, sheets, towels, and picture frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventor: Valerie Mosley
  • Publication number: 20080307682
    Abstract: A system and method for merchandising a product or service. The system comprises a first perceived-as-three-dimensional image. The image comprises a directional preference and an indicia associated with the product or service. The system also comprises a display element associated with the product or service disposed at a first position upon a displaying element. The directional preference of the first perceived-as-three dimensional image relates to the location of the display element upon the displaying element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Peter Robert Foley, Craig Burton Wynett, Darrell Lee Mann
  • Patent number: 7380360
    Abstract: A road stand comprising a substantially planar cut-out figure. The figure bears a sign having a design thereon appropriate to attract the attention of passers-by. The figure is supported by a free-standing base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Inventors: Patrick H. Evans, Teresa A. Evans
  • Patent number: 7302771
    Abstract: An inflatable decoration has a body, an inflator and a rotary illuminant member. The body has a tower and a seat mounted on the tower. Multiple transparent windows are respectively provided on a periphery of the seat. The inflator is mounted in a lower end of the tower to blow air into the body. The illuminant member is provided in the seat and light through the windows achieves a dynamic lighthouse effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Gemmy Industries Corporation
    Inventor: Sheng-Hung Hsu
  • Patent number: 7296372
    Abstract: A retail display article based upon an original photograph of a subject including at least one item of clothing and having visible portions of skin. The display article includes a back panel and a display photograph. The back panel defines a flat surface. The display photograph depicts an edited version of the original photograph such that the visible portions of skin depicted in the display photograph is configured to imitate a general appearance of a mannequin. The display photograph is disposed on the flat surface of the back panel. The display photograph and the back panel are collectively cut about the perimeter of the subject. Retail display systems and methods of construction provide additional advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Clark, Michael A. Whittier
  • Patent number: 7255564
    Abstract: An anatomical pocket model adapted for transporting in one's pocket or the like comprises a flexible, bendable, framework and a flexible, bendable three-dimensional representation of an anatomical body part positioned thereon. The anatomical body part representation is proportionate in size to a real life anatomical body part and facilitates a hands-on educational and demonstrational environment for both doctor and patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Innovative Premiums, Inc.
    Inventor: Judah Isaacs
  • Patent number: 6942538
    Abstract: A method for using one or more inflatable three-dimensional humanoid figures for use in background scenes associated with still photography, motion pictures and video productions which are low in cost, lightweight, easy to use, easy to store, easy to transport and provides a greater range of viewing angles. It is also envisioned that this invention can be used for corporate conventions requiring the illusion of a large number of participants, in advertising and other functions where the illusion of large numbers of people enhance the overall objective of the functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Crowd in a Box Corporation
    Inventor: John David Stanley Stanier
  • Patent number: 6918199
    Abstract: Decorative device which can be mounted to a wall. The device includes a trim portion that resembles a window, a door or a portal. The trim portion includes a front surface and thickness. The trim portion defines an enclosed area that is sized to contain a scene. At least one window or door includes angled surfaces. The at least one window or door includes a front surface, a thickness, and a width that is arranged generally parallel to the front surface of the trim portion. The at least one window or door has the appearance of being opened while being arranged generally parallel to the front surface of the trim portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Inventor: Arsenio V. Preta
  • Patent number: 6804905
    Abstract: A portable sign which includes a base member having a generally cylindrical rigid lateral wall with an air input opening and an upper opening. An air blower is positioned in the base member, and an elongated display member having a flexible generally cylindrical section extends upwardly from the generally cylindrical rigid lateral wall of the base member. The flexible cylindrical section has a lower open end connecting to a disc shaped cut out in the base member and has a closed top section having an air exit opening. Lettering will be displayed on the flexible cylindrical section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Inventors: Frank Leo Burger, III, Okey F Cobb, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20040181984
    Abstract: This invention takes the figure in the road sign warning of pedesrians and makes an enlarged solid rendition of the sign symbol that can be placed anywhere and can be of varying sizes. Instead of a frequently ignored warning sign, the automobile driver's attention will be drawn to the figures as a warning of pedestrian presence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventor: Michael Brozyna
  • Patent number: 6769206
    Abstract: Product displays are provided having planar elements suggesting three-dimensional entities, and indication product class and/or product type visible from a distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Inventor: Adrian Michael Olson
  • Patent number: 6766604
    Abstract: A novel promotional apparatus is provided and includes an intravenous fluid bag replica having a clock thereon. The promotional apparatus is configured to be vertically suspended from the arm of a stand. The intravenous fluid bag replica may also be mounted to a wall or may be supported at an angle by a desktop stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Adstracts, Inc.
    Inventor: Brenda S. Jones
  • Publication number: 20040128881
    Abstract: A Christmas deer toy is capable of moving the head, neck, and tail thereof. The body unit, head unit, neck unit, and tail unit are pivotally connected. By a driving unit, the parts can move vividly to simulate the action of an animal. The driving unit includes a motor, a rotary arm, a main driving arm, a tail driven arm, and a neck driven arm. Only a few components are used and the structure is simple. A rear end of the head unit has an extending arm and a weight for assisting the actions of the head unit to be more vivid. Moreover, by arranging electric wires and bulbs, the vivid Christmas deer toy can be as a beautiful artistic production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventor: Lien Cheng Su
  • Patent number: 6758001
    Abstract: A Christmas deer toy is capable of moving the head, neck, and tail thereof. The body unit, head unit, neck unit, and tail unit are pivotally connected. By a driving unit, the parts can move vividly to simulate the action of an animal. The driving unit includes a motor, a rotary arm, a main driving arm, a tail driven arm, and a neck driven arm. Only a few components are used and the structure is simple. A rear end of the head unit has an extending arm and a weight for assisting the actions of the head unit to be more vivid. Moreover, by arranging electric wires and bulbs, the vivid Christmas deer toy can be as a beautiful artistic production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Inventor: Lien Cheng Su
  • Publication number: 20040118025
    Abstract: A particulate-filled article and method of creating the article is disclosed. The article includes a flexible container and is filled with at least one type of particulate material. Other materials such as pliable solid materials and sponge-like materials may be arranged within a cavity of the article along with the particulate material. The particulate materials may be various colored sands or other particulate materials. A method of fabricating the article is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventor: Robyn Shalit
  • Publication number: 20040068903
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a 3-D patterned frame for a light string, which includes a cylindrical frame connected with four legs bottomly and with an animal head frame at front opening. The head frame can be received in the cylindrical frame and the legs can be folded when the patterned frame is not used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventor: Yi-Ming Chin
  • Publication number: 20040064981
    Abstract: This is a display device made from a baseball bat that has been cut into sections, spools, and slats. The spools and slats are re-assembled in such a way that the fact that the display device is constructed from baseball bat parts is not lost on the casual observer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Inventor: James Meidinger
  • Patent number: 6637138
    Abstract: A shape-shifting game can. The game can includes upper and lower cylindrical blocks superimposed on each other. Each of the cylindrical blocks are quartered to form a total of eight fan-shaped columns and each of the fan-shaped columns comprise upper and lower fan-shaped surfaces, a circumferential surface and a pair of square surfaces. The lower fan-shaped surfaces of the upper cylindrical block and the upper fan-shaped surfaces of the lower cylindrical block are connected with fan-shaped stickers. Pairs of the upper fan-shaped surfaces of the upper cylindrical block and pairs of the lower fan-shaped surfaces of the lower cylindrical block are connected with hemi-cycle patterned stickers. The square surfaces of the fan-shaped columns are connected with double-block stickers. The circumferential surfaces of the cylindrical blocks are connected with four fan-shaped column stickers and two hemi-cycle column stickers respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Intermed Asie Company Limited
    Inventor: Christian Prost
  • Publication number: 20030188468
    Abstract: A display for an article of sports memorabilia, where the display is configured to resemble a seat from a sports venue at a substantially reduced scale. The display includes a generally horizontal shelf member for receiving an article of sports memorabilia, and support means for supporting the shelf member at a raised elevation. The display is particularly useful for displaying various items of sports memorabilia and other similar collectibles, including balls, pucks, and sports equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Inventor: George P. Tahan