Having Hinged Clamp Patents (Class 40/647)
  • Patent number: 10252566
    Abstract: A planar display communication board includes a frame having a plurality of sides, at least one of the plurality of sides includes a cover member hingedly connected to a functional member, the cover member having a raised position and a closed position, and the functional member including a slot and a shelf. A substrate base sheet is held within the slot of the functional member and an erasable sheet is positioned directly over a flexible media sheet and supported by the shelf. When the cover member is in the raised position, the erasable sheet and the flexible media sheet abut for alignment against shelf post extension; and when the cover member is in the closed position, the cover member compresses the erasable sheet and the flexible media sheet against the substrate base sheet away from at least one edge of the erasable sheet and the flexible media sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Insignia Marketing, Inc.
    Inventor: Christine M. McAtee
  • Patent number: 10181273
    Abstract: A shelf clip having a first display holder and a second display holder is provided. The clip is configured to clip onto the lip of a shelf of shelving display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Menasha Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Norman, Mike Pfeifer
  • Publication number: 20150040447
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a terminal marker used to identify a terminal block. The terminal marker includes a front having a print surface, a back, sides, and flexible legs. The flexible legs can be positioned in a natural state for installation in the terminal block or a compressed state for obtaining a marking from a printer. In the natural state, the flexible legs extend at an angle with respect to the print surface of the terminal marker. In the compressed state, the flexible legs extend outward beyond of the sides of the terminal marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Zachary Scott Ganster, Jennifer Lynn Schwert, Michael Scott Adams, David Scott Morrison
  • Patent number: 8857086
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a terminal marker used to identify a terminal block. The terminal marker includes a front having a print surface, a back, sides, and flexible legs. The flexible legs can be positioned in a natural state for installation in the terminal block or a compressed state for obtaining a marking from a printer. In the natural state, the flexible legs extend at an angle with respect to the print surface of the terminal marker. In the compressed state, the flexible legs extend outward beyond of the sides of the terminal marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Michael Scott Adams, David Scott Morrison, Jennifer Lynn Schwert
  • 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 ā€œJā€ 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
  • Publication number: 20130206641
    Abstract: A specifically contoured smooth, hard plastic, dark colored hair coloring formula identification clip device, a system of its use, and a method of steps to track and achieve a desired outcome. The hair coloring identification clip preferably includes a stain and water resistant, peel and stick, replaceable, wet erase writing surface label portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: Kimberly Sue Newton
  • Patent number: 8418976
    Abstract: One or more mounting members are slidably mounted along the strap by threading the strap through a plurality of slits, typically a pair, in each mounting member. The mounting members can be flexible or inflexible, and formed from a variety of materials, such as metals, plastics or a composite material. Each mounting member can additionally include one or more wings, typically a pair, which allows the user to easily slide the mounting member along the strap. A user can grasp a wing to lift an edge of the mounting member away from the strap and then insert one or more sheets between the mounting member and the strap. Once the user releases the wing, the mounting member is urged toward the strap, creating sufficient pressure to hold the inserted sheet in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Nazar Said Shahkaram
  • Patent number: 8209890
    Abstract: A decorative theme plate with a display region, and adapted to releasably engage the receiving plate of an apparatus for holding a calendar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Charles Edward Beyer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8196325
    Abstract: A thin, graphic support assembly comprising an elongated base rail and an elongated cover rail which come together around a board to form four sides of a frame. A spring mechanism is fully captured after the base rail and cover rail are assembled together, and the angle and position of the spring channel allows the hinge location to be at the top/outer edge of the frame. The elongated base rail and elongated cover rail can be oriented in a parallel relationship when closed for capturing a display panel or a perpendicular relationship when open for inserting or removing a display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Rose Displays, Ltd
    Inventors: David E. Pitcher, Thomas P. Burrous, Rebecca C. Suciu, Paul P. Ellsworth, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Patent number: 8079165
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a portable shopping aid used to mount a shopping list, coupons, or other documents. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the aid is configured to sacrifice a writing surface in favor of portability, by providing a small body that may be easily inserted into a pocket or handbag. The body includes a clamp for mounting the aid onto a push bar of a shopping cart, for hands free viewing during shopping, as well as a document clip mechanism that clips documents by their ends closest to the push bar. In order to provide structural rigidity to retained documents, and notwithstanding the absence of a writing surface or clipboard, the clip mechanism is configured to crease documents. The shopping aid also includes feet for standing the aid upright, on a flat surface, and means for mounting the aid magnetically on a refrigerator wall, in all cases such that retained documents are presented in a convenient reading orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventors: Michael J. Buerchner, Christopher N. Pericles, Michael J. Strasser, William G. Tannen
  • Patent number: 7866070
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding a calendar comprises: a back plate 4; a hinged bracket 5 being hingedly connected to the back plate; a receiving plate 15 being fixedly attached to the hinged bracket and having a horizontally oriented slot 16; means for releasably closing the back plate and hinged bracket assembly; and means for attaching the back plate to a vertical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: Charles Edward Beyer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7739820
    Abstract: A spring loaded display device is described particularly suited for attachment to the leading edge of a shelf such as a bookshelf, the display unit including a clip mechanism for securely grasping the top and bottom surfaces of a shelf at its edge, the clip mechanism hingedly connected to a display unit which can freely rotate about the hinged connection. The display unit itself, generally of rectangular configuration, is designed to receive a document, and includes a transparent face so that the document contents may be easily viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: Gary Liebling Frank
  • Patent number: 7673410
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a portable shopping aid used to mount a shopping list, coupons, or other documents. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the aid is configured to sacrifice a writing surface in favor of portability, by providing a small body that may be easily inserted into a pocket or handbag. The body includes a clamp for mounting the aid onto a push bar of a shopping cart, for hands free viewing during shopping, as well as a document clip mechanism that clips documents by their ends closest to the push bar. In order to provide structural rigidity to retained documents, and notwithstanding the absence of a writing surface or clipboard, the clip mechanism is configured to crease documents. The shopping aid also includes feet for standing the aid upright, on a flat surface, and means for mounting the aid magnetically on a refrigerator wall, in all cases such that retained documents are presented in a convenient reading orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: CM Concepts, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Buerchner, Christopher N. Pericles, Michael J. Strasser, William G. Tammen
  • Publication number: 20080295376
    Abstract: A spring loaded display device is described particularly suited for attachment to the leading edge of a shelf such as a bookshelf, the display unit including a clip mechanism for securely grasping the top and bottom surfaces of a shelf at its edge, the clip mechanism hingedly connected to a display unit which can freely rotate about the hinged connection. The display unit itself, generally of rectangular configuration, is designed to receive a document, and includes a transparent face so that the document contents may be easily viewed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventor: Gary Liebling Frank
  • Publication number: 20080083147
    Abstract: A clip includes a front portion having a front edge. A back portion having a back edge is hingedly attached to the front portion. The back portion and the front portion are pivotably biased to contact at a clipping region, the clipping region at least partially including the back edge and the front edge. A writing surface is integral with the front portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventor: Michael Cucurullo
  • Patent number: 6928761
    Abstract: An identification tab which is particularly suitable for use with a suspension folder. The tab has a rigid flat writing surface, which is overlaid by a transparent window in a first configuration and which is exposed for writing on a second configuration. The writing surface and the window are connected together so as to not, in either the first or second configuration, be separated from one another but to be separable if need b without destroying their integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Carcraft QLD PTY LTD
    Inventor: Richard Frappell
  • Patent number: 6779771
    Abstract: A dual extrusion hinged sign hanger hangs from the ceiling and holds signs, banners, posters, and any other sheet type of display material. Display material can be easily changed within a smooth non-damaging holder portion which opens for free non-friction insertion of the display material. The closure has flexible tabs on one side and a smooth flexible curved surface to hold the display material against the tabs. The closure acts perpendicularly to the display material with a snap together closure that does not come in contact with the display material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Inventors: John Ostrovsky, Geoff Borg
  • Publication number: 20030213154
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for labeling the spine or edge of a binder. In an embodiment, the device comprises a housing, a clip attached to the housing and a label encased within the housing. The housing further comprises a base portion and a cover portion, wherein the cover portion is adapted to enclose a label within the base portion of the labeling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventor: Andy Park
  • Patent number: 6553705
    Abstract: A changeable frame for supporting flat surfaced items such as pictures, posters, placards or the like, is provided, which includes a plurality of frame border strips which collectively form the border of the changeable frame. Each frame border strip includes a base profile member and a cover member movable between a closed item retaining position in which an item is retained by the changeable frame and the cover member partially extends over and exerts a resilient biasing force against the item and an open position. Each frame border strip also includes a pivot arrangement for pivotally mounting the base profile member and the cover member to one another. The pivot arrangement includes a fulcrum formed on the base profile member which is contacted by a counter stop surface formed on the cover member to prevent an overpivot movement of the cover member beyond its predetermined pivot travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventors: Christoph Geiberger, Michael Schwarz
  • Patent number: 6523292
    Abstract: A printed greeting card is placed within a two-sided frame-like casing which is suspended in a vertical plane such that both sides of the greeting card can be viewed. The casing extends from a combination elongate connector strand and clip. The clip can be releasably attached to any element in a floral arrangement, to a single floral stem, as well as to other gifts such as stuffed animals or gift bags. The greeting card may be a flat card with printing on one or both sides, or may alternatively be folded in half in the fashion of traditional hand-held greeting cards. In all cases, the greeting card is placed within the frame-like casing by insertion through a slot in the side of the casing so that both exterior surfaces are easily viewable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Inventor: Brenda L. Slavik
  • Patent number: 6367178
    Abstract: A proof-of-use device made of a thick fibrous sheet such as paperboard has manually tearable perforation defining an invalidation component on one side of the perforation and a basic component on the other side of the perforated region. The basic component has a front surface adaptable to receiving a badge image. A flexible region formed in the basic component defines a hinge along which the basic component is bendable over on itself. An attaching component is applied to at least one selected region of the basic component. Depending on configuration the attaching component may be on the front or back of the basic component. The attaching component and the hinge make the basic component attachable for wearing to display the badge image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: WAW World Art Watch Vertriebs GmbH
    Inventor: Jehoshua Chmiel
  • Patent number: 5950343
    Abstract: A method of assembling a poster frame made from a plurality of frame sections, each frame section having a base member and cover member rotatably fastened together. One or more flat metal spring biasing members having a first opposed pair of smooth edges and a second opposed pair of sawtooth or irregular edges are positioned between the rotating cover and base members. The spring members are first positioned with the smooth edges in contact with the rotating members until they are aligned, and then with the sharp edges in contact with the members. The projections on the irregular edges of the spring members are preferably pointed and embed in the metal channels of the cover and base members and dig grooves therein, preventing the cover and base member from sliding longitudinally relative to one another. Various configurations of toothed and pointed members can be utilized on the opposed irregular edges of the spring biasing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Inventor: Ralph W. Dingle
  • Patent number: 5927671
    Abstract: A panel holder is disclosed for hanging posters and other sheet material and which can be either wall mounted or suspended from a ceiling. The holder includes two longitudinal extruded panels each having a longitudinal C-shaped flange situated along one of the panel edges. One flange is inserted within the other one to form a longitudinal interlocking hinge connection. The panels are movable with respect to each other in a transverse direction about this hinge coupling between an open and a closed position. The flanges are dimensioned in such a way that rotation of the panels with respect to one another in the transverse direction results in one of the flanges being elastically deformed during the first part of the motion, with the resulting stored elastic energy being abruptly released during the second part of the panel motion, thereby giving rise to the holder snapping open or closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Storeimage Programs Inc.
    Inventor: Adrian Pynenburg
  • Patent number: 5840355
    Abstract: A confectionery product that also functions to transmit a greeting or a message to a person receiving the product. The product comprises a rectangular bar of chocolate candy having a top surface provided with a cavity. A wrapper enclosing the candy bar and extending into the cavity is in turn encircled by a tubular heat shrink member. The heat shrink member is in firm engagement with the wrapper that provides access to the cavity so that the greeting card can be personalized and then inserted in one end of the heat shrink member and pushed to a position in the cavity. The resulting product can then be displayed in a flower arrangement or used by itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: The King Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas B. Prescott, Marc S. Margolis
  • Patent number: 5584461
    Abstract: An improved panel holder is disclosed for hanging posters and other sheet material and which can be either wall mounted or suspended from a ceiling. The holder includes two longitudinal extruded panels each having a longitudinal C-shaped flange situated along one of the panel edges. One flange is inserted within the other one to form a longitudinal interlocking hinge connection. The panels are movable with respect to each other in a transverse direction about this hinge coupling between an open and a closed position. The flanges are dimensioned in such a way that rotation of the panels with respect to one another in the transverse direction results in one of the flanges being elastically deformed during the first part of the motion, with the resulting stored elastic energy being abruptly released during the second part of the panel motion, thereby giving rise to the holder snapping open or closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Inventor: Adrian Pynenburg
  • Patent number: 5442872
    Abstract: A holder for strip-like information carriers for use in shops and stores in conjunction with goods and articles that are displayed on pronged racks. The holder includes a mounting part 1 intended to be fitted to the rack prong(s) and an information-carrier receiver 5 connected to the mounting part. The mounting part is secured to the inwardly located part of at least one prong, and has a cantilever arm 4 which extends above and generally parallel with the prong. The information-carrier receiver is fitted to the forward end of the arm in a manner which allows it to be swung up when removing an article from the prong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Assignee: HL Display AB
    Inventor: Richard Moser
  • Patent number: 5364057
    Abstract: An improved panel holder is disclosed for hanging posters and other sheet material and which can be either wall mounted or suspended from a ceiling. The holder includes two longitudinal extruded panels each having a longitudinal C-shaped flange situated along one of the panel edges. One flange is inserted within the other one to form a longitudinal interlocking hinge connection. The panels are movable with respect to each other in a transverse direction about this hinge coupling between an open and a closed position. The flanges are dimensioned in such a way that rotation of the panels with respect to one another in the transverse direction results in one of the flanges being elastically deformed during the first part of the motion, with the resulting stored elastic energy being abruptly released during the second part of the panel motion, thereby giving rise to the holder snapping open or closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Inventor: Adrian W. Pynenburg
  • Patent number: 4958458
    Abstract: An improved poster frame and display holder for replaceable posters and similar advertising material is disclosed. The sides of the frame include sets of interconnected, and preferably pivotably engaged, extruded metal, molded plastic, or other front and back frame members. A spring member biases the front and back members together for releasably holding a poster or similar display. Interlocking portions of, or attachments to, the front or back members substantially prevent relative longitudinal movement therebetween, while still allowing relative pivotal movement therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1990
    Assignee: Marketing Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: David U. Hillstrom, Randall Palmer, Brian J. Hillstrom
  • Patent number: 4835891
    Abstract: A one-piece, elongated, molded plastic clamp member for forming poster and picture frames or other sheet holders has a base portion, rigid outer, front and inner wall portions connected to a lateral edge of the base portion by a web type hinge, and one or more planar spring portions connected to the base portion and engaging the front and inner wall portions at their juncture to provide overcenter biasing between the closed and open positions of the clamp member. The base portion may be attached to a separate backing panel or may be extended to form the backing panel of a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Inventor: Edward J. Joffe
  • Patent number: 4773174
    Abstract: The supporting and suspending frame, detachably assembled from a plurality of supporting frame elements, serves to suspend flat reproductions, in particular photographic reproductions, of paper, film or fabric smoothly in the frame by means of tensioning springs. Every supporting frame element has an at least partly circularly curved narrow side and a contiguous flat wide side at right angles thereto. The inside face of the wide side is provided with a supporting member that extends in the longitudinal direction of the wide side and is open in the transverse direction of the wide side. The tensioning springs, which are fastened to the edges of the reproduction by means of eyes, can be suspended directly in and displaced along the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: Stutz Foto-Color-Technik AG
    Inventors: Hanspeter Boeniger, Peter Kung, Otto Durst