Abstract: Non-specific greeting cards having a graphic design blank area and a plurality of occasion-specific rubber stamps with their impression graphic displayed on the top of the stamp handle in a package that permits the graphic design of the cards and the stamp impression graphics to be viewed directly without opening the package.
Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including software, for creating a database of information based on one or more chess game scores, preferably by a chess engine analyzer, from which database instructive puzzles can be constructed for presentation and solution by a player.
Abstract: Illuminated poster frame with a frame box including a front frame, side panels and a rear panel, the frame box including a front clear panel. The top panel of the frame box has a slit to removably retain an inner frame that houses a poster. The inner frame has a front frame portion and a rear frame portion to removably retain the poster. The poster is printed on transparent of translucent material capable of transmitting light so that the entire poster is illuminated. The inside of the frame box includes a formed sheet having a plurality of recesses that each retains an amber LED. A translucent sheet placed in front of the LED holding sheet diffuses the light emanating from the LED's. A power source such as a battery supply or a wall pack transformer powers the LED's.
Abstract: A soft sculpture puppet and a pliable animator therefor which is in the form of an elongated member that is inserted in an appendage of the puppet in a position accessible to the hand of a puppeteer and which includes controls that can be manipulated to cause the animator to curve and bend and thereby move the appendage.
Abstract: A moisture control system for a straw bale core wall having an air pathway from the foundation of the wall to its bond beam permitting air to be pumped into the wall at the foundation level and up through the core of the wall into a plenum space at the top of the wall and out through one or more vents into the atmosphere.
Abstract: Methods and apparatus for increasing the quality of digital images produced by systems using uncorrected lenses where in-focus elements in the image space of the lens are detected and recorded as directed by data in a lookup table that specifies where light from addresses in the lens specimen plane come to focus in the lens image space.
Abstract: A sterilization container having a recess that surrounds a vent and a gasket in the recess and a filter cover that has a ridge matching the recess such that when the cover is locked in place, the cover ridge fits into the container recess and applies pressure against the gasket.