Patent Number: 6,293,221

Title: Apparatus for supporting a banner unfurled

Abstract: A banner and support assembly for supporting a banner or flag to a vertical rod, such as a motor vehicle antenna, in an unfurled state at all times. The assembly includes a banner formed of cloth or other flexible material and a banner support for attaching the banner to the antenna. The banner has a vertical sleeve disposed at a side edge of the banner for receiving the antenna, and a vertical sleeve disposed at the upper edge of the banner for receiving the banner support. The banner support includes a vertical clip portion and a horizontal arm disposed at the upper end of the clip portion. The clip portion is generally C-shaped having an inner diameter less than the outer diameter of the antenna to receive the banner and antenna to frictionally clamp the banner to the antenna. The arm portion of the support extends through the vertical sleeve of the banner to maintain the banner in the unfurled state at all times. In the alternative the banner support may include a C-shaped clip and an L-shaped extension formed of flexible, formstable sheet material. The L-shaped member includes an arm that extends within the horizontal sleeve of the banner to maintain the banner in an unfurled state, yet allows the banner to naturally wave in the wind. The clip secures the banner and L-shaped member to the antenna.

Inventors: Kinahan; Brian A. (Simsbury, CT)

Assignee:

International Classification: G09F 17/00 (20060101); G09F 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018