Patent Number: 6,253,478

Title: Holder for receiving a placard with indicia and method of holding

Abstract: A holder for receiving a placard with indicia, comprising a unitary upper member having a backing and a front face, at least a portion of which is transparent, the placard to be positioned therebetween. The front face and backing each have a lower edge portion oppositely positioned. An outwardly-directed protuberance extends above, and generally the length of, each of the lower edge portions. Each protuberance can have an eave. A recessed top portion of a support member receives and engages the lower edge portions. The engagement of the upper member to the support can be by way of sliding or downward snap- or press-fit engagement. The lower edge portions may inwardly dovetail (whether to the point of releasable interlock). A first vertical-side of the backing can be sealed along a first vertical-side of the front face and the recessed top can have open and closed ends. Also, a method of holding a placard to display an indicia thereon, comprising the steps of: positioning the placard between and through oppositely located lower edge portions of each of a backing and a front face of a unitary upper member, a portion of the front face being transparent for the displaying of the indicia; and engaging the lower edge portions within a recessed top portion of a support member such that at least a portion of an undersurface of each of an outwardly-directed elongated protuberance that extends respectively above each of the lower edge portions, abuts the recessed top portion.

Inventors: Kalavity; Karen F. (Denver, CO)

Assignee: Integra Design, Inc.

International Classification: G09F 23/00 (20060101); G09F 3/20 (20060101); G09F 3/08 (20060101); G09F 023/00 (); G09F 003/18 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018