Holder Patents (Class 40/642.02)
  • Patent number: 9287690
    Abstract: A glass faceplate is cemented to a plastic carrier which can be removably connected to the adapter plate of a wall box dimmer. The glass plate is a flat tempered glass which may be suitably colored or clear and has a thickness less than three millimeters. Two elastic tethers are connected at one end to the carrier plate and at the other end to the adapter plate to serve as a pivotal connection at the bottoms of the two plates and prevent the accidental fall and breakage of the glass faceplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventor: Richard David Samuels
  • Patent number: 9117214
    Abstract: System, for selecting and purchasing products or services from a predetermined manufacturer or retailer, including a first device, in the form of a physical receptacle, for containing a plurality of second devices for presentation of a product or service from an assortment of products and/or services from a predetermined manufacturer, provider and/or retailer, each product or service for which a second presentation device is contained by the first device being selected from the assortment, and wherein the system also includes a voucher of a nominal value to be used for purchasing a product and/or service chosen from the assortment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: VIVABOXES INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Philippe Deneef
  • Patent number: 9105030
    Abstract: A gift system for selecting and purchasing products or services at a fixed price, including: a box containing a plurality of samples for presentation of a product or service of a single type, each product or service for which a sample is contained having an identical fixed price paid by the acquirer of the system; and a voucher for ordering a product or service chosen from among those for which a sample is contained in the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: VIVABOXES INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Philippe Deneef
  • Publication number: 20150143717
    Abstract: Lace retention devices are disclosed that can safely and conveniently hold looped laces in place, while also being aesthetically pleasing. One embodiment of a lace retention device according to the present invention comprises an arm and a holding mechanism integral to one end of the arm. A housing is also included that is integral to the arm at an end opposite the holding mechanism with the housing being sized and shaped to hold looped footwear laces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: LUKE BILLINGS
  • Publication number: 20150121730
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a more convenient and fun way to customize luggage in such a way that it can provide a rapid identification to the owner and that the luggage or personal item, even when viewed from a distance, is unmistakably theirs. The present disclosure provides information regarding a collectible sleeve system which increases the ability of users to more accurately identify and/or account for their personal items when traveling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Valerie Freer
  • Publication number: 20150113845
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device and method directed to assisting individuals in identifying the wearer of the device. More specifically, the present invention generally relates to a device and method of use directed to assisting individuals in identifying the wearer of the device as a law enforcement officer (LEO) from various viewing angles of the wearer in lighted and unlighted environmental conditions. In one embodiment the device is comprised of identification elements, attachment elements, and quick disconnect elements. In another embodiment, the device is comprised of at least four identification elements, the attachment elements formed to hold two of the identification elements in the front and two in the back of the wearer of the device, and quick disconnect elements positioned along the attachment elements so that the wearer of the device can quickly interchange the identification elements and/or remove the device from the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Albert Ramirez, III
  • Publication number: 20150089853
    Abstract: An attachable display device that promotes brand awareness is provided. The device includes a display part having a display area to display an image and a securing portion and a mounting part having an upper portion disposed and secured inside the display part and a lower portion having at least one hole defined therein. The mounting part wraps around an object such that the securing portion engages the at least one hole to secure the display device to the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Stwrap, LLC
    Inventor: Tom Augustine
  • Publication number: 20150068085
    Abstract: An identification device for switch cabinets and other electrical devices includes at least one identification plate and a carrier profile configured to receive the identification plate. The carrier profile further includes a rear wall, a first and second lateral holding wall, and at least one support web. The first and second lateral holding walls extend forwards from the rear wall. The support web extends traversely to at least one holding wall and is configured to support the identification plate. At least one misplacement guard is provided and is configured to prevent the identification plate from being placed below the support web when mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Heinz Reibke, Thomas Poelker
  • Publication number: 20140373412
    Abstract: A business card holder includes a support for containing a number of business cards permitting vertical extraction of one card from the set by grasping the card along its narrower upper edge. The lower surface of the support is bevelled so as to cause the set of cards to be presented at the upper end of the support at differing heights for ease of extraction. The upper edge of at least one wall containing the cards is lower than the top edge of all of the cards in the set, providing an edge that will permit the uppermost card to be bent slightly outward over this top edge for extraction. The vertical height of the card support when positioned within a pocket may be established by providing a downwardly extending leg that will rest against the bottom of the pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: David J. French
  • Publication number: 20140319225
    Abstract: A tag assembly is described wherein the tag assembly is affixable to clothing and/or a body and wherein the assembly includes a support sheet; a tag disposed on the support sheet, the tag being configured to transmit a signal to a receiver; and, an expandable spacer structure disposed the support sheet, the expandable spacer structure providing a predetermined spacing between the tag and the body, the expandable spacer being configured to expand from a thin non-expanded state to a expanded state of a predetermined spacer thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: AMB I.T. HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Bas Jan Emile Van Rens, Adriaan Klaas Verwoerd, Reinerus Mathijs Willie Gerritsen
  • Publication number: 20140311002
    Abstract: The label assembly is comprised of a flexible body with a front and back surface and includes a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of the flexible body is affixed to the electronic device. A label is attached to the front surface of the flexible body and includes a visual representation of a connection of the electronic device that corresponds to an actual connection of the electronic device as well as an identification mark associated with the visual representation of the connection. The flexible body of the label assembly includes a status indicator displaying a status based on electrical signals associated with the actual connection of the electronic device, and the flexible body includes an electrical connector connecting the status indicator of the flexible body and the electrical signals associated with the actual connection of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Jian Meng
  • Patent number: 8733708
    Abstract: A utensil rest includes a main body having a first sidewall and a second sidewall. The first sidewall and the second sidewall are connected and define an edge of the main body. At least one of the first sidewall and the second sidewall have at least one utensil receiving portion formed therein. The at least one utensil receiving portion is configured to receive a utensil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Ivan Mudd LLC
    Inventors: Jay Tarantino, Jeanine Tarantino, William P. Camp, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8707600
    Abstract: A marketing sign is constructed of a sheet material and includes at least one break-away section coupled to a main section by at least one score. The main section includes a free portion, a base portion and connecting portion. The free portion includes a price piece and a balloon piece coupled to the price piece at a fold. The base portion is configured to couple with a product display structure after the main section is detached from the break-away section at the at least one score. The connecting bend line couples the free portion to the base portion and has a first end located a space distance from a right side edge of the sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel G. Engelby
  • Patent number: 8695936
    Abstract: A supporting device to a display apparatus to prevent a wire from separating from a wire hanger. The supporting device to fix the display apparatus to a wall includes a wire part coupled to the display apparatus, a wire hanger mounted to the wall, the wire hanger to hang the wire part on the wall, and a separation protector provided at the wire hanger, the separation protector serving to prevent the wire part from separating from the wire hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hoo Park, Boo Keun Yoon, Sang Hak Kim, Jin Sung Kim, Woo Sung In
  • Patent number: 8668171
    Abstract: A utensil rest includes a main body having a first sidewall and a second sidewall. The first sidewall and the second sidewall are connected and define an edge of the main body. At least one of the first sidewall and the second sidewall have at least one utensil receiving portion formed therein. The at least one utensil receiving portion is configured to receive a utensil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ivan Mudd LLC
    Inventors: Jay Tarantino, Jeanine Tarantino, William P. Camp, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130259636
    Abstract: The invention generally provides methods and devices for handling materials including the sorting or storing of waste. The invention further provides a modular materials handling and storage workstation unit for sensitive materials such as hazardous materials or waste common in a retail environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Vincent F. Scheerer
  • Publication number: 20130221114
    Abstract: A mattress age indicating device includes an enclosure, and an indicating assembly contained within the enclosure. The age indicating device may be configured to present an indication related to the mattress's age and may be coupled to the mattress or other bedding or seating product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: Terrance L. Myers, John A. Garrett
  • Patent number: 8510978
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an RFID tag holder, which comprises an RFID tag carrier used to carry an RFID tag, and a base having a circular surface, a holding portion and at least one magnetic component disposed therein. The shape of the circular surface matches that of the disposing hole, the magnetic component is used to make the disposing hole magnetically attachable to combine the base with the disposing hole, and two clip arms of a holding unit grip the holding portion and hold the RFID tag carrier after passing through two through holes of a metal substrate. The RFID tag holder has the following advantages: fast installation, low cost and reusability; is suitable for disposing holes with any depth and size; reduced interference and improved reading effect; no extra processing cost; dust-proof, water-proof and oil-resistant; and better composability, extensibility and flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: China Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Sung-Lin Chen, Chang-Tsun Lin, Lien-Kuei Chiang
  • Publication number: 20130181049
    Abstract: A bag stand (1) for securing a bag comprising a base (4), a pole (2) connected to the base (4), and a means for securing the bag, wherein the means for securing the bag is attached to the pole, characterised in that the means for securing the bag comprises at least one supporting means having a pair of clips (10, 11) pivotally secured thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Jill Aston
  • Patent number: 8479422
    Abstract: An electronic shelf label with internal information which may be used all locations, including wet locations. The electronic shelf label includes a housing including a substantially transparent portion containing an aperture and an inner surface, a display in the housing for displaying information about an item associated with the electronic shelf label, wherein the display is visible through the aperture, and a layer of material adjacent the inner surface for conveying information about the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Syuzoh Kato, Yoshitaka Utsumi, John Peter Roquemore, III
  • Publication number: 20130061500
    Abstract: A single panel label holder for a product display supports a label for display to shoppers. The single panel traps the label against an adjacent surface of a corresponding shelf. The label holder includes a member for securing the label holder to the shelf. The securing member can include a clip for selectively mounting the label holder to a return flange of a shelf. Alternatively, an adhesive portion is employed to adhere the label holder to the shelf. The securing member could include an end wall joined to a lower wall via a hinge with the end wall extending over a distal end of a return flange of the shelf. Or, the securing member could include at least one flexible fin which engages a return flange of the shelf. A rear surface of the single panel can be textured or provided with protrusions, nubs, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Gregory M. Bird, Paul Mueller, Gerald Szpak, William H. Walker, Shane Obitts
  • Publication number: 20120311898
    Abstract: A labeling device that can be attached to an article and subsequently modified by separating at least a portion of the device to be located within the article to provide information regarding the contents of an article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: MULTI PACKAGING SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Rick Vulgamott, Daniel T. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120285059
    Abstract: A talking balloon that may be easily attached to a toy or other display item to provide the toy with the appearance of saying customized words and thoughts. The talking balloon includes a board, a wire attached to the board, a fastener mechanism secured to the wire, the fastener mechanism is adapted to be secured to a toy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: GREGORY EMERSON FISK
  • Publication number: 20120240439
    Abstract: Two sheets of polyethylene are placed one behind the other and sealed together with heat or adhesive along multiple horizontal seams and one (1) vertical seam forming multiple individual cavities and provides a side opening for identifier plaques. The front polyethylene panel has cutouts. An adhesive layer is applied to the back of the rear polyethylene panel and a sheet of paper is applied to the adhesive layer to help keep the adhesive in place until removed and the storage component is adhered to a surface. The polyethylene sheets are translucent or transparent and allow the information displayed on identifier plaques to be seen clearly and also horizontally because of the horizontal pockets. The identifier plaque material is firm so it may be printed or engraved and inserted into cavities. These identifier plaques can easily be inserted and remove and re-inserted into the cavities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Lynn Marie Picinich
  • Patent number: 8272542
    Abstract: A handle attachment for mounting to a standardized valve mounting cup of a spray can and operating a push-type dispenser valve. The handle attachment includes a housing that defines a grip and a cap configured to couple with an outer diameter of the valve mounting cup. An actuation device is pivotally mounted to the housing and includes a trigger portion disposed adjacent the grip and a finger portion disposed within the cap for actuating the push-type dispenser valve. A C-shaped rim is disposed on the cap and defines a central opening sized to accommodate the valve mounting cup, a base located on the axis of symmetry of the rim, a circumferential gap located on the axis of symmetry diametrically opposite the base and separating two ends of the rim, and at least one slot disposed between the base and a diametrical chord perpendicular to the axis of symmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: SafeWorld International Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Jay Becker
  • Publication number: 20120204458
    Abstract: A manual open bottom shelf allocation and management system for allocating shelf space among rows of products and for moving the rows of products toward the shelf front includes a plurality of adjacent shelf allocating and managing units. Each unit includes a pair of side dividers extending away from a backstop defining an open bottom, wherein at least one row of products may be positioned on the shelf between and laterally supported by the side dividers. Each unit is manually movable to advance products toward the front of the shelf. The side dividers of two adjacent units may be in vertical alignment with one another. A shelf ready packaging unit incorporates a row of products and a shelf allocation and management system and packaging material coupling the shelf allocating and managing unit and the at least one row of products together at least for shipping and stocking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: William R. Goehring
  • Publication number: 20120048404
    Abstract: A fluid distribution system including an elongated manifold defining fluid ports, lengthwise ridges, and radial ridges. Label plates couple to the manifold and have a planar body with a front side for indicating information related to the respective port. A finger extends from each label plate and has two inwardly turned prongs for coupling to a first lengthwise ridge. The prongs form a space for capturing a radial ridge. A collar also extends from the planar body for coupling to the port. The planar body also has three stiffening bars on a back side thereof. Each stiffening bar includes a feature for coupling to a second lengthwise ridge on the manifold body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: WATTS WATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Lake, Jeffrey A. Scilingo
  • Patent number: 8056812
    Abstract: A holding device for holding an object, which is disposed on an electronic device in a detachable manner, is disclosed. The holding device comprises a first holding portion, a second holding portion and a connecting portion. The first holding portion comprises a first holding member and a second holding member. The first holding member and the second holding member are foldable toward a first direction and a second direction, respectively to form an accommodating space for accommodating the electronic device. The second holding portion holds the object. The connecting portion connects the first holding portion with the second holding portion in a foldable manner. Additionally, the connecting portion, the first holding portion and the second holding portion are integrally formed as a single piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventor: Hung Ming Huang
  • Publication number: 20110265363
    Abstract: When displaying products on a display hook, labels associated with the products are oftentimes presented via a label holder affixed to the display hook. Because various display hook structures exist, an interchangeable label holder can be utilized to adjoin to the various structures. Accordingly, in one embodiment, a label holder is adapted for being affixed to both a cylindrical-shaped crossbar and a display plate crossbar of a display hook. The rear face of the interchangeable label holder includes first brackets and second brackets adapted for receiving either the cylindrical-shaped crossbar or the display plate crossbar. The rear face of the interchangeable label holder also includes a first securing element and a second securing element functional for receiving lateral edges of the display plate crossbar to restrict lateral movement of the label holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Danell M. Oliver-Collins, Brian Russell Palmer, Craig William Cayce, Derek Lai Keung Pong
  • Patent number: 8028451
    Abstract: A tag holder (12) formed as a single stamping defines a singular body having a first tab (16), a second tab (24), and a third tab (38). The second tab (24) is cut from the first tab (16) to define an aperture (18) in the first tab for receiving a hanger rod (62) of a product display, and then the second tab (24) is folded from the first tab (16) and aligned adjacent the third tab (38). Protuberant lance portions (30) are formed from a surface (26) of the second tab (24) and extend toward the third tab (38). A hang tag (50) is placed between the second tab (24) and the third tab (38), with the aperture (18) in the first tab (16) aligned adjacent a hanger aperture (54) of the hang tag (50), and then the second tab (24) is pushed toward the third tab (38) with the protuberant lance portions (30) extending through the hang tag (50) and against the third tab (38) to secure hang tag (50) to the tag holder (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Han Young Lee
  • Publication number: 20110232144
    Abstract: A marketing sign is constructed of a sheet material. The sheet material includes a free portion, a base portion and a connecting portion that couples the base portion to the free portion. The base portion includes an engaging piece and a support piece. The engaging piece is coupled to the support piece at a base bend line and configured to engage with a portion of a product display structure having a price holder. The connecting portion is defined between a first connecting bend line spaced apart from a second connecting bend line by a first distance. The first connecting bend line is adjacent the support piece of the base portion and the second connecting bend line is adjacent the free portion. The first distance substantially corresponds with a top edge thickness of the price holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicants: TARGET BRANDS, INC., XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel G. Engelby, Christopher H. Kaye, Hans F. Case
  • Publication number: 20110225861
    Abstract: A holder for displaying a sheet of material is provided. The holder includes a backplate, a lens, and a bracket. The bracket includes a frame defining at least one vertical wall bordering at least one inner wall. The at least one inner wall includes at least one connector for connecting to at least one corresponding connector of the lens for securing the lens to the bracket. A portion of the lens contacts a first wall of the at least one vertical wall and a first inner wall of the at least one inner wall. The backplate is secured to the bracket via at least one fastener. A portion of the backplate contacts a second wall of the at least one vertical wall and a second inner wall of the at least one inner wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Joseph Anzalone
  • Patent number: 8021731
    Abstract: An adhesive sheet (10) for use in affixing a badge to a garment comprises a plurality of cutouts (18, 20, 22, 24), each cutout having a shape (19, 21, 23, 25) that approximately matches a shape of a badge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Badge Magic, LLC
    Inventors: David N. Herbig, Christopher A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20110214598
    Abstract: An informational display device and method for displaying informational material about an item to potential customers for the item. The device includes a housing for removably receiving informational material, and a clip portion for attachment to the item. In example forms, a vehicle information sheet or buyer's guide is secured to a window of a vehicle and can be removed, replaced and reused. In one form, the display device is modular and includes a clip adapted to be slipped over the top of a door glass of the vehicle, a rail removably attached to the clip, and a document display housing secured to the rail and comprising an inner panel and an outer panel, and defining a chamber therebetween for receiving and displaying a document, with at least a portion of the document display housing being transparent to allow viewing of the document therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Anthony J. TUCKER
  • Publication number: 20110203150
    Abstract: A display stand for a laptop computer has an L-shaped spine supporting the computer. A T-shaped upper advertising substrate holder can be slid into the vertical leg of the spine in one of multiple orientations, i.e., with the cross-bar of the T horizontal to the ground or vertical to the ground on either the left side or right side of the computer, as point of sale (POS) physical constraints demand. In all orientations of the upper holder, an upper advertising substrate is supported by the upper holder in a vertical orientation. A T-shaped lower advertising substrate holder can be slid into the horizontal leg of the spine to support a lower advertising substrate in a horizontal orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Jan BUNCHER
  • Publication number: 20110192065
    Abstract: A cover, in particular for covering inscription fields, includes a cover element configured to be inserted into a base body. At least one hooking-in element on the cover element can be engaged with at least one cutout on the base body. At least one latching tab on the cover element can engage with at least one latching opening on the base body, thus making it possible to form a detachable latching connection between the cover element and the base body. The cover element and/or the base body can be at least partially elastically deformed in a direction running parallel to the surface in the area of the at least one hooking-in element and/or in the area of the at least one latching tab and/or in the area of the at least one cutout receiving the hooking-in element, so that the cover element and the base body can be locked to one another by latching in a sprung manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: ADC GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Hetzer, Ferenc Nad, Frank Mossner
  • Publication number: 20110147323
    Abstract: A system of modular components enables the selection and assembly of components of the system to accommodate a compact display, effective dispensing by gravity-feed, and convenient restocking of merchandise articles of different dimensions at a compact matrix of dispensing locations placed at a point-of-purchase. Selected chutes are assembled with counterpart selected left and right sidewalls for carrying merchandise articles of selected dimensions, with the lateral spacing between the sidewalls being determined by the lateral width of the selected chutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Anthony V. Sainato, Andrew B. Sholl, Lee A. Wintermantel
  • Publication number: 20110132854
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a product display shelf apparatus include at least one shelf to receive a plurality of image-bearing products while a product signage assembly is removably attached to the shelf. The product signage assembly can be toollessly assembled to the shelf such that an image display panel exhibits images that generally match those of the image-bearing products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Katherine A. Berdahl, Tracie M. Kunz
  • Publication number: 20110127317
    Abstract: The folder is formed from a single sheet, folded along a fold line to form opposing walls. Each wall, at its top, includes a retaining portion that folds over a metal or plastic channel rod and includes a series of horizontally-spaced holes. The holes extend vertically over the lower edge or a rib of the channel rod. Each channel rod extends laterally past the edge of the folder and includes notches or hook ends that engage a pair of rails. Each tab includes a clip portion that opens downward. The clip portion includes two vertically-oriented inner faces, one or both of which includes inward-facing dimples or protrusions that fit at least partially into the holes in the retaining portion. At least one optional protrusion may be locating, meaning that the top of the protrusion does not engage the channel rod when the tab is fully attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Marvin Halfen, David J. Gilbertson
  • Patent number: 7946066
    Abstract: A sign holder holding an end of each of two signs includes a first wall, a second wall spaced from the first wall, and a connecting wall located between the first and second walls and secured thereto. A first sign holding section is defined by first portions of the first and second walls and is located on a first side of the connecting wall. A second sign holding section is defined by second portions of the first and second walls and is located on a second side of the connecting wall. A channel is defined on the second wall for engaging an associated bracket used to mount the sign holder on a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Fasteners For Retail, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen D. Wamsley
  • Publication number: 20110113659
    Abstract: The invention is a product that allows one to determine precisely how many times a particular garment has been worn. By removing the guesswork from the “wash-or-wear equation,” the consumer knows the garment is sufficiently clean, and will generally be able to extend the wearing of the garment between cleanings. Use of the invention will result in the conservation of resources in terms of reduced consumption of water, energy, detergent/softeners, and dry cleaning services; it will also increase the life span of garments as well as cleaning/drying appliances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Aiezza
  • Patent number: 7900387
    Abstract: Provided is a price display apparatus including a plate-shaped label having a price displaying unit; and a holder coupled to one side of the label and having a fixing portion protruding outward from the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Chan Lee, Yong Gil Namgung, Hyun Hak Kim, Seok Min Woo
  • Patent number: 7903103
    Abstract: A poster holder having a first member, a second member moveable away from the first member to an open position and moveable towards the first member to a closed position, the second member cooperating with the first member to secure the substrate in the closed position, a controller configured to selectively energize at least one portion of an energizeable image on a substrate detachably securable between the first member and the second member in the closed position, and an electrical power source connected to the controller. The poster holder is useable in a display that includes a poster formed of a substrate and an energizeable image formed thereon. Methods of displaying an energizeable image using the poster holder are set forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Appleton Coated, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas L. Osterberg, Peter Thomas Herdman
  • Publication number: 20110047844
    Abstract: A merchandise display stand for displaying an item of merchandise includes a base and a sensor housing coupled to the base. The sensor housing includes a mounting surface for receiving the item of merchandise and attachment means for affixing the item of merchandise to the mounting surface. A label holder is configured to be removably mounted on the base and prevented from being removed from the base with the item of merchandise affixed to the sensor housing. The label holder includes a mounting portion and a label holding portion extending from the mounting portion. The base has an exterior contour and the mounting portion of the label holder has a complimentary interior contour defining an opening for receiving the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: INVUE SECURITY PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fawcett, Nicholas M. Sedon
  • Patent number: 7882650
    Abstract: A luggage tag having a card case, a connecting part, and at least one cover is described. A first end of the cover is disposed with an engaging element, the engaging element is slightly larger than the body of the cover, two sides of the body of the cover each forms a locking corner at a position to which the engaging element is connected. The engaging element includes a groove or pressed line where the body can be lifted, which connects with the two sides thereof, and the cover is divided along the groove or pressed line into two parts, namely the engaging element and the body. The card case has at least one open face; a first end thereof corresponding to the engaging element includes an engaging cavity in a limiting unit. The engaging cavity corresponding to the locking corners is disposed with a lock, and the second end of the open face is disposed with a locking groove. When assembled, the cover will cover the open face thereby avoiding direct exposure of the information on the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Collin Intertrade Co. Ltd
    Inventor: Kan Man Kit Elvin
  • Patent number: 7836621
    Abstract: A label holder, that can be selectively mounted to an associated merchandise display shelf/includes a front panel and a rear panel. A hinge connects the front panel to the rear panel, creating a pocket between the front panel and the rear panel for receiving an associated label. A retaining member projects rearwardly from the rear panel. A first lip extends rearwardly from the rear panel, in a manner spaced from the retaining member. The first lip engages an angled forward portion of the associated display shelf when the label holder is in an installed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Fasteners for Retail, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Mueller, Stephen D. Wamsley
  • Publication number: 20100288714
    Abstract: A display rack having a display header with a contoured surface to provide for an insert to be disposed proximate a product. The contoured surface may have a series of concave indentations, convex protrusions, a horizontal bending edge or a series of V-shaped protrusions or indentations. The display header may be retrofitted onto an existing display rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Burton Kozak, Ira Kozak
  • Publication number: 20100223827
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a tag includes a substantially flat portion having two faces and a length and a height, wherein the length is between about 1 inch and about 2½ inches. The height is between about ? inch and about 1 inch. The tag also includes at least one first member coupled to the flat portion and extending away therefrom at an angle of between about 45° and about 135° to a plane normal to a plane of the flat portion, the at least one first member being adapted for mounting in an opening of a surface of an electronics system thereby creating a removable coupling between the at least one first member and the surface of an electronics system when mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Andrew Nathan Hail, Michael David Herring, Jason Aaron Matteson, Timothy Andreas Meserth
  • Publication number: 20100206765
    Abstract: A medical compliance chart and dispenser for storing and dispensing medication that is easy and efficient to use and, if desired, carry from one place to another. The chart comprises a backing sheet having a plurality of medication containers attached thereto in a row and column arrangement which defines a calendar configuration so the user may have each day's medication inside a container designated for that day. The chart is utilized with packets of medication cooperatively sized with the containers to fit within a container chamber defined by walls of the container body. The packets are marked for the time of day to help the user remember to take medication and to avoid double taking it. The chart can be made out of stiff, hard materials or relatively soft, flexible materials that are easy to fold and carry. The chart can be mounted to a wall or inside a cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventor: Elpidio A, Fonte
  • Publication number: 20100174590
    Abstract: The advertising device has a frame having a recessed front surface surrounded by a protrusive edge. A plurality of slots is formed along the protrusive edge proximate the recessed front surface. At least one insert is provided. The insert has a plurality of tabs capable of being inserted into the plurality of slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventor: Alden Crowley