Transparent Patents (Class 40/661)
  • Patent number: 10265938
    Abstract: A sign support includes a mounting bracket and a sign holder. The mounting bracket selectively engages an associated fixture. The sign holder has a mounting bracket engaging member and a sign holding member that engages and holds a sign. An adhesive fastens the mounting bracket engaging member to the mounting bracket. The adhesive is an upstream adhesive such that the user receives the mounting bracket already bonded to the sign holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: K-International, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. White
  • Patent number: 9928759
    Abstract: An informational label apparatus for a product component includes a base affixable to a product component. A first portion of labelling information located at the product component is viewable through the base. A door operably connected to the base includes a second portion of labelling information. The first portion of labelling information is hidden from view when the door is in a closed position, and is viewable when the door is at an opened position. A component of a computer machine includes an electronic component including component identification information affixed thereto. A cover is secured over the component identification information and includes a base secured to the electronic component. A door operably connected to the base includes computer machine identification information. The component identification information is hidden from view when the door is at a closed position, and is viewable when the door is at an opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kael B. Eddy, Clinton W. Erie, Michael J. MacPherson, Patrick J. Reuvers
  • Patent number: 8959808
    Abstract: Provided is a greeting card which provides a three-dimensional effect and enables the change of the layout of a picture. Also provided is a protective case for a greeting card which enables the greeting card to be viewed in a standing state. Specifically, provided is a three-dimensional greeting card including a picture part formed in at least part of a greeting card body, the picture part being configured by sticking an appropriate number of constituent picture pieces on top of one another. Also specifically, provided is a protective case for a greeting card, including a transparent plastic case body including upper and lower openings, the protective case further including: a protruding piece for forming a foot part, the protruding piece being formed at the lower opening so as to be outwardly bendable; and a protruding piece for forming a greeting card receiving part, the protruding piece being formed at the lower opening so as to be inwardly bendable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kowabo Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuaki Uno, Susumu Hashimoto, Kenji Nishioka, Toshiki Akiyama
  • Patent number: 8898941
    Abstract: Packaged decorative thin-film appliqués for the exterior surface of toilet seat lids have a backer panel with a back side and an opposing release side, the release side having a release layer opposite the back side, the decorative thin-film appliqué having an application side facing and in contact with the release layer of the backer card, and a decorative side opposite the application side, the decorative side bearing printed images or indicia, and an appliqué frame substantially surround the decorative thin-film plastic appliqué and in contact with the release layer of the backer panel, the appliqué frame bearing printed images or indicia different from the decorative thin-film appliqué, and a separation between the decorative thin-film appliqué and the appliqué frame at which the decorative thin-film appliqué is separable from the backer panel with the appliqué frame remaining on the backer panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Celeste Massullo
  • Publication number: 20140317970
    Abstract: Arrangements relate to identification tags, systems, kits and methods for personal linens. An identification tag can include a main body element and an attachment element operatively connected to the main body element. The main body element includes a recess. The recess includes a sidewall. In some instances, the recess can extend to a depth in a thickness of the main body element, forming a bottom surface. The recess opens to a side of the main body element. The attachment element can be configured to attach to itself or to the main body element so as to form a loop. The identification tag can include a window element retainably engaged in the recess. The identification tag can be attached to the personal linen by the attachment element. The attachment element can engage an attachment point of the personal linen. The personal linen can be a type of towel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Kathlyn Ann Moore
  • Patent number: 8800185
    Abstract: An interchangeable graphic display system of method of using same, in conjunction with an in-line skate frame, wherein the system includes a graphic display apparatus having a first and second layer, wherein each layer is attachable by a separate mounting means, and wherein the system enables an individual to display and replace different pictorial and graphic representations during operation of in-line skates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventors: Brian Lewis, Hakeem Jimoh
  • Patent number: 8793912
    Abstract: A greeting card display system features a greeting card with a card first panel and a card second panel pivotally attached. A first crease divides a card front surface from a card back surface and a card first inside surface from a card second inside surface. The system features a protective sleeve with a sleeve first panel and a sleeve second panel. The protective sleeve features a sleeve cavity with a single sleeve opening adapted for insertion of the greeting card. The sleeve first panel is pivotally located on the sleeve second panel via a sleeve first outside crease that divides the front surface from the back surface and a sleeve first inside crease that divides the first inside surface from the second inside surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Julie Gunther
  • Patent number: 8745908
    Abstract: Index tab holders are movably mounted on top portions of file folders or data separation sheets to locate the tab holders in selected lateral locations without removing the tab holders from the file folders. Linear rails associated with the top portions of the file folders cooperate with ribs on the tab holders to mount and laterally guide the tab holders on the file folders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Merrill Hansen
  • Publication number: 20140146537
    Abstract: A customizable decorative party apparatus. One of several possible insert photographs, name tags, decals, or logos inserts in place on a generally planer surface of a base. A substantially transparent cover removably locks onto the base, defining a substantially water-tight protective cover over the insert. The apparatus includes an attaching structure on the opposite surface, configured to temporarily, removably connect the apparatus to one of a plurality of party items, e.g., cups, plates, straws, hats, ornaments, a string of holiday lights, or the like. The apparatus can be removed from the decoration, the cover can be removed from the base by hand-manipulating the lock, and the same insert, or a different insert, can be inserted for use at the same party or a different party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: RONALD DOMINICK CROGNALE
  • 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: 8695252
    Abstract: A system for advertising, having a post assembly with first and second ends. The first end has a first neck member with a first threaded opening having a cap thereon, and the second end having a second neck member with a second threaded opening. A display assembly has first and second transparent or translucent walls joined at least at first, second, and third edges. The display assembly further has a first seam to define a first channel and a second seam to define a second channel. A fourth edge defines a sealing edge. First and second elongated rods prevent the display assembly from bending or flapping. The display assembly displays matter housed between the first and second transparent or translucent walls. An extension post assembly has third and fourth ends, and at least one tension arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Herenia Urbina
  • Patent number: 8695255
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Joseph Anzalone
  • 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: 8613154
    Abstract: A method for producing multiple devices for securing identification means to a mounting surface includes a mounting device having a upper surface of translucent plastic film having certain regions glued to a substrate of label stock beneath the film. A gap with opening between the label stock and the film forms a pocket into which an identification means may be inserted or removed. The label stock possesses a face having an adhesive coating which is exposed by a peel-away backing. An image area printed on the label stock prior to application of the plastic film overlay is visible through the pocket and up to the outer edges of each mounting device. The device is economically created in multiples using adhesive label stock in either roll or sheet form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Kathy Fragnoli
  • 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: 8613155
    Abstract: A greeting card display system has a greeting card with a card first panel and a card second panel pivotally attached. A first crease divides a card front surface from a card back surface and a card first inside surface from a card second inside surface. The system has a protective sleeve with a sleeve first panel and a sleeve second panel. The protective sleeve has a sleeve cavity with a single sleeve opening adapted for insertion of the greeting card. The sleeve first panel is pivotally located on the sleeve second panel via a sleeve first outside crease that divides the front surface from the back surface and a sleeve first inside crease that divides the first inside surface from the second inside surface. The system has a display unit adapted to receive the protective sleeve on a display unit front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Julie Gunther
  • Patent number: 8561333
    Abstract: A Snap N Place sign system and method for supporting a sign message includes a sign substrate associated with a number of rubber nipple fasteners and a lens. The sign message and the lens further include mounting holes placed at their corners for securely holding the sign message in association with the sign substrate and lens. The rubber nipple fastener can be pulled through the mounting holes in the lens utilizing a relatively low insertion force. The rubber nipple fasteners can be driven axially into the mounting holes in the lens with a flexible tab engaging the lens and flexing as they move through the hole in the lens. The rubber nipple fastener can be specifically designed such that the force required to install or push the rubber nipple fastener through the mounting hole is relatively low thereby facilitating ergonomic considerations. The Snap N Place sign system is capable of holding signs of a variety of thicknesses and sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventors: Roxanna Meyers, Wesley Meyer, Leon Smith
  • Patent number: 8540309
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus, in particular for attaching to the back of a seat. The apparatus comprises a plate with a flat recess and an insert which is removably mountable in the flat recess of the plate and is configured to receive an information medium which is viewable when the insert is mounted in the flat recess of the plate. For releasably fixing of the insert on mounting of the same in the flat recess, the insert has the following: at least one tongue on a first border area of the insert for engagement in at least one correspondingly shaped groove in the plate, and at least one releasable fixing that is present in or on at least one second border area of the insert and that is operable by twisting and/or sliding at least one component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Inviseo Media Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Georg Berger, Thomas Bulirsch
  • Patent number: 8516727
    Abstract: The invention provides a clip which is used in the identification of the source of power cords, wires and cables. The design of the clip is snag proof. The invention provides pop-out indicia of the source of the cord, wire or cable that is positioned within the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Micah L. Maraia
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8376133
    Abstract: A protection, authentication, identification device for a collectable object is described. The device comprises a holder formed for assembly with at least one collectable object to provide protection and preservation of said collectable object. The holder is further formed to resist disassembly and separation with the collectable object, once it is assembled. The protection, authentication, identification device also comprises a data storage device which comprises data of at least one stored digital image of the collectable object. The data storage device is nondetachably secured to the protection, authentication, identification device. And, the data storage device is compatible with a standard computer system for display and inspection of the digital image of the collectable object by a user to aid the user in the authentication of the collectable object. In some embodiments, for example, the collectable object is a coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Goldfinch Design Studio LLC
    Inventor: James J. Macor
  • Patent number: 8341862
    Abstract: A greeting card display system featuring a sleeve, wherein at least the bottom edge is sealed and either the first or second side edge is sealed; a slot disposed in the top edge adapted to accommodate insertion of a greeting card between the front and back surface; an inside crease disposed in the front surface of the sleeve, the inside crease divides the front surface into a first inside surface and a second inside surface, the sleeve can move between an open position wherein first inside surface does not contact the second inside surface and a closed position wherein the first inside surface contacts the second inside surface; and a spine crease disposed in the back surface of the sleeve formed by moving the sleeve from the open position to the closed position, the spine crease divides the back surface into a first outside surface and a second outside surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Julie Gunther
  • Patent number: 8234802
    Abstract: A mountable display for a temporary vehicle tag is provided. The display includes a transparent envelope adapted to receive a paper tag overlayed upon a reinforcement board or card. The envelope may have an adhesively coated flap extending from an open end thereof, the flap being adapted to pass around the envelope and seal to the back thereof, such that the temporary tag is received and maintained in a transparent sealed envelope. Screws or bolts pass through the envelope and through designated areas of the reinforced tag, for securing engagement with an insert received by a panel of the vehicle. The bolts or screws make securing engagement of the envelope and tag to the vehicle by sandwiching the combination of the envelope and reinforced tag between the head of the bolt or screw and the vehicle panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Paul M. Volpe
  • Patent number: 8230629
    Abstract: A faceplate assembly includes a faceplate body and a label cover. The faceplate body has a front surface and an opposite back side. The front surface includes a panel area and a label area recessed from the front surface. The panel area includes a port extending through the front surface. The label area includes a hinge element. The label cover is coupled to the faceplate body and is disposed in the label area. The label cover includes a hinge protrusion and a retention tab. The hinge protrusion is rotatably coupled to the hinge element to permit the label cover to rotate toward and away from the front surface. The retention tab engages the faceplate body along a perimeter of the label area to secure the label cover in a closed position against the faceplate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Ashby, Greg Garrett, Christine Anne Dooley
  • Patent number: 8186084
    Abstract: A nozzle display for use for holding advertising is integrated into the structure of the nozzle guard, is elevated therefrom, but secured by tabs integrally into the plastisol forming the guard, with an expansive transparent cover holding the advertising material or placard in place upon the display base, and firmly adhering the ad to the base by means of the expandable lip of the cover as it tightly embraces the edges of the display base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Husky Corporation
    Inventor: Robin J. Brown
  • Patent number: 8181371
    Abstract: A medication dosage reminder sleeve apparatus for use in connection with a medicine container, comprising: a sleeve material comprising a transparent surface thereof, comprising a closed surface with a circumference substantially equal to a circumference of the medicine container with which the apparatus is to be used, wherein the sleeve material will conform to a shape of, and fit snugly upon the medicine container, when placed over at least part of the medicine container; and affixed to the sleeve material, at least one dosage reminder system; wherein: the sleeve material omits any adhesive on a surface thereof which contacts the medicine container when placed thereover; the sleeve material in combination with the dosage reminder system can, at will, be attached to, removed from, and slidably adjusted upon the medicine container; and the transparency of the sleeve material enables information printed on the medicine container to be seen through the transparent sleeve material while the transparent sleeve ma
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Patricia Londino
  • Patent number: 8171660
    Abstract: A decal plate assembly for a motocross motorcycle includes an underlying base plate such as a number plate that is mounted to the vehicle. A decal having printed indicia thereon is attached to the base plate via adhesive or being integrally molded into the base plate. Additionally, the transparent cover plate at least partially covers a portion of the decal and the underlying base plate to prevent wear of the decal. This is particular applicable to high wear regions such as in the boot area of the motocross motorcycle where decals are typically subject to high wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Ronald M. Joynt
  • Patent number: 8166688
    Abstract: A device for securing identification to a mounting surface includes an elongated mounting device having a front surface and a rear surface and at least one opening between the surfaces wherein an identification means may be inserted or removed and an adhesive applied to the rear surface of tile mounting device for adhering the mounting device to the mounting surface where the opening is a sleeve formed by a laminate of plastic film adhering to a predetermined pattern of applied adhesive to a rear surface. The device may be economically created in multiples using adhesive label stock in either roll or sheet form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Kathy Fragnoli
  • Publication number: 20120073174
    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 can include a clip member for securing the label holder to the shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Gregory M. Bird, Joseph P. Kosir
  • Patent number: 8091959
    Abstract: A display system for a vehicle seat comprises a receiving surface including a recess. A cover plate is adapted to cover and/or fit into the recess. The recess has a support surface and a slot for receiving a tab located on the cover plate. An information carrier can be located between the cover plate and the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Inviseo Media Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Georg Berger, Thomas Bulirsch, Andersen Yuk-Fai Cheng
  • Patent number: 8077045
    Abstract: The invention relates to a merchandise securing device (1) comprising at least one merchandise securing element (4, 5, 15) and a closing mechanism (6) with a fastening element (8) that can be inserted into a clamping element (18, 19, 20) of the closing mechanism (6) similar to a needle. Such a merchandise securing device (1) is provided with a housing contour that is essentially flat in the attachment area (14) in which the merchandise securing device (1) is fixed to the merchandise. The merchandise securing device (1) comprises a recessed closing mechanism (6) while the at least one merchandise securing element (4, 5, 15) located in or on the merchandise securing device (1) uses acoustomagnetic (AM) technology and/or radio frequency (RF) technology and/or radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Sentronik GmbH
    Inventor: Georg Siegel
  • 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: 8028450
    Abstract: A recipient verification system including a band and a label strip. The band includes a base, a trailing shield segment, and a strap. The band defines a band identification portion displaying a band identifier, as well as opposing passages. The trailing shield segment is disposed over the identification portion. The strap extends from the base and terminates at a tail end. The label strip extends from the base and includes at least one removable label displaying the predetermined band identifier. In an initial state, the strap is free of the band identification portion. In the worn state, the strap is wrapped about a wearer's appendage, with the tail end passing through at least one of the passages and a section of the strap maintained along the identification portion. The predetermined band identifier displayed on the identification portion is visible through the trailing shield segment in the worn state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Typenex Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Kelly M. Landsman, Varsha G. Kalyankar
  • 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: 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: 8001710
    Abstract: The biodegradable badge has a paper name tag placed within a translucent envelope carried by a lanyard secured to the envelope by at least one clamp. The paper name tag degrades readily. The translucent envelope shows the name tag but upon disposing of the envelope, it degrades in the waste stream and at a landfill. The envelope has a material that degrades rapidly by solar, thermal, and chemical action with minimal release of toxic and volatile organic compounds. The lanyard also degrades readily in the waste stream with material such as textile blends or that of the envelope. The clamp joins the lanyard to the envelope. Designed for single use, the clamp strongly grips the lanyard and then the envelope, and then the clamp degrades when placed in the waste stream. The entire biodegradable badge poses no long-term pollution of the environment as it uses formulations, such as polyethylene terephthalate (g) and poly lactic acid, along with natural fibers such as cotton and wool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Technical Sales & Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott McKye
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7935100
    Abstract: A light sensitive media packaging with unique shrink-wrap light protection label that works as a light barrier to protect media from light damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: International Stem Cell Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey Janus
  • 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: 7931192
    Abstract: An identification assistance card system is disclosed for assisting in obtaining identification information from an identification card having an identification card shape. The identification assistance card system includes an identification assistance card having an assistance card shape based at least in part on the identification card shape of the identification card. An identification information window is disposed in the identification assistance card for displaying the identification information from the identification card when the identification assistance card is substantially aligned with the identification card. The identification information window is disposed in the identification assistance card at a location based at least in part on where the identification information is disposed on the identification card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Straight UP, LLC
    Inventor: Kim Emery Pouncey
  • 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: 7921583
    Abstract: A medication dosage reminder and confirmation sleeve apparatus and associated method for use in connection with a medicine container, comprising: a sleeve material, comprising a closed surface with a circumference substantially equal to a circumference of the medicine container with which the apparatus is to be used, wherein the sleeve material will conform to a shape of, and fit snugly upon, the medicine container, when placed over at least part of the medicine container; and affixed to the sleeve material, at least one tearable dosage reminder and confirmation sheet comprising a plurality of dosage tabs; wherein: when one of the dosage tabs is removed from the dosage reminder and confirmation sheet, a residue remains attached to the dosage reminder and confirmation sheet to indicate that the dose associated with the removed tab has been consumed; and the sleeve material in combination with the at least one tearable dosage reminder and confirmation sheet can, at will, be attached to, removed from, and adjust
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Patricia Londino
  • Patent number: 7921582
    Abstract: A method wherein an indicia is selected from one of diverse indicia sources. A holder may be selected from a holder source, and a display is selected from a display source. The indicia is placed in the display or the indicia and holder unit are placed in the display such that the desired information is displayed. The flap portions of the display are manipulated to expose or conceal releasable. reusable adhesive portions. An easel insert or easel attachment allows for a standing position on a counter top or table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Aha! Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore Nathanson, Craig Nathanson
  • Publication number: 20110000115
    Abstract: A faceplate assembly includes a faceplate body and a label cover. The faceplate body has a front surface and an opposite back side. The front surface includes a panel area and a label area recessed from the front surface. The panel area includes a port extending through the front surface. The label area includes a hinge element. The label cover is coupled to the faceplate body and is disposed in the label area. The label cover includes a hinge protrusion and a retention tab. The hinge protrusion is rotatably coupled to the hinge element to permit the label cover to rotate toward and away from the front surface. The retention tab engages the faceplate body along a perimeter of the label area to secure the label cover in a closed position against the faceplate body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: ROBERT ASHBY, GREG GARRETT, CHRISTINE ANNE DOOLEY
  • Patent number: 7845104
    Abstract: A device for displaying advertising from a turnstile arm includes opposing collars securing a sleeve displaying the advertising. One collar is frictionally secured to the arm using an O-ring carried in a groove within an inside wall surface of an opening through which the arm passes. A flange extending fully around the outside surface of the collar provides a snap-fit into a groove within one end of the sleeve. The outside surfaces of the collars make a smooth transition to the connected sleeve. A second collar includes a clamp is carried within its opening securing the second collar to the turnstile arm. Two recessed portions have a bore extending through the second collar through which fasteners extend for adjusting the clamping. A notch extending around the second collar receives the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Entry Media, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Holzapfel
  • Publication number: 20100223826
    Abstract: A nozzle display for use for holding advertising is integrated into the structure of the nozzle guard, is elevated therefrom, but secured by tabs integrally into the plastisol forming the guard, with an expansive transparent cover holding the advertising material or placard in place upon the display base, and firmly adhering the ad to the base by means of the expandable lip of the cover as it tightly embraces the edges of the display base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventor: Robin J. Brown
  • Patent number: 7774969
    Abstract: An identification badge holder includes a portable digital information device, which may be a USB flash drive secured directly or indirectly to the rear face thereof by any of a number of structures which would facilitate ready access, secure attachment and, in some instances, redundant securement employing two types of securement. A system for attaching a stand-alone identification badge to a card which has a USB flash drive secured or securable thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Lee O. Silverman
  • Patent number: 7765729
    Abstract: A greeting card display includes a sleeve having transparent front and rear walls, first and second ends, a top, and a bottom. The front and rear walls are unitary at the first and second ends and at the top but are separable at the bottom to define a weatherproof receiving area accessible only adjacent the bottom. The receiving area is configured to receive a greeting card. A mounting rod includes a first portion coupled to the sleeve and a second portion configured to attach to one of a flower urn and a ground surface. The front and rear walls have first and second lateral portions that converge at a spine, the first lateral portion being angularly biased relative to the second lateral portion. The front and rear walls collectively define an access opening the first lateral portion and an access opening the second lateral portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: Nancy Anne Thurston
  • Publication number: 20100170125
    Abstract: A holder for charts having two transparent sheets, a connecting mechanical hinge and non-ferrous latching devices. The chart holder is sized to hold aeronautical charts and related flight planning documents. The hinge allows the two transparent sheets to be opened at least 180 degrees where the charts and documents can easily be place therein. The two sheets are able to close together, clamping the charts and documents between them. The two sheets are kept together by the latching devices. The transparent sheets provide an erasable writing surface where the pre-flight plans and in-flight data can be drawn and written with a non-permanent marker, thus protecting the documents enclosed. The chart holder also provides for the storage of the non-permanent marker. The chart holder can easily be opened with one hand to allow for repositioning of documents in flight. The transparent sheets have a tab allowing for an offset tab arrangement to allow for quick identification between multiple chart holders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Gregory Scott Taylor, Michael James Freeman