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PICTURE FRAME

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
040745000 Support 35
040711000 Having magnetic means 21
040768000 Mat, mount, or backing 17
040725000 Combined 13
040790000 Picture retainer 13
040714000 With illumination means 9
040735000 Single frame for plural pictures 9
040798000 Decorative feature 9
040729000 Plural connected frames or frame having means to connect with another frame 9
040780000 Knockdown or set-up type 7
040721000 Having storage for nondisplayed picture 6
040717000 With sound producing means 5
20090241393Piano keyboard picture frame with sound - A picture frame that in addition to displaying a conventional photograph or picture, and displaying a portion of a written musical score, it also houses an octave of piano keys that when depressed activate a sound chip that plays music or sound.10-01-2009
20120291323PICTURE FRAME WITH RECORDING FUNCTION - This invention is a huggable picture frame in the form of a person or doll, with an audio playback and recording unit. The shape of the invention is preferably a human shape in a soft sculpture, with a frame capable of holding a photograph. The audio playback and recording unit is activated by at least one remote button. The audio playback and recording unit contains a microphone or other audio input device and a speaker or other audio output device. The audio playback and recording unit and power supply are enclosed within the soft sculpture with sufficient cushioning that the presence of such relatively hard objects is not easily felt while the soft sculpture is hugged or squeezed. The overall impression of the picture frame is a huggable doll, which with a selected photograph, presents a reminder of a particular person to the user of the picture frame.11-22-2012
20100223828Associative Image Apparatus - The present invention relates generally to the field of mounting devices for audio and visual components, and more specifically to an apparatus for displaying associative images and maximizing their cognitive effect on a user.09-09-2010
20120117839PICTURE-EXHIBITING DEVICE WITH AUDIO SYSTEM - A picture-exhibiting device with an audio system which can be used to demonstrate paintings or photos. The picture-exhibiting device with an audio system includes a frame, a picture fixed on the frame, an electret speaker positioned on the backside of the picture, a fixer disposed at a back side of the picture, a back frame fixed on the frame, a cover covering part of the back frame and the electret speaker, a post amplifier coupling the electret speaker, and an audio signal provider coupling the post amplifier.05-17-2012
20100180482Picture Frame with Recording Function - A soft sculpture picture frame in the shape of a human or animal, with a contained audio recording and playback device. A message may be recorded on the audio recording and playback device for later playback, by pressing a recording activation means contained within part of the human shape of the picture frame. The recorded message may be played back by pressing a playback activation means contained within part of the human shape of the picture frame, preferably a different part. Picture retaining means holds a photograph of a person whose voice may be recorded on the device.07-22-2010
040722000 With receptacle 3
20100011645Decorative Wall Mounted Storage Container - Disclosed is a decorative wall mounted container system. The system includes a container with an opened front and a pivotal forward cover. The cover has both a closed orientation, overlying the opened front of the container and an opened orientation. The front face of the cover can take the form of a decorative picture, which is displayed when the cover is in the closed orientation. In the opened configuration, the cover is retained at a 90-degree angle relative to the container, such that the rearward face of the cover can be used as a work surface and the contents of the container can be accessed.01-21-2010
20110000116Display box - A decorative display box having a picture frame lid fitting flush with its storage box base, hinges between the picture frame lid box base being of a type that is hidden when the lid is closed over the box base. A magnetic securing mechanism secures the lid in the closed position with the box base. The picture frame lid having a an inner peripheral picture slot with an edge slot opening thereinto for installing and removing the a picture stack from the frame. A door slide portion of the picture frame lid fits over picture slot adjacent one end of the picture frame and is secured in a closed position therewith by another magnetic securing mechanism.01-06-2011
20080216374SCENTED PICTURE FRAME - The present invention relates generally to a scented picture frame that is comprised of a frame perimeter that defines an opening through which a picture can be viewed. The scented picture frame also includes a recess formed into the frame perimeter that is arranged to receive a scent; and a cover that closes off the recess, that holds the scent in the recess, and that permits the scent to migrate out of the recess through the Fame perimeter.09-11-2008
040779000 Hingedly connected frame elements 3
20090217563CONVERTIBLE DIPLOMA/CERTIFICATE HOLDER AND WALL DISPLAY - The present invention generally relates to a multi-purpose, double paneled, convertible apparatus which may be used as a protective holder and/or wall display for a diploma, certificate, photograph or the like. The apparatus may provide a safe and secure manner for receiving, holding, transporting, protecting, and/or storing, for example, the diploma, certificate, photograph or the like and further may quickly be converted to provide an attractive display for hanging the diploma, certificate, photograph or the like on a wall. In addition, the apparatus may be used to display the diploma, certificate, photograph or the like on, for example, a table. The apparatus may have a first panel which may be connected to a second panel. Further, the first panel may rotate with respect to the second panel. The second panel may store the diploma, certificate, photograph or the like while the first panel may provide a cover for the diploma, certificate, photograph or the like. The backside of the second panel may have at least one strap which may secure the first panel, when rotated behind the second panel. In addition, the reverse side of the first panel may have an attachment for hanging the apparatus on, for example, a wall.09-03-2009
20100139140Picture frame assembly - A picture frame assembly. The assembly has a transparent cover, and a backboard. The frame has a front and a rear. The transparent cover and the backboard are positioned within the frame. The assembly having a front face and a rear face. The backboard is positioned in proximity to the rear face of the assembly. The transparent cover is positioned in proximity to the front face of the assembly. The backboard is hingedly connected to the frame along an edge thereof. The backboard is adapted to being opened along the edge to reveal a cavity within the frame into which an artwork can be inserted or from which an artwork can be removed.06-10-2010
20120159826INTERCHANGEABLE DISPLAY SYSTEM - An interchangeable display system is disclosed, configured for mounting a display art frame to a door, or the like. The system is adapted to receive interchangeable art inserts, displays, etc., at the will of the proprietor without professional installation. The system provides a proprietor with the capability to customize a door, or the like, with a locking platform mechanism that enhances existing residential and commercial door design configurations. Access is provided to interchangeable art work, for example, without the industry standard to permanently fixate the artwork directly onto or within a door. The system is fixated on one side. The opposing side is, for example, a flanged matching backplate that is locked with a single or multiple sliding and locking hinge mechanism. A perimeter channel is disposed between the front and back frame plates to receive, for example, a translucent decorative art piece, that fits within the channel cavity.06-28-2012
040737000 Light transmissive frame 3
20090205236Protective display frame - A display frame for stacking or handling by children comprising of a shatter-resistant cover of transparent material, having a face and at least one side; a backing member of pliable material with at least one face comprising at least one groove dimensioned to fit the side(s) of the shatter-resistant cover. The display object is placed on the face of the backing member and the shatter-resistant cover is pushed onto the backing member with the groove of the backing member encasing the side(s) of the shatter-resistant cover. A method for framing is also included.08-20-2009
20100186275Framing and matting kit - The framing and matting kit provides a drawing sheet, mat and frame for the production and framing of a piece of artwork or the like. The drawing sheet has opposed front and rear surfaces. The front surface includes a central portion and a border portion. Indicia are formed on the front surface of the drawing sheet to visually separate the central and border portions thereof. The mat has a central opening formed therethrough, which is dimensioned and configured to expose the central portion of the drawing sheet when the mat is positioned on the front surface of the drawing sheet to cover the border portion thereof. The frame includes a transparent front portion and a rear retaining portion. The drawing sheet and the mat are received between the transparent front portion and the rear retaining portion for display of the central portion of the drawing sheet.07-29-2010
20120204461DISPLAY DEVICE - There is provided a display device in which the thickness of a transparent board and an attaching member is reduced while the strength thereof is ensured. The display device includes a display panel, a transparent board having a panel installation region in which the display panel is provided, and an outer frame region surrounding the panel installation region, and an attaching member having a fixing portion bonded to the transparent board in the outer frame region, and an outer-side raised portion raised from a side of the fixing portion, the side being adjacent to an outline of the transparent board.08-16-2012
040765000 Slidably received article 3
20130160340DEVICE FOR AND METHOD OF HOLDING AND DISPLAYING SHEET ARTICLES - A display device includes a foam panel resiliently bendable from a generally planar configuration to an arcuate configuration, a sheet article, such as a picture, including a base sheet bearing an image to be displayed, and an adhesive carrier for adhering the base sheet in surface area contact with the foam panel. The base sheet is non-stretchable to hold and maintain the foam panel in the arcuate configuration, thereby enabling viewing of the image in curved form. A frame of a resilient foam material may peripherally surround the foam panel in the generally planar configuration with an interchangeable, compression fit. The foam panel self-conforms to any irregularities on a support surface against which the foam panel is directly mounted.06-27-2013
20100263250PHOTO MAT COLLAGE WITH SLEEVE - The present invention relates to a photo display assembly that includes: a means to slidably receive a photograph: a matted border surrounding the means to slidably receive a photograph; and an opening created by the border that provides a view of the photograph. The means to slidably receive may include a substantially rectangular sleeve. The opening to view the photograph may be configured into as one of the following shapes: a rectangular, oval, star or square. The photograph may be received at the top of the display assembly or through either side of the display assembly.10-21-2010
20110252680Surface mounted frame arrangement - A four sided frame arrangement for displaying and readily changing a graphic therewithin, comprising three support rails connected to a loading rail, joined by ā€œLā€ shaped connector brackets at the corners of the frame arrangement, the support rails each having a graphic receiving channel therein for receipt of a graphic slid therein from an adjacent loading rail; wherein the support rails each have a rear flange which defines one side of the graphic receiving channel, wherein the rear flange of the support rails extend widthwise beyond the front leg or edge of the respective support rails and wherein the support and loading rails each have an outer face of generally ā€œCā€ shape in cross-section.10-20-2011
040743000 For providing a three dimensional effect 3
20130205631ART FRAMES - An art frame includes a three-dimensional supporting frame, which includes an image receiving surface and an opposed back surface, a center portion defining a perimeter, and at least three foldable extensions extending from the perimeter. Each foldable extension includes two folds to be folded toward the back surface to form a frame portion. Abutting frame portions form respective corners of the three-dimensional supporting frame. A corner mount is to be inserted into the abutting frame portions at the respective corners. Each corner mount includes first and second opposed surfaces, a shaped portion, and two corner mount foldable extensions extending from two sides of the shaped portion. Each corner mount foldable extension includes two tabs to be folded toward the first opposed surface. An adhesive layer is established on the second opposed surface and is to be adhered to the back surface of the three-dimensional supporting frame at the respective corners.08-15-2013
20100212200Picture frame - An Apparatus for framing and/or hanging a picture (08-26-2010
20120260548PICTURE FRAME MOULDING WITH MATBOARD TRACK - A picture frame moulding 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.10-18-2012
040718000 Having seal 3
20110289809Display Apparatus - A display apparatus including: a display unit disposed on a substrate; an encapsulation unit facing the display unit, the encapsulation unit including: a metal layer; a complex member; and a reinforcement member formed on an upper surface of the complex member; and a sealing unit disposed between the substrate and the encapsulation unit and apart from the display unit to bond the substrate and the encapsulation unit to the sealing unit.12-01-2011
20110302814Picture frame assembly with water-resistant seal structure and kit and method for making same - A frame assembly includes a seal structure configured for limiting the intrusion of water and the like into a displayed article (e.g., picture) receiving space thereof. The seal structure that provides a water-resistant barrier at front and rear openings of the displayed article receiving space of the frame assembly. In this manner, the frame assembly is well-suited for use in areas that are subject to the exposure to the elements, to being splashed with water, and/or being hit by flying objects thereby reducing the potential for being a safety risk, for damage to the frame and/or for damage to the displayed article.12-15-2011
20120159824Frame backing system and method for assembling - The present invention is a frame backing system to frame an item utilized with a frame with a back that is attached to said back of frame that includes a pair of formed apertures that are horizontally aligned 180 degrees from each other across the back of the frame backing system, a pair of threaded inserts placed in the formed apertures and a piece of sealing paper with a width to protect and seal the item attached to the back of frame and a plurality of apertures that correspond to an orientation of the threaded inserts and the formed apertures disposed on the frame. The system also includes a coupling device with an additional corresponding aperture with a wire with two ends that runs across the width of the sealing paper.06-28-2012
040739000 Adjustable frame height, width, or thickness 3
20080209787Adjustable frame system - The present invention relates to an adjustable frame system, and more particularly to an adjustable photo frame system. The decorating, painting and/or the like may be incorporated in this adjustable frame system09-04-2008
20120124878DISPLAY FRAME - An adjustable display frame has first and second U-shaped frame elements having aligned free end surfaces that abut to form a small display frame and are separated by first and second inert elements urged by a spring to provide a large display frame. Each U-shaped frame element has a pair of longitudinal slots which receive heads of headed studs projecting from a base disposed behind the frame elements, wherein the frame elements are secured to the base and are capable of sliding on the base from a first position, to provide the small frame, to a second position so as to provide the large frame. The inserts are slidable on the base inboard of the U-shaped frame elements and are spring biased so as to move between the free ends of the U-shaped frame elements when the U-shaped frame elements are separated by being pulled apart. Stops are provided for arresting motion of the inserts to align the inserts with the free ends of the U-shaped frame elements after the inserts have been pushed outwardly by the spring.05-24-2012
20100043268RELATING TO PICTURE FRAMES - Disclosed are a device, method, and kit relating to frames, particularly, although not exclusively, to a kit for assembling a frame for mounting art work, photographs, certificates or the like. There is provided a frame for framing an object, the frame including: joint frame members for each frame which are configured to receive two side frame members, and side frame members; and characterized in that the side frame members are substantially the same length as the object to be framed, and each joint frame member is adapted so that once the side frame members are received by the joint frame member, the side frame members extend from the joint frame member at a predetermined angle.02-25-2010
040738000 Curved picture 2
20090064555Frame assembly mountable to an object - A picture frame assembly includes a backing plate having a front surface, a rear surface, and a plurality of parallel grooves in one of the surfaces. The material and thickness of the backing plate are chosen so that the backing plate can be plastically deformed about a bending axis parallel to the grooves. At least one frame element, which can be formed integrally with the backing plate, is for provided for retaining a planar picture element against the front surface of the backing plate. A fastener extends from the rear surface for mounting the assembly to any of various objects, such as a tree, flower stem, a candle, a vase, a basket, a gift wrapping device, a container, a column, and furniture.03-12-2009
20110146126DEVICE FOR AND METHOD OF HOLDING AND DISPLAYING SHEET ARTICLES - A display device includes a foam panel resiliently bendable from a generally planar configuration to an arcuate configuration, a sheet article, such as a picture, including a base sheet bearing an image to be displayed, and an adhesive carrier for adhering the base sheet in surface area contact with the foam panel. The base sheet is non-stretchable to hold and maintain the foam panel in the arcuate configuration, thereby enabling viewing of the image in curved form. A frame of a resilient foam material may peripherally surround the foam panel in the generally planar configuration with an interchangeable, compression fit. The foam panel self-conforms to any irregularities on a support surface against which the foam panel is directly mounted.06-23-2011
040720000 Photo block 1
20100162603Photo display device - A photo display device including a top portion, a bottom portion having an upper surface and a cuboid member extending upwardly from the upper surface, and a middle portion having a translucent material, an outer surface having an elliptical curvature, a cuboid inner chamber defined by an inner surface and adapted to receive the cuboid member therein, wherein the top portion, the middle portion, and the bottom portion are adapted to be assembled as the photo display device such that the top portion rests upon the middle portion and the middle portion rests upon the bottom portion, and wherein the photo display device is adapted hold at least one substantially planar item between the cuboid member and the inner surface, and the middle portion is adapted to magnify the at least one substantially planar item when held between the cuboid member and the inner surface.07-01-2010
040797000 Cover retainer 1
20080276516Frame structure adapted to different display panel thicknesses and corresponding engaging device - A frame structure disposing thereon a specific one of plural display panels having at least a first thickness and a second thickness is provided. The frame structure includes a receptacle disposing thereon the specific display panel having a specific thickness equivalent to one of the first and second thicknesses, a set of first fastening elements, each of which includes a first protrusion, and a set of second fastening elements, each of which includes a second protrusions, wherein the sets of first fastening elements and second fastening elements are peripherally disposed around the receptacle, each of the first protrusions has a height corresponding to the first thickness and each of the second protrusions has a height corresponding to the second thickness, whereby the specific display panel is fastened by one of sets of the first and second protrusions having the respective height corresponding to the specific thickness.11-13-2008
040701000 Film holder (e.g., filmstrip, slide, etc.) 1
20080236012DISPLAY APPARATUS FRAME HAVING SLIDING COVER SLIDING ALONG DIRECTION NOT PARALLEL TO DISPLAY SURFACE OF DISPLAY APPARATUS - A displaying apparatus frame used for covering an exterior of a display apparatus. The displaying apparatus frame has a main frame and a sliding cover. The main frame has an opening corresponding to a display surface of the display apparatus. The sliding cover is connected to the main frame in a sliding way, and the sliding cover slides along a direction that is not parallel to the display surface.10-02-2008
Entries
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20090178321Re-usable, adaptable framing device - Modular elements connect together to form a framing device that supports an art package for display. Corner edges are positioned over a back support structure on which an art package rests, and are removably attached on outside corner regions of the back support structure. The corner edges at least partially sandwich an art package between the front face of the back support structure and the lips of the corner edges. Fasteners removably attach along the back support structure between corner edges. The back support structure comprises extenders attached with adjoining hardware, and support bars add extra support. Space adjusters adapt a framing device for proper fit. The framing device is re-usable and adaptable due to means of attaching and dismantling the modular elements, and by adapting modular elements to fit different sizes and aesthetic choices. Modular elements are occasionally interchangeable.07-16-2009
20130074389HOLDER FOR DISPLAYING A SHEET OF MATERIAL - A holder for displaying a sheet of material is provided. The holder includes a back plate; a front plate configured for being removably received by the back plate; a display area defined by the front plate configured to display a sheet of material; and at least one stopper configured for being removably received within an opening of the back plate. The at least one stopper is friction fit between the front plate and the back plate. The at least one stopper makes friction contact with the lip portion and the front plate when the at least one stopper is friction fit between the front plate and the back plate. The at least one stopper prevents movement of the front plate when the at least one stopper is friction fit between the front plate and the back plate.03-28-2013
20080301993DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING IMAGES ACCORDING TO A DATE - A digital photo frame with a function for displaying images according to a chosen date includes an internal memory for storing a search date and digital images; a date unit for supplying a system date; a date obtaining module for obtaining the system date from the date unit; a time frame search confirming module for confirming a time frame according to the system date and the search date; an image searching module for searching images in the internal memory or an external memory connected to the digital photo frame according to the time frame; and an image obtaining module for obtaining images according to the time frame. A method of displaying images according to a chosen date in a digital photo frame is also provided.12-11-2008
20090211138Display Article - A display article (08-27-2009
20080244949Electronic image frame system - This invention relates to electronic image frames, and in particular to electronic image frames having an electronics housing portion and a detachable frame portion that is secured in place by a tab and slot mechanism.10-09-2008
20110126440DISPLAY APPARATUS - Disclosed is a display apparatus including a first case and a second case coupled to each other to define an external appearance of the display apparatus. A fastening guide extends from an inner surface of the first case, and a fastening member is engaged with the fastening guide. The fastening member is provided with a boss portion for screw-fastening. The first case and second case are coupled to each other using the fastening guide and fastening member having a thin thickness, whereby a reduced thickness of fastening parts and stable inter-coupling of the first case and second case are accomplished.06-02-2011
20110056106I-JOIST FRAME SYSTEM WITH BEVELLED FRONT EDGE - This is a frame system that allows for the assembly of an artist frame and a surface material over the frame where there is no need for internal bracing of the frame and the contact area between the surface material and the frame is minimized. The framing system comprises pre-fabricated sections of a frame that incorporate an I-Joist design with a beveled edge lip on the front facing side. When these frame sections are assembled any stretchable material such as canvas, cloth, or plastic can be pulled over the front of the frame with the lip and connected to the back side at the top or bottom of the modular I-Joist frame.03-10-2011
20120204459Display Device and Method for Manufacturing the Same - A display device has a cover window that is light, has good resistance against external impact, and is capable of being processed with various shapes. A display device according to the present invention includes: a display panel including a display area and a non-display area; and a cover window positioned at the front side of the display panel and including a transparent area corresponding to the display area and a non-transparent area corresponding to the non-display area, wherein the cover window includes a cover window main body formed with the transparent area and the non-transparent area, and a transparent protection layer formed at the front surface of the cover window main body. The transparent protection layer extends to the rear surface corresponding to at least a portion of the non-transparent area of the cover window main body.08-16-2012
20110239510DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides a display device where the printed portion on the front window can be prevented from being shaved and defects can be prevented from being produced, and this display device has a display panel and a front window (FW) provided on the front side of the display panel and is characterized by having; a plate member (TP) pasted to the rear surface of the front window which is smaller than the front window; an adhesive film (10-06-2011

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