Trailer, Wagon Or Cycle Carried Patents (Class 40/590)
  • Patent number: 11074614
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a system that enables a user of a mobile communication device to view information that is presented on a billboard at a time after the user sees the physical billboard. The user inputs a billboard-information request into the mobile communication device, such as via an application executing on the mobile communication device. A current location of the mobile communication device at the time when the user input the billboard-information request is determined. Each billboard that is within a predetermined distance from the current location is identified as being a billboard-of-interest for the user. Information associated with each billboard-of-interest is provided to the user via the application executing on the mobile communication device or via a map on a website that is accessible to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: DH Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David Hannant, Jesse DeGroff, Damon Streetman
  • Patent number: 10926687
    Abstract: A system includes a vehicle, a rear display assembly, and a center display assembly. The rear display assembly extends within a main rear storage compartment of the vehicle. The rear display assembly comprises a first base movable in opposing directions between retracted and deployed configurations and a first merchandising module supported by the first base and usable when the first base is in the deployed configuration to demonstrate and/or display a first device. The center display assembly extends within a main center cabin of the vehicle. The center display assembly comprises a second base and a first display module supported by the second base. A first power source is operable to provide electrical power to the first device and/or the first display module. A second power source is operable to provide electrical power to the vehicle. The first and second power sources are separate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERACTIVE MOBILE MARKETING, LLC
    Inventors: George Tadros, Ehab Sweis
  • Patent number: 10034558
    Abstract: A product display may include a product swatch frame having a plurality of convex surfaces extending towards a front surface and defining product swatch support surfaces configured to support a swatch including a product identifier; and a flange configured to position the swatch provided between an adjacent pair of convex surfaces. A product merchandising system may include a housing having a front surface; and a product display disposed proximate the front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vaz-Pocas, Christian Stolarz
  • Patent number: 9117378
    Abstract: An advertising system and method of use includes a rail car and an advertising billboard mounted thereon. Preferably, the billboard is adjustable so that advertising thereon can be positioned to face desired viewers, such as people traveling on roadways adjacent a railroad track. The billboard may rotate and/or be raised and lowered by a lift, which may include a telescoping post. An onboard electric power source is typically provided to power lights and other electric components. Outriggers may be used to help stabilize the rail car when parked especially for windy conditions. A security fence may be mounted on the rail car to protect various components thereon. The billboard may include one section which can be raised relative to another section for display purposes and lowered to provide a lower height during transport. The rail car may carry an additional billboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Freight Train Media LLC
    Inventors: Raymond P. Sipperley, Donald E. MacCord, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8938897
    Abstract: In combination with a highway tractor of the type having an operator's cab mounted on a frame, a vertical pivotal coupling means coupled to the frame behind the cab adapted to be coupled to a trailer, and an aerodynamic structure at the top of the cab which includes a plurality of LED bulbs and a heat generating element in the front of the aerodynamic structure. A front panel of glass or plastic material having information such as a logo containing letters and/or images located on its first surface, second surface or embedded surface covers the LED bulbs with a weatherproof seal. Light from the LED bulbs provides illumination for the information on the front panel to be viewed from the front of the highway tractor and heat from the heat generating element helps to keep the front panel having information such as a logo free of snow and/or ice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Anthony Borreggine, Gaston Ivan Bilbao
  • Publication number: 20150000168
    Abstract: A trailer-mounted crash impact attenuator is disclosed for attachment to a host vehicle, which comprises an anti-rotational attachment system having an internal support tube and a plurality of external support tubes. The internal support tube has a connector on its front end for attachment to a suitable receptacle on the host vehicle, and the plurality of external support tubes each have an anti-rotation support pad on their front ends. At least one of the internal support tube and the plurality of external support tubes is comprised of a telescoping construction. A backup frame is disposed on a rear end of the attachment system, and a crash attenuator unit is disposed on an axle and pair of wheels for mobility. When the crash attenuator is impacted by an errant vehicle, the anti-rotational attachment system is actuated to prevent the trailer mounted crash impact attenuator from rotating relative to the host vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: TRAFFIX DEVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Geoffrey B. Maus
  • Patent number: 8910403
    Abstract: A glowing frame for a hazardous material placard is an apparatus used to illuminate the hazardous material placard during the night or dangerous weather conditions. The apparatus is attached to a vehicle carrying hazardous material and includes a frame, a plurality of light emitting diode (LED) strips, a drain hole, a pair of wires, and a disconnection mechanism. The hazardous material placard and the LED strips are situated in between a front portion and a back portion of the frame. The drain hole allows moisture to be released from within the frame. The pair of wires is used to complete a circuit between the LED strips and the vehicle's side-marker or tail light system. The disconnection mechanism activates the LED strips and locks the placard in place. In addition, the disconnection mechanism deactivates the LED strips and releases the placard from the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Pat D. Nimtz
  • Patent number: 8857084
    Abstract: Mobile advertising displays configured to mount to a bicycle having a frame and a wheel, the mobile advertising displays including a mounting mechanism configured to mount to the frame of the bicycle proximate the wheel, a brace coupled to the mounting mechanism, and a display retained on the brace. In some examples, the mobile advertising display is bilaterally mounted to the frame of the bicycle and includes identifying information. In some further examples, the mobile advertising display includes a stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Courter
  • Publication number: 20140259826
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a customizable, portable billboard system. The portable billboard has a number of sidewalls enabling advertisement graphic placement. These sidewalls sit upon a support base that has structures, preferably wheels, which help to facilitate movement of the billboard. The advertisement graphical overlay is attached to the sidewalls via framing that surrounds the perimeter of each of the sidewalls. The entire system is self-contained and has a generator to power any lights or speakers or the like that may be required. The system has a hitch attachment so that it may be easily maneuvered or transported to a particular location by motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: VISIONS OUTDOOR, LLC
    Inventor: Edward Andrascik
  • Patent number: 8800185
    Abstract: An interchangeable graphic display system of method of using same, in conjunction with an in-line skate frame, wherein the system includes a graphic display apparatus having a first and second layer, wherein each layer is attachable by a separate mounting means, and wherein the system enables an individual to display and replace different pictorial and graphic representations during operation of in-line skates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventors: Brian Lewis, Hakeem Jimoh
  • Patent number: 8769850
    Abstract: A display apparatus for a medallion, challenge coin, or the like, provides a generally circular or other shape holder with an integral recess on the front surface thereof for receiving and retaining the medallion for display. The rear surface of the mount is preferably secured to the desired mounting surface by adhesive, and may includes a reservoir for the adhesive material in the form of a pair of arcuate channels. The display apparatus may be installed on a variety of surfaces, including several locations on a motorcycle, by shaping the rear surface of the mount to correspond to the shape of the surface of the desired mounting location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: John David Mottola
  • Patent number: 8739442
    Abstract: A picture frame display device is provided that can be detachably secured to the sun visor of an automobile. The front face of the device features at least two windows adapted to display 4?×6? photographs, artwork, or postcards. These windows are surrounded by a border of synthetic leather. Pictures are inserted into the window by means of an opening along the back of the device which is constructed of a rigid material covered with synthetic leather. A storage pocket is located on a side of the frame, lying between the front and back portions and is large enough to accommodate the storage of pictures not being displayed at the time. Elastic straps attached to the back of the device provide a means for securing the same to a sun visor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventors: Mike Shape, Laura Arleth
  • Patent number: 8670878
    Abstract: Portable equipment for displaying a vehicle page, indicative of information relating to a vehicle corresponding to the portable equipment, on a screen of a display unit, includes: a reading request receiving device that receives a reading request manipulation for requesting to display the vehicle page; a position information acquisition device that acquires position information of the portable equipment and the vehicle; an item selection device that specifies an area, in which the position of the portable equipment and the vehicle is disposed, and selects an item of a top page of the display unit according to the area among multiple items; and a page display controller that controls the display unit to display the item of the top page on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Yonehara
  • Patent number: 8667718
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include an apparatus for displaying sign on a vehicle, the apparatus having a first sleeve and a second sleeve. Further, the apparatus may include one or more first sleeve fasteners capable of being coupled to the first sleeve and one or more second sleeve fasteners capable of being coupled to the second sleeve. In addition, the apparatus may have a main housing capable of being fastened to the first sleeve and a receiving housing capable of being fastened to the second sleeve. Also, a winding mechanism may be coupled to the main housing and indirectly or direct coupled to the first sleeve. Moreover, such an apparatus may include a rollable vehicle sign capable of rolling and unrolling on the winding mechanism, a first end of the vehicle sign coupled to the winding mechanism and a second end coupled to the receiving housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Dreams Realized LLC
    Inventor: Dawn Lang
  • Patent number: 8638209
    Abstract: A traffic control board assembly as a self-contained unit is provided for mounting in an emergency response vehicle in a manner that accommodates deployment of a traffic control board above the top surface of the emergency response vehicle in any desired angular orientation about a vertical axis for visibility from any direction in relation to the emergency response vehicle. When docked, the top cover on the traffic board provides a weatherproof cover. Manual input and programmed control of a liftable rotation assembly on which the traffic board is mounted facilitate convenient and simple operation. A motion signal indicative of the emergency response vehicle moving can prevent deployment of the traffic control board and/or initiate returning it to a docked or stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Super Vacuum Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun Oskroba, Ervin Weinmeister
  • Publication number: 20140020272
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a display device for use on transportation vehicles which can be easily altered or removed by the user. The display device contains a mounting bracket which can be releasably attached to the vehicle and a display which may be permanently or releasably attached to the mounting bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: SWYPERS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Gold, Frank Rego
  • Publication number: 20130333257
    Abstract: Mobile advertising displays configured to mount to a bicycle having a frame and a wheel, the mobile advertising displays including a mounting mechanism configured to mount to the frame of the bicycle proximate the wheel, a brace coupled to the mounting mechanism, and a display retained on the brace. In some examples, the mobile advertising display is bilaterally mounted to the frame of the bicycle and includes identifying information. In some further examples, the mobile advertising display includes a stabilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Gary Courter
  • Patent number: 8607434
    Abstract: When surface grinding finish for decoration or other purposes is performed by applying a film to the front surface of a metal plate that is welded linearly with penetration from the rear surface side thereof. In this manner, the metal plate can be subjected to the surface grinding finish such that an appearance similar to weld marks is not created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: The Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomonori Sumikawa, Katsuji Nishitani
  • Patent number: 8595965
    Abstract: An advertising system and method of use includes a rail car and an advertising billboard mounted thereon. Preferably, the billboard is adjustable so that advertising thereon can be positioned to face desired viewers, such as people traveling on roadways adjacent a railroad track. The billboard may rotate and/or be raised and lowered by a lift, which may include a telescoping post. An onboard electric power source is typically provided to power lights and other electric components. Outriggers may be used to help stabilize the rail car when parked especially for windy conditions. A security fence may be mounted on the rail car to protect various components thereon. The billboard may include one section which can be raised relative to another section for display purposes and lowered to provide a lower height during transport. The rail car may carry an additional billboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Freight Train Media LLC
    Inventors: Raymond P. Sipperley, Donald E. MacCord, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8516679
    Abstract: When surface grinding finish for decoration or other purposes is performed by applying a film to the front surface of a metal plate that is welded linearly with penetration from the rear surface side thereof. In this manner, the metal plate can be subjected to the surface grinding finish such that an appearance similar to weld marks is not created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: The Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomonori Sumikawa, Katsuji Nishitani
  • Patent number: 8499479
    Abstract: A portable advertising system well suited for outdoor advertising at night includes a body adapted to be secured to a transportation vehicle and may include a universal attachment system for that purpose. An advertisement may be displayed on an advertising surface mounted on the body. An illumination source is directed towards the advertising surface and may be integrated into an electronic display unit or may be directed at an advertising sheet such as a vinyl sheet. When the advertising sheet is used, a sheet tension system typically maintains tension on the sheet, and an openable protective cover may protect the sheet when not in use. The illumination source may be controlled based on environmental light conditions, sheet tension and/or position of the protective cover. The body may be part of a cargo container such as an ISO container suited for securing to a railroad car or other vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Freight Train Media LLC
    Inventor: Theodore C. Johnson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8458935
    Abstract: An example includes printing a graphic on a vinyl billboard sign and defining a translucent portion of the vinyl billboard sign, disposing adhesive on one of the vinyl billboard sign and a target surface, overlaying the translucent portion of the vinyl billboard sign with at least one planar electroluminescent lamp unit, overlaying the electroluminescent lamp unit with the target surface; attaching a power bus to the at least one planar electroluminescent lamp, connecting the lamp unit to a source of power, wherein the source of power comprises a power source, and the power bus includes a plurality of individual power lines to carry power to the at least one lamp unit and switching the power source to control illumination of the at least one planar electroluminescent lamp unit to shine through the vinyl billboard sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Safe Lites, LLC
    Inventor: Aaron J. Golle
  • Patent number: 8429840
    Abstract: A display apparatus for a medallion in the form of a motorcycle engine timing cover with an integral recess for receiving and retaining the medallion for display on the motorcycle includes a plurality of screw holes arrayed around the periphery of the timing cover to correspond to the original screw holes in the engine. A center aperture in the timing cover member enables access to a medallion retained in the cover from the back side of the cover, when the cover is not installed on the motorcycle. The integral recess in the cover preferably comprises a shallow counterbore in the center of the front surface of the timing cover, coaxial with the center aperture. The recess may be defined by a circumferential ridge on the front surface of the cover, or as a counterbore into the front surface of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: John David Mottola
  • Patent number: 8418386
    Abstract: One or more mobile vehicle display devices are provided herein. The mobile vehicle display device can include a trailer assembly and an outer housing. The trailer assembly can include a trailer frame, a turntable disposed on a portion of the trailer frame, a rotator adapted to rotate the turntable, and a wheel adapted to support the trailer assembly. Also, a method of using the mobile vehicle display device is provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: D2 Auto Group LLC
    Inventors: David Key, Dan Matheus, Marc A. Meadows, Jayton Cagle
  • Patent number: 8296978
    Abstract: The invention provides systems for removably attaching flexible signage to transportable containers, including systems adapted for attaching advertising banners to truck trailers. An aspect of the invention is a support line length adjustment mechanism adapted to be actuated to alternatively shorten and tension a signage sheet support line, and to lengthen and thereby untension the support line, to release the support line and the signage from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Glen Stewart
  • Patent number: 8272659
    Abstract: A bicycle frame for employment in a bicycle for riding by a user in a substantially vertical as-used position. The frame has a shape which defines an aperture within the interior surface of a surrounding frame. The frame is preferably formed of planar material which has ends which do not block the view into the aperture when the bicycle is ridden. Whereby space for indicia on an inserted vertically disposed planar member is maximized. The planar member has a perimeter defining a shape that is complimentary to the shape of the aperture and when engaged therein provides support to the frame to prevent deformation thereof when in the as-used position under a load. The indicia positioned on the planar member may be advertising which can easily be changed using removable planar members with different indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey Owen Meredith
  • Patent number: 8261473
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sign carrier apparatus specifically designed to be inserted into a vehicle hitch assembly to transport signs. Alternatively, the present invention provides for a free standinged receiver hitch, or free standing receiver hitch for storing the sign carrier apparatus when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventors: Joshua A. Bey, Sarah R. Bey
  • Patent number: 8246068
    Abstract: The present invention provides a trailer to transport materials or equipment, the front tongue assembly of which converts to a highway traffic arrow board, or other preferred display, and which locks the trailer securely in place. The tongue extension frame extends through and pivots on the trailer frame and is moved to vertical by rack and pinion, or other suitable means such as hydraulic cylinder. Its upper end pivotably supports a Y-shaped tongue assembly with sign affixed opposite the towbar and hitch means. Power is applied to a gear box mounted on upper end of said tongue extension frame which turns the pivot bar 180 degrees to place the sign at the top for display and the towbar with hitch means at the bottom. Flip-down legs with extended side supports give added stability in the setup positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth L. MacDougall
  • Patent number: 8230627
    Abstract: Kits for decorating a bicycle frame are provided. In one embodiment, the kits may comprise a decal, a bicycle frame, and an attachment point disposed on the frame wherein the decal is adopted to be removably attached to the bicycle frame at the attachment point. Alternatively, the kits may comprise a bicycle frame, and a decorable surface affixed to the bicycle frame wherein the surface is adopted to receive removable decorations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventors: Johnathan Soll, Amanda Soll
  • Patent number: 8205318
    Abstract: When surface grinding finish for decoration or other purposes is performed by applying a film to the front surface of a metal plate that is welded linearly with penetration from the rear surface side thereof, a plurality of the films are applied so as not to cover weld lines. In this manner, the metal plate can be subjected to the surface grinding finish such that an appearance similar to weld marks is not created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: The Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomonori Sumikawa, Katsuji Nishitani
  • Patent number: 8171660
    Abstract: A decal plate assembly for a motocross motorcycle includes an underlying base plate such as a number plate that is mounted to the vehicle. A decal having printed indicia thereon is attached to the base plate via adhesive or being integrally molded into the base plate. Additionally, the transparent cover plate at least partially covers a portion of the decal and the underlying base plate to prevent wear of the decal. This is particular applicable to high wear regions such as in the boot area of the motocross motorcycle where decals are typically subject to high wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Ronald M. Joynt
  • Patent number: 8136281
    Abstract: A low profile highway sign trailer wherein the message board positioned lengthwise resting upon the trailer frame during transport. The rear end of the sign board is fastened to and raised vertically by a rack, utilizing gearing and portable power drill or the like. The trailer tongue pivots on the frame to a vertical position utilizing a curved rack, to add support to the forward end of the sign board and locked in that position. Two handles are provided for manually positioning the trailer at a desired display angle. A rear section may house a generator and/or battery packs and solar panels are located on the roof. The trailer can store equipment accessible from both sides and the rear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth L. MacDougall
  • Patent number: 8096069
    Abstract: One aspect relates to generating a repeatably displaceable emanating element display that may display at least part of an at least one synchronously modifiable oriented image based at least in part on alterable vehicle-related information, wherein the repeatably displaceable emanating element display may be synchronously modified as perceivable by a viewer at least partially by synchronizing an at least one repeatably displaceable display emanating element based at least in part on an orientation of the repeatably displaceable emanating element display as synchronously modified as perceivable by the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Inventors: Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Cameron A. Myhrvold, Conor L. Myhrvold, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 8074388
    Abstract: The invention provides a media display system and method that allows a user to easily maneuver through crowded areas while providing advertisements that can be selected and altered even while the media display system is in use. According to the invention, the system operates on a regenerative breaking system that recharges the battery as the system is in brake-mode or as a result of the media display in the shape of an airfoil contributing to the regenerative breaking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Charles Trainer
  • Patent number: 8037629
    Abstract: A display mounting kit, system, and method are disclosed utilizing first and second primary releasable attachment elements that are secured about the periphery of a display panel and in a substantially corresponding relationship on a mounting surface, respectively. At least one supplementary fastening element having a stiff core and first and second substantially planar surfaces for respective engagement with the display panel and the mounting surface provides secure mounting between the display panel and the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Truck Ads, LLC
    Inventor: Rod Harris
  • Publication number: 20110198822
    Abstract: A child vehicle includes a front frame having a handlebar and at least one front wheel, and a rear frame movably coupled thereto and having at least one rear wheel. At least one graphical interface is coupled to the vehicle and includes a placard having a frame secured to the vehicle and a working surface disposed generally within the frame. The working surface is configured to be marked thereon by the child using a marking utensil so as to create an artistic expression for customizing the vehicle. A tool-less coupling between the front and rear frames and an associated method of a tool-less assembly of a child vehicle are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: HUFFY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Donald K. Jessie, JR.
  • Patent number: 7886466
    Abstract: Method and apparatus provide for attaching a planar electroluminescent lamp unit (140a-140g) to the side (138) of a train (100), and providing a film (120) adhered to the surface of the lamp unit (140a-140g) and to the side of the train adjacent the lamp unit, wherein the film has printed thereon advertising indicia (130a-130d). The lamp unit is connected to a source of power on the train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Safe Lites, LLC
    Inventor: Aaron J. Golle
  • Publication number: 20100293826
    Abstract: A display apparatus for a medallion in the form of a motorcycle engine timing cover with an integral recess for receiving and retaining the medallion for display on the motorcycle. In the preferred embodiment, the apparatus comprises a round timing cover member of the same general size and configuration as the stock timing cover for the motorcycle engine to be modified, and includes a plurality of screw holes arrayed around the periphery of the timing cover to correspond to the original screw holes in the engine. A center aperture in the timing cover member enables access to a medallion retained in the cover from the back side of the cover, when the cover is not installed on the motorcycle. The integral recess in the cover preferably comprises a shallow counterbore in the center of the front surface of the timing cover, coaxial with the center aperture. The recess may be defined by a circumferential ridge on the front surface of the cover, or as a counterbore into the front surface of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventor: John David Mottola
  • Patent number: 7827716
    Abstract: A mounting for sheet signage which includes a base structure of frame elements, an elongate support having frame members and sheet attachments. Mounts on the base and on the elongate supports facilitate placement of the mounting on the base structure. Interlocking elements are engageable through relative longitudinal displacement between the elongate supports and the base which are neither engageable nor disengageable through relative lateral displacement between these elements. A mounting for sheet signage also contemplates the integration of a vehicle frame with sheet attachments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventor: Marvin A. Smith
  • Patent number: 7805870
    Abstract: A system for displaying a banner (70) on a vehicle comprises mounting means (160) having channels (163), retaining means (112) for retaining the banner and associated with first and second locking members (124, 140) for engagement with the channels, the first locking member having a strut (134) locatable in a first channel, the second locking member having a second protruding strut (148) locatable in the same channel, and the first locking member further having a third protruding strut (135) spaced apart from the first strut and locatable within a second channel. When the locking members (124, 140) are aligned, the first strut (134) and second strut (148) are adjacent each other, the adjacent sides being parallel and the struts are located in the channels for secure attachment to the mounting means. The retaining means (112) may be connectable to the first locking member (124), e.g. by a pivot (115, 117), or it may form an integral member (53, 54, 35) therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Carmelion Limited
    Inventor: Ian Leonard Calderwood
  • Patent number: 7784206
    Abstract: A media display system and method is provided. The media display system comprising a two wheeled base configured for a operator to stand on; a steering column operatively connected to said base; a display means for a user standing on said base to hold and steer, said display mean allowing messages to be displayed; a handle operatively connected to said display means; and at least one wheel operatively connected to said media display such that said media display system can move 365 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Charles Trainer
  • Patent number: 7784207
    Abstract: A display framing system that may be used in mobile applications, such as on tractor trailers or buses, is disclosed. The display framing system may be illuminated, and the light reflected onto a sign inserted in the framing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Lighted Promotions, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald R. Curtis
  • Patent number: 7774966
    Abstract: A system for mounting signage onto the door area of a vehicle is disclosed. The system includes a mounting assembly, a display pan, and one or more inserts removably received within the display pan. The fastener assembly permits the selective reorientation of the display pan from a first position, in which the pan is oriented along the rear face of the cargo area, to a second position, in which the display pan is oriented away from the rear face of the cargo area. The inserts may include an indicia panel, a backing panel, an electroluminescent panel, and/or a support or cushioning panel. In operation, the system is mounted onto the rear facing surface of a cargo vehicle containing overhead or swing-open doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Night Moves, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen P. Rosa
  • Patent number: 7752991
    Abstract: The invention relates to a visual warning device adapted to extend between a first cargo-carrying unit and a second cargo-carrying unit. The visual warning device includes a first mounting adapted to attach to the first cargo-carrying unit, a second mounting adapted to attach to a second cargo-carrying unit, and a conspicuous, elongate belt that engages the first and second mountings. The invention also relates to a method for providing a visual indicator of a region between a dump truck and a pull trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Inventor: James D Graves
  • Patent number: 7748150
    Abstract: A bicycle is provided with an identification device. The identification device includes a base, an identity plate and two fasteners. The base is formed on the bicycle. The fasteners are used to attach the identity plate to the base so that the identity plate cannot be removed from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: Louis Chuang
  • Patent number: 7707759
    Abstract: A retaining device for improving the functionality of placard holders when the placard holder is subject to transient atmospheric conditions. The retaining device includes a member used in conjunction with a placard holder to more fully secure a placard with the placard holder when transient atmospheric conditions are encountered. The retaining device may be adapted to use with many designs of placard holders, including, but not limited to, U.S. Department of Transportation approved hazardous material information placard holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Inventor: Dwight Roberts
  • Patent number: 7637339
    Abstract: A number plate is provided comprising a body having an indicating portion and an elongated band extending from the number plate body. The band has a wrapping portion to be wrapped around a handlebar of a straddle type vehicle. An engagement portion is formed on a base of the elongated band to engage with a control cable. Engaging the control cable in the engagement portion in this manner can increase the mounting rigidity of the number plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takayuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7617625
    Abstract: A device for displaying information, such as an advertisement, on a lorry comprises a web of a material in sheet or canvas form, a reel which can be attached to the lorry, onto which the web can be wound up and from which the web can be unwound, and attachment means for attaching the unwound web to the lorry, which web, in the unwound state, defines an image surface with a height direction and a width direction, on which image surface the information can be placed. The height direction of the image surface is parallel to the reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Polytrust Partners B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Storm
  • Patent number: 7617626
    Abstract: An advertising display trailer for a bicycle, the trailer including a base, a coupling for coupling the base to the bicycle, and a display body mounted to the base is disclosed. The display body may be configured so as to pivot relative to the base. A display trailer including a base and a structure mounted to the base for carrying a display body such that the display body is able to pivot relative to the base. Also disclosed is a bicycle trailer for carrying an advertising sign, wherein the trailer has a base adapted to carry the advertising sign such that the sign extends generally upwardly from the base. In one form, a structure of the trailer is such that it is designed only to carry the advertising sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventor: Marcus Antony Balscheit
  • Patent number: 7591095
    Abstract: A warning plate assembly for indicating the excess width of a tractor, in particular an agricultural tractor. The assembly comprises a holder having a fixing part (1) attached to the vehicle and a deployable arm (3) carrying the warning plate (9). The deployable arm (3) is swivellable about a vertical swivel axis (2a) of the fixing part between a lockable deployed position, in which the deployable arm and the warning plate are disposed transversely to the longitudinal direction of the vehicle, and a lockable retracted position in which the deployable arm is disposed substantially in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle. The length of the deployable arm (3) is adjustable (6,7) to cater for different widths of vehicle. The warning plate may be in two halves (10,11) hinged about a vertical axis so that the halves can be folded one over the over for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: AGCO GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Anton Kollmann