Banner display assembly and method

  • US 7,774,967 B1
  • Filed: 06/02/2008
  • Issued: 08/17/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/08/2007
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A rectangular frame for the containment and display of banners comprising:

  • a mounting surface; and

    ,a spindle for the lengthwise insertion lengthwise through a rolled banner; and

    ,a vertical frame member supportive of said spindle and vertically attachable to said mounting surface; and

    ,a joining member; and

    ,a plurality of extruded segments attached to said mounting surface,each segment having a lengthwise open channel, shaped for the insertion and lengthwise travel of a banner edge, and,each said lengthwise open channel longitudinally divided by a divider forming an enclosed channel, and,each divider defining a border between said lengthwise open channel and said enclosed channel, anda top horizontal rail and a bottom horizontal rail each formed from said plurality of segments laid end to end, fastened to said mounting surface and expandably joined to each other by said joining member; and

    ,a first end-cap vertically attached to said mounting surface, said first end-cap having a base portion and flap portion hinge-ably connected and movable between a closed position partially occluding said vertical frame member supportive of said spindle and an open position providing access to said vertical frame member supportive of said spindle; and

    ,a second end-cap vertically attached to said mounting surface, said second end-cap having a base portion and flap portion hinge-ably connected and movable between a closed position occluding the ends of said top and bottom horizontal rails, and an open position exposing said ends of said top and bottom horizontal rails; and

    ,a plurality of banner retention members; and

    ,a plurality of regularly spaced fastener positioning apertures.

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