Abstract: Methods and apparatus for recovering a transaction cost in connection with a transaction between a customer and a merchant are provided. The transaction cost may be recovered from a transaction that originates at a merchant location associated with a merchant category code. The transaction cost may be recovered from a low-value purchase. A recovery amount associated with the low-value purchase may include a fixed amount. The recovery amount associated with the low-value purchase may include a percentage of the acceptance cost. The recovery amount may be shared among two or more transaction participant. The recovery amount may be dynamically adjusted. Methods and apparatus may include providing adequate notice of changes in the recovery amount. The transaction cost may be recovered utilizing central control over network of merchant locations.
Abstract: A warning triangle has a simplified structure and is operable in accordance with the requirement of energy saving and manufactured at lower cost. The warning triangle structure includes a first board body, a second board body and a third board body, which are assembled with each other. Each of the board bodies has a first face and a second face, which together define an internal cavity. At least one light source and a light guide strip for guiding light are disposed in the cavity. The second and third board bodies are pivotally connected with movable stands for supporting the warning triangle in use. The second and third board bodies can be selectively collapsed onto the first and second faces of the first board body to minimize the volume of the warning triangle.
Abstract: Data capture and workflow management devices, systems, and methods are provided. In one embodiment, a system includes a data processing system having a processor and a storage device. The storage device may include application instructions encoded therein, and the application instructions may include a workflow engine to facilitate healthcare delivery to a patient. The system may further a data capture device to communicate data to the data processing system over a network. The data capture device may be provided in the form of a magnet board including a plurality of magnetic sensors to detect user-placement of a magnet within a region associated with a magnetic sensor.
Abstract: A calendar system comprising multiple (i.e., twelve) magnetic “month” sheets for each calendar month of the year, a magnetic “To Do List” sheet and a magnetic “Six Weeks at a Glance” sheet. Each sheet includes a header section that can variably depict the current month, year and/or day. The system further includes a plurality of magnetic “week” strips for securing to one of the sheets. Each “week” strip includes seven columns each having a day of the week imprinted adjacent thereto. Adjacent each day of the week indicia is a date space to which one of the numbered tabs is secured to appropriately label each day with the corresponding date for the particular week. A plurality of color-coded event tabs are also included for magnetically securing to one of the “week” strips positioned on a “Month” sheet or the “Six Weeks at a Glance” sheet, or directly to the “To Do List” sheet. Each time a week elapses, a “week” strip is moved from the current “Month” sheet to the “Six Weeks at a Glance Sheet.
Abstract: Disclosed therein is a calendar board capable of distinguishing a holiday and an ordinary day with one block. The calendar board includes: a board body in which a magnetic body is embedded and on which a date table is printed, the date table having a month indication section located on the front surface of the board body, an array of day sections located beneath the month indication section for dividing days, arrays of date sections located beneath the array of day sections, and a memo section having a space for allowing a user to take a memo; and thirty-one date blocks respectively bonded on an edge of the upper portion of each section of the arrays of date sections, each date block having two colors printed on both sides thereof for distinguishing a holiday and an ordinary day, each date block being smaller than the memo section formed on the date dividing table.
Abstract: A multi-functional calendar structure includes a calendar made up of a set of upper and lower layers wherein the upper layer has week elements, day elements, and month elements respectively marked at the front face thereon, and a plurality of empty elements for recording important occasions or favorable/forbidden events in the month sequentially arranged at the bottom of the front face thereon. Each of the day and empty elements is provided with a set of top and bottom dotted tearing lines, a set of transversely U-shaped left and right cut areas disposed at both adjacent edges of the top/bottom dotted tearing lines thereof, an oblique cut opening defining the lower section of the left cut area thereof, and an adhesive portion properly coated at the reverse face thereon and limited within the left/right cut areas thereof. The lower layer is also provided with identical day and empty elements in corresponding positions relative to that of the upper layer thereof.
Abstract: A countdown or advent type calendar for a selected time interval includes the concurrent provision of a text message and completion or modification of a pictorial design during the sequential indication of the date during the countdown.
Abstract: A calendar comprising a medium upon which a plurality of indicia are applied, wherein each of the indicia coacts with an adjacent indicia, and wherein each of the indicia is visually indicative of a complete lunar day and a complete solar day. Each indicia for the lunar day coacts with two indicia for the solar day and each indicia for the solar day coacts with two indicia for the lunar day. Additionally, the calendar comprises an interlocking notched indicia weekday banner, wherein the interlocking notched indicia weekday banner represents the relation between the seven days of a Jewish week and the seven days of a secular week. Furthermore, each indicia may form a plurality of indicia identifying a respective plurality of days, a respective one or more weeks, a respective one or more months, or a respective one or more years.
Abstract: A multiyear calendar in the form of a multipage, book-like assembly with a standard page and 14 leaves on top thereof, each leaf rotatable along an edge seam to expose another leaf below. The standard page has a two dimensional array which graphically presents the basic information of the day and date for any given month in any given year. Each of the leaves lists the years for which it is used and a vertical array of 12 symbols each designating a month of the year and usable, in conjunction with the standard page, to determine the first day of each month.
Abstract: A scheduling sign system includes a main sign, at least one entity indicator, and at least one alternative indicator. The main sign displays an array of units of time. The entity indicator, which is separate from the main sign, displays information identifying an entity, e.g., a person. The alternative indicator, which is separate from the main sign and the entity indicator, displays information identifying a location, reminder, appointment, or activity, e.g., a scheduled doctor's appointment. The entity indicator indicates (e.g., points to) either a particular time on the main sign, e.g., the time of the doctor's appointment, or a particular alternative indicator. The alternative indicator indicates (e.g., points to) a particular time on the main sign or a particular entity indicator.
Abstract: Calendar Planning System with a housing including flat front and rear panels, side panels, a bottom and top panel. The housing has within it a plurality of horizontally disposed belts and associated pulleys having regularly spaced indices printed on them. The front panel of the housing has a plurality of apertures that allow the indices to appear through the apertures. The front panel is constructed of a ferrous metal material and coated with a write on wipe off surface. The front panel is divided graphically into five rows, each row containing seven boxes. Thirty-one of those boxes represent the days of the month. One side panel has openings that allow thumb wheels mounted on the pulleys to protrude thereby allowing the user to advance or retract the belt thereby advancing or retracting the indices that appear through the front panel apertures. Activity indicating color coded icons each have a magnetic back allowing them to adhere to the front panel.
Abstract: A food age organization system that provides the user with a convenient way by which to label the leftover food containers in their refrigerators, indicating the date upon which it was placed therein. Simple in design, the system incorporates a color-coding system wherein the date upon which a food storage container was placed in a refrigerator can be ascertained quickly and easily.
Abstract: A perpetual calendar has a free standing or wall hung structure supporting an anchor point and a number of concealed magnets. A pointer magnet is attached by a line to the anchor point. Attraction between the pointer magnet and a selected one of the concealed magnets can support the pointer magnet and line in levitation against gravitational pull. The concealed magnets may be arranged in an arc on the calendar structure, with day, month or year data indicated along the arc at locations corresponding to the concealed magnet locations, so that the line and pointer magnet serve as a visual indicator of selected calendar data. Multiple displays of calendar data may be provided on a calendar structure, including multiple levitated pointer displays or combinations of levitated displays and sliding pointer displays.
Abstract: A property maintenance scheduling system has a calendar for displaying a current month. The calendar has an area for listing property maintenance to be performed during the month. The maintenance system further has two pluralities of labels. The first labels are to be placed on the calendar to indicate the date that specific maintenance is due to be performed. The second labels are to be placed on each item to record the date on which an item will next be serviced. The calendar may also be electronic in nature. A notebook may further be provided in the property maintenance scheduling system. The notebook is used for detailing the procedure for each property maintenance task to be performed during the month. The notebook may further be used for recording details of the work performed for each property maintenance task.
Abstract: A message calendar for suggesting engaging in specified activities on a selected day in the future. The calendar has a main panel bearing indicia corresponding to all days and months of a calendar year. Masks are removably placed on the calendar to indicate a selected activity and a selected day. Each mask is configured to bear a pictorial device symbolic of the intended activity. Each mask has an opening for revealing indicia corresponding to the selected day and for concealing indicia corresponding to adjacent days. Additionally, removably adhered members bearing messages rendered in written languages may be adhered to further comment on proposed activities. The calendar includes a clock face having movable hands and an area devoid of indicia for storing masks and members bearing written messages by adherence.
Abstract: A calendar organizer for displaying one month comprising six rows of seven pouches, the pouches representing days of the month while the rows represent weeks. The pouches are dimensioned to easily receive a number of standard mailing envelopes. Mail, messages, or reminders are inserted into the pouch representing the relevant date. A means is provided for changing the pouch numbering to match the present month. The pouches are attached on backing material allowing the calendar to be displayed, such as hanging from the top edge of a door or a wall. Accessory pouches are also provided which store reminders identifying important events, holidays, vacations, bill payment docketing, etc.
Abstract: The method and device are for identifying and tracking garment and accessories in order to avoid repeating in wearing of the same garment and accessories to the same social function or occasion in its next occurrence. Distinctive identification devices are attachable to the garment and/or accessories after each function and the occasion is recorded either on such identification devices or in an associated recording device such that it can be ascertained that in the next occurrence of the same social function the same garment and accessories would not be worn again.
Abstract: A combination desktop calendar and picture frame which allows a user to insert his or her picture or photo of choice into the front cover of the calendar. A plurality of calendar pages are held inside the front cover. The calendar pages are somewhat wider than the front cover so that a portion of the calendar page is visible to one side of the front cover. The visible portion has a compact calendar printed on it which can be highlighted by marking important dates or by placing self stick clear or transparent, tinted shapes over important dates, each shape corresponding to a different type of event such as birthdays, anniversaries or the like. The internal construction of the calendar is such that the calendar pages may be flipped so that the current month or week is at the front most location after opening the front cover. An easel or magnetic backing is included for holding the unit in a substantially upright position on a desktop or countertop or attached to a refrigerator, file cabinet, wall, etc.
Abstract: At the front waistband of a feminine undergarment, a clip holding band is equipped by sewing horizontal and vertical threads in a grid form, and below the clip holding band, a date portion is located in which numerals and heart shapes are printed in two lines. Both edges of the clip holding band are designed to be sewn as to extend from the date portion. At first, a gold heart-shaped clip is hooked on the right end portion and a silver heart-shaped clip is hooked on the left end of the clip holding band with a vertical pin and a horizontal pin. Moving the clip on to the clip holding band above the date of the date portion below and allowing the vertical pin tip end to protrude from the clip holding band enables the clip to indicate the date below. This enables the recording of the date when the period began and allows for the computation of the time until the next period begins.
Abstract: A scheduling board having a multiplicity of horizontal designations and a series of vertical designations allows the placement of markers at the intersections of the designations to indicate a job or functions which is scheduled, for example, at a particular time. The board allows three or more designation variables, such as day, time and function, to be coordinated by means of the board. The board is highly visible and accessible for operators and users.
Abstract: A woman's calendar comprises a markable, erasable surface delineated into an array of boxes representing the months and days of the calendar year, and a marker or markers for representing periodic events of interest on the day of their actual or anticipated occurrence. Events recorded on the calendar, according to a prescribed legend, are transcribed monthly or annually to a permanent archive record.
Abstract: An automatic calendar comprising a first scroll intermittently movable in a vertical direction and carrying a multiple month display of consecutive calendar days arranged in weeks disposed transversely with respect to its direction of travel; a second transparent scroll intermittently movable orthogonally with respect to the first scroll and having a current day indicator with which to identify the current calendar day carried on the first scroll; and drive and timing means to move the first scroll vertically in weekly intervals coordinated with motion of the second scroll to move the day indicator intermittently in daily intervals from left to right so as to identify in sequence the current calendar day carried on the first scroll.
Abstract: An educational calendar includes a base web formed of a fibrous material arranged to include a first base to removably mount a monthly indicator plate, with a plurality of rows and columns of date spaces, with each column of date spaces having a date designation mounted to each of the seven columns. The date plates mounted upon the date spaces are of contrasting coloration and configurations for the education and amusement of children and the like. A modified date plate structure is arranged to include a tablet dispensing pocket for use by children.
Abstract: A calendar for orienting selected sheets upon the happening of an event of program, is made from three portions: (a) a lower portion which contains a plurality of sheets where each sheet represents a selected period of time such as a mouth (b) an upper portion which contains a plurality of sheets containing printed and/or pictured information on both sides of the sheet and (c) a center portion which interconnects the upper portion and the lower portion using a ring or spiral binding system. Upon the happening of a selected event, such as conception, the particular mouth when conception occurs can be selected and the preceding sheets can be folded against the center portion, then the particular upper sheet containing the information relating to conception can be selected and along with the following remaining sheets of the upper section can be folded against the preselected unneeded sheets from the lower portion of the calendar.
Abstract: An organizer and reminder device generally presented in a calendar format for the reminder of the user to take certain pills, medicines, etc. on indicated days of the month by providing a plurality of containers secured on a mounting panel through windows representative of days of the month and formed in a plurality of stacked sheets wherein each sheet is representative of a different month of the calendar year and an exposed one of the stacked sheets is representative of a current month. One or more pills, medicines, etc. to be taken on a given day of the month are located in an appropriately positioned container.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a dosage calendar comprising at least two time scales (2, 3), the units 21a, 21b . . . ) of the first scale (2) being the day in the month or week or else a fraction of a day in the month, week or day, and the second scale (3) having a number of unit elements (31a, 31b . . . ) with a value of seven or a multiple of seven, which is equal to or directly greater than the total number of unit doses of drug to be administered, according to whether or not this number is divisible by seven, at least one of the two said scales including a recognition mark which can be changed by the user during the treatment.
Abstract: A map holder for automotive vehicles comprising a transparent cover and a bottom plate adapted to receive a map therebetween. A telescopic pointer is slidably and pivotally secured on the bar which is mounted on the bottom plate. This arrangement allows tracing a route and pinpointing the actual location of the vehicle on the map. A non-permanent marker is used to apply a route on the transparent cover. After the desired destination is reached, the marking on the transparent cover is erased by a soft paper tissue or the like.
Abstract: A hospital patient medication record card system that includes a medication card mounted to a back support that in turn has a guide member affixed to its bottom edge. The guide member has markings, generally hour numerals, that generally indicate times related to the administration of medication for the patient. A marker member slidably mounted to the guide member can be selectively positioned over the numeral that indicates the time of the administration of the medication.
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: A new calender marker composed of a frame member having a window therein and fixing means provided on the frame member to attach said calendar marker to a calendar sheet. Said fixing means is specifically at least one protuberance provided on one side of the frame member and having a recess therein. Said recess has a small diameter section formed in the outer side thereof and a large diameter section formed in the inner side thereof. Manually deformable sticky plastic material is charged into said recess such that a portion thereof project from the recess.
Abstract: A display mount apparatus has a mounting board of predetermined width and a pad of sheet material having a predetermined width less than the predetermined width of the mounting board. A polymer binding extends around the mounting board and around all or a portion of the pad of sheet material to support the pad or sheet material to the mounting board. The polymer binding has a slight resiliency and may have imprinting thereon to indicate a day on a calendar, or the like. The method of making a display mount includes the steps of selecting a mounting board of predetermined width and a pad of sheet material of a predetermined width less than the width of the mounting board, binding the pad to the mounting board with a polymer strip extending around the mounting board and around at least a part of the sheets of the pad of sheet material.
Abstract: A yearly calendar comprises a board (10) having an array of sections, one for each day of the year, each section having a hole (20) which contains a paper roll (24) printed with a message appropriate or useful for the respective day, such as a fortune, horoscope, riddle, anecdote, quotation, aphorism, etc. The paper rolls are retained by paper overlays (18, 22) on both sides of the board. A user of the calendar punches out each day's paper roll, perferably on the morning of such day. The paper rolls fall down a passageway (16) at the back of the board to a tray (34, 36) under the board, whereupon it is unrolled and read by such user. The punched-out sections of the board provide a useful graphic indication of elapsed days of the year.
Abstract: A typing copy stand is provided for use in conjunction with a typewriter. This typing copy stand comprises a support plate having a pair of vertically extending and spaced apart slots for cooperative engagement with a guideline bar. The guideline bar has flanges which project through the slots and are connected to one another by a tension spring to bias the flanges into frictional engagement with the sides of the slots. The bar may be frictionally retained at a desired position but is easily and readily moved to a selected position. One embodiment has the copy support disposed in upwardly inclined relationship and may also incorporate a hook support ledge. Another embodiment of the typing copy stand has the support plate disposed perpendicular to a support base and in elevated relationship so as to be above a typewriter. A paper support strip may be attached to the copy support plate below and extending transversely to the vertically extending slots.
Abstract: The present invention provides a visible reminder of two dates which the user selects by rotatably adjusting at least one pair of concentric discs carrying inner and outer circular date scales which cooperate with corresponding reference marks to designate the selected dates.
Abstract: A device for aiding the remembering of an event which uses a display having board having a surface visible to the observer. A plurality of openings are adapted for accepting a peg like element having a plurality of faces. Indicia associated with each opening denotes a selected time period.
Abstract: This invention is a combination of known elements for a new use. This is an adaptation of the old shadow light principle coupled with time to cause three different light apertures to be aligned in a lighted window effect, thereby indicating a previously programmed marking to remind the owner of hourly, daily or weekly radio, television programs, appointments or meetings.
Abstract: A perpetual calendar in kit form which includes a visual display board for accepting grid sheets having an array of spaces corresponding to the days in a month. The current month is designated on the board by a positioning peg. The days of the week are denoted on tabs which are slidably positionable on the board for monthly orientation with the grid sheet. A writing instrument is suspended from the board in overlying position with respect to the grid sheet and is placed under a selected weekday for aligning monthly dates occurring on that day. The writing instrument also includes an adjustably displaceable date index which can be keyed to any date on the grid sheet. In addition, the writing instrument is further removable for recording information on the grid sheet.
Abstract: The specification discloses a perpetual monthly calendar in which numbered belts are adjustable to bring the numbers of a year to a year window, a month belt is adjustable to bring the month (with the number of days therein) to a month window, a day belt having six horizontal rows of numbers adjustable to bring the appropriate monthly calendar to a day window with the first of the month under the day of the week on which the month of a row of the days of the week is above the day window and exposing consecutive day numbers of that month in the day window. A sixth row pointer is adjustably positioned just beyond the last day of the month exposed when next day is in the sixth row. A fifth row pointer is adjustably positioned beyond the last day of the month exposed when the next day is in the fifth row.
Abstract: A perpetual calendar which has transparent letters and numbers positioned in a predetermined matrix arrangement on an opaque sheet. Within the predetermined matrix arrangement of numbers and letters are abbreviations for the name of each day of the week, each month of the year, and the numerals one through thirty-one. Small pieces of opaque material which will adhere to the sheet are sized to overlie any abbreviation of the name of the days of the week, any abbreviation for the months of the year, and any numerals between one and thirty-one within the matrix so that any calendar date can be readily indicated on the calendar by adhering the pieces of opaque material to the rear of the transparent letters and numerals within the matrix defining the particular month and name of day abbreviations and the day of the month.
Abstract: An object retaining and displaying calendar having date areas associated with each day of the month and object retaining means associated with each date area. In one embodiment the calendar comprises a structure which includes a plurality of channels defined therein, each channel to contain objects to be displayed in association with an individual sequential day of the month.
Abstract: A perpetual calendar which additionally serves as a memory bank by recording personally important dates, such as family member birthdays and appointments; the device including a frame around a window behind which different month cards are selectively positioned for viewing during a current month, each month card including a memorandum space where important dates of the month are recorded, the memorandum space being erasable, different colored stickers being mounted adjacent each entry written in the memorandum space, and each being a same color as another sticker being mounted over the date on the calender, and an endless belt over the month card being imprinted with the names of the days of the week, the belt being movable so to selectively align with the specific numerical arrangement of dates on each month card.
Abstract: A perpetual calendar operated by finger pressure wherein there is a base portion formed with horizontal grooves and including an overlay covering said base, the overlay has horizontal rows of etched transparent indicia. A plurality of slidable color plates are appropriately mounted in said grooves and when moved under said etched transparent indicia, visual registration of the specific transparent indicia is accomplished. The invention also includes color plate propelling means associated with the color plates extending exteriorly of said base and overlay for finger movement to slide the color plates into appropriate registry.
Abstract: A calendar comprising a plurality of pages, a conforming ferromagnetic plate and ring fastening means located along one edge of the pages and the plate binding said pages and plate. The pages are flipped from one side of the plate to the other, and a magnetic indicator adapted to overlie the pages and be forced against the plate is provided. The pages are imprinted on one side with chronological indicia and arranged with respect to the plate so that they lie face up on one side of the plate and face down on the other side and with respect to each other in reverse order so that initially all of the printed pages lie face down and must be turned up sequentially to the latest page in chronological order.
Abstract: A traffic signal device, capable of being suspended from an overhead support, includes red colored and green colored lamps secured to an endless conveyor mounted about a pair of spaced sprocket wheels so as to effect movement of the lamps from the top to the bottom sprocket in the facing direction. The lamps are spaced on the conveyor so as to be sequentially exposed through an opening of a casing within which the sprockets and conveyor are mounted. Lighted amber traffic lamps are fixedly disposed at the top and bottom of the opening, and the red and green lamps are switched on and remain lighted only while moving downwardly. Stop and Go signs are likewise switched on and remain lighted while the respective red and green lamps are lighted. The motorist may therefore readily observe the time remaining for a llight change from green to red and from red to green.