Multiple Frame Connection Points Patents (Class 40/762)
  • Patent number: 9220327
    Abstract: A carrier and a packing case using the same for a portable electronic device having a rear surface and a side surface are provided, wherein the carrier comprises a rear plate, a frame and at least a supporting component. The rear plate has a first inner surface fitting the rear surface and a first outer surface opposite thereto, and the frame surrounds the rear plate and has a second inner surface fitting the side surface and a second outer surface respectively surrounding the first inner and outer surfaces. The supporting component is pivoted to the first and/or second outer surfaces. The supporting component can be received in the frame by being rotated toward the rear plate and attached on the first outer surface, and support the portable electronic device to stand up by being rotated away from the rear plate and extended out of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: BungBungame Inc.
    Inventors: San-Tai Hsu, Ko-Feng Chen, Tien-Fu Chung
  • Patent number: 8695939
    Abstract: A display device includes a body, a supporting member and a fastening member. The body has an accommodating portion, and the supporting member assembled to the accommodating portion for supporting the body is in the first state or the second state. The supporting member in the first state is switched to the second state when pivoting in an angle. The fastening member is detachably assembled to a first position or a second position of the supporting member, such that the supporting member is fastened to the accommodating portion of the body by the fastening member. The fastening member is assembled to the first position of the supporting member when the supporting member assembled to the accommodating portion is in the first state, and the fastening member is assembled to the second position of the supporting member when the supporting member assembled to the accommodating portion is in the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yin-Ting Lee, Chun-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 8572873
    Abstract: A frame and a system for mounting a plurality of frames in a grid. The frame has an axial first mounting member and a second mounting member, the first mounting member having a generally flat portion exposed to and generally flush with a perimeter surface of the frame. The alignment device has a cross-shaped body having a pair of horizontal members and a pair of vertical members intersecting at a common point, the horizontal and vertical members having interior surfaces defining four quadrants, the alignment device further comprising a level attached to the cross-shaped body and a magnet mounted in a recess in one of the horizontal members or vertical members. The alignment device used to position and mount the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Brett Van Bortel
  • 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: 7770315
    Abstract: A system for mounting a frame (e.g., a mirror frame) allows the frame to be easily installed, securely mounted and readily replaced without damaging the mounting surface (e.g., the surrounding wall or mirror) or the frame. No tools are required to mount or unmount the frame. The mounting hardware is concealed within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan M. Bauer, Viorel Berlovan
  • Patent number: 6634127
    Abstract: A picture frame with a frame (1, 2) has clamps (6, 7, 8, 9) for securing parts (3, 4, 5) inserted into the frame, such as a pane of glass, a picture, a rear wall, etc. The clamps (6, 7, 8, 9) have a bridge (14) and a spring clip (15). On the inside (12) of the frame (1, 2) a projection (17) is inserted into a recess (13). On the end of the bridge (14) there is another projection (16) which is inserted into a recess (11) on the back (10) of the frame (1, 2). On the end of the spring clip (15) there is a third projection (18) which is inserted into a recess (23) on the back (21) of the rear wall (5). This enables very adaptable and reliable mounting of the parts (3, 4, 5) in the frame (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Inventor: Gerhard Bauer
  • Patent number: 6615525
    Abstract: A multi display mode picture frame is constructed to include a flat rectangular frame base and a back support. The frame base has a front side adapted for holding a picture, at least one first mounting hole and at lest one second mounting hole in a back side thereof, each first mounting hole being spaced between the center of the back side and the mid point of one short peripheral side, each second mounting hole being spaced between the center of the back side and the mid point of one long peripheral side. The back support has a first end detachably coupled to one mounting hole of the frame base and a second end forming with one peripheral side of the frame base a triangle that supports the picture frame on a flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Inventor: Jung-Shih Chang
  • Patent number: 6543168
    Abstract: An adjustable mirror frame removably attachable to a computer monitor. The frame has a base attachable to a computer monitor and a mirror frame removably attachable to the base in any one of three positions. The mirror frame may be pivoted about the base to provide a desired picture frame position relative to the base and computer monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventor: James G. Moore
  • Patent number: 6385886
    Abstract: A stacking modular frame system, assembled on a surface such as a table-top as opposed to being wall-mounted, with the individual frames interconnecting in three-dimensional form horizontally, vertically, or in combination. The structure is supported by long or short caps, which also top the structure to create stability. The caps and the frame fronts and backs all have corresponding notches that fit, each piece into the other, in a perpendicular fashion, thereby building the structure. Beginning with the caps, the structure can be built up multiple levels with multiple frames, each stacking perpendicularly on the previous, and can be built outwardly in the same fashion. The photo is centered naturally within the notches in the separate frame front and back pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Inventor: Paul Chepikian
  • Patent number: 6282827
    Abstract: A stand for a picture frame has a leg is provided which can support the frame in a generally upright position. The stand comprises a bracket coupled to the rear of the frame and the leg is receivable by the bracket in either of a first orientation, in which the leg lies against or adjacent the rear of the frame to minimize the bulk of the stand, and a second orientation in which the leg projects backward from the frame to support it. Engagement of the leg and bracket is by a projection, which is preferably formed on the leg, and a slot, which is preferably defined by the bracket, the projection being insertable in the slot. The bracket may also be adapted to receive a hook for hanging the frame, e.g. by inclusion of an appropriate cut-away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Inventor: Kenneth Holmes
  • Patent number: 6026606
    Abstract: A display device for holding and displaying a document constituted by a thin sheet, the display device being composed of: a frame member enclosing a display area; at least one holding element for holding the document so that at least a portion of the document is visible in the display area; and support elements for supporting the frame member in an upright orientation on a horizontal support surface, wherein the at least one holding element is integral with the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Scanner Badges, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry A. Ross
  • Patent number: 5832646
    Abstract: A picture frame support system is disclosed. In one aspect of the invention, a variety of free standing support arrangements are provided that cooperate with a support rail on the picture frame. The support rail defines a channel with a constricted opening. The support arrangement includes a coupling mechanism sized appropriately to fit within the frame support rail channel. An elongated support arm extends transversely from the coupling mechanism to support the frame. In one embodiment, a cam based coupling mechanism is described. In another, a slider based coupling mechanism that utilizes a pair of threaded studs to engage the support rail channel. In another aspect of the invention, an independent frame support rail channel is disclosed that may be adhered to a mount board or the like to facilitate hanging and/or supports such as the free standing supports described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Inventors: Stephen D. Albin, Michael T. Albin
  • Patent number: 5826973
    Abstract: An illuminated display is disclosed, comprising a housing, a reflector and a light source for displaying translucent photographic images. The reflector and the light source are specially designed relative to each other to provide uniform luminance on a plane containing the image being displayed. An interchangeable frame and an adjustable positioning structure are used to make the display as functionally practical and as aesthetically pleasing as a conventional picture frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Inventors: John M. Melzian, Kenneth A. Zuckerman, Margaret S. Zuckerman, Daniel A. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 5713148
    Abstract: A frame for holding a picture includes a die cut border formed with an aperture and a substantially flat flexible plastic envelope formed with a pocket. The picture is insertable into the pocket of the envelope, and the envelope is attached to the border for presenting the picture through the aperture. A brace is selectively attachable to the border to hold the frame in a desired orientation for viewing the picture. Alternatively, the envelope may be formed between a recessed portion of a rigid base and a transparent sheet attached over the recess and the brace may be removeably attachable to the base member and further be configured to be attachable to the base member in more than one predetermined orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: Chromium Graphics Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas I. Lovison