Folding Display Patents (Class 40/539)
  • Patent number: 10988299
    Abstract: Respiratory equipment packaging and insert for a respiratory interface assembly having a respiratory interface and headgear. The packaging includes a first pocket having a first opening, and being configured to enclose and sealing retain at least the respiratory interface and the headgear of the respiratory assembly, and a second pocket, adjacent the first pocket and having a second opening. The second pocket is configured to receive an auxiliary device intended for use with, or comprising part of, the respiratory interface assembly, such as a mask size measuring device. The insert is configured to support the respiratory interface in an upright orientation and includes at least one slot configured to receive a strap of the headgear of the respiratory interface assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Erik Robertus Scheirlinck, Neil Gray Duthie
  • Patent number: 10926569
    Abstract: A system in which flat sheet stock can be digitally printed then formed and folded through a pattern process to rapidly create digitally decorated simulated tubing, and/or other unique three-dimensional shapes includes a foldable blank of a flat sheet of material with a plurality of fold lines formed into the flat sheet of material to allow the foldable blank, when folded, to configure at least one post which replicates extruded plastic or metal tubing. The post may define an elongated interior configured to receive an elongated support, after the folding along the fold lines. In a plurality of foldable blanks, each foldable blank including a flat sheet of material, and a plurality of fold lines formed into the flat sheet of material, the flat sheets of material are each foldable along their respective fold lines to configure a plurality of elements fittable together to form a standing display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: LAMINATORS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Scott Thompson
  • Patent number: 10787016
    Abstract: A system in which flat sheet stock can be digitally printed then formed and folded through a pattern process to rapidly create digitally decorated simulated tubing, and/or other unique three-dimensional shapes includes a foldable blank of a flat sheet of material with a plurality of fold lines formed into the flat sheet of material to allow the foldable blank, when folded, to configure at least one post which replicates extruded plastic or metal tubing. The post may define an elongated interior configured to receive an elongated support, after the folding along the fold lines. In a plurality of foldable blanks, each foldable blank including a flat sheet of material, and a plurality of fold lines formed into the flat sheet of material, the flat sheets of material are each foldable along their respective fold lines to configure a plurality of elements fittable together to form a standing display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: LAMINATORS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Scott Thompson
  • Patent number: 10500887
    Abstract: A greeting card with 90-degree pop-up structure which contains multiple panels which pop-up when the greeting card is opened. The panels of the pop-up structure are connected by way of one or more struts which are inserted through some panels of the pop-up structure and attached to others but are not connected to the greeting card. The struts may or may not be attached to the greeting card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Robert Kelly
  • Patent number: 10163376
    Abstract: There is provided a display assembly. The assembly includes an elongate mounting member. The mounting member has a top, a bottom spaced-apart from the top, and a plurality of spaced-apart grooves extending from the top to the bottom thereof. The assembly includes a plurality of planar members. Each of the planar member includes image indicia thereon. The planar members are shaped to fit within respective ones of the grooves, whereby the image indicia so arranged conveys a three-dimensional effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Ronald Douglas Richardson
  • Patent number: 9875220
    Abstract: A panoptic visualization document support system includes a request interface and support engine. The request interface is configured to receive a request for printout(s) of selected document component(s) of a layout of document components of a panoptic visualization document collection. The collection has a plurality of document components each of which includes respective media content and has associated metadata providing information about the respective document component. The layout includes a panoptic arrangement of visual representations of the document components of the layout according to the associated metadata of the respective document components. The support engine is configured to retrieve and prepare the selected document component(s) for printing according to at least a selected print layout style. Preparation of the selected document component(s) includes generation of one or more printable document components for respective ones of the printout(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael K Rodgers, Brent L Hadley, Patrick J Eames
  • Patent number: 9842516
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present disclosure, a greeting card is disclosed that includes a plurality of panels connected such that the greeting card is reconfigurable between a closed configuration and an open configuration, at least one object positioned between the plurality of panels that is reconfigurable between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration, and an attachment member connecting the at least one object to the plurality of panels such that the at least one object can be detached from the plurality of panels. In various embodiments, the greeting card may further include a locking member that is configured and dimensioned to maintain the expanded configuration of the at least one object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Lawrence Yeh
  • Patent number: 9715840
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a shroud having first and second sheet portions disposed in opposition to one another, the first and second sheet portions being connected to one another at a first side by a first joint and at a second side by a second joint. A support member is disposed between the first and second sheet portions and between the first and second joints, the support member being affixed to the first and second sheet portions and movably disposed relative to the first and second joints, the support member being positionable between a closed position and an open position, the open position outwardly biasing the support member against the first and second sheet portions to cause the shroud to assume a curvilinear cross-sectional shape along a length of the shroud. Notches are formed in the first and second joints at a first position along the length of the shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventor: James Warmus
  • Patent number: 9235998
    Abstract: A circularly folding display stand that includes a plurality of sector-like partitioned, that can be compressed into storage mode by folding the partitions together to minimize sector area, and can be opened into a display mode by opening the partitions to maximize sector area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Oren Sitton
  • Patent number: 9067456
    Abstract: A two dimensional die cut greeting card with sections of the greeting card die cut and creased so that they can be removed from the card without the need for scissors or other cutting tools and which can be assembled by folding and engaging the die cut sections without the need for tape, glue or other connectors into a three dimensional object. A two dimensional message delivery system is convertible into a three dimensional object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventors: Darren Barber, Christian Eager
  • Patent number: 9049383
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for displaying a photo on a screen having any shape. The method includes: extracting photographing information about a photo having a first shape; adjusting the photo for display with a shape optimized for a screen having a second shape, based on the extracted photographing information; and displaying the adjusted photo on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-hyun Yoon, Moon-sang Lee
  • Patent number: 8955243
    Abstract: A multi-panel display device having a center panel positioned between a first side panel and a second side panel and a third panel comprising a header panel and an adhesive panel. In one aspect, the invention can be a blank for a multi-panel display device comprising: a center panel; a first side panel attached to the center panel along a first pre-weakened line; a second side panel attached to the center panel along a second pre-weakened line; and a third panel comprising a header panel and an adhesive panel, the third panel detachably coupled to the second side panel along a third pre-weakened line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen P. Dashe
  • Patent number: 8925224
    Abstract: A self-supporting sign of unitary construction comprises a middle portion having a first side, a second side, an upper side, and a lower side. A first foldable flap extends from the first side at a first distance beneath the upper side. A second foldable flap extends from the second side at a second distance beneath the upper side. A front foldable portion having a rounded perimeter extends from the lower side. In a use configuration, the middle portion forms an obtuse angle with respect to the front portion. A first slit is provided adjacent the first side and a second slit is provided adjacent the second side. The first and second slits are configured to aid in the respective folding of the first flap and the second flap with respect to the middle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Ward Kraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Cecil J. Feagins, Cecil Lee Combs, Dustin Engle
  • Patent number: 8915000
    Abstract: The greeting card of the present invention includes a three-panel pocket with an internal cavity which contains a fiber optic bundle, various electronic components, fabric layer and a removable panel. A front face of the three-panel pocket contains a substantial opening thereon through which the fabric layer is visible. The fiber optic bundle contains various fiber optic strands. Each of the fiber optic strands is inserted through the fabric layer and is visible through the front face of the greeting card. A contact arm switch controls illumination of the fiber optic strands along with the insertion and removal of the removable panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Cindi Pochatek, Lynne Shlonsky, Erin Dennis
  • Patent number: 8869438
    Abstract: Self-supporting signs and methods of manufacturing are provided. One self-supporting sign includes a generally planar base portion and a generally planar upper portion extending from the base. The upper portion is foldable relative to the base about a fold line for movement between a storage configuration in which the base and upper portions are generally coplanar and a use configuration in which the base is generally horizontal and the upper portion is raised relative to the base. Only folding about the fold line is necessary to move from the storage configuration to the use configuration, and the base and upper portions are sufficiently rigid such that the upper portion remains at the use configuration after being moved to the use configuration. At least one of the base portion and the upper portion has a removable section independently usable for carrying data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Ward Kraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Cecil J. Feagins, Cecil Lee Combs, Dustin Engle
  • Patent number: 8863417
    Abstract: A display system for use with an end stand or end cap shelving system is provided. The display system is formed from a first blank of material and a second blank of material. The blanks are cut and provided with fold lines, score lines and perforations necessary to fold the blanks into a set up display system. A lighting system can be incorporated into the display system. A side saddle display and product holder is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Menasha Corporation
    Inventor: Tom Gerstner
  • Patent number: 8763288
    Abstract: A display including a first panel connected to a second panel along a seam, wherein the first panel includes a first edge opposed from the seam and the second panel includes a second edge opposed from the seam, at least one first tab connected to the first panel along the first edge, and at least one second tab connected to the second panel along the second edge, wherein the first panel is folded relative to the second panel along the seam such that the first tab is engaged with the second tab such that engagement between the first tab and the second tab fixedly aligns the first panel relative to the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Outta The Box Dispensers, LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Emoff
  • Patent number: 8656616
    Abstract: A business card having an original state that is convertible into a game in a playable state is described. The business card includes a main body having a first side and a second side. The first side has marketing information marked thereon. The main body comprises a goal structure for playing the game in a playable state. One or more detachable components are attached to the main body in the original state. The one or more detachable components are detached from the main body for interacting with the main body in the playable state. The business card is produced in the original state and the game is not playable in the original state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Bashpole Inventions, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Ashpole, Jay Alan Olman
  • Patent number: 8635794
    Abstract: An inflatable display having figurines that are selectively attached to a display base using a pneumatic coupling comprised of an inflating coupling having an annular groove that mates with an inflating port having a ring seal. The base and individual figurines are made of a breathable yet inflatable fabric material. Openings through the base allow air pressure supplied by an electric blower to inflate the figurines via the pneumatic couplings. The display is kept in place by a series of guy ropes and stakes placed around the perimeter of the base and some figurines can include an interior light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventors: Jerry W. Thigpen, Renee M. Thigpen
  • Patent number: 8601727
    Abstract: Self-supporting signs and methods of manufacturing same are provided herein. In one embodiment, a self-supporting sign comprises a generally planar base portion and a generally planar upper portion extending from the base portion. The upper portion is foldable relative to the base portion about a fold line for movement between a storage configuration in which the base and upper portions are generally coplanar and a use configuration in which the base portion is generally horizontal and the upper portion is raised relative to the base portion. Only folding about the fold line is necessary to move from the storage configuration to the use configuration, and the base and upper portions are sufficiently rigid such that the upper portion remains at the use configuration after being moved to the use configuration. The upper portion may be offset from the base portion between about 50° and 90° when at the use configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Ward Kraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Cecil J. Feagins, Cecil Lee Combs
  • Patent number: 8464449
    Abstract: Diorama made from a two-dimensional image having a background panel in which a background section of the image appears and a plurality of additional panels on which additional sections of the image appear. The additional panels extend forwardly from the background panel, with edges of adjacent ones of the panels coming together and the image flowing continuously between the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Axial-Digital Corp.
    Inventor: Anthony D. Williams
  • Patent number: 8458934
    Abstract: A display unit comprising of at least one display sheet of a substantially rigid and foldable material divided into a plurality of panels by crease and/or score lines that when erected forms a display unit with at least one concave presentation face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Colin O'Donoghue
  • Patent number: 8458939
    Abstract: A self-expanding display unit (1) comprising at least one display sheet (3, 5) of a substantially rigid and foldable material having a display face (7,9), a biasing means for bending the display face of the display sheet into a substantially convex shape, and bracing means (2) acting against the biasing means to limit the amount by which the display sheet (3, 5) bends. The display sheet comprises a plurality of panels, delimited from adjacent panels by crease lines. The bracing means (2) comprises a single, substantially rigid and foldable bracing sheet (2) having a plurality of bracing panels (50), each of which is delimited from an adjacent bracing panel by a fold line (52). The fold lines (52) and the crease lines are coincident with each other. Such a device is stable in operation and is efficient to use and manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: L'Hotel, Francois
    Inventors: Jonathan Arthur, Liam McGrath
  • Patent number: 8336238
    Abstract: A display surface is attached to a support. The display surface has a recessed element between two protruding elements and a graphic image in which depth is reversed. The display surface can be in a card, which opens like a cover or a pop-up card or an according like card, a room divider, a cardboard display or a display for a building or billboard. Spacing of the display can be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen P. Hines
  • Patent number: 8291631
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a point of sale display having two joined flexible substrates capable of receiving a display material, each substrate having at least one leaf spring attached thereto and at least one fold line. Upon activation of the leaf springs, the substrates form curved surfaces, thereby giving the display a three dimensional form. The leaf springs and fold lines allow the display to be compressed flat and folded for shipping and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Panel Prints, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Z. Wilder
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8205366
    Abstract: A snap mobile is disclosed for advertising a product or event and includes a display card having a first printed surface and an oppositely aligned second surface. The display card has a width divided by at least five score lines into first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth panels, with the first and sixth panels having an equal width. The snap mobile contains no adhesive between the second, third, fourth and fifth panels. This lack of adhesive enables the snap mobile to be manipulated into three separate and distinct positions after the first panel is secured to the sixth panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Promo Print Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Paula F. Condor
  • Patent number: 8181375
    Abstract: Frontal panel display with assembly and disassembly automatic system where a display receives, in the rear side (4) of its frontal panel, (1) two pairs (5) of cardboard to form the two hinges that, under the assembly unit (16) claw effect, allow the articulable boards (9) to lock perpendicularly to such panel (1) and, parallelly between them, form two supports to maintain the display straight while by the panel grooves (3) and boards grooves (12) and again under the assembly units (16) action, the display shall be folded and compacted. In another version, the frontal panel receives just one board, maintaining the same assembly and disassembly system as well as in other version, where the parallel boards pair is equally maintained locked in the perpendicular position in respect to the frontal panel so as to maintain the display assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Chung Kwo Tzuo
  • Patent number: 8122631
    Abstract: An ornamental funeral flower includes a base, a riser fixedly attached to the center of the base, and support members extending from the riser to the edge of the base. The flower also includes an attachment layer attached to one or more of the base, riser, and support members, and petals fixedly attached to the attachment layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Kao Youa Pa Lee-Hinds
  • Patent number: 8112925
    Abstract: “IMPROVEMENT IN DISPLAY FOR AUTOMATIC ASSEMBLY SYSTEM” wherein one automatic assembly part (11) formed by two walls (12) with wrinkles (13), agreeing by other wrinkles (14) to two walls (15) separated from each other by their free edges (16), form one hinging part in a system of tweezers. The part (11), grooves (17) and (18) on its walls (12), receives an elastic band (19) inserted in hook-shaped grooves (8) and (10) of the juxtaposed rims (4), (5) and (6), (7) of both parts composing the body of the display (1). The part (11), by its walls (12) and walls (15), respectively accommodates between internal faces and the folds of the rims (4), (5) and (6), (7) of parts (2) and (3) composing the body of the display (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Chung Kwo Tzuo
  • Patent number: 8099883
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display unit including of two panels which are joined along the lateral edges thereof, and at least one push unit joined to one of the panels and including first and second edges wherein at least the second edge is a free edge. The inventive display unit can be collapsed, whereby the element and the panels are disposed back-to-back adopting a flat configuration. The invention also includes a pull element intended to rotate, curve or bend the push element thereby pushing the free second edge of the push element towards one of the two panels in order to expand the panels automatically from the collapsed configuration to a service position in which the display unit it adopts a convex configuration able to stand upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Promotec Publicidad, S.L.
    Inventors: Fernando Mestres Armengol, Francisco López Fernandez
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8028453
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for displaying a card via a decorative figurine, or similar device, equipped with one or more card retention mechanisms. In one embodiment, the retention mechanisms are arranged in a V shape to allow a card placed therein to be retained in a partially open state. In another embodiment, upper projections may be included to provide further stability to the retained card. In some embodiments, the apparatus is in the form of a quadruped, the retention mechanisms are integral to or coupled to the quadruped's legs, and the upper projections are in the form of the quadruped's arms. In another embodiment, a tent-style card is held between upper and lower retention mechanisms. In another embodiment, the card is permanently adhered to the figurine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Hold That Thought, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony A. Fornataro
  • Patent number: 7980013
    Abstract: A postcard includes: a front postcard panel having first and second surfaces, the first surface having a stamp, address, and message-writing regions; and a rear postcard panel attached to the second surface of the front postcard panel and including at least one stand cutout that is releasably adhered to the second surface of the front postcard panel and that is detachable from the remainder of the rear postcard panel and the second surface of the front postcard panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Golden Image Art Company
    Inventor: Yu-Tswan Hsu
  • Patent number: 7980016
    Abstract: Stand for displaying information having at least one presentation surface, comprising a plurality of panels (32-34) made of a substantially rigid material and articulated together in an articulation direction, having two end panels (32, 34) each extending between an articulation edge (35, 36) and a free border (37, 38) substantially parallel to the articulation edge (35, 36), the stand being able to be laid flat counter to the action of elastic return means, with the two free borders (37, 38) of the two end panels (32, 34) being spaced apart from one another. The return means are arranged in order, after the panels have been unfolded, to bring the two free borders (37, 38) together, so as to be approximately coincident, and to thus set up the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventor: Francois L'Hotel
  • Patent number: 7891123
    Abstract: An insert for framing a standard sized DVD face paper insert/standard compact disc picture/booklet insert inserted into a standard jewel box case and for hanging the standard jewel box case, including a generally rectangular single sheet of paper. The generally rectangular single sheet of paper includes a hanging portion and a framing portion. The hanging portion is separatable from the framing portion along a cut line. The framing portion has a frame. In a first embodiment, the frame folds over the standard sized DVD face paper insert at all four sides once the standard sized DVD face paper insert is placed on the framing portion, to thereby form a framed standard sized DVD face paper insert for insertion into a front half of a DVD case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: Carl D. Luenser
  • Patent number: 7886465
    Abstract: A presentation display for use in a science fair, school project or the like comprises a center panel, a left tray, and a right tray wherein the left tray is attached to the center panel with a flexible hinge and the right tray is attached to the center panel with a flexible hinge. The presentation display is made from a single piece of corrugated cardboard. Multiple presentation displays may be stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: Alexander Virvo
  • Patent number: 7827717
    Abstract: A foldable traffic sign system comprises a relatively rigid sign panel and a plurality of folding lines disposed in the sign panel, for permitting ready folding of the sign panel into a substantially smaller configuration. In a preferred embodiment, at least one cut is disposed partially along a dimension of the sign panel, to further facilitate ready folding of the sign panel. One of the folding lines is disposed substantially horizontally across a center region of the sign panel, and at least one of the folding lines is disposed substantially vertically on the sign panel, and intersects with the horizontal folding line. The plurality of folding lines creates a plurality of sign sections, preferably six, defined by a combination of the folding lines and cuts in the sign panel. The sign system further comprises a folding sign stand, and a tote for containing both the sign panel and sign stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignees: Traffix Devices, Inc., TTB Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Guadalupe C. Garcia, Bob L. Wielenga
  • Patent number: 7823309
    Abstract: Display device including a unitary, rigid sheet defining a left center panel, a right center panel pivotally connected to the left center panels, a left side panel pivotally connected to the left center panel and a right side panel pivotally connected to the right center panel. Vertically extending separation lines are formed on a rear planar layer without penetrating or cutting a front planar layer so that the panels are able to pivot about vertical axes. Fold lines may be formed opposite the separation lines on the front planar layer to facilitate folding the sheet whereby the fold lines define the vertical axes about which the panels pivot. Folding of the sheet provides a compact configuration which enables the display device to be easily carried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventor: Abraham Albenda
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7774964
    Abstract: The support comprises at least one sheet (2) of a substantially rigid and foldable material having a display face (3), elastic return and constraint bands (44) for making the display face of the sheet convex, and a plurality of inserts (18-20) for keeping the display face of the sheet in the convex state, opposing the elastic constraint bands, and exerting their force in a discretely distributed way along the display face of the sheet. The inserts (18-20) have a length equal to the distance between the two lateral edges (8, 9) of the sheet (2), in its convex state, the sheet being extended by two sets of lateral tabs (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) intended to form two sets of dihedrals for receiving the inserts, the elastic bands (44) interacting with the inserts and the tabs (12-17) and exerting, in addition to their horizontal constraint force, vertical forces in opposite directions (49, 50) to keep the inserts at the correct height in the convex state of the display face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Francois L'Hôtel
  • Patent number: 7726054
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display unit consisting of two panels which are joined along the lateral edges thereof, and at least one push unit joined to one of the panels and comprising first and second edges wherein at least said second edge is a free edge. The inventive display unit can be collapsed, whereby the element and the panels are disposed back-to-back adopting a flat configuration. The invention also comprises a pull element intended to rotate, curve or bend the push element thereby pushing the free second edge of the push element towards one of the two panels in order to expand the panels automatically from the collapsed configuration to a service position in which the display unit it adopts a convex configuration able to stand upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Promotec Publicidad, S.L.
    Inventors: Fernando Mestres Armengol, Francisco López Fernández
  • Patent number: 7676969
    Abstract: A display frame for supporting an image insert for display is provided. The display frame comprises i) an abutment structure for supporting the image insert for display; ii) an upright member including a first connection member and a second connection member; and iii) an interlocking mechanism for interlocking the first connection member and the second connection member. The upright member has a first substantially planar state and a second non-planar display state, and is operable to support the abutment structure. The interlocking mechanism is operable to interlock the first connection member and the second connection member such that the upright member is in the second non-planar display state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventor: Sam Davis
  • Patent number: 7647718
    Abstract: A multi-panel fold-out device made from a blank includes at least first, second, and third panels which are joined together in sequence, and formed by separation lines between the first, second, and third panels. The first and second panels each have an internal panel portion including a score line adjacent to an edge of the panel. Each internal panel portion is releasably secured to its panel such that the internal panel portion can be pivoted around its score line relative to its panel. The first panel is foldable over, along the first separation line, to secure the first panel to the second panel. The first and second panels are foldable under, along the second separation line, to secure the first and second panels to the third panel. The first and second internal panel portions are of different sizes so that these panels can be folded out in sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Inventor: Richard A. Burtch
  • Patent number: 7644527
    Abstract: An accordion sign assembly includes a sign holder and an accordion sign. The sign holder has an elongate shape and an upper surface. The accordion sign includes a plurality of sections for displaying indicia, the sections defining a top edge, a bottom edge, and being interconnected at a plurality of pleats. The accordion sign also includes a plurality of tabs connected to the bottom edge of the plurality of sections at a plurality of fold lines that are substantially orthogonal to the plurality of sections. The plurality of tabs are folded relative to the plurality of sections to extend substantially orthogonally from the plurality of sections. A plurality of fasteners secures the plurality of tabs to the sign holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Clark, Michael A. Whittier
  • Patent number: 7634865
    Abstract: Information display medium (1) having at least two display faces, one on each of two blank parts (2, 3) made of a substantially rigid and foldable material, the blank parts (2, 3) being arranged so that, when the medium is unfolded, they are stressed so as to stress the display faces, a plurality of holding inserts, which act at various different points along said display faces, being provided to keep the display faces stressed. The blank parts (2, 3) of the display faces are joined together by their edges (14, 19), each holding insert (21) is mounted between the blank parts (2, 3) in a variable position that can switch between a position in which the medium is collapsed and a position in which the display faces of the blank parts (2, 3) of the medium are kept in the stressed state, each insert (21) being associated with a mechanism for locking it in its holding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Inventor: François L'Hôtel
  • Patent number: 7571561
    Abstract: A deployable temporary traffic sign system requires no roadside assembly, because the sign comprises a flexible sign panel which may be changed in size merely by folding one portion of the sign panel over a second portion of the sign panel about a crease line disposed therein. The sign itself is supported on a sign stand which is pivotally mounted to a support base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Worldwide Safety of Nevada, Inc.
    Inventor: Guadalupe C. Garcia
  • Patent number: 7546703
    Abstract: A three-dimensional display header for point-of-purchase displays is provided, which is pivotably movable from a stowed, flattened position atop a display topper, to a deployed, three-dimensional upright display position. In a first embodiment, the display header has a U-shaped configuration in its deployed position, while in a second embodiment, it has a box-shaped configuration in its deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignees: Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Johnske, Renee Richardson
  • Patent number: RE44673
    Abstract: Display device including a unitary, rigid sheet defining a left center panel, a right center panel pivotally connected to the left center panels, a left side panel pivotally connected to the left center panel and a right side panel pivotally connected to the right center panel. Vertically extending separation lines are formed on a rear planar layer without penetrating or cutting a front planar layer so that the panels are able to pivot about vertical axes. Fold lines may be formed opposite the separation lines on the front planar layer to facilitate folding the sheet whereby the fold lines define the vertical axes about which the panels pivot. Folding of the sheet provides a compact configuration which enables the display device to be easily carried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Abraham Albenda