Picture Frame Patents (Class 40/700)
  • Patent number: 9969496
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes: a linear light source having an elongated shape; and an optical component which transmits light emitted from the linear light source. The optical component has an entrance surface where the light emitted from the linear light source enters and (ii) an exit surface where the light which has entered the entrance surface exits. The optical component includes, on the exit surface, a light diffuser row including a plurality of light diffusers which are arranged in a line. In a plan view of the exit surface, a first direction in which light-emitting elements included in the linear light source are arranged intersects with a second direction in which the light diffusers are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Ohta, Nobuyuki Matsui, Naotaka Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9436028
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display, comprising a back light module, a metal side frame, and a liquid crystal display panel disposed between the back light module and the metal side frame, wherein the metal side frame comprises a first magnet, the back light module comprises a second magnet, at least a portion of the first magnet and the second magnet are oppositely disposed, and each magnet is provided with an identical kind of magnetic pole on the side facing to the liquid crystal display panel. The liquid crystal display retains the gap between the liquid crystal display panel and the metal side frame, thereby preventing the problem of light leakage in a 0 grayscale image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Zhanchang Bu
  • Patent number: 9436026
    Abstract: A display device includes a display module, an assembly holder and a front case. The display module has a front surface, a rear surface, a side surface, and a display area. The front surface and the rear surface are located at two opposite sides of the display module. The side surface connects between the front surface and the rear surface. The display area is located at the front surface. The assembly holder includes a joint portion and a first withstanding portion. The joint portion is arranged on the side surface. The first withstanding portion is connected to the joint portion. The front case includes a first plate member, a second plate member, and a second withstanding portion. The first plate member is connected to the second plate member. The second withstanding portion is located on the first plate member and has a groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: AMTRAN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Huang-Pin Lin, Jui-Chuan Chien
  • Patent number: 8931191
    Abstract: A vehicle license plate frame and bumper assembly has a substrate formed of a high-durometer first polymer compound, and an overmold component formed of a lower-durometer, second polymer compound that is chemically compatible with the first polymer compound. The substrate includes an endless frame with forward, inner and outer faces, and license plate screw mounting tabs inwardly extending from the frame. The overmold component includes a bumper cohesively bonded to the frame but not to screw head-receiving areas of the tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: MacNeil IP LLC
    Inventors: Frederick W. Masanek, Jr., David F. MacNeil
  • Publication number: 20140360068
    Abstract: A safety frame designed to go in high security environments (psychiatric wards, prisons, etc.) where framed art is desired for aesthetic reasons, but where there is potential for patients/inmates to hurt themselves or others if they are able to get pull a frame off the wall. The frame includes (a) molding strips joined to form a frame, the molding strips having a back surface and a front surface, with channels provided in front surface of the molding strips, the channels being wide enough to receive screws, and (b) cover strips adapted for being secured to the molding to cover and conceal the channels. Also disclosed is a method for securing a frame to a wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Jacqueline Fortune Bigoney
  • Patent number: 8887425
    Abstract: A display device has a cover window that is light, has good resistance against external impact, and is capable of being processed with various shapes. A display device according to the present invention includes: a display panel including a display area and a non-display area; and a cover window positioned at the front side of the display panel and including a transparent area corresponding to the display area and a non-transparent area corresponding to the non-display area, wherein the cover window includes a cover window main body formed with the transparent area and the non-transparent area, and a transparent protection layer formed at the front surface of the cover window main body. The transparent protection layer extends to the rear surface corresponding to at least a portion of the non-transparent area of the cover window main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Hirai, Dong-Ho Lee, Seon-Chool Kim, Sang-Wook Lee, Sung-Ki Jung
  • Publication number: 20140331534
    Abstract: A framing apparatus (10) and a kit of parts to form a framing apparatus, in which an image (32) is mounted for display purposes. The framing apparatus (10) comprises a first section (12) arranged to provide an upper continuous perimeter to the apparatus (10); a second section (14) arranged to provide a lower continuous perimeter to the apparatus (10), the second section (14) located behind and spaced apart from the first section (12); and a supporting spacer (16) located between the first and second sections (12, 14), the supporting spacer (16) set back from an outer edge (30) of the upper continuous perimeter of the framing apparatus (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Brendan Vallar
  • Publication number: 20140325883
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to picture frames with glass mats that have patterns painted and/or screen printed thereon, and/or methods of making the same. The patterns may include large blocks of one or more solid colors, textures, images, logos, licensed images/designs, arbitrary designs, and/or the like, in different example instances. The painted glass matting materials of certain example embodiments have been found to provide unique, aesthetically appealing framing-related products that enhance the quality of the original art in desirable ways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: C. Brett JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20140298699
    Abstract: The outer margins of one print of an image are enfolded about a frame, while the inner portions of another print of the same image are displayed within the frame so as to produce a continuous display of the image from the center to the edges of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Lisa MARQUIS
  • Publication number: 20140283425
    Abstract: An image display apparatus (10) comprising a backing panel (12), a first raised portion (14) located on the backing panel (12), the first raised portion (14) having an image (18) for display secured thereon; a second raised portion (16) located on the backing panel (12), the second raised portion (16) having an upper surface (20) upon which is secured content (22) for display; and a third raised portion (36) located on the backing panel (12), wherein the second raised portion (16) is arranged adjacent to the first raised portion (14) and the third raised portion (36) has at least one inner edge arranged to surround a perimeter of the first raised portion and the second raised portion arrangement (14, 16) such that the first raised portion and the second raised portion arrangement (14, 16) is located within, and spaced apart from, said third raised portion (36) to create a channel (30) therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Brendan Vallar
  • Patent number: 8819973
    Abstract: A front loading frame on rail display system includes a support rail assembly secured to a wall and a display frame assembly secured to the support rail. The rail assembly includes a wall rail secured to the wall with a top rail secured thereto and receiving an apron crown molding. The frame assembly includes a frame unit formed by top and side frame members and closed by a back panel. The frame members have notched glass clips which are aligned in a plane. Display materials are front loaded into the frame unit, and a glass pane is slid into the clips. Fasteners extending from the side frame members are received in rotary lock members positioned in the top rail. The lock members are rotated to lock positions to engage heads of the fasteners to removably secure the frame assembly to the rail assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Howard Grayston Mochel
  • Publication number: 20140202055
    Abstract: An upper frame and a lower frame are prevented from coming close to each other within a predetermined distance by a push-in preventing pawl and an abutting part, while preventing the upper and lower frames from coming off by a come-off preventing pawl and an engagement part. In this manner, it becomes possible to prevent the load which causes deterioration of the display quality from being applied to a liquid crystal display panel, so that the reliability can be enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Masahito Nozue
  • Patent number: 8770776
    Abstract: The present invention provides a water lantern with flashing light which mainly comprises a water lantern body, a holder, and a graphics card unit. The water lantern body is provided above the holder. The water lantern body comprises a plane portion backward. The holder is provided with a slot backward corresponding to the plane portion. The bottom of the slot is provided with at least one flashing light-emitting element. The graphics card unit is inserted in the slot of the holder, and corresponding to the plane portion of the water lantern body. The graphics card unit obtains the light source from the light-emitting element from the bottom. Therefore, looking back from the front of the water lantern body, the patterns on the graphics card unit allows the water lantern body having enlarged brilliant effects visually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Yang
  • Publication number: 20140144055
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing an accessorizable frame system comprising a display plate, a frame plate, and an attachment, which selectively and releaseably holds the display plate away from the frame plate, are disclosed. In some cases, the attachment that connects the display plate to the frame plate includes a clip that extends from the display plate and which is configured to be received in a corresponding opening within the frame plate. In some instances, to accessorize the frame system, a user adds an aligner, a liner, a back cover, and/or any other suitable component to the frame system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Richard E. Byfield
  • Publication number: 20140041270
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a textured overlay, which allows an image to appear as an oil painting. The overlay includes, a transparent film having a non-adhesive surface, and an adhesive surface, and a texturized translucent polymer composition, wherein, the non-adhesive surface of the film contacts the polymer composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Saprise Limited
    Inventors: Jeffrey Hal Rosalsky, Lawrence Alf Martone
  • Publication number: 20130160339
    Abstract: A one-piece frame adaptable for use with any display object, regardless of the dimension, shape or material. The frame also provides increased durability and resistance to wear, as well as lower costs and ease to make. Methods for making such frame are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Glennon
  • Patent number: 8436797
    Abstract: A digital photo frame (DPF) includes a power source, a power management unit, a display panel, a backlight unit, a touch sensing unit and a processing unit. The display panel includes a reflective structure. The power management unit is used to manage the power supply from the power source to the DPF. The touch sensing unit is used to produce a touch signal when detecting the DPF is touched by a user. The processing unit receives the touch signal, and controls the management unit to discontinue the power from the power source to the backlight unit, therefore display panel reflects images via the reflective structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Feng Tsai, Cheng-Hao Chou, Kuan-Hong Hsieh, Xiao-Guang Li
  • Publication number: 20130074389
    Abstract: A holder for displaying a sheet of material is provided. The holder includes a back plate; a front plate configured for being removably received by the back plate; a display area defined by the front plate configured to display a sheet of material; and at least one stopper configured for being removably received within an opening of the back plate. The at least one stopper is friction fit between the front plate and the back plate. The at least one stopper makes friction contact with the lip portion and the front plate when the at least one stopper is friction fit between the front plate and the back plate. The at least one stopper prevents movement of the front plate when the at least one stopper is friction fit between the front plate and the back plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Joseph Anzalone
  • Patent number: 8375648
    Abstract: This invention can be styled infinitely different ways, fit nearly every TV on the market, ship efficiently, and is very easy for the consumer to assemble and install. This unique product is deemed a TV Decorative Accent Wall Panel. This panel is designed to hang behind the wall mounted TV; therefore allowing variations in TV sizes without impeding on the function or appearance. There is a hole in the middle to allow the TV to be mounted directly to the wall. The panels are hinged to allow the product to ship and be inventoried folded up which prevents damage, saves storage space, and is ready for the consumer to unfold and hang on the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Patrick O'Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20120311905
    Abstract: A creased and perforated printable sheet is used with methods to produce framed printed pictures. The sheet comprises a flat sheet of media having a first side, a second side opposite the first side, and sheet edges between the first side and the second side. Perforations and creases are included within the first side and the second side of the sheet of media, and, when folded, produce a three-dimensional effect. The creases and the perforations define a picture region on the first side of the sheet of media and picture frame regions on the second side of the sheet of media. The picture region and the picture frame regions comprise surfaces having a material composition and texture that accepts and maintains marking material applied by printing devices. The perforations also define removable discard regions and tab slots. The removable discard regions are positioned only between the picture frame regions and the sheet edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy James Dodd, Brent Rodney Jones
  • Publication number: 20120285060
    Abstract: This invention is directed to picture frames. More particularly, this invention is directed to one or more picture frames with flexible borders that can be coupled together in a variety of configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: Design Ideas, Ltd.
    Inventors: Raoul GROSS, David HANAUER
  • Publication number: 20120266511
    Abstract: A keepsake display device stores and displays a printed ultrasound image, and includes a substantially transparent convex hollow first member with a substantially closed smooth outer surface, a second member coupled to the first member to define a substantially closed outer surface for the device, and a display element adapted to receive the printed ultrasound image and display it through the outer surface of the first member. The first and second members can be shaped to mimic a pregnant belly and a woman's buttocks, together representing the midsection of a pregnant woman. A kit includes the display device plus one or more of a lamination member, a real or plastic birthstone or a set of real or plastic birthstones, a template useful for cutting the ultrasound image, and glue. An assembly includes the display device and a figurine such a stork which can hold the display device from its beak.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Adrienne Hughes, Jeffrey Magsitza, Kelly Law
  • Publication number: 20120260548
    Abstract: A picture frame moulding according to one embodiment includes an elongated body that has an exterior wall, a first channel formed therein for receiving a first member, and a second channel formed therein for receiving a second member. The first and second channels are at least substantially parallel to one another. The elongated body also includes an interior angled wall that is joined to the exterior wall and is formed at an angle thereto. The interior angled wall includes a track that receives an object, such as matboard. The track faces away from the exterior wall and is formed between and at an angle to the first and second channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: Nielsen Bainbridge
    Inventor: Michael Andrulewich
  • Publication number: 20120236482
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and a display panel module are disclosed. The display panel module includes a frame, a display panel, and a removable element. A first end of the removable element is fixed on the display panel, and a second end of the removable element is removably fixed on an inner wall of the frame to make the display panel not contact with the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsin-Ta Lin, Po-Shou Chou, Ching-Feng Hsu
  • Publication number: 20120204459
    Abstract: A display device has a cover window that is light, has good resistance against external impact, and is capable of being processed with various shapes. A display device according to the present invention includes: a display panel including a display area and a non-display area; and a cover window positioned at the front side of the display panel and including a transparent area corresponding to the display area and a non-transparent area corresponding to the non-display area, wherein the cover window includes a cover window main body formed with the transparent area and the non-transparent area, and a transparent protection layer formed at the front surface of the cover window main body. The transparent protection layer extends to the rear surface corresponding to at least a portion of the non-transparent area of the cover window main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Akira Hirai, Dong-Ho Lee, Seon-Chool Kim, Sang-Wook Lee, Sung-Ki Jung
  • Patent number: 8237696
    Abstract: A digital photo frame (DPF) includes a power source, a display panel, a light detector, a motion detector, a processing unit, and a power management unit. The light detector is configured to detect the ambient brightness. The motion detection unit is configured to detect whether anyone is around. The processing unit is connected to the light detector and the motion detector. If the motion detector detects someone is around the DPF and the light detector detects the ambient brightness is below a predetermined value, the processing unit controls the power management unit to provide power to the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin-Hong Chung, Xiao-Guang Li, Han-Che Wang, Fen Li, Kuan-Hong Hsieh, Feng Zhu
  • Publication number: 20120169668
    Abstract: A display is provided. The display includes a frame, a display module, and a bendable cover. The frame includes a bottom surface and a lateral surface, the display module is disposed on the frame, and the bendable cover has a surface layer and an adhesive layer, the adhesive layer is located on the surface layer, a part of the surface layer is adhered to the display module through the adhesive layer, another part of the surface layer is attached to the lateral surface of the frame and adhered to the bottom surface of the frame through the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Kang Chung Liu, You Min Wang, Wen Min Hsu
  • Publication number: 20120073175
    Abstract: A picture frame with a smooth and flush back side is presented in this application, where the intended art piece will be held in place by a foam padding, and a back panel will be placed into a concave rectangular area, pressing the foam padding and art piece snugly in place, with the resulting back side surface being a nice and smooth surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Wen Ge Wang, Ri Hua Li
  • Publication number: 20120017480
    Abstract: The present invention is a flexible picture frame. The frame stretches so that a user can insert a picture, a picture and picture cover, or a picture, picture cover, and backer section. Once the components are disposed in the flexible frame, it then recovers to its original shape and size. The flexible frame contains grooves on the inside walls to contain the picture and other components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: RUDOLF SHTAINHORN
  • Publication number: 20110302815
    Abstract: A display device includes a case and a display panel module. The case includes a front bezel and a back bezel combined with each other to define an accommodating space in the case, and the case further includes a window formed on the front bezel. The display panel module includes a display screen, and the display panel module is disposed inside the case, wherein the display screen faces the window and an included angle is defined between the display screen and the front bezel. The included angle is between 3 to 5 degrees, when the display device is tilted a small angle backward, the included angle between the display screen and the front bezel make the display screen to be substantially perpendicular to a surface on witch the display device is placed thereon, such that the display screen is perpendicular to the line of the sight of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Wen-Hung Huang, Kuan-Cheng Hsieh, Yi-Chung Chiu
  • Publication number: 20110289809
    Abstract: A display apparatus including: a display unit disposed on a substrate; an encapsulation unit facing the display unit, the encapsulation unit including: a metal layer; a complex member; and a reinforcement member formed on an upper surface of the complex member; and a sealing unit disposed between the substrate and the encapsulation unit and apart from the display unit to bond the substrate and the encapsulation unit to the sealing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Choong-Ho LEE, Jung-Min LEE, Kie-Hyun NAM
  • Publication number: 20110277364
    Abstract: A modular picture display unit is disclosed forthwith. The modular picture display unit enables the user to easily mount (and remove) a picture within it and to form a multiple picture frame or collage with full freedom to choose the individual picture's placement and orientation. The modular picture display unit contains a transparent front cover and a back cover with a picture placed in between them. The friction between the front cover and the back cover holds the covers in place and prevents them from coming apart. In order to connect two or more modular display units, a connector is provided. The connector is mounted on the back cover side walls of two adjacent modular display units, thereby securing their connection to each other. In order to allow for attaching the modular display units onto a metallic surface (such as a refrigerator door), there is provided a magnet to be placed on a connector or onto the back cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Elisha Smaly, Ehud Amit
  • Patent number: 8059132
    Abstract: A method for displaying images asynchronously is provided. The method includes: providing at least one display mode, the display mode defines a total display area count displayable showed on a display, an interval to display images on the display, and a predetermined displaying manner; obtaining images and the display mode; generating one or more display areas according to the display mode; and displaying the images on the generated display areas according to the interval and displaying manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Feng Tsai, Cheng-Hao Chou, Kuan-Hong Hsieh, Xiao-Guang Li
  • Patent number: 8038309
    Abstract: A stereopsis aqua-lamp photo frame assembly includes a base inside which a light-emitting element that generates heat is mounted. The base supports thereon an aqua-lamp photo frame that has front and rear surfaces respectively forming front-side and rear-side recessed chambers. One of the recessed chambers receives and holds therein a photo or a picture. The aqua-lamp photo frame forms therein a flow channel at a portion thereof corresponding to the two recessed chambers, whereby the heat generated by the light-emitting element causes a low boiling point flowable medium contained in the aqua-lamp photo frame to flow and spangles contained in the flowable medium entrain the flowing medium to pass through the flow channel, serving as embellishment of the photo or picture, thereby enhancing a stereopsis effect of the photo frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Yang
  • Publication number: 20110239510
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display device where the printed portion on the front window can be prevented from being shaved and defects can be prevented from being produced, and this display device has a display panel and a front window (FW) provided on the front side of the display panel and is characterized by having; a plate member (TP) pasted to the rear surface of the front window which is smaller than the front window; an adhesive film (30) for pasting the front window and the plate member together that is smaller than the plate member; and a printed portion (20) printed on the rear surface of the front window and formed around the display region of the display panel, and in the region (23) where the front window makes contact with the edge of the plate member, the printed portion is thicker than the other regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Eiji OOHIRA
  • Publication number: 20110131851
    Abstract: An apparatus with display and base for media cases and/or packaging is provided. This includes, but is not limited to, the cases or packaging for DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, CDs, video or computer games, and VCR tapes. The apparatus, called a “Personal Marquee,” is capable of holding an individual case standing upright such that a substantial portion of the cover of the case is visible to the user. The artwork on the apparatus is designed to evoke the sense of the facade of a classical movie theater with its “Now Showing” marquee. The media display includes a base for support, an upright section for holding the media case, and a riser if necessary to accommodate cases of different sizes. The upright is attached to the base or is integral with the base and has an opening in front through which the media case is visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Stephen L. Hite, Michael P. Hite, Ross Thomas Hite
  • Publication number: 20110131855
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for displaying an item and more particularly, but not exclusively, to apparatus and methods for displaying vinyl music records on a wall. Apparatus (2) comprising first and second parts (6, 4 ) pivotably mounted to one another; wherein one part comprises a window through which an item to be displayed may be viewed, one part comprising a catch element (18) for limiting relative rotation of the two part, and one part comprises means for mounting the apparatus to a wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: ART VINYL LIMITED
    Inventor: Andrew N. Heeps
  • Publication number: 20110126440
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display apparatus including a first case and a second case coupled to each other to define an external appearance of the display apparatus. A fastening guide extends from an inner surface of the first case, and a fastening member is engaged with the fastening guide. The fastening member is provided with a boss portion for screw-fastening. The first case and second case are coupled to each other using the fastening guide and fastening member having a thin thickness, whereby a reduced thickness of fastening parts and stable inter-coupling of the first case and second case are accomplished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Jin Lee, Sang Hak Kim, Hyun Jun Jung, Jin Jung
  • Publication number: 20110056106
    Abstract: This is a frame system that allows for the assembly of an artist frame and a surface material over the frame where there is no need for internal bracing of the frame and the contact area between the surface material and the frame is minimized. The framing system comprises pre-fabricated sections of a frame that incorporate an I-Joist design with a beveled edge lip on the front facing side. When these frame sections are assembled any stretchable material such as canvas, cloth, or plastic can be pulled over the front of the frame with the lip and connected to the back side at the top or bottom of the modular I-Joist frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: George Thomas Bosma
  • Patent number: 7903103
    Abstract: A poster holder having a first member, a second member moveable away from the first member to an open position and moveable towards the first member to a closed position, the second member cooperating with the first member to secure the substrate in the closed position, a controller configured to selectively energize at least one portion of an energizeable image on a substrate detachably securable between the first member and the second member in the closed position, and an electrical power source connected to the controller. The poster holder is useable in a display that includes a poster formed of a substrate and an energizeable image formed thereon. Methods of displaying an energizeable image using the poster holder are set forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Appleton Coated, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas L. Osterberg, Peter Thomas Herdman
  • Publication number: 20110023345
    Abstract: A framing system suitable for framing artwork, drawings, pictures and the like. In one embodiment, a frame structure is formed of vertical and horizontal elements wherein a channel is formed in the top of the frame that will hold a variety of removable decorative panels, including, but not limited to mats, glass, wood, marble and fabric. The frame structure can be reused multiple times by changing the decorative panels to match new art or room decor. In one embodiment the decorative panel is made from the same mat board used in the inside mat of a double mat, that matches the color of the focal point of a picture, creating a visual progression from frame panel color to inside mat color to the picture focal point color. This frame structure & method of framing leads the viewers eye into the picture without taking attention away from the picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Jay Ellingson
  • Publication number: 20100328927
    Abstract: A frame structure includes a frame body and fixing structures. The frame structure has an inner edge, an end edge and an outer edge. The fixing structures are disposed on two opposite sides of the frame body respectively, wherein each fixing structure includes a first protrusion, a second protrusion and a stopper portion. One end of the first protrusion or one end of the second protrusion connects to the inner and the end edges to form a containing cavity. The stopper portion is located inside the containing cavity and arranged in parallel to the first and the second protrusions. The lengths of the first and the second protrusions are respectively “L1” and “L2”. The overlap length between the stopper portion and the first protrusion is “?,” the overlap length between the stopper portion and the second protrusion is “b,” L1>??0, and L2>??0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ta-Jen Huang
  • Publication number: 20100325929
    Abstract: The present invention is a system for assisting rescue personnel attending a residential building having an entry way and residents living therein. The system includes an information kiosk mountable to a wall inside the building. The kiosk has a base portion mountable to the wall and a decorative picture frame mounted to the base portion. The kiosk further includes an information sheet mounted between the picture frame and the base portion, the information sheet containing a plurality of fields for recording information about the residential building and the residence there in. The system also includes a reflective sticker mountable on an outside surface of the building, said reflective sticker having indicia indicating that the kiosk is mounted to a wall inside the building adjacent the entry way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Andre Favron
  • Patent number: 7859551
    Abstract: A method for generating a personalized presentation, comprising providing an Internet browser user interface for selecting an image and a surrounding context; receiving the selected image and surrounding context by an Internet web server; accounting for the user activity in a financial accounting system; and delivering the selected image and surrounding context to the user. The surrounding context may comprise a physical frame for a picture, with a printed version of the selected image framed therein. The accounting step may provide consideration to a rights holder of the selected image, or provide for receipt of consideration from a commercial advertiser. A plurality of images may be selected, wherein the context defines a sequence of display of the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventors: Richard L. Bulman, Brad Dahl, Steve Gravitz
  • Publication number: 20100292819
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for generating post-burial audio communications from surviving family members, friends, and loved ones by adapting a burial casket or other container of remains of the departed with an electronic audio communication system that automatically generates post-burial communications within or in proximity to the casket. The burial casket is thus adapted with an audio message system containing electronically stored audio and music files that are automatically played in accordance with a programmed schedule thereby allowing surviving members means for communicating to the deceased for a period of time after burial. An electronic device having a data storage system for storing recorded audio, such as messages from family and friends, music, or any other suitable audio file is provided. A date tracking timer allows for the selective broadcast of audio content automatically in accordance with user programmed and selected scheduling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventor: Jeff Dannenberg
  • Publication number: 20100276562
    Abstract: A flat panel television mounting device includes a picture-type frame having a notch back surrounding an open central area along with a glass pane sized for reception by the notch back and supported by the frame. A linen is provided and adhered to one side of the glass pane with a central portion of the linen removable from the glass pane leaving a border around the removed central portion for exposing a television screen when the glass pane is disposed thereagainst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: DAI BAO NGOC NGUYEN
  • Publication number: 20100229441
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing an accessorizable frame system comprising a display plate, a frame plate, and an attachment, which selectively and releaseably holds the display plate away from the frame plate, are disclosed. In some cases, the attachment that connects the display plate to the frame plate includes a clip that extends from the display plate and which is configured to be received in a corresponding opening within the frame plate. In some instances, to accessorize the frame system, a user adds an aligner, a liner, a back cover, and/or any other suitable component to the frame system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Richard E. Byfield
  • Publication number: 20100077688
    Abstract: A frame is provided for holding a sheet of fabric. The frame features a rail including a first flange and a second flange spaced from the first flange. The rail defines a connector extending an entire length of the rail between the first flange and the second flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: DOCKSIDE CANVAS CO.
    Inventor: John Bowen
  • Patent number: 7673749
    Abstract: A folding photo case includes a pair of exterior case members coupled to each other by a first hinge and a pair of interior frame members coupled to respective exterior case members by respective second and third hinges. The first, second and third hinges are preferably torsion bar hinges with the first hinge biasing the exterior case members to an open position and the second and third springs biasing the interior frame members toward interior surfaces of the exterior case members. One or both of the exterior case members are preferably provided with a latch structure which allows the folding case to be latched in a closed position. The dimensions of the folding case are preferably such that the case can be carried in a pocket or purse when it is folded into the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Monica Rich Kosann Photography, LLC
    Inventors: Rod G. Kosann, Monica Kosann
  • Patent number: 7631451
    Abstract: A contoured framed artwork comprises a picture frame surrounding a support member. The support member is a three-dimensional support member that has a raised, carved, or contoured portion surrounding a planar portion. A two-dimensional artwork is adhered to the planar portion. The support member includes a coating the provides an appearance of plaster or metal, or the like. A variety of different prints can be adhered to the planar portion of the support member to allow the support member to be used with a variety of different artworks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Designs Direct LLC
    Inventor: Richard T. Heidrich