Abstract: An advertising panel for attaching to a glass door or other surface includes a panel body with a front surface configured for holding advertising material or other display. End caps are mounted on the ends of the panel body. Each end cap includes two arms extending into a channel in the panel body. The arms include grasping portions that receive a square stem of a suction cup. The suction cup extends out of the channel at a slot that is open at the back of the panel body. The cup portion of the suction cups is enclosed behind the panel body when attached to the surface. A release tab of each suction cup extends from the panel body at cut out portions of the end caps. The arm lengths maintain the release tabs at a position extending from the end caps and prevent rotation of the suction cups.
Abstract: Equipment for manufacturing a display item slide having a predetermined length is provided. The equipment includes a first feed arrangement for feeding sheet material, in use, from a roll thereof that has a width substantially equal to the length of the display item slide, a parting means for parting a narrow strip of material from a free end of the roll, and a forming arrangement for forming the strip to a predetermined profile. Further according to the invention there is provided a method of manufacturing a display item slide having a predetermined length, which includes providing a roll of sheet material that has a width substantially equal to the length of the display item slide, parting a narrow strip of material from a free end of the roll, and forming the strip to a predetermined profile. Still further the invention extends to a display item slide which has been manufactured by means of the equipment of the invention or in accordance with the method of the invention.
Abstract: A tabbing apparatus is provided that includes a pocket and a tab element disposed within the pocket in a retracted position. The tab element includes an indexing segment configured for protruding from the pocket in an extended position as a tab and for being received within the pocket in the retracted position, an anchor portion attached to the pocket, and an intermediate portion connecting the anchor portion and indexing segment and configured for folding to allow the indexing segment to move between the retracted position and the extended position. The indexing segment is configured for displaying writing thereon for indexing a file.
January 20, 2010
Date of Patent:
May 21, 2013
Andrew Goodfellow, Braden Jones, Brian Causse
Abstract: A calendar system comprising a user interface having: a century table; a weekday table; an optional first lever channel; and an optional second lever channel. The system also includes a first window in the user interface substantially adjacent to the century table; a second window in the user interface; a third window in the user interface substantially adjacent to the weekday table; a year table piece, having a century indicator that is movably displayed in the first window; and a year table, seven columms of which are movably displayed in the second window. A month/date table piece is also included, having a date table, seven columns of which are movably displayed in the third window; and a month table, seven columns of which are also movably displayed in the second window; an optional first lever coupled to the year table piece through a first lever channel in the user interface; and an optional second lever coupled to the month/date table piece through a second lever channel in the user interface.
Abstract: A calendar is provided for behavior modification as well as a method for using the same. The calendar has calendar sheets and informational sheets. The calendar has objectives sections, data collection sections, analysis sections, non-date pages and/or detachable pages for use by an individual. The calendar may be customized and/or pre-designed for an individual or by the individual. In use, the behavior information may be recorded on the calendar sheet. Information associated with daily, weekly, and/or monthly behavior may be recorded. The information may include weekly and/or monthly averages and/or summations, delta calculations, and/or minimum/maximum data. The calendar may be adapted to measure or track indicators, such as, for example, developmental progress, caloric intake, amount and type of exercise, amount of fat, sodium or sugar, amount of cigarettes smoked, blood pressure measurements, weight gain or the like. A bottom space may also be provided to record monthly goals and/or objectives.
Abstract: A perpetual monthly calendar includes a front panel with a month grid of cells capable of displaying an accurate number and configuration of cells for any month. This embodiment also includes an at least semi-transparent sheet in front of the front panel with a write-on/wipe-off surface. Another embodiment includes a front panel, a first surface with a first number matrix, and a second surface with a second number matrix. The front panel displays a grid of cells with columns representing weekdays and rows representing the upper rows of a calendar and at least one lower row of a calendar. A window is cut out of the front panel in each cell, so that when the first surface or second surface is moved horizontally, the front panel displays an accurate number and configuration of days for any month.
Abstract: A duplicate notepaper case consists of a main case body, a subordinate case body, a perpetual calendar socket and a moveable pen inserting socket, whereas the main case body is a sandwich space formed by an upper cover and a bottom socket, its hollow interior is a concave to accommodate notepaper, the pen socket mounted in the central back portion of the main case body has an arm at its side which has a shaft pin pivoted in the corresponding shaft hole in the main case body so that the pen socket can swing to one side of the main case body by means of the shaft pin.
Abstract: A clothing usage indicator including indicia representative of the days of the month, the days of the week, and the months of the year, with associated indicators that are movable along the edges and along interior slots in the device for indicating a particular day of the month, a particular day of the week, and a particular month of the year. The device includes a suitable connector for associating the device with an article of clothing, and preferably includes a loop or other device whereby the indicator can be slipped over the hooked end of a clothing hanger for association with a particular article of clothing.
Abstract: A perpetual mechanical calendar is disclosed which includes a front board having twelve windows, a sliding plate mounted behind the front board and being printed with two series of numbers, portions of which are visible through the windows of the front board, a rack and gear assembly for horizontal adjustment of the sliding plate relative to the front board, and lever assemblies for vertical positioning of the sliding plate relative to the front board. The sliding plate can be horizontally moved between seven different positions corresponding to years which begin on each day of the week. Additionally, the sliding plate can be raised and lowered to display a series of numbers which corresponds to the proper calendar for standard years in one setting and leap years in the other.
Abstract: The day-name associated with any date under the Gregorian Calendar is determined by a process which first identifies, from tabulated data correlated to seven day-name categories, the day-name assigned to the first day of a centesimal year. Additional tabulated data correlates the day-name for the first day of a centesimal year to the day-name of the first day of any year within the century following the centesimal year. A third data set correlates the day-name for the first day of any particular year to the day-name for any particular month and number date within the year.
Abstract: A calender (10) has a plurality of leaves (12) each representing a month of a year. Each leaf (12) has an outer transparent cover forming a pocket for inner and outer sheets (24,26). Inner sheet (26) has numerals therein in a precise pattern which are registered with apertures (30) in the outer sheet (24) to represent the days of the month. Inner sheet (26) has seven columns of numerals and is slidable a maximum distance no greater than the width of one column in order to adapt calendar (10) for all years.
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.
Abstract: The invention relates to a pocket calendar which is perpetual and which utilizes two arrays of elements. The first array has coordinates corresponding to the decade and the year. The elements of the array are one of fourteen designators. The second array has coordinates which correspond to the twelve months and to one of seven 31-day month tables which each begin on one of the seven days of the week. Each element of the second array is comprised of two of the designators of the first array. The location of the designator in the second array indicates the month table for the month in question. Funnels direct the user's attention to the proper month table.
Abstract: An apparatus for use in health care institutions to record and indicate when the bedding of a patient's bed should be changed comprises a body having a recording and display area and a control that sets the recording and display area to reveal a predetermined bedding control schedule for at least one patient's bed. Thus, the recording and display area and the control cooperatively define a bed change indicator that accurately records and quickly displays the most efficient and effective use of bedding for a particular patient. In preferred form, the apparatus includes a body having a groove with markings to define the display area and a display bar that slidably fits within the groove. The display bar has transparent and opaque portions, and as it slidably moves in relation to the display area, the transparent portions of the display bar reveal a predetermined bedding control schedule.
Abstract: A marker for separately indicating a plurality of related materials comprising a base plate including a first section having at least one numeral row circularly arranged thereon and a second section having an area on which a plurality of predetermined items are printed. A plurality of pointers are rotationally situated in the center of a first section of the base plate, and an indicator is situated in a second section of the base plate. The indicator includes a guide groove extending through the area where the printed items are indicated, and a plurality of sliding pins slidably situated in the guide groove to immovably point the items when required. The pointers are independently moved relative to each other without influencing the other pointers and are marked to be distinguished from each other. The sliding pins of the indicator are marked to correspond to the pointers respectively for recording necessary information by mutual cooperation.
Abstract: This invention is a perpetual desk calendar, including a base on which to stand, a hollow case on the base, windows on the front of the case for seeing selected indicia printed on movable slides inside the case; the indicia indicating a year number, a month of the year and the date of the month.
Abstract: Indicia display means comprising an indicia-bearing member having one or more sets of visible indicia located thereon in predetermined locations, and a mask member arranged to overlay the indicia-bearing member, the mask member having perforations or openings at predetermined locations to expose selected ones of said visible indicia. The mask member may be provided with a mirror image set of said indicia on the reverse side of the mask member to assist in locating the site of said openings or perforations in the mask member. The location of the indicia, the color, and/or the color of the background and/or the color of the mask areas may be used to convey information, in addition to the values assigned to the indicia themselves.
Abstract: A perpetual calendar possessing the ability to display any date, past, present or future, in a finite range, and the day of the week for that particular date without prior knowledge or calculation, includes individually gear driven indicia belts for composing month and year dates and another indicia belt which is simultaneously gear driven with the movement of any one of the aforesaid indicia belts. A single drive gear for the aforesaid individually gear driven indicia belts is shiftable into driving engagement with a selected indicia belt by linear movement of a sliding indicator on the top panel of the calendar housing. The drive shaft for the single shiftable drive gear is turned by an external knob on one side of the calendar housing.
Abstract: A slide rule-calendar having a fixed part, two sliding parts and a cursor. On the lower portion of the fixed part, the thirty-one days of the longest month are indicated horizontally. The twelve months of the year are indicated on the left vertical portion of the fixed part and also on the cursor.By positioning the two sliding parts on predetermined parameters shown on the top and bottom left portion of the fixed part which parameters correspond as a pair to a series of equivalent years and by moving the cursor to the desired day, all the days of the week of the equivalent past and future years corresponding to said pair of parameters can be determined, with only one positioning of the two sliding parts.
Abstract: A calendar utilizes an existing relationship binding together all dates, past and future, in relation to any starting date. The constant relationship between days of the week, months of the year, and numbers enables the user of the calendar without resorting to calculation to find and display any other date not known in advance by simple manipulation of moving components of the calendar. For any given date as a reference point, one may determine, for example, the day of the week of any past or future date without prior knowledge or calculation over the full range of dates encompassed by the calendar.
Abstract: First and second superposed members are mounted for relative back and forth movement along a predetermined path and one of the members has a generally rectangular window formed therein. The other of the members includes number indicia arranged in seriatim repetitively in coordinates of seven extending along the path with the coordinates spaced transversely of the path. The window is of a dimension transverse to the path to view the six laterally spaced coordinates of indicia therethrough and of a dimension longitudinally of the path to view seven indicia in each coordinate. A view masking panel is disposed intermediate the first and second members and includes a pair of elongated side-by-side indicia masking zones thereof extending along the path and including one pair of corresponding ends facing in one direction along the path and staggered lengthwise relative to the path a distance equivalent to at least seven of the indicia spaces.
Abstract: A calendar having a plate-like support adapted to be mounted in an upright or flat position. The support has a number of first strips having spaced, vertically aligned numerals thereon which indicate certain days of a month. The support has mounting means for removably positioning the strips in generally upright positions so that, when the strips are properly arranged on the support, the numerals on the strips will be in the proper positions to indicate the days of a particular month. A group of second strips with the months of the year printed thereon are used one at a time to indicate a particular month. Mounting portions on the support removably positions each of the second strips on the support. In one embodiment of the calendar, the support has a recess for storing the second strips which are not being used. In the first embodiment, the mounting portions are pegs which extend laterally from the flat front face of the support and are received in holes in the first strips.
Abstract: A calendar stand has a tray formed therein. A top surface has windows which register with the trays. A card displaying information passes through the slots and is placed on the trays and magnetically held thereon. The cards can only be removed by a special tool which passes through the slot. Additionally, a pen is provided which is secured to the stand which pen can only be opened with a special tool.
Abstract: The apparatus according to the invention maintains traditional calendar sequences and provides an intelligible adjustment and reading of data from any point of view and in any range of years. It also makes it possible to read data simultaneously in two calendar systems. The apparatus consists of two mutually movable members which are provided with indication members for individual calendar data. Their mutual position is set up according to a code marking of the actually desired month.
November 20, 1979
Date of Patent:
August 25, 1981
Racionalizacni a experimentalni laborator
Abstract: A perpetual calendar in the form of a desk calendar or wall supporting calendar including a front panel with a window cutout revealing a laterally movable slide having a projecting tab thereon engageable with notches or seats to properly locate the slide in relation to the window and maintain the slide in position. The calendar also includes printed indicia above the window opening indicating the days of the week and printed indicia below the window opening indicating the years. The slide includes indicia indicating the date of the month and additional indicia indicating the month of the year thereby providing easily adjusted indicia which can be readily observed to provide a calendar which will properly indicate the day of the week, the month, the date of the month and the year for many years.
Abstract: A biorhythmic cycle indicator having three, sine-wave-contoured plates that slidingly overlay a backing plate that has a calendar strip. The plate contours and the calendar register to provide a graphic representation of a person's biorhythmic cycle.The contours of the sliding plates are illuminated to accent the component cycles.
Abstract: A device for displaying indicia is provided comprising:(a) at least one cover member having at least one visual display means on at least one surface thereof; and(b) at least one display member slidably movable by gravity with respect to at least one of said cover members within a predetermined area underlying said cover member, said display member having at least one prepositioned indicium on at least one surface thereof, said indicium registering with at least one of said visual display means, whereby said display member slidably changes position with respect to said cover member under the force of gravity in response to rotation of said device in a substantially vertical plane to change the registry of said indicium with respect to said visual display means.In preferred embodiments of this invention a perpetual and yearly calendar is provided.
Abstract: A family of novel perpetual and multi-year calendars is obtained by various dispositions of four calendar data components, namely (1) calendar data comprising indications of the days of the month by number, (2) calendar data comprising indications of the days of the week by name, (3) calendar data comprising indications of the months of the year, and (4) indexing feature. The calendar data components are arranged in pairs on first and second display devices, one of which is movable relative to the other. The indexing feature in the perpetual calendar designs comprises a set of seven index positions and a movable index element locatable at any one of these positions. The indexing feature in multi-year calendar designs comprises a set of seven index positions labeled with calendar data including indications of the years by number.
Abstract: Sign assembly which can be readily set up and changed to display different information. The assembly includes a generally planar body with suction cups for securing the assembly to a mounting surface. Indicia carrying sign cards are removably mounted in slots formed by ribs on the body, and in one preferred embodiment the assembly is packaged as a kit with a number of different sign cards arranged in perforated sheets.
Abstract: A mine safety inspection indicator including a plurality of rotatable wheels having indicia printed on one side thereof and attached to a panel having windows therein so that the indicia is selectively visible through the windows, and further including slideable indicators whose position is correlated with indicia for giving further information, the wheels and slideable indicators including printing members cooperable with recording paper and a pressure member so as to provide a permanent record of a mine safety inspection; the device also includes a slideable warning panel which may be moved to a position out of view or moved to a visible position for giving a warning of a dangerous condition in a mine.
Abstract: An improved permanent calendar assembly adapted and structured to display any month of any year. As in known calendars of this type, the construction features a flat main body with forwardly protruding tracks for removable mating with date columns. For flexibility of display blocks or end pieces carrying dates "29", "30" and "31" are rotatably or removably mounted onto the date columns. The date mounting structure allows both sides of the blocks to be shown, one side carrying a date and the reverse side being blank.
Abstract: A biorhythm scale adapted to secure its operation and capable of directly observing the periodic day and the half-periodic day a physical, sensitive and intellectual rhythm for the individual or individuals in an accurate manner. The biorhythm calculator includes a guide interiorly of which a resilient non-slip element is firmly mounted not only to provide no slippage between vernier scales but also to eliminate an error in reading, and is comprised of a physical rhythm (P) scale, a sensitive rhythm (S) scale, an intellectual rhythm (I) scale, a day scale, and a month scale each of which is provided with racks at least one side thereof. Each of the vernier scales is slid over a fixed date scale indicative of the number of days in a month while in engagement of the racks with the non-slip element to thereby read out the biorhythm in the period as desired.
Abstract: A manually adjustable indicating device such as a wall or desk calendar, a price board or the like includes a housing structure having a central flat base plate with overturned side edges defining a storage cavity on each side of the base plate together with support plate means slidable into the housing structure between a pair of spaced guides formed along the side edges of the flat base plate and a plurality of spaced apart flanged ribs formed on the support plate so as to receive the edges of a self-coiling tape and thereby to hold that portion of the tape which is adjacent the support plate means in flat face contacting relation therewith and so as to allow the coiled ends of each tape to occupy the storage cavities on each side of the base plate, each tape having visually observable indicia thereon which may be changed by simple manual finger touch whereby the portion of the tape which is exposed is moved and whereby one end of the tape is uncoiled and the other end is coiled.
Abstract: A calendar having a front sheet with holes arranged in seven vertical and six horizontal rows. Seven slides are provided, each slide is adapted to slide in one of said vertical rows. Each slide has numbers arranged in a vertical row on the front and another on the back. Each slide is supported behind one of said vertical rows of holes with the numbers on one side of said slide exposed through the holes. The slides can be arranged behind said vertical rows of holes with the numbers thereon exposed through the holes in the order of the days of the weeks and months of the year, for any year.
Abstract: A variable calendar is provided in which the days of the week for several successive weeks are displayed in registry in first and second fixed scales which cooperate, respectively, with first and second sliding scales cumulatively displaying the calendar dates of the days of an entire month and positioned adjacent and parallel to the fixed scales with the spacing intervals of the various scale indicia being identical. The sliding scales are preferably arranged such that the first represents the calendar dates "1" to "15" and the second represents the calendar dates "16" to "31". One sliding scale is offset with respect to the other, i.e., the "16" is in registry with the "2" such that the dates will correlate properly with the days of the week when the sliding scales are positioned relative to the fixed scales.
Abstract: A master board assembly for facilitating the playing of games such as bingo, and the like, has a plurality of game indicating cards selectively mountable on a frame. The latter includes a substantially planar member provided with a plurality of spaced openings with which cooperates indicia on a selected card mounted on the frame for indicating the game being played, and a panel attached to the planar member at parallel edges of same for forming a pocket arranged for holding a selected card.
Abstract: Incorporating for the first time in a perpetual calendar the concept of separating the two digits of the "year," into a single DEACDE digit plus a single YEAR digit, this device determines the calendar for any desired century, decade, year and month whatever, by positioning these calendric time units in combination with each other in successive chain-like liaison, automatically revealing, as a result, the correct calendar desired. It consists of a number of components, each comprising one or more indicia-group-bearing and viewing-area-embracing means or elements (of whatever kind, style or nature), each of which consists either or an indicia-group region and a viewing-area (fenestella, arrow, or the like) region, or of two indicia-group regions. The desired century can, in a given calendar, be displayed in only one way; this determines the only single way in which the desired decade can then be displayed, this positioning, in turn, determining uniquely the spatial setting of the desired year, and so on.
Abstract: A scheduling board providing for the orderly listing of jobs or operations scheduled and/or contracted to be performed and the progress thereof in relation to the time allotted to each for their completion, said board incorporating an elongate, relatively narrow-width slideway extending along one side edge thereof for the reception of a plurality of discrete "day-date" tabs arranged in column formation therein, and further incorporating a wider channel disposed to the side of said slideway adapted to be filled with a multiplicity of transversely extending semi-rigid strips inscribed on their face with job or operation data, the vertical height of each of said strips being a known fraction of the vertical height of the day-date tabs, said column of day-date tabs being slidable upwardly in response to upward push force applied to the lowermost or lower tabs upon each uppermost tab having been removed from the slideway, and said topmost strip(s) being manually liftable from said channel by bowing force applied f