Map Type Patents (Class 40/569)
  • Patent number: 8340903
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system to provide optimum guidance for an individual seeking the destination point in a complex building. The system can be used for a range of individuals from firemen seeking an optimized and accurately mapped path from an access point at the entrance to the building to a destination point where a fire alarm has gone off or for a visitor in the museum who is seeking a path to a particular desired display destination. The system can provide multiple sequential simplified floor configuration maps. These maps are designed to show foreshortened walls so as to provide a three-dimensional maze-like format with the pathways visible and with a track mark illustrating an optimal path for the user to follow within the area shown on the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Bertrand Dorfman
  • Patent number: 5226725
    Abstract: A hollow housing which may be flat or in the shape of a sphere has a map extending over at least part of its outer surface representing at least some of the topographical features of the Earth's surface. The map is formed at least partially by openings in the surface, and a light source inside the housing illuminates the openings so that they will stand out in a darkened room. The openings may be holes at the locations of major cities, cuts extending along the continents and rivers separated by bridges, and cut-outs representing major lakes and inland seas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Inventor: Paul J. Trusiani
  • Patent number: 4419655
    Abstract: An indicator device to inform golfers of the position of the cup on the green and other play aspects of a hole of a golf course. It has a display panel carrying a graphic representation of the hole including the tee and green, a grid of electrically energizable indicators associated with the green representation, an array of electrically energizable indicators associated with the tee representation and electrical circuitry for energizing predetermined indicators in the grid and the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1983
    Assignee: Precision Golf Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian E. May
  • Patent number: 4402151
    Abstract: The present visual display arrangement has a display panel with two electrically conductive layers separated by a dielectric support panel, and a visual display layer on the front of the display panel. One or more lamps have prongs of different lengths for contact respectively with the conductive layers in the display panel. Each lamp completes an electrical circuit for the conductive layers which also includes a power source and a switch for turning the inserted lamp or lamps on and off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1983
    Inventor: Robert S. Medow