Combined Patents (Class 40/725)
  • Patent number: 9313445
    Abstract: A frame for a visual presentation device with a substantially flat viewing area demarcated by a viewing area border. The frame includes fasteners for fastening the frame in front of the viewing area. The frame has a finite material thickness in which a transparent opening is formed. The opening has a distal end that faces the presentation device and a proximal end that faces viewers. A range of viewing positions is created in which the proximal end of the transparent opening hides the distal end and the viewing area border, and only a portion of the viewing area smaller that the viewing area in full is visible through the proximal end of the transparent opening. The frame suppresses visual clues to actual viewing distance and an enhanced illusion of watching the real world through a window is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: INBLISS OY
    Inventors: Timo Koivisto, Kirsi Astrén
  • Patent number: 9138022
    Abstract: A scarf comprising: (1) a length of fabric having a first end, a second end, a front surface defining a first opening, and a rear surface defining a second opening; and (2) a pocket disposed on the length of fabric. In various embodiments, when a wireless device is disposed within the pocket in a particular position, (1) the first opening is sized to allow a user to view at least a portion of a screen of the wireless device through the first opening; (2) the second opening is adapted so that the second opening aligns with a camera lens of the wireless device; and (3) the first opening and the second opening are adapted so that the user may operate the wireless device to cause the wireless device to use the camera lens to take a photograph through the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Susan B. Walker
  • Patent number: 8985479
    Abstract: A framed freshener provides a thermal formed cavity, or thermoplastic shell, carrying scented gel that fits into a picture frame. The present invention locates a fragrant gel in a thermal formed cavity or thermoplastic shell or container which is then placed within a suitably designed picture frame. Coupling a fragrance with a photo in a frame, the present invention seeks to foster memories in those who view the frame. Additionally, the shell carrying gel makes the frame a decorative air freshening device. The picture frame and the opening for the fragrance container can be die cut to any shape. An alternate embodiment has the shell supported in a wire frame upon a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Oplandi, Inc.
    Inventors: Sven Dobler, Aaron R. Bauhs, Ahmed R. Alai-Tafti, Jonathan Millen
  • Patent number: 8935837
    Abstract: A hanging memorial for displaying pictures and ashes of the deceased, and storing keepsakes. The hanging memorial includes a frame and an urn; the urn being integrated into the frame. A lateral wall and a front panel of the frame define a storage volume in which keepsakes can be placed. Alternatively an internal storage box can define the storage volume. The frame further includes a frame insert that can be configured to display a physical painting or photograph, or configured to display digital pictures. The urn is removably attached or pivotally connected to the frame by an at least one bracket, such that the contents of the urn are readily accessible. The hanging memorial may further include a niche about which the at least one bracket is positioned and into which the urn is positioned. Alternative support mechanism may also be used in place of the at least one bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Boris Jairala, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8893412
    Abstract: A system for documenting the growth progression of an infant including an indicator that identifies a date associated with the infant or an age of the infant, and an object, unchangeable in size, comprising an element for removably attaching the indicator to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Nathan S Pendleton
  • Patent number: 8875431
    Abstract: The present invention relates to artwork preservation, and more particularly to an artwork preservation system that utilizes vacuum and is particularly suited to framed artwork. The artwork preservation system includes: a pair of corrugated planar members constructed and arranged to overlap a front side and back side of an artwork; at least one securing element, such as hook and loop fastener, for mating the first and second corrugated boards when the artwork is placed there between; a layer of air cushioning; and a sealable bag. The system may further include a vacuum pump for removing air from the sealable bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: John Prayias
  • Patent number: 8826574
    Abstract: An interchangeable display system is disclosed, configured for mounting a display art frame to a door, or the like. The system is adapted to receive interchangeable art inserts, displays, etc., at the will of the proprietor without professional installation. The system provides a proprietor with the capability to customize a door, or the like, with a locking platform mechanism that enhances existing residential and commercial door design configurations. Access is provided to interchangeable art work, for example, without the industry standard to permanently fixate the artwork directly onto or within a door. The system is fixated on one side. The opposing side is, for example, a flanged matching backplate that is locked with a single or multiple sliding and locking hinge mechanism. A perimeter channel is disposed between the front and back frame plates to receive, for example, a translucent decorative art piece, that fits within the channel cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Simon Eichner
  • Publication number: 20140053443
    Abstract: The present invention relates to artwork preservation, and more particularly to an artwork preservation system that utilizes vacuum and is particularly suited to framed artwork. The artwork preservation system includes: a pair of corrugated planar members constructed and arranged to overlap a front side and back side of an artwork; at least one securing element, such as hook and loop fastener, for mating the first and second corrugated boards when the artwork is placed there between; a layer of air cushioning; and a sealable bag. The system may further include a vacuum pump for removing air from the sealable bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: John Prayias
  • Patent number: 8510921
    Abstract: A cremation urn display has a floor, a top, and a perimeter sidewall. A viewable portion on the top or sidewall includes fasteners upon which a memorial display is surface mounted. The display includes a mounted butterfly fixed in a container having a viewable display panel. No recess need be formed in the top or sidewall to accommodate mounting of the display. The display is removable from the urn, and contains a sealable capsule for retaining a portion of cremated remains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Joshua Florea
  • Patent number: 8495830
    Abstract: A quick exchange framing system having two frames that are assembled together via a quick-release means such as a magnetic or friction force to provide easy access to a display, such as a picture or document, for ease in exchanging the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventor: Rodney Price
  • Publication number: 20130125437
    Abstract: A door for displaying an object to be framed therein includes a door body having a top edge, a bottom edge, and first and second opposing side edges. A plurality of frames are defined within the door body. The frames include a glazing substantially covering the front of the frame and a backing substantially covering the back of the frame. The glazing and backing retain the object to be framed within the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Ryan Tiede
  • Publication number: 20130104433
    Abstract: A display apparatus is provided for displaying a jersey with a three-dimensional view with a vision effect of floating in mid-air in an enclosed environment. The display apparatus comprises an outer casing body, a front and a back clear screen, an inner support member, an optional desk support and an opening means. In particular, when a jersey is supported by the inner support member as provided, the support member is invisible such that it contributes to the mid-air floating visual effect. The display apparatus may further comprise components to achieve visual, audio and/or video effects controlled by sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Sydney Justin, III
  • Patent number: 8341812
    Abstract: A cremated remains memorial container including a box defining an upper box opening, a picture frame panel attached to the box such that a picture slot is defined between the picture frame panel, and a cover panel that is disposed in the picture slot and has an indented portion extending into the upper box opening. The cover panel is formed from an opaque material, and is slid into the picture slot after the cremated remains are inserted into the box, thereby obscuring the remains. A picture is then inserted in the remaining (residual) space between the cover panel and the picture frame through the picture slot opening. The indented portion of the cover panel engages with the inner edge of the upper box opening, whereby subsequent removal of the cover panel from the picture slot is resisted during removal/replacement of the picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Marc L. Kocir
  • Patent number: 8307519
    Abstract: A casket having provision for displaying a photograph, the photograph having a pair of opposite side edges, comprises a casket shell adapted to receive the remains of a deceased and having a pair of side walls, a pair of end walls, and a bottom wall, a casket cap closable on the casket shell, the cap including a dish assembly mounted to an underside thereof, the dish assembly including a cap panel, the cap panel including at least one pair of opposed retention members sized and configured to receive and retain the pair of opposite side edges of the photograph for display of the photograph when the cap is in an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Batesville Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Edward Drew, Christopher M. Wessel
  • Publication number: 20120279104
    Abstract: A video album having a plurality of photograph sleeves and video monitor housed within the same album. Each photograph sleeve having at least one pocket for housing a photographic image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: Brian Marino
  • Publication number: 20120210497
    Abstract: A mount for securing an image to fabric and fabric items including said mount. The mount is designed to secure, protect, enclose and display an image when attached to a fabric which can have significantly higher elasticity than the image. Portions of the mount may have an elasticity intermediate the elasticity of the fabric and the image. The mount may include reinforcing materials. The mount may be sewn, glued or otherwise bonded to fabric. The fabric may comprise an item of apparel, for example a wrist band, head band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: POWER BALANCE, LLC
    Inventor: Troy Rodarmel
  • Patent number: 8122631
    Abstract: An ornamental funeral flower includes a base, a riser fixedly attached to the center of the base, and support members extending from the riser to the edge of the base. The flower also includes an attachment layer attached to one or more of the base, riser, and support members, and petals fixedly attached to the attachment layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Kao Youa Pa Lee-Hinds
  • Patent number: 7988112
    Abstract: A multi-screen display device includes a display device and a folding bracket. The display device includes a first display frame and a second display frame. The folding bracket includes an inner rotating portion pivotally connected to the first display frame, and an outer rotating portion pivotally connected to the inner rotating portion and pivotally connected to the second display frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Weng-Tiang Tang
  • Publication number: 20110146125
    Abstract: A picture frame assembly that includes a frame that surrounds an opening and a fragrance media that is partially disposed in the opening of the frame. A display member that provides an image is disposed within the opening in the frame and the fragrance media diffuses a predetermined fragrance passively to allow multiple senses to be stimulated during the viewing of the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Nathan P. Orme-Johnson, Michael G. Huskey, Patrick J. Kosar
  • Patent number: 7934299
    Abstract: A casket comprises a casket shell having a pair of side walls and a pair of end walls, a casket lid closable on the casket shell, and a digital image display device mounted to an exterior of at least one of the shell and the lid for displaying digital images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Batesville Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Holzman
  • Patent number: 7854047
    Abstract: A casket memorabilia compartment assembly adapted to couple to a casket to provide display and/or storage of pictures memorializing the deceased. The memorabilia compartment assembly comprises a panel mountable to the casket for swinging displacement between an inner hanging position within the casket and an outer hanging without the casket. The panel includes a display side exposed when in the outer hanging position. The display side includes a compartment for the display and/or storage of pictures. The outer surface of the compartment is transparent so as to view the pictures within the compartment. The memorabilia compartment assembly can be incorporated, into a big body and/or throw used during viewing of the deceased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Batesville Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Wray, Jamie D. Riddle
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7690143
    Abstract: An air conditioner is provided. In the air conditioner, a front frame is coupled to a front portion of a main body; a panel member is coupled to a front portion of the front frame; and an art panel detachably inserted into the panel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ji Hoon Kim, Joong Gil Yoo, Ki Jung Yoo, Hee Jae Kwon, Kam Gye Lee, In Hee Park
  • Patent number: 7681344
    Abstract: A display mounted on a shopping cart handle allows shoppers to find information, to obtain coupons, to refer to in-store audio or video programs, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Cart-TV, LLC
    Inventor: Bryan Crum
  • Patent number: 7681350
    Abstract: An exemplary flat panel display (1) includes a main body (10) and a transparent holding structure (12) fixed to the main body. The holding structure is configured to hold one or more thin insertions by itself at a side thereof and or by cooperation with the main body wherein one or more thin insertions are held between the holding structure and the main body at a side of the holding structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Innolux Display Corp.
    Inventors: Meng-Tse Tsai, Chen-Yu Wu, Hsiao-Yuan Ho, Chi-Wen Chiang, Che-Min Huang, Yung-Hsiang Chen
  • Patent number: 7669302
    Abstract: A casket memorabilia compartment assembly adapted to couple to a casket to provide display and/or storage of pictures memorializing the deceased. The memorabilia compartment assembly comprises a panel mountable to the casket for swinging displacement between an inner hanging position within the casket and an outer hanging without the casket. The panel includes a display side exposed when in the outer hanging position. The display side includes a compartment for the display and/or storage of pictures. The outer surface of the compartment is transparent so as to view the pictures within the compartment. The memorabilia compartment assembly can be incorporated into a big body and/or throw used during viewing of the deceased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Batesville Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Wray, Jamie D. Riddle
  • Patent number: 7665238
    Abstract: A device adapted to discharge a volatile material includes a display frame having a front face and a rear face and an opening disposed in the rear face. The device further includes a dispenser disposed within the display frame. The dispenser includes a blister that holds a volatile material and a permeable membrane that extends across an open end of the blister. The rear face includes an integral foot member connected to an upper portion of the display frame at a hinge and the integral foot member is actuable between first and second states about the hinge. Further, the permeable membrane is disposed adjacent the rear face and regulates release of the volatile material therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Amelia H. Majerowski
  • Patent number: 7650709
    Abstract: An air conditioner is provided. In the air conditioner, a base is provided, a front frame is coupled to a front of the base and it includes a filter insertion slot in a predetermined portion, a panel member is installed to the front frame and it includes a picture or a photograph detachably attached thereto, a heat exchanger is accommodated in the base to change heat with sucked air, and a blower fan is installed behind the heat exchanger to suck indoor air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ji Hoon Kim, Joong Gil Yoo, Ki Jong Yoo, Hee Jae Kwon
  • Publication number: 20100011646
    Abstract: A multi-screen display device includes a display device and a folding bracket. The display device includes a first display frame and a second display frame. The folding bracket includes an inner rotating portion pivotally connected to the first display frame, and an outer rotating portion pivotally connected to the inner rotating portion and pivotally connected to the second display frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weng-Tiang Tang
  • Patent number: 7610708
    Abstract: A chair rail for displaying decorative items is disclosed. It comprises an elongated rigid body with at least one receptacle formed in the elongated body. At least one outlet is formed in the longitudinal body extending from the at least one receptacle to a top or a bottom of the longitudinal body. Both the at least one outlet and the at least one receptacle are adopted to accept decorative items. The chair rail further includes at least one opening through which the at least one decorative item in the at least one receptacle can be observed. A structure having at least one wall with a chair rail extending for substantially entire length of the wall. The chair rail comprises an elongated rigid body, at least one decorative item attached to the elongated rigid body, and at least one opening in the elongated body through which the at least one decorative item can be observed. Example decorative items include printed photographs or digital picture frames for display of photographs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Inventor: Margaret C. Scholl
  • Patent number: 7607251
    Abstract: There is provided an air conditioner. In the air conditioner, a front panel is installed to a front of a main body, a front cover is disposed at a front of the front panel and detachably coupled to the main body, and an art panel is interchangeably inserted in the front cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ji Hoon Kim, Joong Gil Yoo, Ki Jung Yoo, Hee Jae Kwon, Kam Gyu Lee, In Hee Park
  • Patent number: 7607250
    Abstract: A picture frame having front and rear faces includes a recess disposed within the rear face of the frame. A dispenser is disposed within the recess of the rear face, wherein the dispenser includes a reservoir and a vapor permeable membrane. A slot is also disposed within a side wall of the frame that is configured to hold an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen B. Leonard
  • Publication number: 20090183412
    Abstract: A digital picture frame having a scanning function comprises a digital picture frame, a scanning module, and a universal supporting member, wherein the universal supporting member further comprises a fixing seat, a ball, a friction unit and a support. The fixing seat is a spherical cavity formed in the digital picture frame for receiving the ball therein. The ball has a through hole penetrating a center of the ball. The friction unit is provided between the fixing seat and the ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Ping-Fu Cheng, Pei-Yu Wu, Ming-Chang Chang
  • Publication number: 20090145015
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a scented picture frame having removable scent boards attached in spaced relation to provide an aromatic ambiance with the display of an item such as a picture. The present invention features a holder on the back of the frame, capable of holding one or more scent boards in parallel adjacent the back of the frame, whereby an aroma is dissipated from a scented oil on the scent board to enhance the experience of viewing the item. Scents are impregnated into the scent board and retained by individually wrapping the scent boards for future use. One or more scents may be used with the present invention by hanging multiple scent boards on the scented picture frame. The scent boards may be removed and replaced when the scent is dissipated or to change the aroma. A picture pouch is used to protect the item in the scented picture frame from absorbing an aroma of the scent board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: Potomac Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Graves
  • Patent number: 7530189
    Abstract: An air conditioner is provided. In the air conditioner, a panel frame is mounted on a front of a main body, a front panel is movably installed in the panel frame, and a front cover is detachably mounted on the front panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ji Hoon Kim, Joong Gil Yoo, Ki Jung Yoo, Hee Jae Kwon
  • Patent number: 7523577
    Abstract: A device that is adapted to discharge a volatile material includes a display frame with a front face and a rear face. An opening is disposed in the front face. A dispenser is disposed within the display frame. The dispenser comprises a blister holding a volatile material and a permeable membrane extends across an open end of the blister. The rear face includes an integral foot member actuable between first and second states. The permeable membrane is disposed adjacent the front face and prevents the release of the volatile material in a first condition and permits the release of the volatile material through the opening in a second condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Amelia H. Majerowski
  • Publication number: 20090013576
    Abstract: The Invention is a wall-mounted message board. A frame is rotatable about a first axis of rotation. The first axis of rotation is rotatable about a second axis of rotation that is parallel to the first axis of rotation. The second axis of rotation is fixed generally parallel to a wall. The frame thereby may move from a first position in which a first side of the frame is displayed and a second position in which a second side of the frame is displayed. The second side of the frame may display an artwork and the first side may display a working surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: Ray Jake, Curtis Krazer, III, Jason Swartley, Thomas B. Logue, George Angell
  • Patent number: 7475507
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a scented picture frame having removable scent boards attached in spaced relation to provide an aromatic ambiance with the display of an item such as a picture. The present invention features a holder on the back of the frame, capable of holding one or more scent boards in parallel adjacent the back of the frame, whereby an aroma is dissipated from a scented oil on the scent board to enhance the experience of viewing the item. Scents are impregnated into the scent board and retained by individually wrapping the scent boards for future use. One or more scents may be used with the present invention by hanging multiple scent boards on the scented picture frame. The scent boards may be removed and replaced when the scent is dissipated or to change the aroma. A picture pouch is used to protect the item in the scented picture frame from absorbing an aroma of the scent board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Potomac Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Graves
  • Patent number: 7458137
    Abstract: A casket memorabilia compartment assembly adapted to couple to a casket to provide display and/or storage of pictures memorializing the deceased. The memorabilia compartment assembly comprises a panel mountable to the casket for swinging displacement between an inner hanging position within the casket and an outer hanging without the casket. The panel includes a display side exposed when in the outer hanging position. The display side includes a compartment for the display and/or storage of pictures. The outer surface of the compartment is transparent so as to view the pictures within the compartment. The memorabilia compartment assembly can be incorporated into a big body and/or throw used during viewing of the deceased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Batesville Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Wray, Jamie D. Riddle
  • Patent number: 7441360
    Abstract: A picture display frame includes front and rear sides. A recess is disposed within the rear side of the display frame. A volatile material holder is disposed within the recess of the rear side. The volatile material holder includes a reservoir and a vapor permeable membrane. A slot is disposed in a side wall of the display frame in communication with a portion of the recess. The portion of the recess is adapted to hold a decorative element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Christianson, Simon M. Conway, Stacey L. Forkner, Kristopher W. Gerulski, Kara L. Lakatos, Stephen B. Leonard, Heather R. Schramm
  • Publication number: 20080236013
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for personalizing a picture. In a preferred embodiment, the invention provides a picture display apparatus including a body, a shelf extending from the body, and a plurality of pre-selected accessories. Preferably, a peel-off adhesive removably adheres the accessories to the shelf. Also, the body may define a border around a picture display area. Further, the body and the shelf may be portions of a unitary member. The invention also provides a picture display apparatus that includes an L-shaped body, a display area, a shelf, an accessory, and an adhesive. The display area is on the front of the vertical member of the L-shaped body whereas the horizontal member of the body defines an accessory shelf. In another preferred embodiment, a picture display apparatus for displaying a cross-stitched picture held on a stretcher frame is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventor: Rebecca Bartholomew
  • Publication number: 20080230732
    Abstract: A beverage faucet lever comprising: an upper shaft, wherein the upper shaft comprises a tap marker alignment member, and wherein the upper shaft comprises a lip for engaging a tab of a tap marker mounting device, and further wherein the upper shaft is at least partially positionable within a tap marker mounting device; a lower shaft, wherein the lower shaft comprises an actuator and wherein the lower shaft is at least partially positionable within a beverage faucet; and a ball joint positioned between the upper shaft and the lower shaft, wherein the ball joint is at least partially positionable within a beverage faucet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: Brian Lee Erickson, Jason William Spaulding
  • Patent number: 7426799
    Abstract: A display frame with a refill holder comprises a transparent block with front and rear faces. A U-shaped mounting member is attached to the rear face about an outer periphery of same. The U-shaped mounting member has an inwardly extending wall. A channel is formed in a space between the rear face and the inwardly extending wall. A protrusion is attached to the rear face of the frame, wherein the protrusion in combination with the inwardly extending wall are configured to distance the rear face from a support surface when the frame is in a substantially horizontal position and provide a substantially unimpeded air passage adjacent the rear face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Christianson, Marissa A. K. Schultz, Stephen B. Leonard, Stacey L. Forkner, Heather R. Schramm, Kara L. Lakatos
  • Publication number: 20080168692
    Abstract: A chair rail for displaying decorative items is disclosed. It comprises an elongated rigid body with at least one receptacle formed in the elongated body. At least one outlet is formed in the longitudinal body extending from the at least one receptacle to a top or a bottom of the longitudinal body. Both the at least one outlet and the at least one receptacle are adopted to accept decorative items. The chair rail further includes at least one opening through which the at least one decorative item in the at least one receptacle can be observed. A structure having at least one wall with a chair rail extending for substantially entire length of the wall. The chair rail comprises an elongated rigid body, at least one decorative item attached to the elongated rigid body, and at least one opening in the elongated body through which the at least one decorative item can be observed. Example decorative items include printed photographs or digital picture frames for display of photographs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventor: Margaret C. Scholl
  • Publication number: 20080129646
    Abstract: A multi-function desktop photo frame configured to interchangeably display graphic images in either a conventional paper format or digital format, and incorporating some of widely used office functions. In the preferred embodiment, the photo frame includes an AM/FM radio and an LCD screen on which an alphanumeric message, inputted by a user via a message input unit, scrolls for effectively reminding the user of important messages. Further, the photo frame may include other common office electronics such as a digital clock and/or a thermometer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventor: Dilip Bhavnani
  • Patent number: 7373703
    Abstract: A memorial picture frame has an outer frame that houses an image of a decedent and a hollow frame configured to house the decedent's cremated remains. The translucent hollow frame is connected to a front surface of the outer frame so as to frame the housed image and to display the ashes of the decedent. The hollow frame, which has four hollow members each having a closed end, an open end for receiving the ashes of the deceased, and a removable closure member, is detachable from the outer frame so as to facilitate deposit of the decedent's ashes therein. A rotatable device that is configured to house and deployably display a scroll containing information related to the decedent is connected to the outer frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Inventor: Geraldine D. Grenci
  • Patent number: 7363737
    Abstract: The advertising panel is to display an advertising message and to diffuse a scent which is associated with the contents of the visually-displayed message. The inventive panel includes a parallelepiped volume containing: an assembly which is used to display an advertising message that is disposed opposite a display window, and at least one scent diffuser which is connected to a scent-diffusing element which is in turn installed opposite an opening in the panel, such as to diffuse a scented flow to the exterior. The diffusing element is connected to the head of the scent diffuser, thereby ensuring that a carrier gas is mixed with the scented fluid contained in the receptacle. The scented flow obtained at the outlet of the head is pulsed towards the diffusing element and, subsequently, to the exterior of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Prolitec, Inc.
    Inventor: Karim Benalikhoudja
  • Patent number: 7347020
    Abstract: The Invention is a message board having a base, a frame and a hinge connecting the frame and base. The frame has an open position and a closed position and defines a frame opening. A planar member releasably retains an artwork within the frame such that the artwork is displayed through the frame opening when the frame is in the closed position. An erasable writing surface is defined by the planar member and is displayed when the frame is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Inventors: Prasenjit Ray, Jason L. Swartley, George P. Angell, Todd E. Foreman, Cutis W. Krazer
  • Patent number: 7318262
    Abstract: A casket and urn display has a floor, a top, and a perimeter sidewall. A viewable portion in the top or sidewall includes a recess in which a memorial display is mounted. The display includes a mounted butterfly mounted in a container having a viewable display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Inventor: Joshua Florea
  • Patent number: 7302772
    Abstract: A combination writable scroll picture frame display assembly, comprising a picture frame sized to accommodate commonly sized photographs or cards, a writable scroll, and a base sized and shaped to maintain the entire invention upright and stable. The components are arranged such that the scroll, when mounted, does not obscure viewing the framed picture. The scroll is mounted on the assembly in a manner to facilitate its easy removal and remounting, and the entire assembly may be made wall mountable. The scroll is bound when closed, unrolls to reveal some sort of writable media, and may include a decorative cover and/or other decorative features including decorative end caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Inventor: Vernon H. Harrington