PATENT OF THE WEEK – DISPLAY STRUCTURE
Today’s patent was invented by Gary R. Virsen on July 29, 1980, bearing patent no. US4214392A.
The present invention is relating to a display structure that includes a plurality of rectangular frames hinged together and having display panels mounted in display areas defined by the frames. Each frame includes a horizontal top frame member having downturned end portions and U-shaped frame members having horizontal bottom frame portions and laterally spaced apart vertical tubular side frame portion.
Connector pins at the end portions of the top frame members are received in the open upper ends of the tubular side frame portions. Display panels in the display areas are formed with outwardly projecting mounting tabs that are received in the slots of the side frame portions to hold the panels in place. These supporting legs have yokes at their upper ends that slidably engage the bottom frame portions of given ones of the frames. And clamping elements releasably lock the bottom frame portions against sliding movements in the yokes.