Title:
Curved temporary display wall
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A curved temporary display wall consisting of vertical structural members and a curved rail used both as a base and a top rail holding the structural members from which a cornice bracket assembly allowing graphics to be displayed offset from the curved display wall is attached at any height along the vertical length of the structural members.



Inventors:
Laskowski, Leonard (Chicago, IL, US)
Bostiancic, Paul (Chicago, IL, US)
Application Number:
09/821145
Publication Date:
10/03/2002
Filing Date:
03/29/2001
Assignee:
LASKOWSKI LEONARD
BOSTIANCIC PAUL
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
52/238.1, 52/481.1
International Classes:
E04B2/74; (IPC1-7): E04H1/00
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Primary Examiner:
HORTON, YVONNE MICHELE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Orum & Roth (Chicago, IL, US)
Claims:

I claim:



1. A curved temporary display wall comprising: vertical structural members having a front face, top and bottom ends, curved top and bottom rails; said vertical structural members removably connected at top and bottom ends to said curved top and bottom rails.

2. The curved temporary display wall of claim 1 further including: cornice bracket assemblies having a base and an outer end; said cornice bracket base attached to said vertical structural member along its length, display graphics are attachable to said outer end of said cornice bracket assembly.

3. The curved temporary display wall of claim 2 wherein: said vertical structural members have slots along said front face for receiving at least one hook on the base of said cornice bracket assemblies.

4. The curved temporary display wall of claim 2 wherein: said cornice bracket assembly further comprises an inner and an outer telescoping channel disposed between said base and said outer end.

5. The curved temporary display wall of claim 1 wherein: said top and bottom rails are configured to create a concave curved temporary display wall.

6. The curved temporary display wall of claim 1 wherein: said top and bottom rails are configured to create a convex curved temporary display wall.

7. The curved temporary display wall of claim 1 further comprising at least one stabilizing offset attached at an end of said curved temporary display wall to increase lateral stability of said curved temporary display wall.

8. The curved temporary display wall of claim 1 wherein: said vertical structural members have a substantially z shaped cross section.

9. The curved temporary display wall of claim 1 further comprising at least one corner flashing extending between said top and bottom rails, said corner flashing creating a flush corner surface.

10. The curved temporary display wall of claim 2 wherein: A first part of the curved temporary display wall has display graphics attached to said outer end of said cornice bracket assemblies; and a second part of the curved temporary display wall has display graphics attached to said vertical structural members; said first and second parts arranged and configured so that said display graphics are aligned to present a common contiguous curved surface.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] This invention is in the field of wall structures, specifically temporary display wall structures. Previously, temporary display walls were flat and composed of many dissimilar components. The invention solves these problems.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0002] A curved temporary display wall consisting of a reduced number of unique components. A curved base/top rail holds vertical supports from which a panel or display graphic may be attached at various levels along the length of the vertical support piece. A cornice bracket assembly that attaches to the vertical supports anywhere along their length allows hanging of panels or display graphics offset at a variable distance from the wall. The various components are designed to be inexpensive to manufacture, lightweight, quick to assemble/disassemble, and easy to transport.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0003] FIG. 1 is an isometric schematic of a curved top or bottom base member.

[0004] FIG. 2 is an isometric schematic of a top or bottom rail.

[0005] FIG. 3 is a schematic top view of a vertical member.

[0006] FIG. 4 is a schematic side view of a portion of a vertical member.

[0007] FIG. 5 is a schematic view taken along Section A of FIG. 3 showing the center portion of the vertical member.

[0008] FIG. 6 is an isometric schematic of a cornice bracket assembly.

[0009] FIG. 7 is a side schematic view of a cornice bracket assembly.

[0010] FIG. 8 is a top schematic view of a cornice bracket assembly.

[0011] FIG. 9 is a top schematic view of one embodiment of an assembled curved wall.

[0012] FIG. 10 is a front schematic view of one embodiment of an assembled curved wall.

[0013] FIG. 11 is an isometric schematic view of the curved wall embodiment shown in FIGS. 9 and 10.

[0014] FIG. 12 is an exploded blow up of Section A from FIG. 11.

[0015] FIG. 13 is an exploded blow up of Section B from FIG. 11.

[0016] FIG. 14 is a top schematic view of another embodiment of a curved wall.

[0017] FIG. 15 is a front schematic view of another embodiment of a curved wall.

[0018] FIG. 16 is an isometric schematic view of the curved wall embodiment shown in FIGS. 14 and 15.

[0019] FIG. 17 is an exploded blow up of Section A of FIG. 16.

[0020] FIG. 18 is an exploded blow up of Section B of FIG. 16.

[0021] FIG. 19 is a top schematic view of another embodiment of a curved wall.

[0022] FIG. 20 is a front schematic view of another embodiment of a curved wall.

[0023] FIG. 21 is an isometric schematic view of the curved wall shown in FIGS. 19 and 20.

[0024] FIG. 22 is an exploded blow up of Section A of FIG. 21.

[0025] FIG. 23 is an exploded blow up of Section B of FIG. 21.

[0026] FIG. 24 is a top schematic view of another embodiment of a curved wall.

[0027] FIG. 25 is a front schematic view of another embodiment of a curved wall.

[0028] FIG. 26 is a side schematic view taken along Section A of FIG. 25.

[0029] FIG. 27 is an alternative schematic side view of Section A of FIG. 25.

[0030] FIG. 28 is a schematic side view taken along Section B of FIG. 25.

[0031] FIG. 29 is an alternative embodiment schematic side view taken along Section B of FIG. 25.

[0032] FIG. 30 is an isometric schematic view of the curved wall embodiment shown in FIGS. 24 and 25.

[0033] FIG. 31 is an exploded blow up of Section A of FIG. 30.

[0034] FIG. 32 is an exploded blow up of Section B of FIG. 30.

[0035] FIG. 33 is a schematic top view of a curved wall.

[0036] FIG. 34 is a front schematic view of another embodiment of a curved wall.

[0037] FIG. 35 is an isometric schematic view of the curved wall shown in FIGS. 33 and 34.

[0038] FIG. 37 is a side view of the curved wall of FIG. 35.

[0039] FIG. 38 is an alternative embodiment side view of FIG. 35.

[0040] FIG. 39 is a schematic top view of another embodiment of a curved wall.

[0041] FIG. 40 is a schematic front view of a curved wall.

[0042] FIG. 41 is a schematic side view of the curved wall of FIG. 39 taken along Section A.

[0043] FIG. 42 is an alternative schematic side view of the curved wall of FIG. 40 taken along Section A.

[0044] FIG. 43 is a schematic side view of the curved wall of FIG. 40 taken along Section B.

[0045] FIG. 44 is an alternative schematic side view of the curved wall of FIG. 40 taken along Section B.

[0046] FIG. 45 is an isometric schematic view of the curved wall of FIGS. 39 and 40.

[0047] FIG. 46 is a schematic top view of another embodiment of a curved wall.

[0048] FIG. 47 is a schematic front view of another embodiment of a curved wall.

[0049] FIG. 48 is a schematic side view of the curved wall of FIG. 47 taken along Section A.

[0050] FIG. 49 is an alternative embodiment of a schematic side view of the curved wall of FIG. 47 taken along Section A.

[0051] FIG. 50 is a schematic side view of the curved wall of FIG. 47 taken along Section B.

[0052] FIG. 51 is an alternative embodiment of a schematic side view of the curved wall taken along Section B.

[0053] FIG. 52 is an isometric schematic view of the curved wall shown in FIGS. 46 and 47.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0054] The invention may be assembled in many configurations, examples of which are shown in FIGS. 11, 16, 21, 30, 35, 45, 52 and associated schematic views of same. In these embodiments, all of the structural components are fabricated from 18 gauge cold rolled steel. Surface finishes of the components may be, for example: painted, galvanized, anodized, chrome or zinc plating.

[0055] The top-bottom rail is constructed from a planar base member 1 as shown in FIG. 1, combined with left and right “L” shaped flanges 2 to form a rail 3, as shown in FIG. 2, which is used upon both the top and bottom surfaces. For long walls, top-bottom rails 3 may be joined to each other by a connection plate 4. Shortened top-bottom rail pieces 12 and corner rail pieces 7 allow custom sizing and clean corner edges.

[0056] The vertical members 5, as shown in FIGS. 3, 4, and 5, are formed in a “Z” configuration having slots along their front face. The “Z” configuration is formed from a single piece of flat material, substantially increasing the materials structural rigidity. As shown in FIGS. 12, 13, 17, 18, 22, 23, 31 and 32, vertical members 5 are inserted into the bottom and top rails and fixed with screws or bolts. Corner flashing 6 creates a flush corner surface.

[0057] Cornice bracket assemblies 20, shown in FIGS. 6, 7 and 8, may be used to hang the panels or display graphics 11 offset from the curved wall structure. The cornice bracket has a base 21 which has hooks that mate with the slots in the vertical members. For additional support, a stabilizing bracket 22 may be used between the vertical member 5 and the cornice bracket. Connected to the cornice bracket is a pair of channels 23, 24, one telescoping in the other. At the outside end of the inner channel is a pivot clinch assembly consisting of a pivot bracket 25 and a clinch plate 26. The pivot bracket 25 is attached to the telescoping channel 24, having a flat surface for attaching panels or display graphics 11 thereto. The cornice bracket assembly 20 may be placed at any height along the vertical structure members 5. To provide structural stability along or at either end of the curved display wall, cornice brackets attaching the curved wall to a permanent wall may be used.

[0058] Curved and straight rail base pieces may be used to create outward, flat, or inward curving walls of any combination. The invention may also be used to create a flat wall anchored to an existing curved surface. Complex wall designs may include attaching rectangular structures 9 and/or archways 10 in a seamless manner. The size of the curve radius may be varied as well as the overall height of the vertical members 5. To minimize permanent damages to the installation area, the base rails 3 may be mounted on a dummy flooring material 8, for example, plywood.

[0059] The patent invention is entitled to a range of equivalents and is to be limited in scope only by the following claims.