Pen Or Pencil Patents (Class 434/391)
  • Patent number: 8944824
    Abstract: An instruction is presented to a user for making a target gesture. The target gesture may be a portion of an exemplary or model symbol. The instruction may be presented in various ways, such as being printed on a writing surface or being played in audio format through a speaker of a smart pen device. A writing gesture made on a writing surface by the user is digitally captured using a smart pen device. The captured writing gesture is compared to the target gesture and feedback is determined based on this comparison. This feedback may indicate the correctness of the user's writing gesture. The feedback may be presented to the user through various means, including through the smart pen device. The comparison may also be used to determine a next instruction for the user to follow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Livescribe, Inc.
    Inventor: Jim Marggraff
  • Publication number: 20080108042
    Abstract: A marking instrument including a body portion having an internal cavity disposed therein with a rotation means disposed within the interior cavity of the body portion. The marking instrument also includes a marking platform having at least one marking element disposed thereon and a cap element having an opening that corresponds to a geometric shape of a mark to be produced or the geometric shape of an answer space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Edward Ho
  • Publication number: 20040197763
    Abstract: A securable writing apparatus and method for notebooks that includes a body portion of a securable writing apparatus, such as for example, a pen, a first attachment member connected to the pen and a second attachment member connected to the pen. The attachment members may be operably carried by the writing instrument or the notebook or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventor: Christopher P. Paul
  • Patent number: 6299373
    Abstract: A ring assembly for a pen has a bottom ring, a top ring, and a slender bridge connecting the bottom ring and the top ring. In assembly, a barrel of the pen extends through the bottom ring and the top ring, so that a sticker adhered around the barrel is securely attached to the barrel by clamping of the top ring and the bottom ring. Furthermore, a gap formed by two conjunct sides of the sticker is concealed by the bridge. By such arrangement, the ring assembly is able to be decorative and to avoid peeling of the sticker from the barrel after long-term use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Ding Ares Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jason Cheng
  • Patent number: 6183262
    Abstract: A magnetic drawing board for color drawing used for children, it is comprised mainly of an encircled seat in the shape of a plate, plural set of iron powder of various colors and coarseness, a scraping plate and a magnetic pen. Wherein the nib of the magnetic pen can be changed with any of various shapes of nibs, the nib has therein a magnetic seat capable of changing orientations, attraction and repellent of magnetic poles thereon. The encircled seat is provided therein with a magnetic pad, magnetic force of the magnetic pad is smaller than that of the nib. The scraping plate is provided in the encircled seat which is provided at one edge thereof with a plurality of powder grooves, and a movable stop plate is pivotably provided above the powder grooves. And iron powder with various colors and coarseness is received in the powder grooves respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Inventor: Shao-Chien Tseng