Abstract: The various embodiments herein provide a method and device for assisting a learner for learning a subject matter. The device comprises an inner rotating cylinder provided with two co-axial and concentric cylinders of same altitude but with different diameters. An outer rotating cylinder having several port holes is adapted to embrace the inner rotating cylinder. Several vanes are provided between the two co-axial and concentric cylinders for creating several cells. The number of cells is equal to a number of days in a learning plan. The review papers containing several subject matters are placed in the cells. The number of portholes is equal to a number of review stages in the learning plan. The device enables the learner to review the subject matters by opening the portholes until the end of the learning plan is achieved.
Abstract: A display arrangement 10 made of card with a pair of windows 18. A movable carrying member 30 is provided bearing two images 30 selectively viewable through the respective windows 18. The arrangement 10 is configured such that a one of the images 38 is viewable through a respective window 18 when the carrying member 30 is moved in a first direction, and the other image 30 is viewable through the other window 18 when the carrying member is moved back in the opposite direction.
Abstract: A method and system is disclosed for enhancing a memorization process by using a mnemonic display implemented with a grid learning system. First, the grid learning system is implemented on a predetermined display area of a display device with a plurality of aligned border sections to form the mnemonic display, the border sections containing one or more guiding elements in a predetermined order. When one or more learning entities to be memorized by a user of the mnemonic display are identified, the learning entities are placed in the grid learning system, wherein the first guiding element contained in each learning entity is aligned with a same guiding element in at least one border section, and wherein the locations of the learning entities with reference to the corresponding border sections assist the user to memorize the learning entities.
Abstract: Books with internal mechanization have rotary and linear drive mechanisms which displace objects along linear, non-linear, rotary and three-dimensional paths relative to the book pages are described. Spatially arranged cut-outs in the pages which correspond to the range of motion of the displaced and translated objects allow different moving objects to be viewed at different areas of the book from page to page. Battery powered drive mechanisms with push-button operation accessible from the front of the book enables easy, selective activation of the moving objects, independent of the position of the front cover and pages relative to the back cover. Belt-driven wheels provide inherent clutching action to prevent damage to the drive mechanism. Manually operated embodiments of the various drive mechanisms which produce each of the described motions are also disclosed.
September 8, 1997
Date of Patent:
November 23, 1999
Lawrence Product Development
Lawrence A. Blaustein, Jill Ann Tapper, Jerzy Perkitny
Abstract: A geography teaching apparatus has two working surfaces, such as on opposing sides of a substrate such as paper. The first working surface contains graphical images representing the outlines of countries, such as in a map of a continent. The second or opposing working surface contains graphical images which are identical in size and shape to the graphical images on the first surface, and are positioned in relative positions on the second surface which are identical to the relative positions of the graphical images on the first surface. The second surface also contains text such as the names of each of the countries shown and other information about the countries. Students study the second surface in an attempt to learn the textual information, and then turn the apparatus over to the first working surface and attempt to write down all the information they studied. The relatedness of the visual images reinforce the teaching process and improve memory retention.
Abstract: A multi-layered educational and entertaining device including a plurality of independent layers, comprising a top planar layer comprising a plurality of irregularly-shaped pieces assembled together to form a top educational and entertaining picture, at least one intermediate planar layer comprising a plurality of irregularly-shaped pieces assembled together to form at least one intermediate educational and entertaining picture, and a bottom planar layer including a bottom puzzle portion and a raised decorative border extending inward from the bottom layer's outer edges and abutting the bottom puzzle portion, the bottom puzzle portion comprising at least one piece which forms a bottom educational and entertaining picture.
Abstract: A learning aid is disclosed which has particular benefit in the teaching and learning of a foreign language. To allow the reader to become accustomed to full phrase translation, as opposed to word-by-word translation, text and associated graphics are provided on a page. A transparent overlay contains a translation of the page text, positioned on the overlay on an opaque background in register with the wording translated. With the overlay lifted, the reader sees only the text in its original foreign-language version. After translating, the reader can lower the overlay to compare his or her efforts with the provided text.
Abstract: The specification discloses a new and improved greeting card comprising a first translucent panel having indicia thereon and a second panel connected to the first panel and with an opening which defines an image thereon. The translucency of the first panel and its arrangement relative to the second panel is such that upon disposition of the first panel closely adjacent to the second panel in an overlay fashion, the image on the second panel is relatively indistinctly visible through the first panel in conjunction with the indicia on the first panel to enhance and supplement the experience associated with viewing the indicia.
Abstract: An educational training device in which a plurality of transparent sheets and base sheets are secured in fixed registry onto a top surface of a frame. A student can trace patterns shown on the base sheets onto the transparent sheets. The student can also remove and/or rearrange any of the sheets to thereby study the different interrelationships between the patterns. In addition, a top transparent sheet can be marked upon to draw a pattern that is extrapolated from the data provided by the underlying sheets.
Abstract: Low cost, easily updated information retrieval apparatus is provided that will provide rapid access to information relating to the probable cause of an apparent or actual process or other machine malfunction signalled by an indicating device, and a recommended action to correct such malfunction.
Abstract: Display equipment gives a representation of a three-dimensional body. A series of spaced apart panels (28) are mounted to a support structure (30). Each panel (28) carries representations (40) of parts of the three-dimensional body which occur in the plane occupied by the panel. The panels are transparent or open to allow the representations carried by the different panels to be simultaneously viewed by light passing through the panels, thereby giving the effect of seeing the three-dimensional body. The equipment can be used to give a three-dimension view of the interior structure of human or animal bodies by providing cross-sectional representations of the body on the panels.
October 17, 1980
Date of Patent:
February 1, 1983
National Research Development Corporation
John H. W. Palmer, Alexander J. R. MacDonald
Abstract: This invention relates to a book-sized, self-contained analog computer, organized to enable an inexperienced person to program readily a differential equation. In this computer permanent circuits are either exposed or indicated as solid lines. Connections between terminals available for patching by the user are shown as dashed lines, so that with the aid of an instruction manual even a beginner can implement quickly a differential equation at the first try.Being small in size, this computer can be placed beside a student's computation sheets to be used for checking solutions arrived at by other means. Because components are inserted by the user without soldering, a user can modify a circuit quickly to suit his needs.