Item Slid Into Holder During Installation Patents (Class 40/649)
  • Patent number: 10710518
    Abstract: A license plate bracket. The license plate bracket includes a frame having a front wall, a rear wall, and a sidewall extending therebetween, defining a channel therein. An opening is disposed along an upper side of the frame providing access to the channel. A first cutout is disposed in the front wall, the first cutout placed such that it can expose identifying information of a license plate disposed within the channel. A plurality of fasteners are affixed to the front wall at each corner thereof, the plurality of fasteners able to removable secure the frame to a support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Ronald Urbanczyk, II
  • Patent number: 10283023
    Abstract: A 3D shelf talker in the form of a planar substrate has a profile and scored fold lines defining three advertising panels for displaying text and/or graphics identified with a product, and at least one fastener panel integral with one of the advertising panels and adherable to another of the panels for stabilizing the shelf talker once erected into a hollow rectangular parallelepiped. The fastener panel may be provided with a connector for mounting the shelf talker on a shelf fixture in an aisle of a store where one of the advertising panels is visible for indicating the location of the product to a customer along either end of the aisle or directly opposite the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Bernstein
  • Patent number: 10096269
    Abstract: An identification tag is described that includes a tab portion having a unique identifier, an anchor portion, and a tether portion connecting the tab portion to the anchor portion. The anchor portion has a permanent pressure sensitive adhesive to secure the tag to one of a patch cable or a port disposed in a patch panel. In an exemplary aspect, the tag portion, anchor portion and the tether portion of the tag are formed as an integral structure. The unique identifier is a two-dimensional code, that is printed as an inverted image to provide improved network security and prevent reading of the unique identifiers by unapproved reading devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph C. Carls, Vaughn G. Amann, Jun Xiao, William J. Clatanoff
  • Patent number: 9952459
    Abstract: An electronic device including a transparent cover, a transparent film, a display module, a side frame, and a base frame is provided. The transparent film is adhered to the transparent cover. The display module is adhered to the transparent film, such that the transparent film is disposed between the transparent cover and the display module. The transparent film extends to the side frame and is bonded with the side frame. The base frame is connected to the side frame. By extending the transparent film to the side frame and bonding the transparent film with the side frame, the transparent film is capable of stopping liquid, thereby archiving a waterproofing effect. A method for assembling an electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Shih-Po Chien, Chia-Huan Chang, Po-Chin Huang, Yi-Ting Liu, Yu-Jing Liao, I-Hsuan Lin
  • Patent number: 9831593
    Abstract: A network jack assembly network connection identification system comprising an identifier receiving cavity extending inward from a surface of a plug body section of the jack and an identifier element designed for insertion into the identifier receiving cavity. The identifier receiving cavity is accessible through any of a sidewall, a top wall, a bottom wall, or a front wall of the plug body section. The cavity may include a lens enabling viewing of the identifier element. The identifier can be a partially or completely colored surface of the identifier element, a shaped feature of the identifier element, etc. The identifier can be a sheet of material, a pin, or any other suitable insertable component. In one variant, the identifier can be formed during installation by reshaping material designated therefore, such as a wax. Alternatively, the identification solution can be applied to a wall plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Shawn Tartaglia
  • Patent number: 9510677
    Abstract: A product management display system for merchandising products on a shelf includes a rail mounting clip structure for removably coupling a front rail to a shelf, the shelf having a channel structure extending along a portion of a front edge. Upon removable engagement with the shelf, the front rail may be used to engage with one or more divider and pusher devices configured to display products on a shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen N. Hardy
  • Patent number: 9251724
    Abstract: A beverage identification tile is provided that includes a sheet of material and a plurality of beverage type identifiers. The sheet of material has a first face and a second face which have a polygonal shape defined by a plurality of edges. A different beverage type identifier of the plurality of beverage type identifiers is printed along each edge of the plurality of edges of the first face and of the second face. A shelf labeling system includes a shelf, a plurality of slots, and the beverage identification tile. The shelf includes a front wall, a back wall, and a base mounted between the front wall and the back wall. The sheet of material is sized to slide into a slot of the plurality of slots formed in the front wall along an edge of the front wall with a beverage type identifier visible above the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: SUB-ZERO, INC.
    Inventors: Philip F. Hottmann, Curtis Leroy Cruver, IV, John F. Andrews
  • Patent number: 9224314
    Abstract: An identification label unit capable of allowing authenticity determination of a product is provided. According to the present invention, an identification label unit, including: an identification label provided with an identifier; a viewer plate to cover the identification label; and a retaining member to retain the identification label and the viewer plate so as to allow relative rotation of the identification label or the viewer plate with respect to each other; wherein: display and non-display of the identification label is switched by relative rotation of the identification label or the viewer plate with respect to each other, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Power Support Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsushi Igarashi
  • Patent number: 9153148
    Abstract: A signage system comprises a plurality of signs adapted to be mounted on a shelf or other such merchandise display device. The signs include a mounting portion, for attaching to the shelf, and a sign portion. The sign portions are provided with a shape corresponding to common shapes of traffic or road signs. The system of the invention may therefore be used to attract or direct customers to certain specific products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Dana Industries Inc.
    Inventors: John Ricci, Frank Borges
  • Patent number: 9015975
    Abstract: The invention relates to a messaging sign apparatus with informative indicia moveable articles that externally display information regarding patient care. The messaging sign apparatus includes a frame, a movable article positionable within the frame, and fastening member that is engageable with the moveable article. The frame includes an article receiving section on an inner body thereof and an article receiving opening on an outer surface and leading into the article receiving section, with the moveable article positioned in the article receiving section and moveable through the article receiving opening. The fastening member is arranged on the frame and engageable with the moveable article to secure the moveable article within the frame into different displaying position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: L&H Signs, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Blue, Christopher Heinly, Lance Mansell
  • Patent number: 8955242
    Abstract: An advertising apparatus including a body portion adapted to be one or both of connected to or disposed on a support structure accessible for advertising purposes and, an interchangeable and/or replaceable advertising device, the advertising device being adapted to be one or both of connected to or disposed on the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Branded Seats, LLC
    Inventor: Shad E. Bruce
  • Patent number: 8869440
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention provide systems, apparatus, and methods for precisely placing a graphic in a desired position between a face panel and a rear panel. In particular, implementations of the present invention comprise wall plaques having graphics that are printed directly to the back surface of face panels. Printing a graphic directly to the back surface of a face panel may help to ensure that the graphic is flat on the back surface of the face panel and is not misaligned. In addition, printing a graphic directly to the back surface of a face panel may help to eliminate the possibility that the graphic will be wrinkled, torn, or otherwise damaged prior to being laminated on the back surface of a face panel. Implementations of the present invention may also make the manufacturing process more efficient both in terms of cost and time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Quorum Group, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt William Lyons, Christopher Michael Phillips
  • Publication number: 20140250749
    Abstract: A shelf-type display module includes a carrier tray assembly including a carrier tray having a top, a bottom, a plurality of tracks and at least one light. The plurality of tracks protrude from the top of the carrier tray and the at least one light is mounted to the bottom of the carrier tray. An insert tray includes a main body having components for holding products for display and components for mating with the plurality of tracks on the carrier tray. The components of the main body that mate with the plurality of tracks on the carrier tray slide along the plurality of tracks from a right side to a left side of the carrier tray or from the left side to the right side of the carrier tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Theisen, William Y. Stafford, Erin L. Zobel, Timothy J. Martell, Benjamin Weshler
  • Patent number: 8813403
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for an information card holder. A base is formed in a rectangular shape with a front side and a back side. The front side has a first edge opposite a second edge. A card retainer mechanism including a first lip adjacent to the first edge of the front side of the base and a second lip is adjacent to the second edge of the front side of the base. The first and second lips may be configured to receive an edge of an information card therein (e.g. a business card). A depression is formed into the base that forms a storage compartment configured to house electronic memory storage devices (e.g. an SD card). The storage compartment is configured such that an information card retained by the first lip and second lip spans the storage compartment and retains an electronic memory storage device housed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Tyson Weinert
  • 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: 8671603
    Abstract: A sign system for displaying product information proximate a product being vended. The sign system includes a support for maintaining a sign system at a predetermined orientation. A substantially planar face is appended to the support having a front surface and a rear surface. A primary sign is releaseably retained to the front surface of the planar face, the primary sign having an opening or window therein. At least one channel is configured to the front or rear surface of the planar face and positioned substantially behind the opening or window of the primary sign. A secondary sign is releaseably retained within the channel such that at least a portion of the secondary sign is visible through the opening or window in the primary sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Benjamin Garfinkle
  • Patent number: 8646198
    Abstract: A container to receive goods to be held securely. The container includes a hollow body with walls, and a lid with walls. A security assembly extends between one of the walls and one of the walls to provide evidence of opening and/or tamper. The security assembly includes a pair of inserts between which a tag (seal) extends that is altered if a container is opened or tampered with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Mikoh Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Samuel Atherton, David G. Rodriguez, Bruce John Semmler, Jeffrey Charles Robertson
  • Patent number: 8613156
    Abstract: A method of providing a shelf-attached tag holder defining an upwardly-open slot for receiving a main price tag and further having a slip-fit top attachment system; and placing a main price tag into the upwardly-open slot in a visible position. The method also includes temporarily attaching a supplemental information tag by sliding a top edge of the supplemental information tag into the downwardly-open front throat with a folded attachment flange providing positive engagement with the slip-fit top attachment system, with the supplemental information tag being positioned in front of the main price tag. The method also includes, after the step of temporarily attaching, a step of pulling the supplemental information price tag downwardly with sufficient force to overcome the positive engagement of the folded attachment flange to thus remove the supplemental information tag without disturbing the main price tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Grandville Printing Company
    Inventors: Chris E. Nunez, Robert J. Wojczynski
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8561332
    Abstract: A sign system for displaying product information to consumers positioned proximate a product being vended. The sign system is characterized as having a planar support and a primary sign is releasably retained by the planar support having product information made visible to the consumers and further having a window configured therein. A secondary sign is releasably retained behind the primary sign such that at least a portion of the secondary sign is visible through the window, the secondary sign having a plurality of alternative pricing indicia strategically positioned thereon such that through repositioning the secondary sign behind the primary sign, alternative pricing indicia is displayed through said window. An organizer is also employed for storing secondary pricing signs for easy access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Benjamin L. Garfinkle
  • Patent number: 8533985
    Abstract: The invention provides a simple, yet flexible mechanism for affixing items to a magnetic board such that they are accurately aligned to the board and to one another. Such mechanism allows positioning and repositioning of the items as desired by the user, including stacked configurations. Contact between the items and the board is aesthetically pleasing, and provides a bearing surface that allows for repositioning of items using a sliding motion. Further, aligning the items is convenient for the user and does not distract from the primary task at hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Minds, LLC
    Inventor: W. Daniel Hillis
  • Patent number: 8484872
    Abstract: The invention relates to a messaging sign apparatus with informative indicia plates that externally display information regarding patient care. The messaging sign apparatus having a framed housing, a plate, a locking member, and a covering. The framed housing includes a passageway on an inner body thereof and a slot on an outer surface leading into the passageway. The plate is positioned in the passageway and moveable through the slot to a displayed position opposite the passageway. The locking member is arranged on the framed housing and engageable with the plate to lock the plate into the displayed position. The cover is disposed over the framed housing and covering the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: L & H Signs, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Blue, Christopher Heinly
  • Patent number: 8474164
    Abstract: A checkout divider having an optically variable effect. The divider includes a sleeve including optically variable material that is disposed upon a face of the sleeve. The sleeve is formed to take on a three-dimensional structure. The divider includes a pair of end caps that are configured to fixedly receive each end of the sleeve. The divider also includes a curved bearing surface associated with the end caps. The curved bearing surface is disposable such that upon disturbance of an equilibrium of the checkout divider, the optically variable material exhibits a change in aspect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Tracer Imaging LLC
    Inventor: Steven M. Spiro
  • Patent number: 8443534
    Abstract: A tabbing apparatus is provided that includes a pocket and a tab element disposed within the pocket in a retracted position. The tab element includes an indexing segment configured for protruding from the pocket in an extended position as a tab and for being received within the pocket in the retracted position, an anchor portion attached to the pocket, and an intermediate portion connecting the anchor portion and indexing segment and configured for folding to allow the indexing segment to move between the retracted position and the extended position. The indexing segment is configured for displaying writing thereon for indexing a file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Esselte Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Goodfellow, Braden Jones, Brian Causse
  • Publication number: 20130086833
    Abstract: A method of providing a shelf-attached tag holder defining an upwardly-open slot for receiving a main price tag and further having a slip-fit top attachment system; and placing a main price tag into the upwardly-open slot in a visible position. The method also includes temporarily attaching a supplemental information tag by sliding a top edge of the supplemental information tag into the downwardly-open front throat with a folded attachment flange providing positive engagement with the slip-fit top attachment system, with the supplemental information tag being positioned in front of the main price tag. The method also includes, after the step of temporarily attaching, a step of pulling the supplemental information price tag downwardly with sufficient force to overcome the positive engagement of the folded attachment flange to thus remove the supplemental information tag without disturbing the main price tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: GRANDVILLE PRINTING COMPANY
    Inventor: Grandville Printing Company
  • Patent number: 8336241
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for mounting a graphic holder on a display arm. The device has a body portion substantially formed of a resilient elastic material. The body portion comprises a band for securing around a display arm. As the band is resilient and elastic it can be used to mount the device on a variety of different shaped display arms. The device further comprises a neck portion attached to the body portion at a first end and having attaching means for holding the graphics holder substantially at a second end. The present invention also provides a system for displaying a graphic on a display arm comprising a device and a graphic holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Display Mode Limited
    Inventors: Simon John Rowland, Helen Johns
  • Patent number: 8302338
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel G. Engelby, Christopher H. Kaye, Hans F. Case
  • Patent number: 8302339
    Abstract: A display system utilizing a graphics box as a primary component is disclosed. The graphics box greatly increases the flexibility and aesthetic appeal of displayed graphics cards. The ability to mass produce the graphics box, use multiple graphics boxes to deliver displays of different size and information content and, especially, the ability to reuse the graphics boxes, means that costs of the disclosed display system are relatively low and are achievable without a decrease in the aesthetic appeal of the entire display. Structures for supporting the graphics box to further increase the flexibility of the display system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventors: Randy Pender, Van Stry Erik
  • Patent number: 8205844
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved connector assembly for attaching objects to supports. The connector assembly has both a male connector and a female connector capable of being removably attached to each other. The male connector includes an engagement portion that extends from a contact surface and a support structure for attaching to an accessory. The female connector includes a hooked portion that extends from a female contact surface and receives the engagement portion of the male connector. Once connected, the male contact surface and the female contact surface may contact each other. The female connector may be attached to a structure, such as a wall, a free standing structure, or other attachment structure. Further, the male connector may be connected at various locations along the female connector, providing flexibility to attach the male connector at more than one location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Steffens Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger L. Erickson, Charles J. Steffens
  • Patent number: 8176666
    Abstract: A sign holder includes a sleeve, a support and a plurality of rings. The sleeve has a front portion having a first height and a back portion having a second height that is greater than the first height of the front portion. The back portion is connected to the front portion by a bottom connecting portion and includes a plurality of spaced apart apertures that extend through a thickness of the back portion and are located along the back portion at least partially above the corresponding first height of the front portion. The support includes a support member and a connecting member connected to the support member. The connecting member is substantially perpendicular to the support member and is attached to a backward facing surface of the back portion. The plurality of rings are each threaded through one of the apertures in the back portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Erica A. Martin, Tracy M. Tonnessen
  • Patent number: 8171664
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Jan Buncher
  • Patent number: 8172270
    Abstract: A system of the present invention couples via a lanyard to a piece of luggage. The system includes a holder having three pockets. A first mask having a first shape and first color card inserts in the first pocket, a second mask and second color card inserts in the second pocket, and an identification card inserts into a third pocket. The system further includes extra color cards and extra masks to provide a traveler with many combinations of colors, patterns, shapes and sequences to identify their luggage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Rossing
  • Patent number: 8171663
    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 is configured to engage with a product display structure, which has a price holder. The connecting portion is defined between a first connecting bend line spaced apart from a second connecting bend line by a distance. The distance substantially corresponds with an edge thickness of the price holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel G. Engelby, Christopher H. Kaye, Gary L. Sotebeer
  • Patent number: 8127478
    Abstract: The invention relates to a nurse messaging system having a rotating cover, which allows the user to move informative indicia plates externally from the frame into a displayed position using a reversible locking system. The messaging sign having a base and a frame, the frame is layered to form slots on an outer surface of the sign and openings on an inner body of the frame. Plates are positioned in the openings and moveable through the slots. Each plate is automatically lockable into a displayed position using a locking member arranged on the frame, and a cover rotatably mounted to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: L&H Signs, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Blue, Christopher Heinly
  • Publication number: 20120017479
    Abstract: A tag assembly for securing a tag to a pair of eyeglasses that has a frame for holding a pair of lenses and first and second hinged legs. The tag assembly includes a tag, a label, a pad and a shrink tube. The tag includes a body that can have a hook extending from one end and a pair of slotted members extending from the front surface. The label has opposing side edges that are inserted into the slotted members. The pad has an adhesive side that secures the pad to the rear surface of the body and a friction side. The tag assembly is inserted in the shrink tube and receives one of the hinged legs of the pair of eyeglasses between the friction side of the pad and the shrink tube. The shrink tube secures the hinged leg in the tag assembly upon the application of heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Chester Kolton, Michael Norman, Jake Strassburger
  • Publication number: 20110296728
    Abstract: A user assembleable identification device employable as a dog tag or other user-worn identifier configured for wearing around the neck on a chain or similar restraint. The device is provided in a kit of components assembleable to a readable tag which all come engaged to a chain or similar restraint to prevent component loss during transport. The assembled dog tag is formed of a malleable frame having a window therein surrounded by a slot. A cover sheet provides a templet for the user to cut a user formed display sheet to size. The display sheet bears user imparted identification indicia and is sandwiched between two protective cover sheets and engaged in the slot. Instructions are placed on the cover sheet for the user to assemble the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Steve Bolt
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8033042
    Abstract: A device for fastening labels to binders which exhibit slots arranged in pairs at a mutual distance from each other for receiving end sections of label holders, and for firmly locking the end sections in the slots. The label holder is pocket-shaped, is flexible, and exhibits rows of recesses along lateral edge sections opposing each other. Hook-shaped locking elements distributed in rows are received inside the slots. The row of recesses and locking forms formed are adapted to each other in terms of shape for lockable receiving, interacting in pairs, of the respective locking elements in a suitable recess after insertion of the respective label end sections in a suitable slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: KEBA Sweden AB
    Inventors: Tage Haraldsson, Tore Haraldsson
  • Patent number: 8028452
    Abstract: An enhanced patch panel indicia system includes a cover to receive a backing as the primary indicia receiver and to receive labels as auxiliary indicia receivers. The indicia system further includes an enhanced patch panel with a front face. The cover can include clip members to allow the cover to be snap-fitted onto the front face of the patch panel with the cover in juxtaposition with the front face, and in some implementations, the backing positioned therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Erik Laursen, Patrick S. McNutt, Edward R. Burns
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8001713
    Abstract: An image support device has a support surface having a front face, a back surface, a bottom and a top. The support surface has secured thereto a visible light transmitting panel. The light transmitting panel preferably has a hinge towards the bottom of the support surface enabling a top of the light transmitting panel to be pulled away from the support surface in a non-destructive manner to create an opening behind the light transmitting panel. The opening behind the light transmitting panel is able to close and return to a closed position by elastic or spring tension to provide tension to an image placed behind the light transmitting panel. The top or the back of the support surface may have at least part of a wall connecting system attached thereto, or the opening may face away from a bottom of the device having a flat support base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: Helen Bair
  • Patent number: 7992330
    Abstract: A display for printed materials includes a pocket mounting panel having a plurality of indexing holes, which may be arranged in columns and rows, and a plurality of pockets adapted to receive printed materials. The pockets include at least one rearwardly extending pocket engaging clip having a resiliently deformable member that is adapted to be received by an indexing hole. Pockets may be installed in a vertically cascading arrangement and individual pockets may be removed from the pocket mounting panel without removing adjacent installed pockets by manually engaging and deforming the resiliently deformable member(s) of the target pocket through access windows provided in the rear panels of the pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Mary M. DaRif, Edwin P. Miller
  • Patent number: 7992334
    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 is configured to engage with a product display structure, which has a price holder. The connecting portion is defined between a first connecting bend line spaced apart from a second connecting bend line by a distance. The distance substantially corresponds with an edge thickness of the price holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel G. Engelby, Christopher H. Kaye, Gary L. Sotebeer
  • Patent number: 7975416
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignees: Target Brands, Inc., Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel G. Engelby, Christopher H. Kaye, Hans F. Case
  • Patent number: 7975415
    Abstract: A best practice fluid identification system for managing fluids from bulk storage to point of use on products and equipment in residential, commercial and industrial applications where the fluid and product or equipment information travels with the fluid and its dispensing in a protective holder mounted on or near the point of use and also on the dispensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Reliability Brands LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Jose, Mark Zavada, Christopher Curran, Tony Christer Kilian, Michael Tony Kilian
  • Patent number: 7930847
    Abstract: An advertising display apparatus comprising a hollow receiving tube with an essentially closed distal end and an essentially open proximal end enclosed within a base region, means for retaining a preprinted material inserted through said base region, wherein the hollow receiving tube comprises a plurality of faces where at least one face is transparent and through which said preprinted material may be viewed. The plurality of faces comprising the hollow receiving tube are preferably of a convex shape. Included within the base region is a retention lip which extends into and partially occludes the essentially open proximal end of the hollow receiving tube. The base region may include additional fitments to allow for attachment of the display apparatus to surfaces not of a flat horizontal orientation. The base region may further include means for producing light or sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Consort Corporation
    Inventors: Roger Mark Lepley, Eastan James Bakka
  • Patent number: 7930846
    Abstract: A inspection wallet in the form of a paddle comprising a sleeve to define a front pocket and a rear pocket, the front pocket having a window and the rear pocket retaining a book of inspection insets having a status side, the inserts foldable for inserting into the front pocket across a divide in the status side and having an alternative message either side of the divide to enable each message to be shown through the window, the inserts having a counterfoil in the book consistent with a reverse side to the status side to provide a record of inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: SG World Limited
    Inventor: Russell Barnard
  • Patent number: 7895778
    Abstract: One media display system for a ski-lift chair includes a base and panels. Each panel forms a window for viewing printed media; the panels cooperate with each other and with the base member such that securing one of the panels to the base secures the other panels to the base. Another media display system has a base that forms a flange along one of its front and rear edges. A top panel has a groove to engage the flange, and forms one or more windows for viewing printed media. A connector fastens the top panel along the opposite edge of the base from the flange. Another media display system includes a base. A top panel that forms one or more windows for viewing printed media is hingedly attached to the base. Either the top panel or the base has a locking mechanism configured to engage the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventor: Matthew Jay
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7814692
    Abstract: A signage system includes a support, a housing attached to the support, and a first sign. The support includes a substantially horizontal member having a first end and a second end; a bracket for mounting the support to an upright, the bracket being attached to the first end of the substantially horizontal member; and a shell extending from the second end of the substantially horizontal member. The housing is attached within the shell of the support and includes a first ring, a second ring connected to the first ring, a first plate, and a second plate positioned adjacent to the first plate. The first plate and the second plate are positioned between the first ring and the second ring. The first sign is releasably retained between the first ring and the first plate by frictional engagement of edges of the first sign with the first ring and the first plate. The signage system is adapted to be supported by the bracket in a cantilevered configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohland Wiltfang, Erica Martin, Tracy Tonnessen, Mark Waite, Conrad M. Chin, Eric J. Weiss