Having Lock Patents (Class 40/712)
  • Patent number: 10856675
    Abstract: A picture frame hanging assembly that includes a pair of brackets each respectively directly coupled at least one of a horizontally and a vertically oriented frame elements and each bracket enclosing and defining hook-receiving aperture superimposed over a frame cavity of the picture frame and with an aperture width. The assembly includes a pair of hook components directly coupled to a building wall surface and with a cantilevered hook member extending therefrom an offset length from a front surface of the hook components to define a bracket placement zone with one of the pair of brackets disposed therein and having an inner surface with an inner surface hook width spanning from terminal opposing lateral sides thereon and at least partially supporting an upper wall of the respective one of the pair of hook components, the aperture width at least approximately twice or greater than the inner surface hook width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Black Tie Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Voelker, Jonathan Batchelor
  • Patent number: 7946901
    Abstract: A figurine and method of use is having selectable personalization includes a doll having a head and torso, also a base disposed adjacent to the head, the base including a surrounding sidewall extending from a bottom portion to an opening defining a first interior that receives a first selected indicia. Further, a transparent cover including an outer periphery that is removably engaged from the sidewall opening. The cover having a first side and second side forming a concave profile to define a second interior portion, with the second side adjacent to the base when the cover and base are engaged, wherein the first and second interior portions form a chamber for the first indicia to be protectively and securely displayed. The base and cover engagement prevents unauthorized removal of the first indicia from the chamber by requiring a tool to separate the base and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventor: Furn Roberts
  • Patent number: 7415787
    Abstract: A license plate frame assembly for the secure installation of a license plate upon a vehicle includes a backing plate and an outer frame. The backing plate is mounted to the vehicle. The outer frame is dimensioned to receive the license plate and the backing plate therein. A locking mechanism secures the outer frame to the backing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas Eidsmore
  • Publication number: 20080148616
    Abstract: Provided is a circular advertising frame for receiving a picture, comprising a main frame, a socket half-frame, an insert half-frame, a hanging ring, a concave-convex locking device, and a diaphragm. The circular advertising frame features convenient hanging, easy picture replacement, good stability, esthetic shape and light weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventor: Dehai Wang
  • Publication number: 20080098638
    Abstract: The invention concerns a window unit for display, protection and preventive conservation of an object of limited thickness, in particular a work of art such as a painting, a bas-relief, a tapestry or similar. It comprises a case with a back (32) and a front door (31) coupled together so as to be able to have the case (30) take up an open state, in which the object (D) is not protected and can be inserted into or removed from the case (30), and a closed state, in which the object (D) is protected and can neither be inserted into nor removed from the case (30), in which the front door (31) is provided with a transparent front panel (48) through which the object (D) is visibile from the front in the state with the case (30) closed. The window unit is characterised in that the back (32) is provided with a transparent rear panel (50) through which the object (D) is visibile from the rear in the state with the ease (30) closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2004
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventor: Alessandro Goppion
  • Patent number: 7360330
    Abstract: A multi-purpose, front-loading display frame includes a front frame member having a pair of opposite first and second lateral side sections, a rear frame member having a pair of opposite first and second lateral side sections, at least one hinge for pivotally joining the first lateral side section of the front member to the first side section of the rear frame member to permit pivotal movement between an open position, in which the second side sections of the front and rear frame members may be pivoted apart from one another, and a closed position, in which the second side sections are disposed closely adjacent to one another. A lock is mounted on one of the second side sections of one of the front and rear frame members, and at least one latch plate is engageable with the lock. The latch plate is mounted on the other of the second side sections of the other of the front and rear frame members for cooperative engagement with the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Inventor: Charles Abrams
  • Patent number: 6438883
    Abstract: A picture frame capable of storing more than one picture, which includes a front frame member hingeably and removably attached to a rear support member, where the front frame member includes a frame surrounding a transparent display window and where the rear support member includes a picture compartment for storing pictures. The front frame member also includes a removable mat board mounted on the inside of the transparent window. The mat board forms a border on the inside of the display window and is releasably secured to the front frame member by flexible support arms. The front frame member and the rear support member are connected by a pair of releasable and interrelating fasteners mounted on the front frame member and the rear support member, respectively, for releasably securing the front frame member to the rear support member. The picture compartment includes an automatically adjusting, removable rear picture support removably mounted within the picture compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Tinker's Den, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy A. Kacius
  • Patent number: 6316073
    Abstract: The present invention is a thin, soft resilient pad or gasket having a durometer rating of less than or equal to 30, scale shore A, releasably mountable to a rough (or at least non-smooth) or smooth surface by reason of its resiliency and inherent surface tackiness, and may be made of hydrated cross-linked silicone polymer, or of aromatic or aliphatic base urethane or polyurethane, advantageously with bound migrating plasticizers to reduce oily surface residue on the gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Inventors: Anthony S. Hiscock, Harold F. Hiscock
  • Patent number: 6286238
    Abstract: A security system for a license plate, vanity plate or tag includes a bracket for mounting on a vehicle in the space conventionally supporting license plates and a lockable frame interfitting therewith. The bracket has at least one slot for engaging a tab carried by the frame, and another slot for engaging a locking member extending from a lock. The frame has apertures for supporting a license plate, and the frame and license plate are readily removable as a unit for storage in a high security area to prevent theft of the license plate, as well as to deter the installation of an unauthorized license plate as often hapens when the vehicle will be stolen. The system can be mounted with the lock on the top or bottom side, and one embodiment includes an open area in the frame opposite the lock. The lock is preferably a cam lock and is positioned to deter tampering. A bracket has upper and lower planar portions which may be angled with respect to a main planar portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Inventor: Curtis L. Harrington
  • Patent number: 5787625
    Abstract: An air-chambered frame for sealing a photograph or any document therein to protect against any type of moisture or environmental element. The frame comprises an integrally formed frame plate having a finished outer surface and a rear surface defining a plurality of recessions and a transparent lens section centrally located therein, a backing plate substantially the same outer dimensions of the frame plate, an adhesive gasket for joining the backing plate and frame plate and for sealing the contents therein from any moisture and an opaque cover plate which is removably attached to the frame plate for concealing the contents of the frame from view or light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Yesbick