US Pat. No. 10,433,439

COVER FOR AN ULTRA-FLAT PANEL DISPLAY

Philip Pecorino, Bayvill...

1. A cover unit for a flat screen video display comprising:a housing having a generally rectangular shape with a front surface and a rear surface separated by a portion of the housing so that it has a relatively thin flat structure, said housing further having top and bottom surfaces;
a roller mounted in a top portion of the housing;
a cover mounted on said roller, said cover having indicia, such as art work, on a surface thereof;
a motor mounted so as to rotate the roller in one direction or the other in response to a control signal, when the roller is rotated in one direction the cover is rolled up on the roller and when the roller is rotated in the opposite direction the cover is unrolled;
a matte received within a matte slot within the bottom surface of the housing and located toward the front surface, said matte having an opening that can be sized;
a cover slot in the housing in front of the matte slot and toward the front surface in which the cover may roll up and down;
a flat video display slot in the bottom surface of the housing which is wide enough for a lower edge of a flat screen video display to be mounted therein and supported behind the matte slot toward the housing rear surface, the cover being large enough to completely cover a screen of the flat screen video display, and the matte being sized to expose only the screen of the flat screen video display when the roller is rolled up on the roller; and
mounting hardware on the rear surface of the housing for attaching the housing to a wall, wherein said matte slot and flat video display slot are grooved mounting channels in the bottom surface of the housing.