(12) United States Patent ao) Patent No.: Us 7,547,111 B2
Richmond et al. (45) Date of Patent: * Jun. 16,2009
(54) ORNAMENT WITH IMAGE PROJECTOR
(75) Inventors: Rebecca M. Richmond, Overland Park,
KS (US); Ronald L. Carlson, Riverside,
MO (US); Carol A. Kobza, Prairie
Village, KS (US); Stephen E. Finken,
Overland Park, KS (US); Therese F.
Steiger, Liberty, MO (US); Brenda S.
Klenke, Kansas City, MO (US)
(73) Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Incorporated, Kansas
City, MO (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this
patent is extended or adjusted under 35
U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
This patent is subject to a terminal dis-
(21) Appl.No.: 12/115,909
(22) Filed: May 6, 2008
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2008/0205039 Al Aug. 28, 2008
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation of application No. 11/152,817, filed on Jun. 14, 2005, now Pat. No. 7,380,956.
1,288,145 A 12/1918 Noville 1,930,359 A 10/1933 Hilgenberg
Some embodiments of a decoration apparatus may have an attractive appearance and multi-functional capabilities. The decoration apparatus may include one or more internal light sources that provide lighting effects in combination with decorative elements formed in the structure. In addition to providing internal lighting effects, the decoration apparatus may include a projector device, which is capable of displaying a light pattern on a remote surface, such as a wall or a ceiling.
20 Claims, 13 Drawing Sheets