Hanging Patents (Class 40/617)
  • Patent number: 10818206
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a plurality of display units that are two-dimensionally arranged; a supporting member that supports the plurality of display units; and an elastic member that partially couples the supporting member and each of some or all of the plurality of display units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Shibata, Ichiro Mori
  • Patent number: 10438519
    Abstract: A wind-resistant sign assembly that includes vertical support members coupled to multiple horizontally oriented sign panels that substantially span a length separating the support members. The sign panels are disposed in a static position, wherein they are disposed at a substantially planar configuration with one another and are operably configured to individually rotate to a dynamic position when exposed to a force generated by incoming wind. The dynamic position includes the front surface of one of the plurality of sign panels disposed at an acute angle with respect to the front surface of at least one other adjacent sign panel, thereby defining a gap between said sign panels to permit the entry and egress of the wind through the sign, and return, through use of one or more hinge and spring members, to the static position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Walter Bacallao
  • Patent number: 10089906
    Abstract: An apparatus for a signpost includes a vertical bar comprising a first end and a second end. The apparatus includes an upper bar coupled to the vertical bar. The upper bar includes a center portion substantially perpendicular to the vertical bar and two vertical portions coupled to the center portion. Each vertical portion is coupled to the center portion distal to a connection point to the vertical bar. The apparatus includes a ground anchor coupled to the vertical bar between the upper bar and the second end of the vertical bar. The ground anchor includes one or more spikes oriented toward the second end of the vertical bar, and a tab coupled to the ground anchor and oriented extending away from the ground anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Mylan D. Warnes, Sue M. Warnes
  • Patent number: 10035073
    Abstract: Racetracks for toy cars include structures formed from sheets of foldable material. Tracks include path channels supported by structures of triangular cross-section for mounting on room walls. Kits include planar sheets of material with lines or creases directing fold locations to fabricate a track from the sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Brent Bergan
  • Patent number: 9796403
    Abstract: A shopping cart liner includes a body configured to nest in the child seat portion of a shopping cart. The body may define one or more openings positioned to enable the feet of a child seated in the shopping cart to protrude through the body, and the shopping cart liner includes a track at least partially embedded in a portion of the shopping cart liner. A clip is slidingly engaged with the track, and defines an opening for attaching an item to the shopping cart liner. An item such as a toy, teething ring, pacifier, or other item may be attached. The body may be padded, and, and may include one or more pockets. The shopping cart liner may include a seat belt for securing a child to the shopping cart liner, and may be used in combination with a pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventors: Paul Fair, Kristin A. Tidwell, Catherine P. McNeil, Clarice Bonzer
  • Patent number: 9027271
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a poster holder (10,10?,10?,10??,1000) comprising a support (3,3?,3?,3*, 3000) intended to be suspended on a wall and provided with at least one engagement seat (6, 600,6?,6*,6??) and with a bar (4,4?,4?) comprising in turn a fixed length lower portion (18, 18?,18?) comprising a gripping device for engaging an edge of a poster (5) and at least one slider (11,11?,11?,11??,1100) slidably associated to said lower portion (18, 18?,18?), said slider (11,11?,11?,11??,1100) being insertable into said engagement seat (6, 600,6?,6*,6??) such to make a connection between said support (3,3?,3?,3*) and said bar (4, 4?,4?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: New Rainbow S.N.C.
    Inventor: Pier Luigi Bronzoni
  • Patent number: 8959811
    Abstract: A sign holder for supporting electrified sign inserts that may vary in width, comprises a base having a groove into which the sign insert can be placed. In the preferred embodiment, two or more gaskets are positioned in the groove with each gasket including a resilient section adapted to engage the sign insert so as to retain the sign insert securely in place within the groove. Each of the gaskets also includes an electrical conductor, such as an electrical wire, which may be embedded in the gasket, in a position where it makes electrical contact with the electrical terminals on the sign insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Visual Graphic Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Donall B. Healy
  • Patent number: 8893417
    Abstract: A panel fastening assembly comprising a frame member securable to a beam, an advertising track, a rod mating the frame member and the track, and a carrier for retaining an advertising panel therein. The carrier is secured to the track to display the advertising panel. A method of displaying an advertising panel comprising the steps of engaging an advertising panel with a carrier, attaching a frame member to a beam, attaching a rod to the frame, coupling an advertising track to the carrier, and securing the advertising track to the rod. The frame member comprises a cylindrical base which is securable to the beam. The rod extends through an aperture in the base and into the track. Upward movement of the rod locks the track and carrier together and tensions the panel. Downward movement of the rod releases the carrier from the track and the tension in the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: !maginethis Renovations, LLC
    Inventors: Scott A. Miller, Erik M. Baker
  • Patent number: 8869439
    Abstract: A frameless convex header according to the invention is installed in a conventional gondola rack display system comprising a plurality of horizontal slots or channels in a rear wall, a top wall extending normally from the rear wall and a fascia piece at the terminal edge of the top wall. A clear, preferably transparent, plastic frameless panel has a flange at one edge secured by fasteners to the top wall behind the fascia. The opposite edge of the panel (which may or may not have a flange) is lodged in a horizontal slot or channel in the rear wall, leaving the panel in a convex shape extending from the fascia to the rear wall. Preferably the panel is made of clear plastic in 4 foot widths with a thickness of about ? inch. The plastic can be PETG or similar material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Source One Digital
    Inventor: James Freed
  • Patent number: 8863419
    Abstract: A weather-resistant, tear-resistant banner of polycarbonate material is mounted to a post or pole using a channel member and a bracket system that readily allows changing of seasonal banners. The polycarbonate die-cut banner is suspended along a single edge by the channel member which slides into the bracket. The bracket can be banded to virtually any post or pole regardless of shape or size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Howard Industries
    Inventors: Tonya Pace, Gary P Schneider
  • Patent number: 8839537
    Abstract: A support component comprises a tab configured to be coupled to a bar (as comprises a part of an item to be suspended), the tab including a plurality of openings disposed therethrough and configured to receive an overhead support interface (such as a corresponding flexible link) to thereby provide overhead support to the bar. These openings can be laterally offset from one another to facilitate selecting a particular pitch orientation for the bar. The tab can have a non-circular hole disposed therethrough sized and configured to receive the bar. This hole can include a surface that is configured to key with respect to a corresponding bar surface to thereby prevent the bar from rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: ILight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Glenn Kirschner, Sean Edward Callahan, Mark Joseph Cleaver, Qiusheng Chen, Zhiping Zhang
  • Patent number: 8776714
    Abstract: Herein is described my flag protection assembly that prevents flag deterioration from heat, humidity, wind, rain and other adverse environmental conditions. In some embodiments the flag protection assembly also prevents flag deterioration from ultraviolet light. My flag protection assembly does not require motorized, computerized or other electrical components to fully extend the flexible covering and enclosed flag from a support. My flag protection assembly preferably includes a flexible cover through which a short rod initially inserts. A flag is coiled around this short rod and the rod is then placed within the upper interior of the flexible cover. The flag is thereafter uncoiled within the flexible cover while the rod is removed through an opening in the bottom edge of the flexible cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: L. M. Delaney, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8745907
    Abstract: A panel fastening assembly comprising a frame member securable to a beam, an advertising track, a rod mating the frame member and the advertising track, a carrier for retaining an advertising panel therein, and wherein the carrier is secured to the advertising track to display the advertising panel. A method of displaying an advertising panel comprising the steps of engaging an advertising panel with a carrier, attaching a frame member to a beam, attaching a rod to the frame, coupling an advertising track to the carrier, and securing the advertising track to the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: !maginethis Renovations, LLC
    Inventors: Eric S. Boltz, Scott A. Miller, Erik M. Baker
  • Patent number: 8672280
    Abstract: A system for supporting a display arrangement from an overhead support, comprising: an elongated support rail having an elongated open upper channel for receipt of an overhead support member; an elongated lower channel for receipt of a lower display support member; and an elongated middle channel disposed between the upper channel and the lower channel for aligned, guided and captured receipt of an elongated connector member to permit the connection to an adjacent elongated support rail or track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Rose Displays Ltd
    Inventors: Rebecca C. Suciu, Thomas P. Burrous, David E. Pitcher, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Patent number: 8646197
    Abstract: A system is provided for hanging an overhead sign from a ceiling. The system includes an elongated member, a connector member, and a fastening mechanism. The elongated member includes an elongated portion and a set of two nodes formed on opposing ends of the elongated portion. A first node is configured to be coupled to the overhead sign. The connector member includes a hook, an extended portion, and a disk. The extended portion defines a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The hook extends from the first end of the extended portion and is coupled to the second node. The disk extends radially outwardly from the second end of the extended portion for rotatable attachment to the ceiling. The fastening mechanism is inserted through the second node and the hook of the connector member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Clark, Amy M. Bacskai, Daniel Golke
  • Publication number: 20140000137
    Abstract: A hunter safety system includes a plurality of highly visible signs that are deployed outward from a hunting spot. The signs include indicia which alerts others to the presence of a hunter to prevent them from shooting at the hunter and inform them of the location of the hunter. In this manner, others may position themselves on the backside of tree to avoid being inadvertently shot by the hunter who isn't aware of their location. The signs preferably include bright colors to contrast them from the foliage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Donald E. Gray, JR.
  • Patent number: 8578641
    Abstract: A thin, illuminatable graphic support assembly comprising an elongated base rail having an elongated first edge and an elongated second edge; an elongated cover rail having an elongated planar portion arranged along one edge thereof, and an elongated “J” shaped portion arranged along a second edge thereof, the elongated cover rail pivotable between an open orientation and a closed graphic or panel restraining position; an elongated receiving channel arranged in the elongated second edge of the base rail, with a biasing member arranged therein, and a fixture support first channel and a fixture support second channel on an outer lower side of the base rail, to enable the illuminable graphic support assembly to be selectively secured to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Rose Displays Ltd
    Inventors: Rebecca C. Suciu, Thomas P. Burrous, Pual P. Ellsworth, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Patent number: 8474168
    Abstract: An adjustable sign frame and a method of using the same are provided. The adjustable sign frame has a main support rod and an adjustable hanging bar. During use, the main support rod and hanging bar are substantially parallel with respect to one another. Further, the main support rod and hanging bar are substantially identical in length. A plurality of wires may be used to hang the main support rod to the ceiling. A plurality of support clamps attached to the main support rod may temporarily hold the hanging bar which may have a retail sign attached thereto. Pegs on the hanging bar may allow a user to adjust the overall location of the retail sign hanging from the main support rod with respect to the ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Melinda Jean Wick
  • Patent number: 8474778
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus for adjustably mounting a tablet PC, portable personal computer, or flat panel video display, which is particularly suited for use during travel and in rugged conditions. The apparatus enables stable and versatile emplacement of a tablet PC by incorporating multiple independent adjustment and attachment elements. A mounting means, such as a suction cup assembly, is attachable to various surfaces and is connected to a hanger from which cordage or straps descend to a suspended frame. The frame features clips, resilient spacers, and adjustable dimensions to securely hold any commercially available tablet PC therein. The frame may further comprise various swappable stabilizer elements to separately regulate the orientation and attachment of the tablet PC to a surface. In a preferred embodiment, the apparatus is mounted to a windshield and the frame positions the tablet PC over the center console in an automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen R. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 8464448
    Abstract: A mobile comprising one or more: (1) support arm structures (e.g., having one or more elongate arms); (2) charms (e.g., items that are supported by the mobile and that are adapted to provide a desired visual effect); and/or (3) charm attachment members that are adapted to support the mobile's various charms. The mobile may include one or more hanger assemblies for rotatably attaching the mobile (or various individual components of the mobile) to a mobile support or to other components of the mobile. One or more of the hanger assemblies may be adapted to be attached adjacent a plurality of different portions of a particular one of the mobile's support arm structures. This may facilitate adjusting a fulcrum about which the particular support arm structure is supported, allowing the support arm structure to support charms of varying weights and sizes and to, for example, remain in a substantially horizontal orientation while doing so.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Scott Palmer
  • Publication number: 20130145662
    Abstract: A system is provided for hanging an overhead sign from a ceiling. The system includes an elongated member, a connector member, and a fastening mechanism. The elongated member includes an elongated portion and a set of two nodes formed on opposing ends of the elongated portion. A first node is configured to be coupled to the overhead sign. The connector member includes a hook, an extended portion, and a disk. The extended portion defines a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The hook extends from the first end of the extended portion and is coupled to the second node. The disk extends radially outwardly from the second end of the extended portion for rotatable attachment to the ceiling. The fastening mechanism is inserted through the second node and the hook of the connector member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. CLARK, Amy M. BACSKAI, Daniel GOLKE
  • Patent number: 8458942
    Abstract: An alignment guide for maintaining perpendicularity between an elongated anchor rail secured to an overhead support and a sign supporting elongated adjustment rail, comprising: a guide housing having an anchor rail receiving channel arranged across an upper surface thereof; an adjustment rail receiving channel arranged across a lower side of the guide housing, wherein the anchor rail receiving channel and the adjustment rail receiving channel are perpendicular to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Rose Displays, Ltd.
    Inventors: David E. Pitcher, Rebecca C. Suciu, Thomas P. Burrous, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Patent number: 8424915
    Abstract: A tag system for vehicle repair shops or collision repair centers includes a set of mirror tags, a set of releasably attachable key ring tags with associated key rings, and a set of releasably attachable instruction tags. The mirror tags are adapted to be hung from the rear view mirror of a vehicle, and are reusable to allow each tag to be used multiple times while conveying different information to service personnel. Each mirror tag may include an identifier for identifying the mirror tag, a hook-and-loop attachment strip for releasably attaching a key ring with keys to the vehicle, and a hook-and-loop attachment strip for releasably attaching one or more members of a set of instruction tags. Each key ring tab may include an identifier matching the identifier of the mirror tag, a key ring for holding the key to the vehicle, and a hook-and-loop attachment strip for attaching the key ring to a mirror tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Haag
  • Patent number: 8418980
    Abstract: A suspending unit and a medium holding member used therefor, which suspending unit enables the installation and removal operations of information displaying medium to be easily carried out even when the suspending unit is placed on a base such as an unreachable ceiling or wall, and can also firmly hold the information displaying medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Wayo Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hiroshi Wakura
  • Patent number: 8336235
    Abstract: A device (1) and a method for fixing commemorative inscriptions, such as, for example, words, photographs, patterns, symbols and the like, and/or cinerary urns, to be applied to headstones, front coverings of crypts and the like, include a surround (2) and an inner frame (3) which may be fixed to a headstone or a wall (4), the inner frame (3) cooperates with the surround (2) by connection device (5, 6, 15, 16). An indicator block (7) provided with commemorative inscriptions (8) is inserted and locked inside the surround (2), and the connection elements include hidden anchoring parts (5, 6) completely enclosed inside the surround (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Biondan S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Biondan
  • Publication number: 20120311899
    Abstract: A hanging placard assembly with a pouch and a related method of manufacturing are provided. The hanging placard has a base layer and a pouch formed thereon by securing a film to selected locations on the base. A top edge of the pouch may be sealed to form an enclosure or left open. A hole or at least one slit is formed in the base between the pouch and the top edge of the base to define a hanging portion. The hanging portion is dimensioned to be mounted on a bottle or other object. The item retained between the pouch can be a product sample, an instruction booklet, promotional material, or any other item. A method is provided for manufacturing the hanging placard, including the steps of unwinding rolls of base material and film, placing items at intervals on the base material, and selectively sealing the film thereover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: LAURAVILLE PACKAGING, LLP
    Inventors: James L. Mathewson, George Bastedo
  • Patent number: 8327567
    Abstract: A flexible, scalable multiple frame topology system capable of a wide range of multiple frame geometric topologies. Specifically a series of photographs, a series of photographic letters, or any series of flat, semi-flat, or three-dimensional display objects are displayable in a wide variety of display geometries: a horizontal line of frames, multiple, stacked, horizontal lines of frames, a vertical array of frames, multiple vertical arrays of frames, staggered arrays of frames, diagonal arrays of frames, crossword arrays of frames, and any combinations thereof. Also the disclosed display method is capable of displaying three-dimensional objects on shelves, or glass display cases, shadow boxes, on hooks, interlocking into the display cases—and the geometric display can mix a number of different display frames, for instance, a series of flat framed items with a three dimensional objects at each end of the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventors: Nathan Lawrence Swick, Lori Glenn Swick
  • Patent number: 8256151
    Abstract: A signage structure includes a first drum, a valance and a plurality of bracket assemblies. The first drum is suspended from a ceiling and includes a first frame supporting a first material having an outer circumferential surface for displaying indicia. The first frame has an upper frame ring and a lower frame ring. The valance is located outwardly from the outer circumferential surface of the first drum and includes at least one curved section having a plurality of spaced apart lights positioned along the interior side of the valance. The plurality of bracket assemblies include arms that couple the upper frame ring of the first drum to the valance. A first end of each arm is configured to attach to the upper frame ring of the first drum and a second end of each arm is configured to attach to the valance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: William Y. Stafford, Cheryl J. Penkivech, John P. Farinola, Charles J. Babboni, Krzysztof Sosniak
  • Patent number: 8215039
    Abstract: An advertising apparatus for placement on a food cart or “duty free” cart permits the passenger to readily identify that “duty free” sale is taking place. The advertising apparatus also permit vendors and manufacturers of the “duty free” items to advertise their products directly on the cart for clear viewing by the passenger. It is further envisioned that the advertising apparatus may be mounted to the service cart at any time to enable third party advertising even when “duty free” sale is not taking place, e.g., during the distribution of food, snacks, meals etc. during the flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Robert T. Watson
  • Patent number: 8104207
    Abstract: A high ceiling sign hanging arrangement for enabling the attachment and removal of a suspended sign from an extended height, comprising: an elongated upper rail having an upper channel therein for receipt of a ceiling attachment member, the upper rail having an upper rail support cleat, for receipt of a sign bearing anchor rail; an elongated anchor rail for bearing a sign therefrom, the anchor rail comprising an anchor cleat on an upper edge thereon; and a lift means comprising a main flange for mating with the anchor rail and subsequent dis-engagement from the anchor rail upon deposit of the anchor rail on the upper rail support cleat of the upper rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Rose Displays, Ltd.
    Inventors: David E. Pitcher, Thomas P. Burrous, Rebecca C. Suciu, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Patent number: 8099891
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a holder clip (1) for cards, such as identification cards, comprising two holding arms (3, 4) interconnected by a yoke (2) and defining between them a card reception slot (5). In order to be able to hold also cards of various thicknesses with adequate holding force by means of the holder clip (1), the present invention is so conceived that at least one of the two holding arms (3, 4) is provided with at least one contact-pressure pad (6) bulging, at least in certain sections thereof, towards the respective other holding arm (3, 4), said contact-pressure pad (6) consisting of a material that is different from the material of the holding arms (3, 4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Durable Hunke & Jochheim GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Horst-Werner Maier-Hunke
  • Patent number: 8099887
    Abstract: One embodiment of an orbital sign assembly, allowing for attachment to and full pivot or orbit capability of the attached signage around a horizontal run of span wire or other support member. Any one traffic signage is supported from a horizontal run of a span wire or other support member by a orbital sign assembly comprising a sign bracket (10) with attachment points at opposing ends and center, a pivot attachment (2) allowing 360 degree pivoting of the sign, which adjoins the sign bracket (10) to the a cable saddle (1) which contains two pivot attachment rails (3) for limiting side to side movement of the pivot attachment on its track. Conventional U-bolts (5) are located within the cable saddle and are used to clamp down to the span wire while still allowing traffic signal cables to be inserted through a cable slot (4) within the cable saddle (1). A cant tilt slot (11) is located on the sign bracket for leveling signage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventors: Vance Joseph Alan McCoy, Alexis Ivan Wertelecki
  • Patent number: 8037630
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and system for holding a device along the side of a relatively tall pole. The apparatus includes, in one aspect, a hanger bracket adapted to removably mount to the pole. A frame to which the device can be mounted is attached to the hanger bracket. In one embodiment, the frame has first and second cross-arms and an elongated member spacing the cross-arms from each other. In another aspect, a second hanger bracket can be used to further connect the frame to a pole. A locking device can be used to lock at least one of the hanging brackets to the pole. In a further aspect of the invention, the device is a banner or sheet-like device. In another aspect of the invention, the bracket and/or banner is in combination with the pole and/or device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Joe P. Crookham, Jeffrey A. Rogers, Kevin R. Johnson, Darrin L. Guler, Douglas A. Witt
  • Patent number: 8006453
    Abstract: A hanging display system is provided comprising an electrified grid system adapted for operative communication with display animation modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventor: Richard Anderson
  • Patent number: 7971842
    Abstract: A swivelable support assembly for angularly adjustably supporting a sign from an overhead support rail. The support assembly comprises an elongated upper wing attachable to the overhead rail. An elongated lower wing is swivelably attached to the upper wing, the sign being secured to the lower wing. The lower wing has a housing with an alignment port therein for facilitating entry of a lift pole therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Rose Displays, Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Burrous, David E. Pitcher, Rebecca C. Suciu, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Patent number: 7927674
    Abstract: A decoration in a variety of shapes and including a substantially flat main body and a string. The main body has a plurality of extensions extending from a base portion. Each extension has an aperture therethrough at its free end. The string passes through each aperture in a same direction. The extensions are foldable such that the ends with the apertures are stacked and the string passes through the apertures in a line. Accordingly, the decoration forms a curved surface. Two edges of the main body can be attached to form a closed loop structure. The extensions may extend from both ends of the base portion to form fully enclosed surfaces, for example a sphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Amscan, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Alan Spaar
  • Patent number: 7895784
    Abstract: Some embodiments of sign assembly include a secondary sign that at least partially fits within a side cavity defined by a larger, primary sign. In particular embodiments, the primary sign includes an internal frame that defines a channel to receive a side portion of the secondary sign and thereby retain the secondary sign in a generally parallel, side-by-side configuration relative to the primary sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Clark, David Cheney, Michael A. Whittier, Joseph R. Guggenberger
  • Patent number: 7854080
    Abstract: System and methods for providing synchronized ornamental displays in a presentation zone that is at least partially containing a fluid, which include a support structure, a decorative object supported by the support structure, a light disposed on the object, a plurality of cables coupled to the support structure at their respective first ends; a plurality of cable tensioning devices, wherein one cable tensioning device is engaged with the second end of a respective cable of the plurality of cables, and the plurality of cable tensioning devices are positioned spatially about the periphery of the presentation zone, wherein the spatial arrangement defines a range of desired movement for the object, and a control device operatively associated with the tensioning devices and light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Wynn Resorts Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Walter Conti
  • Patent number: 7788836
    Abstract: The invention broadly comprises a device for displaying an object including a stand, at least one arcuate hanger element connected to the stand, and a fastener connected to the at least one arcuate hanger element. In some aspects, the at least one hanger element is symmetrically arranged with respect to the stand. In some aspects, the at least one hanger element comprises a length and at least two hanger elements in the at least one hanger element have different respective lengths. In some aspects, the at least one hanger element is flexible. In some aspects, the at least one hanger element is wire. The at least one hanger element comprises a distal end and the fastener is connected to the distal end. In some aspects, the fastener is a clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Umbra LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Vincent
  • Patent number: 7784203
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hanger devices to secure a tablet to a post-like support member on an upright support surface. The hanger device includes an elongated header portion, a flap panel portion extending therefrom, and an attachment element to secure the tablet. The header portion includes an opening such as an elongate slot or a plurality of bores. The support member is selectively positionable along the length of the slot or in the bores such that the tablet is suspended under the force of gravity in a skewed orientation relative to the support surface. A pouch may be securable to the panel portion so as to be interposed between it and the tablet. The present invention also relates to a calendar assembly that incorporates the hanger device as well as a calendar having a header portion allowing it to be supported in a skewed orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Curtis Colligan
  • Patent number: 7774965
    Abstract: An illuminated emergency sign comprises a main body, a rotary body, side covers, a circuit board, a LED lamp indicator, an acrylic sign panel, and a canopy. The acrylic sign panel is connected to the lower end of the rotary body. In the rotary body is disposed a LED lamp panel. The LED lamp indicator is disposed on the LED lamp panel. The rotary body is rotatably connected to the lower end of the main body. In the main body is disposed a battery. The side covers are connected to both ends of each of the main body and the rotary body. The canopy is disposed on the top of the main body. The sign panel of such an illuminated emergency sign can be rotated within 180 degrees and fixed at a proper angle under action of the friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Je Woo Corporation, Ltd., Hui Yang
    Inventor: Sung-Keun Lee
  • Patent number: 7757419
    Abstract: A holding device for attaching a ceiling sign to a ceiling structure contains a base for attaching the ceiling elements and an adapter part for attaching the ceiling sign, the adapter part can be folded down from the base together with the ceiling sign in order to remove the ceiling elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Horst, Stephan Röpke
  • Patent number: 7755610
    Abstract: A system and method for writing bistable media is described, wherein the media has at least one through hole that interacts with at least one protrusion on a writer to align the media with the writer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Robert G. Capurso, Theodore K. Ricks, David M. Johnson, Domenic Maiola
  • Patent number: 7743541
    Abstract: An elongated sign holding extrusion for supporting a sign from an overhead member, comprising an elongated unitarily extruded frame assembly having an upper edge and a lower edge, with a first side portion and a second side portion extending therebetween. An elongated upper receiving-channel is arranged at the upper edge of the frame assembly. An hollow elongated, upper channel is arranged in a spaced-apart, adjacent and parallel manner to the elongated upper receiving channel in said frame assembly. An elongated middle channel contains a pair of elongated biasing members therein for pinchably supporting a poster therebetween. An elongated central channel is spaced adjacent the lower edge of the frame assembly for capture of slidable sign supporting hangers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Rose Displays Ltd
    Inventors: Rebecca C. Suciu, David E. Pitcher, Thomas P. Burrous, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Patent number: 7712239
    Abstract: A system for supporting display panels from an overhead support, comprising: two or more spaced-apart, elongated, hollow, extruded fixed rails which are attachable to an overhead support together with one or more spaced-apart, elongated, hollow, extruded moveable rails. A plurality of connectors are slidably disposed within the fixed rails, the connectors having a projection extending though an elongated gap in the moveable rail and into slidable receipt in the fixed rail. The moveable rails provide support for a display supporting clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Rose Displays, Ltd.
    Inventors: David E. Pitcher, Rebecca C. Suciu, Thomas P. Burrous, Alan Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Patent number: 7673409
    Abstract: A sign holder arrangement for the support of a sign from an overhead support. The holder arrangement comprises an upper sign holder assembly clamped upon an upper edge of the sign and a lower sign holder assembly clamped upon a lower edge of the sign. At least one outer support clip is disposed peripherally around the upper sign holder. The clip has a cable attached thereto and to the overhead support to hold the sign therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Rose Displays, Ltd.
    Inventors: David E. Pitcher, Rebecca Suciu, Thomas P. Burrous, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Patent number: 7665617
    Abstract: A merchandising display assembly. The assembly includes a mounting portion adjustably coupled to a support surface associated with a first product, and a suspending portion for suspending a second product. The suspending portion coupled to the mounting portion, and the mounting and suspending portions are adapted for at least reducing interference with the visibility of the first product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: T.M. Shea Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Shea
  • 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: 7627970
    Abstract: A hanger for fluted polypropylene board has head and a shaft, the shaft having at least one barb extending outwardly therefrom. A variation of the hanger for a foam board comprises a head and a shaft with the shaft having a screw thread located thereon, the screw thread stopping short of a tip portion of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Inventor: Michel Berteau
  • Publication number: 20090272017
    Abstract: Taught is a suspended display apparatus, comprising: a plurality of display boards and hanging wires, the display boards being connected to each other via the hanging wires, wherein a top edge attachment point is set at the center of gravity on the upper edge of each display board, a bottom edge attachment point is set at one end of the lower edge of each display board; and the bottom edge attachment point of the upper display board is connected with the top edge attachment point of the lower display board via the hanging wire. A hanging plate is added on each display board, and is intersected with the display board to adjust the balance and shape of the whole structure. Each display board is featured with two-dimensional picture or three-dimensional physical model, which can rotate freely in a range of 0 to 360 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventor: Dehai Wang