Religion Patents (Class 434/245)
  • Patent number: 8887404
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for indicating the direction of Mecca on a wall or corner of a room includes the step of using a compass and directional cards to determine the actual direction of Mecca from a specific location. A second step includes providing a three-dimensional support member defining a pair of parallel generally horizontal planar surfaces with a quadrilateral cross sectional shape including a pair of 90° angles and an obtuse angle of about 120° and an acute angle of about 60°. In addition, an apparatus includes means for attaching the support member to a wall or corner of a room so that an outer surface of said support member is perpendicular or approximately perpendicular to the direction toward Mecca and providing an arrow and fixing said arrow pointing in the direction of Mecca on an underside of one of the parallel surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Jasem Mohammad Ali Rashed alOmani
  • Publication number: 20140113260
    Abstract: Interactive prayer systems are provided, which include a pad that is adapted to be repeatedly stepped upon by a user; a first detection means for detecting when the user steps on the pad; a second detection means for detecting, and for creating proximity event data based upon, when the user is standing in proximity of specific areas within the pad; a communications means for communicating touch event data and proximity event data to a computer and a computer program executing on the computer; a display means connected to the computer, which displays the scripture to the user during prayer; and a notification means embedded in the pad for notifying the user when, and if, an error in the user's performance of the one or more prayer rituals is detected by the computer program. Methods of using such interactive prayer systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Wael Abouelsaadat
  • Publication number: 20140106321
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to a unit and method for conducting an interactive activity among two or more participants, and more particularly to a unit and method for conducting an interactive religious-based activity among two or more participants. The unit and method offers worship and related services to participants, regardless of location, with such services being independent of the availability of a given medium, such as radio, television or internet services. The unit and method is relatively easy to use and offers interaction between participants. A plurality of components of the unit of the present invention is preferably contained in a portable carrying case or box. The main components of the unit comprise: a set of instructions; at least one category card; at least one activity card; a bible; a music source; a stress reliever; at least one prayer request/personal offering card; an offering box; and a plurality of tokens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: AMANDA S. TIFFANY, Michael T. Tiffany
  • Patent number: 8647122
    Abstract: Interactive prayer systems are provided, which include a pad that is adapted to be repeatedly stepped upon by a user; a first detection means for detecting when the user steps on the pad; a second detection means for detecting, and for creating proximity event data based upon, when the user is standing in proximity of specific areas within the pad; a communications means for communicating touch event data and proximity event data to a computer and a computer program executing on the computer; a display means connected to the computer, which displays the scripture to the user during prayer; and a notification means embedded in the pad for notifying the user when, and if, an error in the user's performance of the one or more prayer rituals is detected by the computer program. Methods of using such interactive prayer systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Wael Abouelsaadat
  • Publication number: 20120329019
    Abstract: A method of mentoring groups of individuals in the effort to develop their relationship with God, as well as to train and develop their athletic skills while employing a unique player identification system based on biblical scripture numerals. The participants are divided into groups based on age and spiritual progression, as well as athletic training level, and are labeled according to religious scriptures and figures which correlate to the growth of the participants in their athletic training, as well as their progression towards God and a pious life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Danielle K. Dalton-Webb
  • Publication number: 20120288836
    Abstract: The Lord has revealed a solution to me which will strengthen, bring Unity and Oneness in the body of Christ. This method process will serve as a blueprint to Christians in all denominations. The process will help Christians to apply the instructions given repeatedly by God himself, woven throughout his word. The new use device of watches and the process applied to cellular phones, iPads and iPods will be used to exalt the word of God. Christians will now have a useful device to help them pull down strong holds, to cast down imaginations and everything that exalt it's self against the knowledge of God, and to bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. The device will be used to help teach righteousness and holiness in the body of Christ. Because of my reverence to the awesome power of God's word; I can say that a multitude of good and marvelous manifestations will begin to surface in the body of Christ. They are countless. I cannot name them all.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Sonya Yvette Underwood
  • Publication number: 20120178066
    Abstract: A sectionalized Bible and method to systematically expose readers to interesting broad divisions of the Bible by a new combination of: a) A reading control system consisting of visually prominent new topical sections superimposed on the traditional Bible text with matching bookmarks together with b) A method of reading a chapter or predetermined length from all such sections together in reading sessions that “loop” back to the beginning of a section on its completion while maintaining reading positions within each section by a prominent matching set of bookmarks. Such reorganized Bible and method providing advantages and motivation to modern short-attention readers wanting to “skip ahead” and “get to the good parts” quickly, or to focus on reading without pastoral explanations, discussions, meetings or travel. Such combination improves readability of any version of Catholic and/or Protestant Bible to grow familiarity, reading habit, and show relevance, connectedness and value of Bible content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: Ben Richard Drum
  • Publication number: 20110294100
    Abstract: The invention satisfies this need. The invention is an elongate prayer mat having a first end and a second end and further comprising (a) a first tactile sensor disposed proximate to the first end; (b) a second tactile sensor disposed proximate to the second end; (c) a third tactile sensor disposed proximate to the second tactile sensor and between the second tactile sensor and the first tactile sensor; (d) a fourth tactile sensor disposed to the right of the third tactile sensor, proximate to the second tactile sensor and between the second tactile sensor and the first tactile sensor; (e) a top layer for concealing each of the tactile sensors; (f) a microprocessor for receiving electrical signals from the tactile sensors and for displaying the progress of prayer steps on a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Syed Jamal
  • Publication number: 20110236865
    Abstract: The invention is a device according to the present invention may comprise a medium with rectangular straight edges and a re-adhesive coating on the rear surface, a Bible scripture pre-printed on the front surface of the medium, a particular color of the medium correlating to a theme referenced, taught or discussed in the Bible, and Bible scriptures grouped together based on the color of the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: MARIA PATRICK
  • Publication number: 20110143325
    Abstract: An independent automated mechanism is invented that is able to: a. Revise the Holy Quran book (in Hafs and Warsh versions) after scanning it and then saving it in Computer's storage devices. b. Revise a set of Holy Quran verses (in Hafs and Warsh versions) written in the Internet. c. Revise the Holy Quran verses that are saved in mobile and handheld devices. In one variety, this mechanism is embedded into a website, allowing the Internet user to check the integrity of the Quran Verses mentioned in any selected third-party website. This can be accomplished by entering the selected third-party website address or by entering the verses themselves. In another variety the mechanism is attached to a scanner with an automated page-turner that can electronically turn pages. The Holy Quran can be scanned and revised without the need of human hands to turn the pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Awad Husain Al-Khalaf, Anas Lutfi Nayfeh
  • Publication number: 20110088533
    Abstract: A method for creating a personalized musical file is presented, the method comprising receiving a birth date, determining angular distribution of planets on a birth sky based, at least in part, on the birth date, selecting a plurality of Names from Shem ha-Meforash based, at least in part, on the angular distribution of planets, associating vowels with at least some of the Names, generating a recorded musical portion for at least some of the Names, assembling at least some of the recorded musical portions in a musical file and recording the musical file. A method for creating a personalized mandala and a personalized mantra is also presented herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Guy Veillet
  • Publication number: 20110081635
    Abstract: The bible reading bookmark is a bookmark forming a substantially planar main body having opposed front and rear faces. Each of the front and rear faces is divided into a plurality of regions, with each region representing a distinct biblical passage. Front and rear sets of indicia are formed on the front and rear faces, respectively, of the substantially planar main body, the front and rear sets of indicia defining and separating the plurality of regions. Each of the regions includes indicia forming a checkbox, a name of a book of the bible, and a range of verses. In use, the user places the bookmark between adjacent pages of a bible corresponding to a selected bible passage. The user reads the selected bible passage and then forms a mark in the checkbox of the region corresponding to the selected bible passage upon completion of the selected bible passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventor: MONICA L. OLLIVIERRE
  • Publication number: 20110065079
    Abstract: A method for randomly identifying a chapter in the Bible from the number of repetitions of a physiological action that occurs during exercise. A physiological measuring device is attached to one or more body parts and the numerical cumulative occurrence of one or more physiological actions are recorded on the physiological measuring device over a period of time. A number is obtained having a sequence of three or more numerical digits reflecting the numerical cumulative occurrence from the physiological measuring device. One or more of the numerical digits are then selected randomly to identify a book in the Bible, and one or more of the numerical digits are selected randomly to identify a chapter in the identified book of the Bible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventor: Kathy A. Boswell
  • Publication number: 20100173272
    Abstract: Many people believe that your soul continues existing after your body is dead. The present invention is the method of verifying the existence of at least one unknown component in the body of a person or in the body of a living being. The specification of the invention includes: the first scientific arguments showing that the release of energy must be during the process of changing the state of a body from living state to dead state; the first conception, in the art, for confirming said release of energy, the conditions for conclusive evidence of the existence of at least one unknown component in the body of a person or in the body of an animal or in the body of a fish. The present method can decrease the level of depression of people with a critical condition of health, and can decrease also the criminality because said people can have the hope that the death is not the end of the mind. The method will stimulate the new directions of researches for the purposes of health care.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventor: Manvel Zakharian
  • Publication number: 20100120005
    Abstract: Interactive prayer systems are provided, which include a pad that is adapted to be repeatedly stepped upon by a user; a first detection means for detecting when the user steps on the pad; a second detection means for detecting, and for creating proximity event data based upon, when the user is standing in proximity of specific areas within the pad; a communications means for communicating touch event data and proximity event data to a computer and a computer program executing on the computer; a display means connected to the computer, which displays the scripture to the user during prayer; and a notification means embedded in the pad for notifying the user when, and if, an error in the user's performance of the one or more prayer rituals is detected by the computer program. Methods of using such interactive prayer systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventor: Wael Abouelsaadat
  • Publication number: 20100003654
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computer-usable medium having computer readable instructions stored thereon for execution by a processor to perform a method may include one or more of the following steps: (a) accepting a user's initial preferences regarding prayer, (b) accepting a user's input regarding prayer selection, (c) saving a prayer to memory based upon a user's selection, (d) creating an initial user's profile, (e) accepting a user's preference regarding religion, (f) accepting a user's preference regarding religious denomination, (g) accepting a user's input regarding what times the user plans to pray, (h) accepting a user's input regarding in what manner a user wishes a prayer to be presented, and (i) creating a prayer based upon a user's input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: THOMPSON ENGINEERING CO.
    Inventor: Gregory E. Thompson
  • Patent number: 7594814
    Abstract: A device for use in conjunction with a prayer book and sized to be inserted within the confines thereof is provided with a plurality of individual tabs, the tabs being individually extendable from the device to protrude beyond the confines of the book and is provided with indicia to visually remind the user of specific prayers, prayer segments and words applicable to the prayers of a specific day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Rael Chemicals Export (1981) Ltd.
    Inventor: Naphtalie Packter
  • Publication number: 20090087825
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for assisting a user to pray. The method includes calculating a direction from the present position to a reference position; displaying the direction on a user interface; calculating an away distance between a home position and the present position, wherein the home position is defined by a user; generating praying instruction based on the away distance; and presenting the generated praying instruction via the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: ARUMUGAM GOVINDSWAMY, Darioush Agahi
  • Patent number: 7508316
    Abstract: An interactive electronic prayer counter that indicates a current or completed Rakah of a plurality of Rakat performed by a user during an Islamic ceremonial prayer includes a display for indicating a prayer or Rakah count, a first proximity sensor for sensing when a Sudjood position has been assumed by the user, and a processor operably associated with the indicator and first proximity sensor for updating the indicator to the next Rakah. In this manner, the user is informed of his or her progress during the Islamic ceremonial prayer. The first proximity sensor is capable of sensing the Sudjood position without physical contact by the user. A second proximity sensor can also be provided to detect a particular stage of the prayer cycle for updating the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Inventor: Raed Basheer Jamil Arrar
  • Publication number: 20080305461
    Abstract: A multi-sensory teaching kit includes one or more edible items in symbolic shapes, a handbook including a glossary of meanings for the shapes, and a spiritual lesson. In some embodiments, a souvenir such as a jewelry bead is provided, with an optional text explaining the significance of the souvenir. A method of production of a multi-sensory teaching kit is provided, comprising, forming a cookie into a symbolic shape, writing a handbook including a glossary of meanings of the symbolic shapes, printing a lesson on a spiritual principle, optionally providing a souvenir, and optionally enclosing the cookie, handbook, lesson, and optional souvenir in a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Webb Nichols
  • Publication number: 20080268409
    Abstract: A bible field enhancer includes a receiver cone that is hollow, and the apex of which is positioned near a bible. The bible is open in the middle and closed over the top, wherein the apex of the receiver cone is projected about ? way in the middle of the bible. The enhancer also includes a bible jacket holder that holds a partially opened bible, and is attached along the receiver cone. The receiver cone and the bible jacket holder may be provided as small units that are assembled to make a large cone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: George Y. Cheng
  • Publication number: 20080220402
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a method for capturing an individual's autobiographical life story in light of its spiritual significance to the individual prior to their demise. The method comprises capturing in a digital format the steps of having the individual, while alive, introduce themselves, explain the purpose of the audio/visual, relating their life story in terms of its spiritual significance to the individual and in closing the audio/visual recording. The spiritually significant on the items includes how they found their faith, how they were blessed, what God and life taught them, how they use and understand self-reflection, examples where their God has supported them, the significance of their place of worship, what they believe in, their favorite poems or scripture, their belief in the power of miracles, who they loved, why they believe forgiveness is important and how they shared their faith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventor: David W. Chaveriat
  • Publication number: 20080108032
    Abstract: A heat exchange system for a power machine that has an engine compartment and a heat exchanger compartment is discussed. The heat exchange system includes a fan housing located between the heat exchanger compartment and the engine compartment. A fan assembly that includes an axial fan and a radial fan coupled to a center shaft having a longitudinal axis extending through the center shaft is positioned within the fan housing. The fan assembly is operably coupled to a fan drive mechanism that is configured to cause the fan assembly to rotate about the longitudinal axis in a first direction and a second direction. First and second control signals from a controller cause the drive mechanism to rotate in the first and second directions, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: Clark Equipment Company
    Inventors: Lance S. Tuhy, Tyler H. Anderson, Jason J. Asche
  • Publication number: 20080108031
    Abstract: This “Prayer” key ring, will allow individuals to have frequent access to quick strengthening prayers, as well as God's words. This prayer ring can travel anywhere with individuals because of its design. This prayer ring can be placed on an individual's set of keys for accessible use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: TyRhonda La'Shonne Pierce-Williams
  • Publication number: 20080070211
    Abstract: A prayer facilitator designed to assist a user in utilizing the prayer facilitator in the correct sequence and prayers for praying the Rosary in accordance with the traditions of the Roman Catholic faith. The Rosary includes a controller that is configured with a conventional integrated circuit board and memory that has stored therein a plurality of audio files containing the words to prayers required to complete the prayer of the Rosary. The controller further includes a switch and conventional audio electronics for subsequent retrieval and playing of the audio files. The Rosary further includes a control wire and plurality of prayer beads that operably connects the prayer beads to the controller. The prayer beads include at least one sensor configured to detect pressure thereon by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Louis P. DeToma, Marie B. Hendricks
  • Publication number: 20070298394
    Abstract: A marker device for use by a votary in marking his position on a prayer strand includes a pair of identical body halves that are respectively provided with identical semi-circular grooves formed on inside surfaces of each body half. When the body halves are joined together, the semi-circular grooves are in registry so as to collectively form a throughbore that is centrally located on the body of the marker. The throughbore extends completely through the body of the marker in a position that is transverse to the body. The halves are held together by a pair of identical O-rings or a pair of identical miniature rubber bands. The outer surface of the body of the marker is further provided with a pair of identical channels for seating the O-rings therein. The diameter of the central throughbore is sized to match that of the outside diameter of a prayer strand bead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventor: Jon Krilich
  • Patent number: 7273376
    Abstract: A kit includes a body including detachably conjoined top and bottom layers. The top layer includes a heat-activated adhesive coating applied to a back side thereof. The body is provided with longitudinal sides, opposed end portions oriented perpendicular to the sides, and surface indicia illustrating biblical scriptures. The top layer is formed from transparent material. An applicator includes a handle and a roller rotatably connected thereto including anchor inserts provided with a notch for maintaining a connection with the handle. In use, a user detaches the top and bottom layers and positions the top layer onto the support surface, facing the adhesive coating down on the support surface and allowing the user to apply a heat source onto the top layer, thermally activating the adhesive coating. The roller is engaged along the top layer, distributing the adhesive coating along the support surface and eliminating air pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Inventor: Warnette B. Patterson
  • Publication number: 20070166678
    Abstract: A doll is uniquely designed, so that a collection of dolls may be acquired, which recite excerpts from religious text. The collection provides playmates for young children and serves as an educational tool for teaching verses of the teachings of Jesus Christ. Each doll wears a unique brand of clothing, and may have an accessory attached to it, such as an informative storybook that describes the doll's background, history, and environment as related to the excerpt of religious text recited by the doll. A method and articles are described which provide a child with an interactive mixture of information content and physical objects, all of which are directed to instilling in the child an appreciation for Christianity generally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventor: Eugene Browning
  • Publication number: 20070154871
    Abstract: Physicists, astronomers and cosmologists agree the universe is composed of an infinitesimal amount of matter and an overwhelming volume of space and time. While science labors to define reality in terms of mass and matter, and generally accepts the relationship between space and time, it has yet to define the nature of time itself. That definition is important because time is the medium in which all else exists. Time/life theory posits time is three distinct dimensions that coexist in a dynamic balance. It theorizes time is the foundation of physical existence, and life is its experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventor: Marc Daniel Kramis
  • Patent number: 6974327
    Abstract: An educational device to teach the biblical doctrine of double imputation is disclosed. The educational device is generally comprised of a cross, a balance type scale, and at least three different objects which by casual observation are of unequal mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Inventors: Roy Harold Timpe, Allan Robert Vivona
  • Patent number: 6899335
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a learning system that uses the concept of tossing a token (dart) at a specifically designed game board for individual or team players. Included in this invention are variations of the learning system involving religious, phonetic and phonological awareness, vocabulary, geography, mathematical, historical, and other facts. This system incorporates the concepts of the general game playing skills and tactics of a commonly known game, darts, but further incorporates the concept of using various facts and a point earning scheme to constitute a learning system that while educational is also entertaining. This learning system includes but is not limited to darts and dart boards because the game board can be made from various materials that will allow it to be safely used by children and adults of all ages both indoors and outdoors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Inventor: Carla G. Wilson
  • Patent number: 6887081
    Abstract: A bible teaching aid that includes a voice generating circuit, a large number of circuit recognizable templates positionable on a housing containing the voice generating circuit, a spinning pointer mechanism that stops randomly at one of a preset number of stop locations, and generates a spoken biblical teaching message stored in one of a large number of keyed memory locations of the voice generating circuit that are keyed to specific stop locations on specific sides of specific templates that corresponds with a biblical figure, event or location depicted at that stop spot on that particular side of that particular template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Inventor: Lyndell W. Briggs
  • Publication number: 20040202989
    Abstract: A biblical scripture teaching device comprising eyewear glasses equipped with a scripture display means. The eyewear glasses have a front frame portion and a pair of temple portions secured to either side of the front frame portion. The scripture display means is disposed on either the interior or exterior surface of the temple portion. The scripture display means comprises full or partial text of biblical scriptures that are engraved or printed onto the temple portions of the eyewear. The scriptures displayed on the eyewear promote teaching and communication of biblical scriptures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventors: Sherry L. Thompson, Janice L. Dumas
  • Publication number: 20040076937
    Abstract: A method and system for assisting an individual in daily meditation upon the Bible. The system includes a textual display providing information and inspiration on a specific passage of the Bible. The system also includes a voice recorder/player for recording a desired biblical verse. The recorded verse is played back by the individual as desired to assist in the memorization of the verse. The textual display is pocket sized for easy transportation and convenient referral by the individual. In addition, the voice recorder/player is shaped in the appearance of a Bible and is also pocket sized for convenient carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventor: Derrick A. Howard
  • Patent number: 6702583
    Abstract: An emblem in three-dimension representing the Tao law of polarity, specifically yang-yin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventor: Victor Christ-Janer
  • Patent number: 6616455
    Abstract: An instructional method is provided which includes presenting instructional material, allowing students to discuss the material, and allowing the students to participate in a game related to the material. The instructional material is preferably self-contained. The method may be used by teachers and students without prior preparation. The game preferably includes a rule that each student remains in the game until completion. The instructional method allows children, youth, and adults to learn the instructional material quickly and easily. The instructional material may be on any subject. Preferably, the instructional material relates to the Bible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Miracle Publications International, Inc.
    Inventor: Earl E. Allen, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6447363
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing tangible evidence of intercessory prayers offered on behalf of a recipient is disclosed. A soft sculpture in the form of a doll or stuffed animal and being comprised of a fabric material suitable for the application of handwritten signatures by a writing implement is utilized to perform the method of the present invention. The method of the present invention includes the steps of fabricating the soft sculpture doll with the attached writing implement, circulating the soft sculpture doll among a plurality of persons who have pledged to remember the recipient in their personal prayers, and delivering the soft sculpture with an attached prayer inscription to the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventor: Teresa L. Carraway
  • Patent number: 6322369
    Abstract: The Christian learning tool is an educational toy having a base in the shape of an open Bible, the top surface of the base being divided into a left side and a right side. The left side has a cradle defined therein receiving a pair of praying hands attached to the base by a tether and having a plurality of apertures for emitting sound from a speaker. The right side has three sets of buttons disposed thereon, including a set of category selector buttons for selecting either the Ten Commandments or the Beatitudes, a set of ten topic selector buttons in the form of a telephone keypad for selecting one of the Ten Commandments or one of the Beatitudes for audio replay, and a third set of buttons for selecting audio replay of a story about either the birth or death of Christ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Inventors: Yetta L. Patterson, Derek X. Patterson
  • Publication number: 20010004521
    Abstract: A method of teaching virtues including the step of providing a doll and associating a virtue with the doll. A communication medium contains a definition of the virtue and a quote of the virtue for impressing the virtue to an individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 1998
    Publication date: June 21, 2001
    Inventor: LINDA DIAL
  • Patent number: 6179621
    Abstract: A device for marking a position on a prayer strand used to count prayers. The device includes a marker which is visually and tactually distinguishable from the nodes on the prayer strand and a clip for engaging the marker to the prayer strand. One embodiment of the device may include a tether attached to the marker to allow a user to readily find the marker and clip. Yet another embodiment of the device may further include a clasp attached to the tether so that the tether may be engaged to the prayer strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Inventor: Cathy Vaccari
  • Patent number: 6053792
    Abstract: A playhouse with story telling function comprises a miniature church structure adapted for children to play in. A means within the miniature church structure is for reproducing music and messages for the children, while the children are playing within the miniature church structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Inventors: Teresa K. Sallee, Jack L. Sallee
  • Patent number: 5924869
    Abstract: Devotional and learning devices for displaying individual frames of scrolls containing scriptural passages, prayers and quotations from the teachings of saints, sages, mystics and divinities, which scrolls, when displayed, are illuminated with light of sufficiently low intensity so that the individual frames of said scrolls can be comfortably viewed by the user of one of these devices in an otherwise unilluminated room and at the same time the interior of said otherwise unilluminated room is substdantially imperceptible in the peripheral vision of said user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: Innovative Inventions, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gordon L. Haas
  • Patent number: 5582883
    Abstract: A portable religious shrine that is suitable for use at a gravesite comprising a portable enclosure with a plurality of compartments and a folding windscreen suitable for use in the burning of candles, burning of incense, and storage of objects such as a bible and a photograph or picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Inventor: Nshan Keshishian
  • Patent number: 5529308
    Abstract: An instructional board game is provided which teaches spiritual principles as disclosed in the Bible to players of all ages. The game is designed to be an interactive multi-player game which includes a board, player tokens, various collectable items, dice, cards and a timer. The board includes a sequential pattern of rectangles which the players would move their tokens in response to a throw of the dice. The sequential pattern generally resembles a tree. The player will transit the board following the sequential pattern with the object of gathering "fruit", living a principled Christian life, avoiding Sin, and responding correctly to questions posed when the player lands the interactive squares. The game simulates a players journey through Christian life, with all joys, trials and tribulations therein, concluding with the timer signal which announces Christ's Second Coming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Inventor: Jose Masakayan
  • Patent number: 5505622
    Abstract: Apparatus, particularly portable for personal use, for guiding a believer in the saying and meditation of the rosary, having a display (7) for presenting the single steps of the prayer of the rosary one at a time and keys (5, 6) controllable by the believer for sequentially advancing the presentation of the single steps themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Inventor: Stefano Bosmani
  • Patent number: 5456625
    Abstract: A doll formed in the likeness of the Lord Jesus with a movable head and extremities comprised of a torso section including a loin cloth molded into its lower portion and a pair of movable leg sections. The lower ends of the leg sections have a pair of feet sections secured thereto. A pair of arm sections are secured to the torso section. A pair of hand sections are secured to the lower ends of the arm sections. A head section is secured to the upper end of the torso section. The doll is provided with electrically conductive nails which when inserted through apertures in the hands of the doll, mount the doll to a provided cross and close an electrical circuit which illuminates the cross.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1995
    Inventor: Linda M. S. Dumond
  • Patent number: 5449177
    Abstract: An educational and recreational bible game and method of playing thereof for learning the various biblical scriptures introduces the subject matter of the Bible in a game format in the context of the three biblical personalities as presented in the Christian Bible. The Bible game includes three embodiments of a game board imprinted with a plurality of scripture boxes which are segregated into eight categories representing eight groupings of emotional and physical human attributes. The categorized attributes represented in the three different embodiments include the Spiritual Man, the Carnal Man and the Natural Man. The game is played by selecting a scripture card, placing it on the corresponding scripture box, reading the cited scripture in the Bible and describing it in reference to the biblical personality type of the selected embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1995
    Inventor: Eddie L. Naylor
  • Patent number: 5295834
    Abstract: An educational device employing charades and answer-based question formulation in a game situation to teach subject matter of a particular religious nature is disclosed. The educational device is typically comprised of a playing board having a plurality of contiguous spaces extending in a path parallel to the perimeter and converging on the center thereof. Certain of the contiguous spaces contain indicia which correspond to subject matter area categories and associated subject matter area text entries on the cards of a card deck. Certain of the contiguous spaces correspond to a card deck containing question-answer and player interaction/movement cards. The remaining contiguous spaces specifically direct player movement. The playing board also contains a plurality of non-contiguous spaces located on various portions thereof. A plurality of markers are used by the players and chance means initially directs player movement about the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Inventor: Reginald E. Saunders
  • Patent number: 5224862
    Abstract: A religious learning unit for initial teaching and reinforcement teaching of biblical knowledge and principles in a competitive, but supportive game environment. The unit consists of a game board having four major quadrants or focus areas bounded by contiguous perimeter spaces separated by bisecting perpendicular paths also formed of contiguous spaces. Various spaces around the board are designated as pieces of the Armor of God. The object of the game is to advance along the spaces, collect all the pieces of armor and answer a final question. In order to advance, each player must answer an appropriate question listed on a card. The question deals with the Bible.The first player to collect all six pieces of armor is allowed to proceed to the center square and to answer the last question. Whether it is answered correctly or incorrectly, as soon as an answer is given the game is over.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1993
    Assignee: The Way of Peach, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 4818233
    Abstract: A set of figures and objects used to teach children about the proceedings in religious worship services. The figures represent participants and the objects represent altar vessels and the like. The figures and objects are particularly useful in teaching about the Roman Catholic church and churches with a similar liturgical tradition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Assignee: Hugh F. J. Behan
    Inventor: Hugh F. J. Behan