Suspended Frame Patents (Class 40/757)
  • Patent number: 10861355
    Abstract: A product display system for use with sales of consumer products. The display includes a rack with at least one shelf to display screening products and a cross member for supporting a display assembly. The display assembly has a support channel with a bracket attached to the cross member. The display assembly also includes a housing sized to be received in the support channel. The display housing includes a base with a rear wall and upper and lower channel guides. The channel guides define opposing sets of channels for receiving a graphic insert with printed information and a transparent acrylic insert. The transparent insert has printed on it screen designs to allow viewing of the printed information through screen product designs displayed on the product display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Oak Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Becky Carley, Kipp Collins, Reed Reutlinger, Emily Wakim
  • Patent number: 9998706
    Abstract: Presented herein is a display mounting system for an immersive multi-display (multi-screen) telepresence/videoconference endpoint. The display mounting system includes a mounting mechanism configured to movably mount one or more displays to a support frame. A first adjustment mechanism is configured to rotate the display with respect to the frame, while a second adjustment mechanism is configured to tilt the display with respect to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen L. Ijams, Shawn E. Bender, Thomas M. Fussy, Ciaran M. Hamilton, Damon C. Campbell
  • Patent number: 9758288
    Abstract: A system and method for a comic book certification is disclosed. A comic book packaging system is disclosed providing with in inner seal enclose in a rectangular outer shell. End caps are provided on the outer shell. The end caps are applied on the outer shell on any of 4 sides. A label is provided under at least one of the clips. The inner well is made of polyester plastic, specifically PETG, polycarbonate, acrylic, uPVC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Bornstein
  • Patent number: 9643444
    Abstract: An identification medium can be affixed to cloth or leather products by sewing. A cholesteric liquid crystal layer on which an embossed surface for forming a hologram is formed, is sandwiched between a first supporting member and a second supporting member. A mounting region that can be affixed to clothing, etc., by sewing, is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Hoshino, Itsuo Takeuchi, Tohru Ida, Seiya Shibuya
  • Patent number: 9392890
    Abstract: A method of using a hanger and marking device includes holding an article adjacent to the wall and determining the exact desired location on the wall for hanging the article; exerting pressure on the article so as to cause a support marker of the device to create a small indent in the wall at the desired location; temporarily anchoring the article to the wall with the support marker; stepping back from the wall and observing the temporarily anchored article on the wall; removing the article from the wall; nailing the nail into the wall at the location marked by the device; hanging the article on the wall by mounting the device with picture onto the wall-mounted nail; exerting pressure on the article so as to cause the support marker of the device to anchor into the wall while the device with article is mounted onto the wall-mounted nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Jodie Royak
  • Patent number: 8997389
    Abstract: A picture frame and hanger combination features a reel for winding and unwinding of the cord, a locking mechanism to lock the cord in any of a number of partially unwound states of different length, and a frame bordering a picture opening for receiving a picture in a position facing outward from the picture opening to a front side of the frame. The frame has a hollow cavity positioned and sized to accommodate the reel and locking mechanism, which may be combined into a single unit, in positions at least partially recessed in the frame and concealed from the front side thereof. The recessing of the reel into the frame avoids bulky installation on the rear of the frame that may otherwise prevent the frame from lying closely against the wall or other upright surface behind the picture frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Deborah L. Folk
  • Patent number: 8899541
    Abstract: An adjustable fastener includes a base having a first surface and an opposing second surface. At least two flanges extend outwardly from the second surface. The flanges are spaced-apart along a longitudinal axis of the base. At least one tab is movably attached to the base. The tab is positioned between the two flanges and includes at least one rib extending outwardly therefrom. A carriage is movably attachable to the base. The carriage is directly attachable to at least a portion of an object. The carriage includes at least one elongated extension having a plurality of complementary spaced-apart ribs for engaging the rib of the tab of the base to locate and retain the elongated extension on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Joshua E. Bixler
  • Patent number: 8807499
    Abstract: A wall plaque and its method of attachment to a load and to a wall is provided. A decorative glass plate has first and second pairs of apertures. A bushing is loosely seated in each aperture. The load is placed against the front surface of the glass plate and overlaps the apertures. A hanger seats against the first pair of bushings and is attached to the load by fasteners which extend through the hanger and bushings and into the load. A spacer seats against the second pair of bushings and is attached to the load by fasteners which extend through the spacer and bushings into the load. An anchor is mounted to the wall where the load is to be hung. After the load is assembled with the glass plate, the hanger seats on the anchor to easily mount the load onto the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Bartley Neil Ripke
  • Patent number: 8807502
    Abstract: An adjustable fastener includes a base configured to be fixedly attached to a structure. The base defines a longitudinally extending channel therein. At least a portion of the channel has a plurality of spaced-apart ribs or teeth extending inwardly into the channel. A carriage is movably attached to the base. The carriage is directly attachable to at least a portion of an object. The carriage includes at least two laterally spaced-apart elongated extensions. Each extension has a plurality of complimentary spaced-apart ribs or teeth for engaging the plurality of ribs or teeth of the base to locate and retain the elongated extensions within the channel of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Joshua E. Bixler
  • Patent number: 8757568
    Abstract: A wall mount assembly includes a first engagement member and a second engagement member. The first engagement member includes a slide structure and two positioning indentations oppositely disposed relative to the slide structure. The second engagement member includes a slider and two positioning bosses oppositely disposed relative to the slider. The first engagement member and the second engagement member are capable of being correspondingly disposed on an object and a wall. When the slider enters the slide structure from an entrance of the slide structure and is confined to slide relative to the slide structure so as to be blocked at a stop position of the slide structure, the two positioning bosses are embedded in the two positioning indentations respectively so that the object can be fixed on the wall stably. Therefore, the wall mount assembly simplifies the wall-mount operation of the object and provides a stable wall-mount effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: AmTRAN Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Ming-Tsung Ko
  • Patent number: 8720844
    Abstract: A structure is provided for coupling items such as signs, birdhouses and cameras to a fixed support structure is disclosed. Various mechanisms for attachment to a variety of supporting structures are described. The structure firmly holds an item in place, and the structure is capable of secure attachment to a variety of supporting structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventors: Anthony J. Westimayer, Monroe A Aubry
  • Publication number: 20140109450
    Abstract: Described herein is a picture framing system comprising a frame and at least one display panel. The frame comprises one or more first portions of a coupling mechanism and the at least one display panel comprises corresponding one or more second portions of the coupling mechanism. The frame further comprises at least one of a baseboard, sideboard, cross-bar, and support beam. The at least one of a baseboard, sideboard, cross-bar, and support beam may be one of coupled an integrated to another of the baseboard, sideboard, and cross-bar. The coupling mechanism is adapted to removably couple the panel to the frame without removing the frame from the wall or re-leveling the frame upon coupling a new panel to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Valois
  • Patent number: 8695936
    Abstract: A supporting device to a display apparatus to prevent a wire from separating from a wire hanger. The supporting device to fix the display apparatus to a wall includes a wire part coupled to the display apparatus, a wire hanger mounted to the wall, the wire hanger to hang the wire part on the wall, and a separation protector provided at the wire hanger, the separation protector serving to prevent the wire part from separating from the wire hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hoo Park, Boo Keun Yoon, Sang Hak Kim, Jin Sung Kim, Woo Sung In
  • Publication number: 20140068984
    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: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Howard Grayston Mochel
  • Publication number: 20130305578
    Abstract: An apparatus for hanging a framed picture is provided. The apparatus comprises a housing configured for fixing to a support surface; a channel through a length of the housing; at least one first engagement surface positioned along a surface of the housing adjacent the channel; at least one pair of opposing arms configured to be biased from each other and moved longitudinally within the channel, each pair of arms comprising: at least one second engagement surface configured to engage with the first engagement surface and a support portion configured to support an edge of a picture frame. The apparatus provides for improved ease of positioning a framed object such as a picture in situ after fixing the housing to a support surface by altering the position of the opposing arms relative to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: THE DESIGN BUNKER LIMITED
    Inventor: Garry Andrew Short
  • Patent number: 8572874
    Abstract: An artwork protection device (2) having a set of brackets (1) that mount into a wall (18) which support a clear protective cover (14) over the front of a piece of hanging artwork (16). Each bracket has a footing (3) with a proximal end (4) and a distal end (5). The proximal end is attached to the wall using a screw, a bolt and a wall anchor and so forth. An extension (8) having a distal end (9) and a proximal end (10) that attaches to the distal end of the footing. The proximal end of the extension preferably has a recessed edge (12) that is placed through an aperture (13) located on a periphery of the protective cover. A cap (15) attaches to the proximal end of the extension, thereby locking the protective cover in place. The device allows a user to easily remove the protective cover and bracket extensions when the user wants to fully display the painting and to attach the caps directly to the footings to give an aesthetic appearance to the footings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Robert A. Casterline
  • Publication number: 20130232840
    Abstract: A system and method for hanging a picture frame on a wall, comprising the steps of providing a picture frame with a hanger, for receiving a nail therein and a marking device temporarily secured to the picture frame and disposed near the void for receiving the nail; pressing the picture frame with the marking device protruding out from the picture frame, so that the marking device makes a perceivable mark on the wall, then removing the marking device; inserting a nail, screw or a length adjustable wall auger into the wall at the mark; and hanging the picture with the hanger so that the nail, screw or a length adjustable wall auger occupies some of the space earlier occupied by the marking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Roger H. Miller
  • Publication number: 20130199068
    Abstract: A system for hanging multiple pictures, photographs, picture frames, or other objects, collectively referred to herein as pictures, in a collage, using a regularly-spaced grid of pegs or other supports that are attached to a wall. Each picture includes one or more sockets, generally along the top of the picture, or one or more of its edges, although in some embodiments a picture can include sockets located elsewhere on the picture. A picture can be attached to the grid by placing it on the grid so that its sockets are supported by the pegs. In accordance with an embodiment, to add a picture to the wall, a user places the top edge of the picture over the grid until its sockets fit around the pegs, and then allows the picture to swing into the wall until it rests against the wall or other supports. To remove the picture, the user gently lifts the picture off the pegs and removes it from the wall. This process can be repeated with multiple pictures to create or change a wall-mounted collage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: COLLAGEWALL INC.
    Inventor: CollageWall Inc.
  • 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: 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: 8458943
    Abstract: A picture frame having an adjustable back assembly enabling vertical, horizontal and rotary adjustment of the frame position on a wall is described. The frame back is sized to fit into a recess in the picture frame back, and includes an inner plate, an outer plate having an opening, an intermediate plate frictionally held between said inner and outer plates and slidable therebetween. The intermediate plate has an outer face and is smaller than the outer plate and larger than the outer plate opening. A first hanger member is secured to the outer face of the intermediate plate and extends outwardly through the opening. A second hanger member is attachable to a wall and can be joined to the first hanger member to mount the picture frame on the wall. The picture frame can be pushed up or down or rotated to adjust the picture frame position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher A Horne
  • Patent number: 8397411
    Abstract: A magnet-based frame mounting system comprises a frame plate that is magnetically attractive and a wall plate that is magnetically attractive. The frame plate has a first surface that mechanically mounts within a rear surface of a frame. Correspondingly, the wall plate has a first surface that mechanically mounts directly to a wall. When the frame plate is mounted to a corresponding frame, the wall plate is mounted to a corresponding wall, and the frame plate is magnetically coupled to the frame plate, the frame plate is concealed by the frame, the wall plate is concealed by the frame and the frame is repositionable in any direction parallel to the wall plate, without repositioning the wall plate, such that the frame stays at a set location based upon the magnetic coupling between the frame plate and the wall plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventors: Kelley M. Russo, Samuel J. Russo
  • Publication number: 20130055608
    Abstract: An artwork protection device (2) having a set of brackets (1) that mount into a wall (18) which support a clear protective cover (14) over the front of a piece of hanging artwork (16). Each bracket has a footing (3) with a proximal end (4) and a distal end (5). The proximal end is attached to the wall using a screw, a bolt and a wall anchor and so forth. An extension (8) having a distal end (9) and a proximal end (10) that attaches to the distal end of the footing. The proximal end of the extension preferably has a recessed edge (12) that is placed through an aperture (13) located on a periphery of the protective cover. A cap (15) attaches to the proximal end of the extension, thereby locking the protective cover in place. The device allows a user to easily remove the protective cover and bracket extensions when the user wants to fully display the painting and to attach the caps directly to the footings to give an aesthetic appearance to the footings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: The Livingston Firm
    Inventor: The Livingston Firm
  • Patent number: 8371054
    Abstract: An artwork protection device (2) having a set of brackets (1) that mount into a wall (18) which support a clear protective cover (14) over the front of a piece of hanging artwork (16). Each bracket has a footing (3) with a proximal end (4) and a distal end (5). The proximal end is attached to the wall using a screw, a bolt and a wall anchor and so forth. An extension (8) having a distal end (9) and a proximal end (10) that attaches to the distal end of the footing. The proximal end of the extension preferably has a recessed edge (12) that is placed through an aperture (13) located on a periphery of the protective cover. A cap (15) attaches to the proximal end of the extension, thereby locking the protective cover in place. The device allows a user to easily remove the protective cover and bracket extensions when the user wants to fully display the painting and to attach the caps directly to the footings to give an aesthetic appearance to the footings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: Robert A. Casterline
  • Patent number: 8333026
    Abstract: A system for hanging multiple pictures, photographs, picture frames, or other objects, collectively referred to herein as pictures, in a collage, using a regularly-spaced grid of pegs or other supports that are attached to a wall. Each picture includes one or more sockets, generally along the top of the picture, or one or more of its edges, although in some embodiments a picture can include sockets located elsewhere on the picture. A picture can be attached to the grid by placing it on the grid so that its sockets are supported by the pegs. In accordance with an embodiment, to add a picture to the wall, a user places the top edge of the picture over the grid until its sockets fit around the pegs, and then allows the picture to swing into the wall until it rests against the wall or other supports. To remove the picture, the user gently lifts the picture off the pegs and removes it from the wall. This process can be repeated with multiple pictures to create or change a wall-mounted collage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: CollageWall, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Southard
  • Patent number: 8327567
    Abstract: A flexible, scalable multiple frame topology system capable of a wide range of multiple frame geometric topologies. Specifically a series of photographs, a series of photographic letters, or any series of flat, semi-flat, or three-dimensional display objects are displayable in a wide variety of display geometries: a horizontal line of frames, multiple, stacked, horizontal lines of frames, a vertical array of frames, multiple vertical arrays of frames, staggered arrays of frames, diagonal arrays of frames, crossword arrays of frames, and any combinations thereof. Also the disclosed display method is capable of displaying three-dimensional objects on shelves, or glass display cases, shadow boxes, on hooks, interlocking into the display cases—and the geometric display can mix a number of different display frames, for instance, a series of flat framed items with a three dimensional objects at each end of the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventors: Nathan Lawrence Swick, Lori Glenn Swick
  • Patent number: 8302339
    Abstract: A display system utilizing a graphics box as a primary component is disclosed. The graphics box greatly increases the flexibility and aesthetic appeal of displayed graphics cards. The ability to mass produce the graphics box, use multiple graphics boxes to deliver displays of different size and information content and, especially, the ability to reuse the graphics boxes, means that costs of the disclosed display system are relatively low and are achievable without a decrease in the aesthetic appeal of the entire display. Structures for supporting the graphics box to further increase the flexibility of the display system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventors: Randy Pender, Van Stry Erik
  • Publication number: 20120210622
    Abstract: A thin, illuminatable graphic support assembly comprising an elongated base rail having an elongated first edge and an elongated second edge; an elongated cover rail having an elongated planar portion arranged along one edge thereof, and an elongated “J” shaped portion arranged along a second edge thereof, the elongated cover rail pivotable between an open orientation and a closed graphic or panel restraining position; an elongated receiving channel arranged in the elongated second edge of the base rail, with a biasing member arranged therein, and a fixture support first channel and a fixture support second channel on an outer lower side of the base rail, to enable the illuminable graphic support assembly to be selectively secured to a wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Rebecca C. Suciu, Thomas P. Burrous, Paul P. Ellsworth, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Patent number: 8215042
    Abstract: A picture hanging device for hanging pictures in corners featuring an adjustable first panel comprising a first inner telescopic panel and a first outer telescopic panel; an adjustable second panel comprising a second inner telescopic panel and a second outer telescopic panel, the first end of the second panel is pivotally connected to the second end of the first panel via a first hinge; an adjustable third panel comprising a third inner telescopic panel and a third outer telescopic panel, the first end of the third panel is pivotally attached to the first end of the first panel via a second hinge and the second end of the third panel is pivotally attached to the second end of the second panel via a third hinge; and a sliding hanger disposed on the third panel, the sliding hanger functions to hold a picture being mounted by the picture hanging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: James D. Kilmer
  • 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: 20110088301
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a multi-purpose, double paneled, convertible apparatus which may be used as a protective holder and/or wall display for a diploma, certificate, photograph or the like. The apparatus may provide a safe and secure manner for receiving, holding, transporting, protecting, and/or storing, for example, the diploma, certificate, photograph or the like and further may quickly be converted to provide an attractive display for hanging the diploma, certificate, photograph or the like on a wall. The apparatus may have a first panel which may be connected to a second panel. Further, the first panel may rotate with respect to the second panel. The second panel may store the diploma, certificate, photograph or the like while the first panel may provide a cover for the diploma, certificate, photograph or the like. The second panel may have at least one strap which may secure the first panel, when rotated behind the second panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Wilmer Enrique Useche
  • Patent number: 7918046
    Abstract: A photo display device including a top portion, a bottom portion having an upper surface and a cuboid member extending upwardly from the upper surface, and a middle portion having a translucent material, an outer surface having an elliptical curvature, a cuboid inner chamber defined by an inner surface and adapted to receive the cuboid member therein, wherein the top portion, the middle portion, and the bottom portion are adapted to be assembled as the photo display device such that the top portion rests upon the middle portion and the middle portion rests upon the bottom portion, and wherein the photo display device is adapted to hold at least one substantially planar item between the cuboid member and the inner surface, and the middle portion is adapted to magnify the at least one substantially planar item when held between the cuboid member and the inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Umbra LLC
    Inventor: Seymer Cruz
  • Patent number: 7891124
    Abstract: A frame hanger apparatus including a rectangular wall piece for attachment to a wall and a frame piece attachable to a picture frame. The wall piece has front and back surfaces, the front surface having a lower lip and an upper lip formed thereon. The lower lip has an arced top surface, and the upper lip has first and second elongated horizontally disposed mounting slots positioned therein. The frame piece has a lip projecting from the front surface which has an arced surface thereon. The arced top surface of the wall piece is dimensioned to dovetail with the arced surface of the lip of the frame piece and an overhanging lip on the wall piece is positioned so as to lock the wall piece and frame piece together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: David E. Willis
  • Publication number: 20100162603
    Abstract: A photo display device including a top portion, a bottom portion having an upper surface and a cuboid member extending upwardly from the upper surface, and a middle portion having a translucent material, an outer surface having an elliptical curvature, a cuboid inner chamber defined by an inner surface and adapted to receive the cuboid member therein, wherein the top portion, the middle portion, and the bottom portion are adapted to be assembled as the photo display device such that the top portion rests upon the middle portion and the middle portion rests upon the bottom portion, and wherein the photo display device is adapted hold at least one substantially planar item between the cuboid member and the inner surface, and the middle portion is adapted to magnify the at least one substantially planar item when held between the cuboid member and the inner surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: Umbra LLC
    Inventor: Seymer Cruz
  • Publication number: 20100005694
    Abstract: A garment display frame that provides apparel with at least one display frame releasably incorporated into said apparel where the apparel has a part of a mating pair of fasteners and the display frame has the other part. The display frame has a border mounted to the edge of the display frame with a plastic transparent or translucent receptacle bound thereby having a pocket so that the user can insert a visual display of their choosing therein. Also, the apparel display frame has a receptacle that can be incorporated into any garment so that a user can selectively insert any picture, image, message, graphic or artwork as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Michael A. Forte, Joseph M. Geraci
  • Patent number: 7607631
    Abstract: A frame leveler is disclosed that automatically levels picture frames, and mirror frames. A pivotable, weighted bob is used as a gravity reference to control a lock that unlocks the extension of a cable on the side of a frame that is tilted up with respect to the other side, when the frame is not level. The extensible cable is let out until the frame is once again level, at which point the extensible cable is locked and prevented from extending further. When the frame side is tilted down with respect to the other side, or the frame is level, the extensible cable is locked and prevented from extending on that side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Arnold L. Newman
  • Patent number: 7513477
    Abstract: A device for hanging an object on a surface. The device includes a body portion, a channel, a locking member and an attachment member. The channel passes through the body portion and is configured to receive an elongated connecting member. The locking member protrudes into the channel and is configured to releasably engage the elongated connecting member and prevent the elongated connecting member from passing through the channel when engaged. The attachment member is connected to the body portion and is configured to attach the body portion to the object to be hung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Inventor: Todd Lampert
  • Patent number: 7441359
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Inventor: Dehai Wang
  • Patent number: 7421810
    Abstract: A picture frame assembly includes a backing plate having a front surface, a rear surface, and a plurality of parallel grooves in one of the surfaces. The material and thickness of the backing plate are chosen so that the backing plate may be plastically deformed about a bending axis parallel to the grooves. At least one frame element, which may be formed integrally with the backing plate, is for provided for retaining a planar picture element against the front surface of the backing plate. A pair of tack elements extending from the rear surface are provided for mounting the assembly to a cylindrical object such as a tree or a candle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Inventor: Margarete Schymura
  • Patent number: 7373750
    Abstract: A convenient frame has a stand the use of which can be selected between use in a state that the frame is hung on a wall and use in a state that the frame is stood on a table surface for displaying pictures, photos, diplomas, certificates and the like. A folding stand is formed by a turning base plate and a ground seat pivotally joined to the turning base plate via an opening and closing hinge positioned on a straight line parallel to one side of a rectangular frame main body so that the ground seat can be freely operated to open and close to stand up and down to the turning base plate, and the stand is shaped into a size the whole of which is hidden behind the frame main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Inventor: Michio Kohama
  • 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: 7147196
    Abstract: Devices for hanging a display board frame wherein a first bracket is mounted on a wall and has a hook on one end supportingly engaging a channel on a corresponding first edge of a display board frame and a second cooperating bracket having a slotted portion is slidingly mounted on the wall in a position corresponding to a second edge of the display board frame spaced apart and opposed to the first display board edge and the second bracket has a hook on its end in alignment with a channel on the second edge of the display board frame; and the display board is releasably secured on the wall when the upper bracket is slid against the display board frame until its hook engages the channel on the second edge of the display board frame, The invention also includes a method for hanging a display board frame including the steps of securing the first bracket on the wall with its hook engaging the channel on one edge of the frame, securing the second slotted bracket on the wall with its hook spaced away from the second
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: General Binding Corporation
    Inventors: Colin Knight, Tom Dunlap
  • Patent number: 6962016
    Abstract: A picture frame and hanger bar together provide a picture hanging system that requires a single hanger bar in addition to the picture frame itself. The picture frame hanger has a wall mounting surface that during use is affixed to the wall or other vertical surface and the picture frame is provided with a downwardly facing skid member that is recessed within a pocket in the rear of the picture frame. The hanger bar is provided with an upwardly facing ramp surface that is canted downwardly proceeding toward the wall so that when the skid on the picture frame engages the canted surface, the picture frame will slide rearwardly toward the wall on the canted surface so as to press the picture frame against the wall by the force of gravity. The hanger bar preferably applies pressure to a backer board positioned behind the picture or other graphic article for holding it in a flat condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Inventor: James F. Meyer
  • Patent number: 6874264
    Abstract: A frame assembly for mounting in an upper corner of a room includes a triangular-shaped frame and an elongated, flexible biasing member attaching the frame to the corner. A receptacle is attached to the biasing member for receiving the lower end of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Inventor: Steven P. Coito
  • Patent number: 6857611
    Abstract: A device suitable for suspending a component, such as a flat panel display screen, which device includes a carrier comprising at least one hook or one recess and a nearby opening, as well as an intermediate plate comprising at least one recess which can be positioned over said hook or a hook which can be positioned in said recess, as well as a passage positioned coaxially opposite the opening present in the carrier. The intermediate plate further comprises a resilient strip extending substantially parallel to the intermediate plate, which strip is provided with a pin which is supported in the passage. The pin is movable against spring force from a first position, in which it is disposed in the opening in the carrier, to a second position, in which it is disposed outside said opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Vogel's Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Rudolf Fransiscus Andreas Obdeijn
  • Patent number: 6845582
    Abstract: A photo-frame album generally includes a lower frame, a lower divider, an upper frame and an upper divider. The upper divider is disposed on the upper frame, both the lower and the upper frames are provided with magnetic pieces, on inner side of the upper and the lower dividers of the upper and the lower frames are respectively provided stop pieces and further slits. On the rims of the lower and the upper frames are formed with backing surface, plural magnetic pieces are provided on a support stand of the lower frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Inventors: Shv-Chen Ho, Chia-Ming Ho
  • Patent number: 6840489
    Abstract: A wall article hanger for a metal frame and a method of using comprises an elongated spring plate that includes one or more angled prongs for support purposes and oppositely facing frame contact areas. The spring plate is flattened and inserted into a rear slot of the frame, such that the prong(s) extend outwardly. The frame can then be pressed against a wall surface so that the prong(s) penetrate the wall surface and support the wall article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Inventor: Renny Barnes
  • Patent number: 6832446
    Abstract: Pictures and picture backs are improved with the use of an easel back that is fashioned to be a double hook for hanging the picture on a wall. The double loop hanging system described in U.S. Pat. No. 6,405,466 is improved with the use of this device. The easel flap supports the picture on a surface and allows for the fastening of the picture onto the surface. When it is removed from the picture the easel flap provides a side adjusting means for hanging a picture level on a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Inventor: Robert J. Lemire
  • Patent number: 6817129
    Abstract: A kit is provided for a pendant like award that assembles into an attractive display. It comprises the plaque-like member having peripheral edges on the front side with decorative materials, adhesives, and a location for event information, a predetermined cavity on back side having a counter bore rim with sides and bottom edge, a clearance cut on the top interior edge of the cavity and a fastener hole near each corner. A felt pad is positioned near each backside corner of the plaque-like member to protect other surfaces. Also a predetermined cover plate having a notch for means of either affixation to a wall surface, or used as an attachment of a leg for free standing. Fasteners are positioned through counter sunk holes in the cover plate into the plaque-like member in order to attach the cover plate. Once assembled, the invention provides a specific space where the ribbon can be stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Inventors: Craig Purdy, Christine Marquez, Mike Torsky
  • Patent number: 6775939
    Abstract: A reversible display frame combination that may be pivotably mounted on a wall so as to enable its rotation while mounted to enable a user to selectively show the display item(s) contained therein from either side without a change in appearance of the combination, and method for employing same is disclosed. The display frame combination comprises a reversible display frame and a suspension device. The reversible display frame comprises generally a frame member and one or more suspension rings attached to the frame member. In one version, the suspension rings are retractable. The suspension device enables rotation at a wall assembly by means of a pivotally coupled upper and lower loop member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Inventor: Jeremy Scott Juern