Picture Retainer Patents (Class 40/790)
  • Patent number: 10517411
    Abstract: A planar display assembly is provided with a planar display pane. A frame is provided with a dado sized to receive the planar display pane. A plurality of retainers mounts to the frame about an inner periphery of the frame to retain the planar display pane within the frame. At least one of the plurality of retainers is elastically deformable to deform during installation of the planar display into the frame, and to expand to retain the planar display pane within the frame. A plurality of apertures or a channel may be formed in the frame about the dado. The plurality of retainers may mount to the frame within the plurality of apertures or the channel of the frame to retain the planar display pane within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: LIBERTY HARDWARE MFG. CORP.
    Inventors: Earl David Forrest, Norman Dax Allen, Jeffrey John Mathison
  • Patent number: 10420429
    Abstract: A planar display assembly is provided with a planar display pane. A frame is provided with a dado sized to receive the planar display pane. A plurality of retainers mounts to the frame about an inner periphery of the frame to retain the planar display pane within the frame. At least one of the plurality of retainers is elastically deformable to deform during installation of the planar display into the frame, and to expand to retain the planar display pane within the frame. A plurality of apertures or a channel may be formed in the frame about the dado. The plurality of retainers may mount to the frame within the plurality of apertures or the channel of the frame to retain the planar display pane within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: LIBERTY HARDWARE MFG. CORP.
    Inventors: Earl David Forrest, Norman Dax Allen, Jeffrey John Mathison
  • Patent number: 10376078
    Abstract: A picture stand system for coupling a stand to a picture frame includes a picture frame. A stand is provided and the stand is selectively coupled to said picture frame. Moreover, the stand is configured to props the picture frame up on a support surface thereby facilitating the picture frame to be displayed. An adhesive layer is coupled to said stand. The adhesive layer adhesively engages the picture frame to retain the stand on the picture frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Susan Johnson
  • Patent number: 10104989
    Abstract: A planar display assembly is provided with a planar display pane. A frame is provided with a dado sized to receive the planar display pane. A plurality of retainers mounts to the frame about an inner periphery of the frame to retain the planar display pane within the frame. At least one of the plurality of retainers is elastically deformable to deform during installation of the planar display into the frame, and to expand to retain the planar display pane within the frame. A plurality of apertures or a channel may be formed in the frame about the dado. The plurality of retainers may mount to the frame within the plurality of apertures or the channel of the frame to retain the planar display pane within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: LIBERTY HARDWARE MFG. CORP.
    Inventors: Earl David Forrest, Norman Dax Allen, Jeffrey John Mathison
  • Patent number: 10068502
    Abstract: A container includes a substrate including a brightening agent on its upper surface and a photoluminescent layer on, or impregnated into, the upper surface. The photoluminescent layer on said upper surface absorbs radiant energy and emits radiant energy in the form of light. The substrate is optionally formed from a moisture absorbent material, a moisture resistant material, or a combination thereof. Optionally, an overlay that is substantially light transmissive, that includes an overlay image that is at least partially light transmissive, overlies the substrate. Optionally, a case may be provided to receive and at least partially encase the substrate and, optionally, at least one overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Sandra Sax
  • Patent number: 9833086
    Abstract: A planar display assembly is provided with a planar display pane. A frame is provided with a dado sized to receive the planar display pane. A plurality of retainers mounts to the frame about an inner periphery of the frame to retain the planar display pane within the frame. At least one of the plurality of retainers is elastically deformable to deform during installation of the planar display into the frame, and to expand to retain the planar display pane within the frame. A plurality of apertures or a channel may be formed in the frame about the dado. The plurality of retainers may mount to the frame within the plurality of apertures or the channel of the frame to retain the planar display pane within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: LIBERTY HARDWARE MFG. CORP.
    Inventors: Earl David Forrest, Norman Dax Allen, Jeffrey John Mathison
  • Patent number: 9038301
    Abstract: A four sided illuminable frame arrangement for the convenient display of a planar article, the frame arrangement comprising an elongated inner rail receivably connected to an elongated outer rail, the outer rail having an elongated cover rail hingedly connected thereto, the three rails comprising a multi-component assembly for each side of the four sided frame arrangement, the elongated inner rail allowing for fastener-free capture of a light-transparent panel having an L-shaped first side which supports an elongated arrangement of LEDs, the inner rail also having a mounting bracket channel on the rear side thereof, and a second alignment bracket channel disposed thereadjacent, the second alignment bracket channels having upstanding panel-support-flanges for even, peripheral support of the aforementioned light-transparent panel thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Rose Displays Ltd.
    Inventors: Erik G. Zelbacher, Rebecca C. Suciu, Thomas P. Burrous, Paul F. Ellsworth, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Publication number: 20150101227
    Abstract: An elongated rail member for end-wise attachment to a further elongated rail member for the manufacture of a two-sided flexible fabric display supporting quadrilateral-frame-assembly, each elongated rail member comprising an elongated outermost bridging member; an innermost elongated bridging member and an intermediate elongated bridging member each connected along their elongated edges by a first side member and a second side member resectively, including a graphic bead supporting slot arranged on each side of an elongated bridging member to enable simultaneous one or two sided display of a flexible graphic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Rose Displays Ltd.
    Inventors: Rebecca C. Suciu, Thomas P. Burrous, Erik G. Zelbacher, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Publication number: 20150075046
    Abstract: A picture frame assembly includes a body having a recess for receiving an item for display and backing member to be positioned behind the item to retain the item within the recess. The retainer includes a head portion having one or more engagement members projecting from a surface thereof and a tail portion extending from the head portion that is pliable with respect to the head portion and able to be moved between a first position and a second position with respect to the head portion. The engagement members of the head portion engage with a surface of the body of the picture frame assembly, so that when the tail portion is in the first position, the tail portion does not substantially extend into the recess of the picture frame assembly to enable placement of the backing member within the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: GARMOND PTY. LTD.
    Inventor: Gary Skinner
  • Publication number: 20140345174
    Abstract: A panel 1 comprises a frame 2 having first and second frame portions 2a, 2b each provided with a longitudinal channel 7. The panel also comprises sheet material 4 extending across the frame 2 between the frame portions 2a, 2b. A first edge portion of the sheet material is inserted into the channel of the first frame portion 2a and a second edge portion of the sheet material is inserted into the channel of the second frame portion 2b. The first edge portion of the sheet material has a region of stiffened edging 6 that is located within the channel 7 of the first frame portion 2a. The second edge portion of the sheet material 4 is gripped within a resilient slot formed by a gripper member 5 that provides at least one resilient gripper element 5b in the channel 7 of the second frame portion 2b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Hadley W. Weight, Alistair N. Weight
  • Patent number: 8857089
    Abstract: A frame of an electronic device is a closed frame and made of plastic material. The frame forms one or more tooth structures at the corners of the frame to extend further out or to be compactly arranged to be pushed closer together for changing a size of the frame. Each tooth structure includes a plurality of rectangular teeth and a plurality of trapezoidal teeth. The trapezoidal teeth are positioned between the rectangular teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bin Dai
  • Patent number: 8776414
    Abstract: A media display assembly comprises a support and a sign holder. The support defines a substantially vertical section, a substantially horizontal section, and a bent transition section extending between the substantially vertical section and the substantially horizontal section. The support is formed in a substantially L-shape. The sign holder includes a first panel and a second panel sized substantially identically to the first panel. The first panel and the second panel are coupled to one another along a closed edge of the sign holder and define a slot therebetween them for receiving a sign. The second panel of the sign holder is coupled to the substantially vertical section of the support on a side of the substantially vertical section opposite the substantially horizontal section. The second panel of the sign holder extends in a plane substantially perpendicular to the substantially horizontal section of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Clark, Amy M. Bacskai, Robert G. Logan, David Cheney
  • Patent number: 8763215
    Abstract: A structure for quickly clipping an advertising curtain includes a first frame, a second frame secured to the first frame so as to form a guide-groove space and a clipping space and at least a fastener arranged in the guide-groove space, wherein the fastener includes a first connecting part and a second connecting part pivoted with the first connecting part, wherein the second connecting part includes a compressible portion laterally extending from two sides thereof at an end of the second connecting part, wherein the compressible portion of the second connecting part has two ends abutting against sidewalls of the guide-groove space such that the first and second frames can be quickly assembled or disassembled due to the guide-groove space being pushed to expand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Ruei-Hsing Lin
  • Publication number: 20140150314
    Abstract: An open record album frame for displaying and storing album covers or a phonograph record. The frame comprises parallel upper and lower holding means secured to the base member. Each of the upper and lower holding means is elongated in the form of a crossbar with a groove extends the full length on the inner side thereof. The frame also has a bore disposed on the center of the base member to receive a mounting post that holds a phonograph record on the frame. The frame allows for convenient insertion and removal of album covers by simply inserting the album into the upper holding means. A ledge is constructed in the lower holding means to support the album. To display a phonograph record, a detachable mounting post can be secured into the bore of the base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Roger Alexander Herz
  • Patent number: 8733004
    Abstract: A picture frame molding according to one embodiment includes an elongated body that has an exterior wall, a first channel formed therein for receiving a first member, and a second channel formed therein for receiving a second member. The first and second channels are at least substantially parallel to one another. The elongated body also includes an interior angled wall that is joined to the exterior wall and is formed at an angle thereto. The interior angled wall includes a track that receives an object, such as matboard. The track faces away from the exterior wall and is formed between and at an angle to the first and second channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Nielsen Bainbridge
    Inventor: Michael Andrulewich
  • Patent number: 8656618
    Abstract: A frame of an electronic device is a closed frame, and made of plastic material. The frame defines one or more deformation grooves at the corners of the frame to be expanded out or inwardly narrowed for changing a size of the frame. The frame includes a positioning portion and a support portion extending from an inner surface of the positioning portion. The deformation grooves are defined in the support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bin Dai, Fa-Guang Shi
  • Publication number: 20140000141
    Abstract: A fame kit for a sheet-like object includes a frame arrangement and a positioning arrangement. The frame arrangement includes a plurality of frame units of a plurality of lengths provided for selection and a coupling connector for detachably connecting two frame units. The positioning arrangement includes a positioning unit and a positioning support inherently provided for each of the frame unit for supporting the positioning unit. The positioning unit is detachably connected and provided to the positioning support, including a supporting arm connecting to the positioning support to secure into position and a resilient biasing arm integrally extended from the supporting arm such that a biasing portion is defined at which the sheet-like object is biased to position onto the frame arrangement. The positioning unit also provides a guiding slot for guiding an insertion of the sheet-like object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Shiu Leung Chan
  • Publication number: 20130333259
    Abstract: A communicating board includes: a display medium including a sheet of fabric, the sheet of fabric comprising, on at least one surface, loops intended to cooperate with a gripping strip provided with hooks; at least one first gripping strip provided with hooks enabling to hold in position the display medium, and at least one substantially rectilinear profile including a first planar connecting surface having the at least one first gripping strip provided with hooks positioned thereon. The first planar connecting surface is inclined towards a rear surface of the display medium when the latter cooperates with the at least one first gripping strip provided with hooks, the first planar connecting surface forming with a visible planar surface of the display medium an angle greater than 30°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Pierre-Henry Bassouls, Jean-Philippe Delmotte, Eric Bihr
  • Patent number: 8578641
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Rose Displays Ltd
    Inventors: Rebecca C. Suciu, Thomas P. Burrous, Pual P. Ellsworth, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Patent number: 8505224
    Abstract: A frame structure for solar cell module, in which each of the four sidebars that constructs the frame structure is comprised of a bottom, a first vertical wall, a second vertical wall, a first horizontal wall and a second horizontal wall. Substantially, the present invention provides a a frame structure constructed using parts of different curvatures, that is capable of preventing any filling material from overflowing on the front side of a solar cell element during the integration of the solar cell element and the front structure, without having the so-constructed solar cell module to be processed by an additional machining process for processing the overflowed filling material after the integration, and thus not only the sidebars of the frame structure can be prevented from being broken by the stress resulting from the machining process, but also the manufacturing time required for the consequent solar cell module can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Hulk Energy Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ting-Hui Huang
  • 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: 20130067785
    Abstract: A picture frame comprises a frame member defining an opening and a front surface and a rear surface. First and second substantially parallel grooves are formed on either the front or rear surface, and at least one spline is provided which can be releasably located within the first or second grooves. Further, a method of mounting a work on a picture frame is provided and comprises placing the work face down on a work surface, and placing the frame member over the work so that the front surface of the frame member is touching the work. The work is folded over the edge of the frame member to be adjacent the rear surface of the frame member. A spline is inserted into the one of parallel grooves so as to capture the work in the groove by the force of the spline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Davis, Jennie Enholm, Francis M. Yankello
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120222341
    Abstract: A picture frame is provided with L-shaped fasteners that assure that the picture or image is held in place within the frame. Each fastener has a projecting leg abutting the backing and a generally rearwardly extending second leg secured to the frame to prevent displacement of the front glass and assure that the backing is held in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Sheridan G. Tucker
  • Patent number: 8250798
    Abstract: A frame back retainer for a multi-use frame includes a tab-like structure and a fastening structure. The tab-like structure defines an aperture at a first end and defines a graduated ramp portion at a second end. The tab-like structure includes at least one securing arm depending from the tab-like structure near the aperture. The fastening structure is positioned through the aperture of the tab-like structure and mounted to the multi-use frame. The fastening structure defines a raised pedestal profile from a surface of the multi-use frame for allowing rotation of the tab-like structure relative to the fastening structure. The at least one securing arm engaging an outer edge of the fastening structure to rotatably attach the fastening structure to the tab-like structure. In operation, the user rotates the tab-like structure relative to the fastening structure about an axis to engage or disengage the graduated ramp portion within the multi-use frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Craft, Inc.
    Inventor: Armand E. Roy
  • Patent number: 8215043
    Abstract: A frame back retainer for a multi-use frame includes a tab-like structure and a fastening structure. The tab-like structure defines an aperture at a first end and defines a substantially flattened profile at a second end for engaging the multi-use frame. The tab-like structure includes at least one securing arm depending from the tab-like structure. The fastening structure is positioned through the aperture of the tab-like structure and mounted to the multi-use frame. The fastening structure defines a raised pedestal profile from a surface of the multi-use frame. The at least one securing arm engages an outer edge of the fastening structure to rotatably attach the fastening structure to the tab-like structure. In operation, the user rotates the tab-like structure relative to the fastening structure about an axis to engage or disengage the second end of the tab-like structure within the multi-use frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Craft, Inc.
    Inventor: Armand E. Roy
  • Publication number: 20120159827
    Abstract: A frame back retainer for a multi-use frame includes a tab-like structure and a fastening structure. The tab-like structure defines an aperture at a first end and defines a substantially flattened profile at a second end for engaging the multi-use frame. The tab-like structure includes at least one securing arm depending from the tab-like structure. The fastening structure is positioned through the aperture of the tab-like structure and mounted to the multi-use frame. The fastening structure defines a raised pedestal profile from a surface of the multi-use frame. The at least one securing arm engages an outer edge of the fastening structure to rotatably attach the fastening structure to the tab-like structure. In operation, the user rotates the tab-like structure relative to the fastening structure about an axis to engage or disengage the second end of the tab-like structure within the multi-use frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: CRAFT, INC.
    Inventor: Armand E. Roy
  • Patent number: 8196325
    Abstract: A thin, graphic support assembly comprising an elongated base rail and an elongated cover rail which come together around a board to form four sides of a frame. A spring mechanism is fully captured after the base rail and cover rail are assembled together, and the angle and position of the spring channel allows the hinge location to be at the top/outer edge of the frame. The elongated base rail and elongated cover rail can be oriented in a parallel relationship when closed for capturing a display panel or a perpendicular relationship when open for inserting or removing a display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Rose Displays, Ltd
    Inventors: David E. Pitcher, Thomas P. Burrous, Rebecca C. Suciu, Paul P. Ellsworth, Alan L. Stenfors, Sidney Rose
  • Patent number: 8181376
    Abstract: A floor display comprises a window plate (2) made from a transparent material, a baseplate (3), and a frame made from flexible material, the frame (4) extending around the two plates (2, 3) and holding them together, it being possible for an exchangeable image carrier (21) made of material in sheet or film form to be placed between the plates (2, 3), the frame (4) being nonreleasably connected, by means of a bonded join, to substantially the entire peripheral edge (9) of the window plate (2), and the frame (4) furthermore being nonreleasably connected, by means of a bonded join, to at most two peripheral edge sides (10) of the baseplate (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Comax B.V.
    Inventor: Matthijs Alphons Rietveld
  • Patent number: 8085349
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a digital photo frame including: a control module; a display panel electrically connected to the control module and displaying an image; a first front frame having a first and a second surfaces; and a plurality of swing fasteners mounted on the second surface. Each of the swing fasteners is composed of a first arm and a pivot connecting thereto. The first arm pushes against the display panel when the display panel is attached to the front frame. At least one of the swing fasteners has a second arm and a hollow portion thereon, and the digital photo frame is hung on a support by the hollow portion. The design of swing fastener makes the interchangeability of different front frames possible, and the replaced front frame can be wedged in another size-suitable display panel or form a traditional photo frame with a photograph and a rear board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Hannspree, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen-Hung Huang, Guan-De Liou, Stephen Tsai
  • Publication number: 20110209376
    Abstract: In an image display device, the number of parts is reduced through simplification of fixing members for use in fitting a display panel to a front frame. Design of the device is improved by thinning the front upper side of the front frame and by getting fixing members out of sight on the back upper side thereof. The front frame has hooks, which are produced integrally with the front frame, on its upper back so as to position the display panel. The upper side of the front frame is not screwed. Instead, the hooks so act as to prevent the display panel from falling off the front frame. A back cover has ribs, which are produced integrally with the back cover, in its portion facing the hook. The ribs so act as to prevent the hook from moving beyond predetermined distance, thereby ensuring the positioning of the display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventor: Chiaki KINNO
  • Publication number: 20110131855
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for displaying an item and more particularly, but not exclusively, to apparatus and methods for displaying vinyl music records on a wall. Apparatus (2) comprising first and second parts (6, 4 ) pivotably mounted to one another; wherein one part comprises a window through which an item to be displayed may be viewed, one part comprising a catch element (18) for limiting relative rotation of the two part, and one part comprises means for mounting the apparatus to a wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: ART VINYL LIMITED
    Inventor: Andrew N. Heeps
  • Patent number: 7954267
    Abstract: A holder for displaying a sheet of material includes a bracket having a back surface configured for mounting to a support surface, a slidably removable front plate defining a display area, and an insertably removable back plate. The bracket includes a plurality of protrusion members extending therefrom configured to be insertably received by a corresponding number of openings defined within the back plate to enable attachment to the bracket. The back plate is insertably received within the bracket by a recess formed therein and is supported within the bracket by a plurality of extensions projecting therefrom. The front plate is slidably received within the bracket by a recess formed therein. Replacements of varying color and/or tint are included for the front plate and back plate to allow for interchangeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Joseph Anzalone
  • Publication number: 20110041374
    Abstract: A frame back retainer for a multi-use frame includes a tab-like structure and a fastening structure. The tab-like structure defines an aperture at a first end and defines a graduated ramp portion at a second end. The tab-like structure includes at least one securing arm depending from the tab-like structure near the aperture. The fastening structure is positioned through the aperture of the tab-like structure and mounted to the multi-use frame. The fastening structure defines a raised pedestal profile from a surface of the multi-use frame for allowing rotation of the tab-like structure relative to the fastening structure. The at least one securing arm engaging an outer edge of the fastening structure to rotatably attach the fastening structure to the tab-like structure. In operation, the user rotates the tab-like structure relative to the fastening structure about an axis to engage or disengage the graduated ramp portion within the multi-use frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: CRAFT, INC.
    Inventor: Armand E. Roy
  • Publication number: 20100276562
    Abstract: A flat panel television mounting device includes a picture-type frame having a notch back surrounding an open central area along with a glass pane sized for reception by the notch back and supported by the frame. A linen is provided and adhered to one side of the glass pane with a central portion of the linen removable from the glass pane leaving a border around the removed central portion for exposing a television screen when the glass pane is disposed thereagainst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: DAI BAO NGOC NGUYEN
  • Patent number: 7823311
    Abstract: A supportive edge retaining graphic display arrangement for supportively holding a display banner in a readily exchangeable manner. The arrangement comprises an elongated, generally “U”-shaped, extruded first or inner housing having an upper elongated flange, and an arrangement of opposed, spaced apart, aligned display panel engaging ribs on side walls thereof extending oppositely from a flange supporting bridge member, an outer elongated extruded outer housing having an inner channel for sliding receipt of the elongated flange of the inner housing, and a display panel having an elongated fastener member attached to an upper end thereof, wherein the elongated fastener member has a plurality of aligned engagable elements extending outwardly therefrom, the aligned engagable elements being in spaced alignment with the ribs on the inner housing for sliding longitudinal engagement therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Rose Displays, Ltd.
    Inventors: David E. Pitcher, Thomas P. Burrous, Rebecca C. Suciu, Sidney Rose, Alan L. Stenfors
  • Patent number: 7814693
    Abstract: A wall or vertically mounted framing device for holding and displaying the full front cover of a single compact disc case comprising a housing which is a plane of suitable thickness having walls that cover the edges of said case and within said plane are leveling and fulcrum members allowing the said case to lie level in the display position and swivel out in the dismount position and spring assembly to assist in holding and dismounting said case, said housing having mounting means and around said device is a sash which is a means to serve as a decorative edging, and to secure the left edge of said case, and the spring assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventor: Leonard Limson Simba
  • Publication number: 20100192437
    Abstract: A modular frame system includes of one or more frame bodies 10 of injection molded plastic and a removable image holder 20 mounted on the interior perimeter surface of the frame body bezel by deflectable ridges or tabs 33. The frame body preferably includes integrally molded removable props 40 for holding the frame horizontally or vertically on a horizontal surface at about sixty-four degrees. The frame body bezel 12 include hollow portions 19 to receive specially formed connectors 50 so that a plurality of frame bodies can be precisely interconnected preferably for wall display and to store the connectors when not being so used. Frame body includes an inner portion 23 with a broad back surface 26 for adhesive hook-and-loop fastener 27 attachment to a wall. The image holder includes upstanding perimeter walls 31 to define a volume for holding a plurality of flat lamina such as photographs 62 backing cards 60 and aperture mats 61.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: Dean Fallander
  • Publication number: 20100170127
    Abstract: A device for holding advertising media in a frame, usually constructed of aluminum extrusion which houses glass that protects and covers the advertising poster. Wherein the poster is changed periodically to promote different types of products or services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Robert DeLuca, William Mabanta
  • Patent number: 7631451
    Abstract: A contoured framed artwork comprises a picture frame surrounding a support member. The support member is a three-dimensional support member that has a raised, carved, or contoured portion surrounding a planar portion. A two-dimensional artwork is adhered to the planar portion. The support member includes a coating the provides an appearance of plaster or metal, or the like. A variety of different prints can be adhered to the planar portion of the support member to allow the support member to be used with a variety of different artworks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Designs Direct LLC
    Inventor: Richard T. Heidrich
  • Publication number: 20090165350
    Abstract: A poster mounting apparatus includes an elongate mounting member (2) in the form of a hinge with a longitudinal hinge axis, having a movable leaf (9) and a fixed leaf (11) which is securable to a support. The movable leaf (9) has a longitudinal groove (23) for receiving a bar-like portion (28) provided on an edge of a poster (24) and is pivotable about the hinge axis between an open position, in which the bar-like portion can be inserted into and removed from the groove (23), and a closed position, in which the groove (23) opens in a direction away from the main part of the poster (24) so that the bar-like portion is retained in the groove. The movable leaf (9) is releasably connectable to the fixed leaf (11) to maintain the movable leaf in the closed position. An elongate edging element (26) for the poster comprises an extrusion having a strip-like portion (27) for connection to an edge portion of the poster and a bar-like portion (28) for connection to the poster mounting apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventor: Sam Cook
  • Publication number: 20090084013
    Abstract: A snap-in frame arrangement for an organizer component system is disclosed. At least one of a locking nib is disposed within an organizer/component image receiving area of the organizer system. The locking nib has an under-cut to aid in the removal of a snap-in frame from an organizer/component image receiving area by allowing the use of a finger tip or finger nail to catch the edge of the snap-in frame and lift it out. During the lifting out process the snap-in frame bends (flexes) slightly around each locking nib and allows the snap-in frame to be removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Timothy M. Lom, Lawrence S. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 7448154
    Abstract: A sign system having components promoting ease of construction and readily accomplished changeout. Unique geometrically configured top and bottom support channels and other related components readily accommodate and capture the top and bottom edges of electronic display panels. Top and bottom shrouds attach automatically to the unique geometrically configured top and bottom support channels and include weatherstrip seals which automatically seal against the upper and lower regions of the electronic display panels. Other automatic seals are also incorporated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Kory D. Kludt
  • Patent number: 7412792
    Abstract: A mounting and framing apparatus and system are disclosed in which displayed items such as graphics, photographs, mattes, paintings or the like are positioned between multiple transparent plates of glass or plastic to impart a sense of depth thereto, clamping bars apply a compressive force to the transparent plates for holding the displayed items in place, and decorative members are provided for adding aesthetic appeal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Inventor: George Hale
  • Patent number: 7370448
    Abstract: A snap frame assembly for engagably supporting a one or double sided planar display panel, comprising an elongated extruded carrier frame having an elongated housing with a central opening therein, an elongated extruded front plate slidably mounted on an elongated rigid member extending from the housing, and an elongated pivotable member flexibly attached to the housing by an elongated commonly extruded hinge. The front plate has an upper channel member which rotatively pivots on an arm extending from the housing and has a lower channel member which pivots together with a curved housing plate which comprises a portion of the housing of the carrier frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Rose Displays Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Burrous, David E. Pitcher
  • Patent number: 7272903
    Abstract: A picture frame turn button has a base plate with at least one fastener for attaching the base plate securely to a picture frame back. Pivotably mounted to the base plate is a latch plate with an arm and a tongue portion opposite of each other. The latch plate may be pivoted about base plate between an engaged state, where the picture frame back is locked closed, and a disengaged state, where the picture frame back may be removed to replace a picture sandwiched between the picture frame and picture frame back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Inventor: Armand E. Roy
  • Patent number: 7090252
    Abstract: A dual sided integral composite image product and method of make same. The image product includes a first support substrate having a separate image layer thereon and a second support substrate having separate image layer thereon. The second support substrate being secured to the first support substrate so as to form the dual sided integral composite image product. A fold line is provided on said image product about which the integral composite image product may be folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph A. Manico, Dale F. McIntyre, John K. McBride
  • Patent number: 7076899
    Abstract: An extruded snap frame panel arrangement assembly for the biased pinching of a display panel therewithin. The arrangement includes an elongated back frame plate, a front frame plate and an elongated S-shaped double curved snap plate integrally co-extruded with the back plate and front plate, for biasedly pinching the display panel therebetween. A separate cover plate is slidably attached to the S-shaped double-curved snap plate for providing a further bias to the pinching of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Rose Displays, LTD
    Inventors: David Pitcher, Thomas P. Burrous
  • Patent number: 6951069
    Abstract: A framing system for dependently supporting an object generally comprises a plurality of frame elements for perimetrically engaging the object to be framed and a plurality of securing members. The frame elements are defined one from another by a plurality of interiorly projecting slots in their outer perimeter. For engaging the frame elements to secure the object to be framed, the securing members each comprise an extended slot. Upon mating of the extended slot of a securing member with a one of the interiorly projecting slots, a distal portion of the securing member projects into the inner perimeter of the frame elements to engage the outer edge of the object to be framed. The frame elements may comprise a single structure or a plurality of structures. In the case of a plurality of structures, the framing system may be formed to have a unitary base and a unitary top. Framing of an object is thus simplified as the object need only be placed into the unitary base, whereafter the unitary top may be affixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Inventor: Mark A. Talbot-Kelly
  • Patent number: 6854915
    Abstract: A binder for papers, photographs, or other sheet-like materials is provided with a cover having one or more window openings defined therein. A flat, transparent protective sheet is located in contact with the inside surface of the binder cover and a backing sheet overlies the protective sheet. The backing sheet is secured to the peripheral margin of the protective sheet, and elsewhere as required, to delineate at least one, and preferably a plurality of pockets. The pockets are formed between the backing sheet and the protective sheet. An elongated slit in defined through the backing sheet behind each pocket created. The peripheral edges of the backing sheet are permanently secured to the inside surface of the binder cover. Photographs or other flat display materials may be inserted into the pockets formed between the backing sheet and the protective sheet through the elongated slits. The pockets are delineated so that they are aligned with the window opening in the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Inventor: Bon S. Ong