Retractable stanchion barrier with flexible RGB display matrix use several stanchion sets comprised of an stanchion header, a base that is weighted and the pin for the stanchion. Every stanchion set includes a flexible LED stanchion ribbon which extends across each of the stanchion heads. A computer control system controls the operation of the flexible RGB display. Flexible LED ribbons for stanchion displays are able to extend from one stanchionhead and connect to another. The stanchion heads can be attached on walls, doors or posts of stanchion. This system can be made ultra-portable, or utilized as fixtures.

1. Field of the Invention

The invention is generally related to pedestrian barriers. More particularly, the invention is directed toward a retractable stanchion barrier with a flexible LED RGB display matrix.

2. Description of the Related Art

Pedestrian barriers have been described in art. In the area of pedestrian flow management the term “stanchion” refers to an upright bar or post that can include retractable belts velvet ropes or plastic chains. Stanchion systems may be used together with wall-mounted barriers bars, barricades, or printed signs. Stanchion barriers are typically employed to control crowds, effective people flow at large events , security checkpoints as well as construction site safety.

Retractable belt stanchions are a popular form of pedestrian flow control. These crowd control barriers are made to direct the crowd towards an event or through a line of people waiting in a queue. The examples of retractable belt stanchions are found nearly everywhere in contemporary society.

The mechanics of retractable belt stanchion systems generally refer to the stanchion head that houses the retractable belt. For instance, a spring-loaded spring-loaded stanchionhead that retracts an extended cord and then returns it to its housing, allowing it to store it or create an interruption in a queue. Stabilization systems for retractable belts that function without traditional stanchions may be similar. Belts that retract can be mounted on walls may be connected to stationary objects or walls to isolate particular areas. Suchretractable belt barriers are commonly used in manufacturing and warehouse locations, but also in hospitals, power stations and other facilities.

Pedestrian advertising stanchion systems could be constructed with a rigid design that allows for integrated branding as well as marketing signs. In these systems, a sign with a graphic can be attached onto a stanchion system in lieu of ropes or belts. They allow complete control of the route and flow of traffic while allowing a property manager or owner to make arrangements an opportunity for direct marketing to pedestrian traffic. The banners are able to brand your business and offer modern crowd control.

LED (light emitting diode display) display systems are well-known within the field of. LED panels are used on public transport departure indicators and many other devices requiring a simple alphanumeric (and/or graphic) display device with limited resolution. The typical LED display is comprised of a dot-matrix of LED lights that are arranged in a rectangular arrangement (other designs are also possible but are not commonly used) in which, by turning the lights off or on texts or graphics may be displayed. Computer controllers convert instructions from processors into signals that turns on or off indicator elements in the matrix to ensure that the required display is generated.

Presently, there exists a need for a customizable LED display system that can be incorporated into an adjustable belt stanchion that is adjustable and designed to stand up to the repeated rolling and unrolling of an stanchion’s head that has the rewindspring mechanism.

The object of the present invention is to provide an improved stanchion device that includes a retractable belt stanchion barrier with a flexible LED RGB display matrix that is adaptable and built to withstand repeated unrolling and rolling through the stanchion head, which has an rewind spring mechanism. The present invention also aims to design a pedestrian-friendly barrier that is cost-effective and easy to move. Another object of the invention is to create an easily programmed system that can provide high-visibilityand important information to pedestrians having to wait in lines to pass through security checkpoints.

The retractable stanchion system with an adjustable RGB matrix display is made up of at least one or more stanchion module comprised of a stanchionhead, an elongated base, and a stanchionpost. Each stanchion module also has a flexible LED stanchionsribbon display that extends from every head. In embodiments of the invention the flexible LED stanchion ribbon display may extend from one stanchion and connect to a second stanchion. The device is intended to be ultra-portablewhere rigid display systems aren’t practical or desirable.

As a retractable barrier system, the invention could comprise a retractable LED barrier comprising a reel case, a LED ribbon reel body, a retraction spring as well as a power supply computer systems as well as a LED ribbon display that extends outwards and retracts into said reel case. This version of the invention can be used independently of a Stanchion , and can be attached to other things, such as walls or doors. This system could be used as a permanent fixture. It could also incorporate longer lengths of LED ribbon displays.

The belt stanchion barrier that retracts equipped with a flexible LED RGB display matrix could be used for quickly providing important, high visibility information. These information could include information about dangerous conditions, directions, estimated times of arrival at specific locations, and information related specifically to locations. Examples are airport security lines, sporting events, night clubs or conventions, emergency shelters, or any place where large groups of people are required to go through checkpoints and lines.

A retractable belt stanchion barriers could be combined with an LED RGB matrix display matrix to create an effective advertising device with high-visibility. The system could be used at shopping centers or at malls. It is also that is able to catch the attention of people passing by.

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