Movable Belt Patents (Class 368/40)
  • Patent number: 8675354
    Abstract: A memo board, including: a front housing including a first opening; a display module disposed behind a front side of the front housing, a front panel of the display module being exposed through the first opening of the front housing; a circuit board disposed behind the front side of the front housing, the circuit board including a memory and a controller; a back housing configured to receive the circuit board, the display module and the front housing through an opening at a front side of the back housing, the back housing including a mounting connector at a back side of the back housing; and a screen disposed at the front side of the front housing, the front panel of the display module being viewable through the screen, the screen being secured to and removed from the front housing by first and second fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Voxx International Corporation
    Inventor: Jean-Jacques L'Hénaff
  • Patent number: 7845846
    Abstract: A timepiece includes a flexible endless ribbon (10) bearing time indications (13, 14) and stretched between two parallel rollers (11, 12), and a mechanism for turning at least one of these rollers including a spring wound up inside a barrel, an escapement and a regulator member coupled to the escapement. The spring is wound up inside at least one of the rollers which thus forms the barrel of the drive mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Inventors: Francis Gerber, Sébastien Rousseau, Romain Gillet
  • Publication number: 20020181334
    Abstract: A date-displaying endless sheet has thirty-one dates consecutively carried thereon in a machine direction of the sheet. A day-displaying endless sheet has days of the week consecutively placed thereon in a machine direction of the sheet. A first pair of inserting rollers is rotated to feed the date-displaying sheet to an extent that displays the following date, while a second pair of ejecting rollers is rotated to feed the day-displaying sheet to a level that displays the following day of the week. The above-structured daily calendar is semi-permanently operable without the need for calendar sheet replacement as opposed to prior art reel type calendars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventor: Hiroo Nakano
  • Patent number: 5331609
    Abstract: A clock housing is arranged to include a front wall having a window directed therethrough, within the clock housing is arranged adjacent first and second endless belts having first and second respective self-reversing step motors arranged to direct opaque portions of the respective first and second belts along the window for indication of respective hours and minutes, with the belts reversing to present respective second colorations of the respective first and second belts upon reversing of the step motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Inventor: Alexander N. Gubin
  • Patent number: 5177713
    Abstract: A motorized slide stick calendar has a wall mount with a series of side by side slide openings and a datum. A day slide, with longitudinally spaced days of the week indicia, a month slide with month indicia and a date slide, with longitudinally spaced numbers designating days of the month are each received in separate slide openings. A clock motor is connected to index the slides relative to the datum to display the current month, day and date at the datum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Inventor: Edwin J. Doughty
  • Patent number: 4930115
    Abstract: A method of and device for recording an information signal (Vc) on a record carrier (1) are revealed. The information words of the information signal are converted into code words (200) comprising a variable number of bits of a first logic value ("1"). The number of consecutive bits of the first logic value is at least equal to P. the number of consecutive bits of the second logic value ("0") is at least Q, P being an integer greater than or equal to 1 and Q being an integer greater than P. the code words are selected in such a way that for information words of successive values the associated code words differ for only one bit. During recording an elementary mark (54) is formed on the record carrier for every bit of the first logic value. Moreover a read device for the record carrier thus obtained is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1990
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corp.
    Inventors: Johannes J. Verboom, Constant P. M. J. Baggen, Cornelis M. J. Van Uijen, Erik W. Gaal
  • Patent number: 4709493
    Abstract: A device having a housing with two columns of windows and a date window adjacent the top window of one of the columns. A roll of paper is disposed within the housing, with the opposed ends of the paper fixed to separate shafts. The shafts are rotatably connected to the housing and rotation of the shaft moves the midportion of the roll of paper past the windows. An end of each shaft protrudes from the housing to permit manual rotation of the shafts, and the opposed end of one shaft is fitted with an end member. The end member has a conical nose and radially outwardly extending projections. Adjacent to the end member is a clock having a bar attached to the hour shaft for rotation therewith. The bar has a sufficient length to contact the projections of the end member, thereby causing the paper to move from one shaft toward the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1987
    Inventor: Charles E. Sapp
  • Patent number: 4240153
    Abstract: A device for continuously and automatically graphically displaying an individual's biorhythm functions. The device comprises a generally cubicle enclosure in which a plurality of endless loops are rotatably disposed. Separate, preferably translucent loops provided to indicate the physical, emotional, and intellectual biorhythm functions are marked with a sinusoidal waveform corresponding to the particular biorhythm function displayed. The loops over-lie each other throughout a substantial portion of their length to provide a composite graphical biorhythm display which is visible through an illuminated viewing area provided at the front of the device. An internal motor is provided to continuously drive suspension spools on which the loops are mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1980
    Inventor: Raymond L. Merritt