Relief Picture Patents (Class 40/800)
  • Patent number: 11445838
    Abstract: An apparatus for displaying apparel. The apparatus includes a three-dimensional apparel base that has a convex front surface, an opposing concave rear surface, and a plurality of magnetically active attachment points. The apparatus includes a backboard that has an anterior surface, an opposing posterior surface, and a plurality of magnets arranged on the anterior surface. The backboard magnetically couples to the three-dimensional apparel base by way of magnetic connections between two or more of the plurality of magnets and two or more of the plurality of magnetically active attachment points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventor: Matt Ruedlinger
  • Patent number: 10888181
    Abstract: A shadow box assembly adapted for quick and easy insertion and removal of artistic works that includes a frame member, a shadow box insert member, and a frame backing member wherein the shadow box insert member may be of a substantially pliable and selectively adjustable material to accommodate a closer view, and more secure fit, of the shadow box work therein. The shadow box assembly may further comprise an insertion slot or access mechanism wherein shadow box work can be quickly and efficiently inserted and extracted. A locking mechanism may further complement the insertion slot or access mechanism for sealing of the same and securement of the shadow box work therein. The shadow box assembly may be displayed by hanging it on a wall, propping it up against a wall or other vertical structure, or standing it in an upright position on a flat surface or shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Amazing Grace Art and Apparel Collections LLC
    Inventor: Lucille Banks Williams
  • Patent number: 10354563
    Abstract: This application relates to a curved display device and an assembling method therefor. The curved display device includes: a curved display device body having a display surface and a housing surface, where the display surface protrudes outwards, the housing surface and the display surface are disposed back-to-back, and the housing surface is recessed inwards; a wall mounting rack, disposed on the housing surface; and a wall mounting base, disposed on a wall body, where the wall mounting rack is fixed on the wall mounting base, so that a line connecting ends on two sides of the housing surface of the curved display device body horizontally overlaps with the wall body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: HKC Corporation Limited, Chongging HKC Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jiahe Cheng
  • Patent number: 8984784
    Abstract: An image display apparatus (10) for displaying one or more images (20) such as photographs. The image (20) is mounted on a raised portion (14) around which is arranged a further raised portion (16) as a mounting panel (8). The portions are separated to provide a gap (30) there between which gives the illusion that the image and the mounting panel (18) are floating. This effect accentuates the image which is additionally enhanced by the choice of color of the mounting panel (18). The portions are located on a backing panel which extends beyond the perimeter of the mounting panel to provide an additional framing feature. The backing panel (12) and mounting panel (18) are made of durably rigid materials such as Perspex® or aluminum so that the apparatus can be mounted without a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Shadow Gap Company LLP
    Inventor: Brendan Morris Vallar
  • Patent number: 8950096
    Abstract: A display apparatus is provided for displaying a jersey with a three-dimensional view with a vision effect of floating in mid-air in an enclosed environment. The display apparatus comprises an outer casing body, a front and a back clear screen, an inner support member, an optional desk support and an opening means. In particular, when a jersey is supported by the inner support member as provided, the support member is invisible such that it contributes to the mid-air floating visual effect. The display apparatus may further comprise components to achieve visual, audio and/or video effects controlled by sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Sydney Justin, III
  • Patent number: 8943725
    Abstract: Equipment for displaying information carriers, especially for advertising purposes, has a chamber accommodating an information carrying device and constructed to make it possible to look into the internal space of the chamber. The chamber is provided with at least one transparent plate transverse to the direction of viewing. The information carrying device is on this plate. At least a part of the chamber wall has strips parallel to a strip in contact with the transparent plate. The information carrying device is formed by at least two objects situated on opposite sides of the transparent plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Andras Gotzy
  • Publication number: 20140325888
    Abstract: Frames for displaying 3D and/or user-selected pieces of artwork and related methods. Some frames comprise frame and rail engagement portions. The frame portions display the artwork and further comprise bodies defining curvilinear cross-sections and display areas on exterior surfaces of the bodies. The rail-engagement portions can couple to the frame portions and further comprise ridges. The ridges extend away from interior surfaces of the frame bodies and can be adapted to engage rails. Flats adjacent to the rails can facilitate securing the frames to the rails. Moreover, display areas of the current embodiment define the artwork. The bodies and rail engagement portions can withstand various shocks at the rails. Moreover, the bodies can be hand guards for weapons. Furthermore, the rail engagement portions can define apertures which receive weapons tools. Moreover, the frame portions can define stops which engage slots associated with the rails. If desired, engravings define the artwork.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: America Grip, LLC
    Inventor: Dan Barnhart
  • Patent number: 8875430
    Abstract: An artifact frame comprised of a hollow container bordered on front, rear, left and right sides and bottom to define an interior cavity into which can be placed ornamental material. On the front or back panel, or side or bottom panels, the artifact to be displayed may be mounted. Any number of mounting configurations are contemplated to be within the scope of the invention. A top panel may also be provided, which may be partially or totally removable to permit access to the interior cavity for the mounting of the artifact and placement of the ornamental material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Lynn Elizabeth Leboff
  • Patent number: 8813404
    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 visibilé from the front in the state with the case (30) closed. The window unit is characterized 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: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Goppion S.p.A.
    Inventor: Alessandro Goppion
  • 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: 8733005
    Abstract: A keepsake display device stores and displays a printed ultrasound image, and includes a substantially transparent convex hollow first member with a substantially closed smooth outer surface, a second member coupled to the first member to define a substantially closed outer surface for the device, and a display element adapted to receive the printed ultrasound image and display it through the outer surface of the first member. The first and second members can be shaped to mimic a pregnant belly and a woman's buttocks, together representing the midsection of a pregnant woman. A kit includes the display device plus one or more of a lamination member, a real or plastic birthstone or a set of real or plastic birthstones, a template useful for cutting the ultrasound image, and glue. An assembly includes the display device and a figurine such a stork which can hold the display device from its beak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventors: Adrienne Hughes, Jeffrey Magsitza, Kelly Law
  • Patent number: 8695259
    Abstract: A souvenir 10 has a display portion 21 upon which is incorporated a three dimensional profile of a representation or display 40 of a memory evokable element, such as an iconic geographical location, cityscape, building, event, structure or person in positive or male profile. A complementary removable covering portion 20 has incorporated therein a negative or female profile of the representation or display 40, allowing the souvenir to be cast from either one of the portions 20, 21 should one of the portions become lost. A recess 51 is located within the display portion 21 for retaining a relic 52 taken from or closely associated with the memory evokable element displayed on the display portion 21. When assembled, the two portions show on the sides silhouettes of the representation or display, to further evoke viewer memories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Bailey
  • Publication number: 20130312303
    Abstract: A display for tail feathers of a game bird is provided which includes a wall plate lying in a first plane and a design plate attached to the wall plate. The design plate is spaced apart from the wall plate and is in a second plane parallel to said wall plate. A feather cover plate is attached to the design plate. The feather cover plate is spaced apart from both said wall plate and said design plate and is in a third plane parallel to said wall plate. The wall plate and the feather cover plate form a cavity to receive and hold tail feathers of a game bird.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Lance D. Swarthout
  • Patent number: 8562182
    Abstract: A lighting fixture and method for creating visual effects include a light box having an interior, a reflective inner surface and an opening, a plate covering the opening, a 3-dimentional image on the plate having a first depth, at least one light source disposed in the interior for illuminating the image with evenly spread light. The light source is disposed at a second depth behind the image. A ratio of first to second depths is between 7:7 and 7:21. A plurality of interchangeable plates may be provided with respective 3-dimentional images for creating different effects. A method for creating a distorted image includes preparing a 2-dimensional image, sculpting a 3-dimensional model, vacuum forming and running a 3-dimentional grid, drawing a distorted outline onto a 2-dimentional grid with photo management software, digitally matching and stretching an original image to match the outline and removing the outline leaving the distorted image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: FacesMe, LLC
    Inventor: Eli Cohen
  • Patent number: 8551379
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for forming a three-dimensional image and, more particularly, for making three-dimensional digital image transfer thermoformed objects on, e.g., generic molds. The method includes manipulating digital images of a subject into a single image; printing the single image onto a media; and thermoforming the media with the single image using a generic mold. The system comprises a computer infrastructure operable to: receive images of a subject; display the images; stitch together the images to form a single image; adjust portions of the images or single image to compensate for deformation during thermoforming of the single image; register the single image with points on a mold; and print the single image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Lyle S. Simons
  • Patent number: 8464450
    Abstract: A three dimensional picture frame comprising a first and a second vertical frame member, a bottom horizontal frame member, a top horizontal frame member, a front transparent sheet configured to engage with at least one of the frame members, a rear transparent sheet configured to engage with at least one of the frame members such that at least a portion of the frame members and transparent sheets forms a vessel, a backing sheet configured to engage with at least one of the frame members and located outward from the rear transparent sheet, and a plunger configured to slide into the vessel such that when a material is located in a portion of the vessel on a first side of the plunger, the material is prevented from entering a portion of the vessel on a second side of the plunger opposite the first side of the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Blaine Concepts, LLC
    Inventors: William Kendall, Elaine Kendall, Diane Munson, Scott Munson
  • Patent number: 8464449
    Abstract: Diorama made from a two-dimensional image having a background panel in which a background section of the image appears and a plurality of additional panels on which additional sections of the image appear. The additional panels extend forwardly from the background panel, with edges of adjacent ones of the panels coming together and the image flowing continuously between the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Axial-Digital Corp.
    Inventor: Anthony D. Williams
  • Publication number: 20130067786
    Abstract: A souvenir 10 has a display portion 21 upon which is incorporated a three dimensional profile of a representation or display 40 of a memory evokable element, such as an iconic geographical location, cityscape, building, event, structure or person in positive or male profile. A complementary removable covering portion 20 has incorporated therein a negative or female profile of the representation or display 40, allowing the souvenir to be cast from either one of the portions 20, 21 should one of the portions become lost. A recess 51 is located within the display portion 21 for retaining a relic 52 taken from or closely associated with the memory evokable element displayed on the display portion 21. When assembled, the two portions show on the sides silhouettes of the representation or display, to further evoke viewer memories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: Paul G. Bailey
  • Patent number: 8181377
    Abstract: A display device includes (a) a first mounting member containing a first film-mounting surface, wherein the first film-mounting surface demarcates a first opening in the first mounting member; (b) a second mounting member containing a second film-mounting surface, wherein the second film-mounting surface demarcates a second opening in the second mounting member; (c) a first elastomeric film mounted to the first film-mounting surface and extending across the first opening; (d) a second elastomeric film mounted to the second film-mounting surface and extending across the second opening; and (e) a chassis configured for supporting the first mounting member and the second mounting member. The first opening and the second opening are configured for oppositional alignment in the chassis, and the first elastomeric film and the second elastomeric film are configured to retain a display object in a region defined by an oppositional alignment of the first opening and the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: ADE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Lofgren, Matthew D. LeRoy
  • Patent number: 8166689
    Abstract: An ornamental enclosure for the display of a decorative pin. The ornament may be hung or stood on a flat surface. The enclosure has an opening in the front for viewing the interior which is a cavity for the reception of a puncturable, resilient and removable insert with a central portion made of a material for the piercing through of the post(s) portion of a decorative pin and defining a mounting surface for a decorative pin. The removable insert is placed in the enclosure producing a background for the decorative pin. Once inside the enclosure, the resilient insert assumes a shape conforming to a portion of the interior of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Julie Lyn Emshoff
  • Patent number: 8161673
    Abstract: A three dimensional picture frame comprising first and second vertical frame members, a bottom and top horizontal frame members coupled to opposite ends of the vertical frame members, front and rear transparent sheets located perpendicularly to the vertical and horizontal frame members to form a vessel, a backing sheet located perpendicularly to the first and second vertical frame members and the bottom and top horizontal frame members and outward from the rear transparent sheet such that when a material is placed in the vessel and a graphical sheet is placed between the backing sheet and rear transparent sheet, the graphical sheet is isolated from the material, and a plunger configured to slide downward in the vessel such that when a material is located in a portion of the vessel below the plunger, the material is prevented from entering a portion of the vessel above the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Blaine Concepts, LLC
    Inventors: William Kendall, Elaine Kendall, Diane Munson, Scott Munson
  • Patent number: 8046944
    Abstract: An automobile interior exhibit is configured with a relief formed to replicate an automobile interior member and an interior cover covering the surface of the relief. In the automobile interior exhibit, the relief is provided with a simulative three-dimensional form in perspective so that the relief provides a view from a predetermined viewpoint even when the relief is viewed from the front.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tokuyuki Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 8042294
    Abstract: An album frame is provided having an outer frame. The outer frame has a back side and an outer periphery. A mounting plate is attached to the back side of the outer frame. A support shelf extends frontwardly from the mounting plate along a first portion of the inner periphery. The support shelf is adapted to support a binding of an album. In addition, the outer frame may have a recessed groove in a second portion of the inner periphery. The second portion is located opposite the first portion of the inner periphery. Furthermore, the outer frame may include a first guiding ramp on a third portion of the inner periphery and a second guiding ramp on a fourth portion of the inner periphery. The first guiding ramp and the second guiding ramp allows an edge of an album cover to be guided into the recessed groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Inventors: Todd Snider, Felipe Nepomuceno
  • Publication number: 20100285283
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to fashion accessories designed and made from traffic cone rubber, more particularly related to Bracelets, Key Chains, Necklace Pendants, Earrings, Rings, Wallet, Belts, Zipper Pulls, Belly Button Piercing, Bookmarks, Bra, Door Hanger, Cell phone/Beeper/Pager Holder, Ipod Case, Cell Phone Charm, Wall Mask, Winter Hat/Beanie Hat, Baseball Cap, Tie, Hoodie, Satchel Bag, Sneaker, Decal Snaps, Money Clip, Magnet, Backpack, Watch Band, Relief Carving, Eyeglass Case, Headband, Coaster, Car Decoration, Ornament, Pet Products, Hair Clip, Change Purse, Purse, Pins/Buttons, Anklet, Lanyard, Nose Piercing, Charms, Button, and Cufflinks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Nicholas Scot Kingsbury
  • Patent number: 7682476
    Abstract: This is a method to create 3-dimensional images from a 2-dimensional image. This Method utilizes various pieces of paper produced within the process and a method of attachment all together with layering and spacing in 3-dimensions to create a final piece of artwork which is 3-dimensional. Among other uses the end product of this method can be used as a free standing work of art which can be matted and framed and placed either hanging or attached to a wall or other surface or placed on an easel or other tripod mechanism for free standing on a table or floor or other surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventor: Ralph Sutton
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7621061
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a wall portion having an opening defined by an opening edge portion that surrounds the opening. The opening defines an opening width and an opening height and the opening edge portion, at least in part, is generally defined by a first plane. The apparatus also includes a face frame portion having an outer frame edge, an inner frame edge, a first frame surface, a generally opposing second frame surface. The apparatus further includes a recessed portion having a first outer peripheral edge surrounding a central recess. The recessed portion at least partially extends into the opening. The inner frame edge includes a peripheral bead for at least partially guiding a working tool as a compound is applied to at least a portion of the first frame surface. The second frame surface selectively abuts the opening edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Inventors: Susan Drescher, Stephan Koerner
  • Patent number: 7591097
    Abstract: A wall-mounted cabinet style display case for displaying an athletic uniform jersey neatly inside. The back frame of the cabinet is fastened to the wall first. The back frame has a flat open pocket inside and the jersey is neatly displayed by hanging the jersey on uniform specific shaped hangers and folding the jersey inside and around the pocket for proper jersey display length. A completely removable front frame fastens to the back frame by first latching the top back of the front frame to the top of the back frame. The front frame is secured using metal plates on the back of the front frame and opposable magnets located on the back frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Caseworks International, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman H. Alman, Steve Block, Gerald Davis
  • Publication number: 20090158633
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a picture display object, and an object of the invention is to display a painting and a photograph without storing them in the picture frame accompanied with a three-dimensional effect, which is more enhanced than the case where they are stored in a picture frame. An exposed portion of the surface is provided with a first layer made of a flat plate having an image of the painting or the photograph drawn thereon. By superposing on a part of the first layer, a second layer having the image of the painting or the photograph drawn on the exposed portion of the surface is provided. The second layer has a contour to conform to the contour of the physical object included in the painting or the photograph drawn therein, and is formed of a transparent flat plate whose peripheral edge portion is transparent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventor: Johji Mamiya
  • Patent number: 7454857
    Abstract: A multipiece keepsake display comprising a shell, the shell being at least partially transparent and having an open side that provides access to an interior region; a sealing plate for sealing the open side of the shell; a display plate that is at least partially transparent, the display plate being mountable to at least one of the shell and the sealing plate; wherein a first item is enclosable within the interior region of the shell by the sealing plate being sealed to the open side of the shell and a second item is enclosable intermediate the sealing plate and the display plate when the display plate is mounted to at least one of the shell and the sealing plate; whereby the first item is viewable through the transparent portion of the shell and the second item is viewable through the display plate. A method of constructing a keepsake display is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Milestone Creations, LLC
    Inventor: Donald Monjello
  • Patent number: 7436388
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for displaying raised images. A plate moves along at least one axis of motion. The movement of the plate is operative to adjust respective positions associated with a plurality of pins along the axis of motion. A clutch mechanism operates in conjunction with the plate to position each of the plurality of pins at a desired position along the axis of motion. This deforms a display surface defined by the plurality of pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Inventors: William Daniel Hillis, Bran Ferren
  • Patent number: 7418794
    Abstract: A three-dimensional display frame assembly for displaying planar display material in respective multiple planes. The frame assembly can be provided as a single-sheet preform and can be self-standing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Inventor: Irvin A. Kittrell, III
  • Patent number: 7266920
    Abstract: A picture frame includes an outer frame having an extension slit defined in at least one side face of the outer frame and an inner frame movably received inside the outer frame. The inner frame has a first slit defined through at least one side face of the inner frame to correspond to and align with the extension slit of the outer frame for receiving therein a hollow frame, a second slit defined through at least one side face of the inner frame for receiving therein a picture and a third slit defined through at least one side face of the inner frame for receiving therein a background board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Inventor: James Kao
  • Patent number: 7117621
    Abstract: A 3D picture frame for making a 3D framed display. A mounted background picture is bent into a concavo-convex shape for adding a 3D effect to the displayed picture. A mounted bottom edge picture achieves a depth of the field and a wrap-around effect. A floating picture, which is preferably a self trimmed composite picture for bearing a customer's image, obtained without manual trimming process, is displayed in front of and spaced apart from the background picture. A created arch-shaped void space in this frame can house one or more magnetically held 3D arts therein. A toy platform can be installed to turn the 3D picture frame into a play-and-display station. An animated 3D art with a built-in insert will add “live” to the 3D framed display. All above contents can be mounted or removed without taking down the frame body from the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Inventor: Cherng Chang
  • Patent number: 7087132
    Abstract: A decoratively embossed panel of a molded form includes an exterior design that preferably reflects some aspect of the services advertisement. For example, a bricklayer may choose an embossed panel having a three-dimensional brick design in addition to a logo, service and/or trademark and other pertinent information to aid potential customers in understanding the services provided in conjunction with the servicemark and contact information. The embossed panel is removably attachable to any portion of a vehicle by any attaching mechanism such as double stick foam tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: R&B Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Krey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7013591
    Abstract: An adornment for photograph or picture display is provided. The adornment includes a draft sheet including a draft with various figures, shapes and colors on a back plate; a plurality of picture sheets including a plurality of pictures to be three-dimensionally accumulated on the draft of the draft sheet; and a sticker sheet including a releasable sheet attached to each of both surfaces thereof and a plurality of stickers with various sizes, plurality of representations provided on both the draft and the pictures, each of which indicates a position at which each of the stickers is attached; and attachment number representations individually provided on the pictures and having an identical serial number to that on the draft, thus allowing each of the pictures to be attached to the draft in such a way that each of the pictures matches the draft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Inventor: Eun Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 6860080
    Abstract: The subject of this invention is the presentation of a three dimensional glass sculpture depicting realistic subjects such as flowers, leaves, birds, animals or abstract shapes in a decorative window. This is an alternative to stain glass or beveled glass windows which are basically a two dimensional presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Inventor: Victor A. Trabucco
  • Patent number: 6854872
    Abstract: A decorative article is provided having an optically transparent solid material, having top, bottom, front, back and side surfaces, an opaque material covering the back, side and top surfaces, and an image inside the transparent material defined by etch points having a convex exterior surface facing the back surface and a concave interior surface facing the front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Inventor: Ben Davenport
  • Patent number: 6845585
    Abstract: An assembly for displaying an item of memorabilia in three-dimensions including: a rigid support substrate for mounting on a wall; a protective layer adapted to co-extensively abut a part of a surface of the rigid support, said protective layer including an opening therein; a memorabilia display housing, said housing including a shaped portion to receive a three-dimensional shaped item of memorabilia of similar size to the shaped portion, said shaped portion having at least a transparent or translucent viewing part; and in an assembled condition a part of the housing is held by the protective layer or the rigid support and an item of memorabilia is received within the shaped portion of the housing so as to enable display in a three-dimensional form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Inventors: Rod Callander, Les White
  • Publication number: 20040261308
    Abstract: A framing system & method for paintings, photos and other sheet-like materials or shadow-box for 3D materials, wherein the protection corners 3 for the frames are made of transparent including semi-transparent material which will allow the viewer to see through the corners and get the whole picture of the framed object. The hanger 1 is an easy-to-balance hanger with one side or both sides having groove structure 2. The cross-section A-A of the frame 4 is a rectangle including square form 4.1 with one corner being cut off a groove in right-angle 4.2. This simplified form means simplified workmanship in production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventor: Bo Lang
  • Publication number: 20040261307
    Abstract: A shadow box is disclosed having a background display surface positioned in overlying spaced relation to a foreground display surface, the foreground display surface having a viewing aperture through which a portion of the background display surface may be viewed. The viewing surfaces are mounted on a frame assembly which keeps them in overlying spaced relation. The frame assembly has a background frame, one side of which engages the perimeter of the background display surface, the opposite side engaging the perimeter of the foreground display surface. A foreground frame engages the foreground display surface, the foreground display surface being sandwiched between the foreground and background frames. The shadow box may be pre-assembled or provided in kit form for later assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventor: Carol A. Siegel
  • Patent number: 6826863
    Abstract: A standard picture frame detachably connected to a video monitor of the kind having a digital display to receive and display photographic images that are downloaded from a compatible image source so as to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the monitor to match the surroundings in which the monitor will be stationed. In the assembled relationship, the picture frame is attached to the front of the monitor so as to lie in surrounding engagement with a picture frame mount, whereby the digital display is visible through the central window of the frame. In a first embodiment, a pair of slidable locking latches project outwardly and in opposite direction from the monitor for receipt by the existing peripheral groove formed in the picture frame. In a second embodiment, a pivotal locking latch and a stationary locking tab project outwardly and in opposite directions from the monitor for receipt by the existing peripheral groove in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Pacific Digital Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony E. B. Goodfellow
  • Publication number: 20040237370
    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: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Craig Purdy, Christine Marquez, Mike Torsky
  • Publication number: 20040231218
    Abstract: A display frame allowing changing an object shown therein, the frame comprises an outer frame member, an inner frame member and a box. The outer frame member can be separately mounted on the external periphery of the inner frame member, the box is connected to the rear side of the inner frame member and is open able and closable, the inner frame member is provided with a window in communicated with an opening on the front side of the box. The box can place therein an object to be displayed, the box is provided therein on at least one side thereof with light sources for irradiating light on the object. The display frame is provided with a sensor which renders the light sources to emit light automatically when a person is getting close to the frame; the display frame is applicable to displaying various commodities, collectibles, art works and souvenirs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventor: Frederic Dominioni
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20040163299
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for preparing pet memorabilia utilizes both the efforts of a pet owner and of a processing center remote from the residence of the pet owner. The method employs materials provided in a container. The materials enable a pet owner to take an impression of the paw of a dog or other pet. The container is sized to receive the impression. The container is designed to be mailed to the remote processing center. The remote processing center using the impression to prepare a casting. A special cellulose—silicate casting material is used to take a casting. After the casting is completed, it is mounted on a display and returned to the pet owner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventor: Laura D. Werb
  • Publication number: 20040159031
    Abstract: A 3D picture frame for making a 3D framed display. A mounted background picture is bent into a concavo-convex shape for adding a 3D effect to the displayed picture. A mounted bottom edge picture achieves a depth of the field and a wrap-around effect. A floating picture, which is preferably a self trimmed composite picture for bearing a customer's image, obtained without manual trimming process, is displayed in front of and spaced apart from the background picture. A created arch-shaped void space in this frame can house one or more magnetically held 3D arts therein. A toy platform can be installed to turn the 3D picture frame into a play-and-display station. An animated 3D art with a built-in insert will add “live” to the 3D framed display. All above contents can be mounted or removed without taking down the frame body from the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Inventor: Cherng Chang
  • Patent number: 6748688
    Abstract: A housing for mounting a collector plate comprises, in a preferred embodiment, a base with at least one concave recess, a plurality of clamps disposed about the periphery of the recess and an opening in a rear surface of the base. In a preferred embodiment, the clamps have plate-engaging surfaces which are biased toward the recess such as by springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Inventor: John L. Matara
  • Patent number: 6732462
    Abstract: A display case system for providing a display area that may be easily modified for providing a versatile collection of memorabilia. The display case system includes a rear plate having a front surface, a frame structure removably attachable to the rear plate, and a transparent enclosure positioned within the frame structure. The rear plate preferably includes a plurality of securing members that are catchably received within corresponding receiver apertures within the frame structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Inventor: Eric J. Kramer
  • Patent number: 6722070
    Abstract: A display system having a substantially flat front portion for holding and displaying memorabilia. The display system comprises a frame, a backing supported by the frame, a plurality of cardholders for holding photographic memorabilia and a recessed chamber for holding an object of memorabilia associated with the photographic memorabilia. The cardholders retain trading cards and are attachable to the backing. The cardholders are arranged about the chamber in an aesthetic manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Inventor: Michael D. Ribaudo