Patent Number: 6,253,476

Title: Display plate attachable to a rear of an automobile

Abstract: A display plate kit 10 is provided which allows a message display plate 20 to be attached to the rear bumper B of a vehicle V in various modes without the use of adhesives. In a first mode, the plate 20 may be attached to a tow ball T on a vehicle V by means of a top tab 30 having a slot 35 to receive a post P of the tow ball T which is threadably secured to a tow ball nut N. In a second mode, the plate 20 may be attached by means of bottom tabs 40 with holes 45 whose spacing corresponds to those of a standard license plate L so that the same screws 47 used to attach the license plate L to the vehicle V may be used to secure the display plate 20 to the front or rear bumper B of the vehicle V. In a third mode, the display plate 20 may be attached to a receiver R extending from a vehicle V by means of a tube 60 which is attachable to a front surface 24 of the display plate 20 and slidably mates with the receiver R. The kit 10 of the present invention includes lettering having a variety of font styles and colors to allows various messages to be adhesively attached to surfaces 22, 24 of the display plate 20.

Inventors: Powell; Jon R. (Modesto, CA)


International Classification: B60R 13/10 (20060101); B60R 13/00 (20060101); G09F 21/00 (20060101); G09F 21/04 (20060101); G09F 7/18 (20060101); G09F 021/04 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018