Plaque Slidable Relative To Index (e.g., Window In Card, Etc.) To Selectively Align Different Points On Plaque Therewith Patents (Class 434/405)
  • Patent number: 8317522
    Abstract: A hand held device (10) for measuring automatically the Hormonal Quotient and correlated hormonal status of an individual, providing a measure of index finger for ring finger. The device (10) includes a base (30) upon which a concentrically arranged disc (40) is rotatable mounted by a central fastener (11). The base (30) carries a ruler face (32), a first finger-length logarithm scale (36), a Hormonal Quotient logarithm scale (38) and an arrow indicator of the gonadal hormone exposure index (39). The disc (40) carries a second finger-length logarithm scale (42) and the Hormonal Quotient arrow (44). When scales (42) and (36) are properly aligned the Hormonal Quotient arrow (44) inserts automatically into the resulting Hormonal Quotient in the Hormonal Quotient scale (38) and the correlated gonadal hormone exposure (39).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Diana Derval, Johan Bremer
  • Patent number: 7507893
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for teaching music to one or more students. The instructor's manual operation of a musical instrument controls in real-time the illumination of guide lamps on each student's musical instrument. This allows the students to visually connect the note to be played with the instructor's verbal instruction and then play the visually indicated note without having to look up at the instructor or a distant display. In another embodiment, the instructor's manual operation of his musical instrument provides a score display of the played note on each student's musical instrument. The students can visually connect the played note with the musical notation on the score display. Remote teaching over a communication network is also described as well as a removable interface for the musical instrument to assist in teaching and use of the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Craig Knudsen
  • Patent number: 7415789
    Abstract: By providing a unique, pre-printed housing within which a plurality of windows are formed and positioned for cooperating with a plurality of longitudinally movable arm members or sliders, a unique, hands-on, printed, visually exciting and interest generating advertising/promotional product is attained. In the preferred embodiment, each window incorporates a transparent panel for overlying the visual image contained in the window, as well as preventing the user from obtaining access to the visual information contained therein. By constructing each of the plurality of longitudinally movable arm members/sliders in an overlying manner, a unique construction is realized which enables the movement of one arm member/slider to effectuate a change in the visual display of a window element which is not directly adjacent the arm member or slider. In this way, a unique, surprising and interest generating result is attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Structural Graphics, LLC
    Inventor: Erik S. Hluchan
  • Patent number: 7363738
    Abstract: Display devices for, e.g., advertising purposes, are provided wherein at least one member slides relative to at least one other member to a “reveal” position so as to display new and different information. In one embodiment, two sheath members move relative to a slide member while in another, two slide members move relative to a sheath member. In another embodiment, cutouts or windows are provided which reveal different information in different positions of the movable member or members of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Inventor: Richard Burtch
  • Patent number: 7056122
    Abstract: An educational device and method in which a user can learn the pronunciation and meaning of words using a word isolator with a window and a slide. The word isolator is placed over the unfamiliar word. The slide is manipulated to expose only a portion of the word at a time, thereby helping the user break down and identify the unfamiliar word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Inventor: Dwight J. Lockett
  • Patent number: 6864269
    Abstract: A concentrated quaternary ammonium compound (QAC) solution comprising a QAC with a concentration from greater than about 10% by weight and at least one solubility enhancing agent, such as an alcohol, is disclosed. A diluted QAC solution is used to contact food products to prevent microbial growth on the food products from a broad spectrum of foodborne microbial contamination. A method of contacting the food products with the dilute QAC for an application time of at least 0.1 second is disclosed. The foods that can be treated by this method are meat and meat products, seafood, vegetables, fruit, dairy products, pet foods and snacks, and any other food that can be treated and still retain its appearance and texture. One of the treatment methods is spraying and misting the QAC solutions on the food products for an application time of at least 0.1 second to prevent broad spectrum foodborne microbial contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: University of Arkansas
    Inventors: Cesar Compadre, Philip Breen, Hamid Salari, E. Kim Fifer, Danny L. Lattin, Michael Slavik, Yanbin Li, Timothy O'Brien, Amy L. Waldroup, Thomas F. Berg
  • Patent number: 6402523
    Abstract: An improved book, wherein a user engages a dial or other selector device to access at least one page, chapter, part, rhyme or story within the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Innovative USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shari Kaufman, Peter Polick
  • Patent number: 5933329
    Abstract: A board usually resembling a PCB or a PWB mounts a display element, whose appearance in a viewing direction is controlled by the sense of magnetization of a core which extends through a bore in the board. A conducting coil formed on the surface of said board is located so that current in said coil will magnetize the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Mark IV Industries Limited
    Inventors: Veso S. Tijanoc, Matthew D. Dennis, Coeman L. S. Wong, Van H. Le
  • Patent number: 5809675
    Abstract: A board usually resembling a PCB or a PWB mounts a display element, whose appearance in a viewing direction is controlled by the sense of magnetization of a core which extends through a bore in the board. A conducting coil formed on the surface of said board is located so that current in said coil will magnetize the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Mark IV Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Veso S. Tijanic, Matthew D. Dennis, Coeman L. S. Wong, Van H. Le
  • Patent number: 5727949
    Abstract: A reference device for use in indicating prognosis of a physical condition based upon selected diagnostic characteristics of the physical condition. The reference device may include a first panel member having first selected diagnostic characteristics of the physical condition distributed thereon, and a second panel member including second selected diagnostic characteristics of the physical condition distributed thereon as well as prognosis indicators associated with the second selected diagnostic characteristics. The first and second panels are mounted for relative movement whereby a selected one of the first selected diagnostic characteristics may be paired with a selected one of the second diagnostic characteristics and a determinable prognosis is revealed corresponding the specific paired characteristics. The reference device is particularly useful for prognosing melanoma based upon diagnostic characteristics of a skin lesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Inventors: David Bar-Or, Raphael Bar-Or
  • Patent number: 5618180
    Abstract: A method of using a computer to teach, wherein a child first studies a first element of information located on a computer screen, then locates an empty space adjacent to first element. The empty space is intended to receive a second related element of information. After comparing what is available from a group of second elements, the child selects an appropriate second element from a remote source located on the screen. Once a correct second element is chosen, appropriate software allows the child to computer activate (touch screen or use a mouse) to selectively display a third element. The third element relates to the second element, while the second element relates to the first. The child learns by observing the designed relationship between any first element and the second element and any relationship between the second element and the third element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1997
    Inventor: Tedd Nathanson
  • Patent number: 5566945
    Abstract: A square-shaped game card cooperating with a windowed and shuttered card holder is disclosed. The card is printed with plurality of sets of characters related to a variety of games or subjects. The card can be selectively positioned within the card holder by inserting the former into a playing pocket with any of its four sides inserted first. For every position of the card, a different and particular set of game characters is in registry with the windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Inventor: Esteban N. Sagucio
  • Patent number: 5518409
    Abstract: A bookmarker comprises a thin, planar base member. A thin, planar upper member has the shape of the base member with the perimeter edges of the upper member being permanently adhered to corresponding perimeter edges of the base member. At least two elongate linear slots are formed in the upper member. The slots are parallel with each other and spaced apart. A window opening is provided for each slot. Each window opening is located closely adjacent to a respective slot and between opposite ends of such slot. An elongate, thin slide member is provided for each slot. Each slide member is positioned between the base member and the upper member for sliding motion back and forth along a respective slot. The slide member has a width that spans the respective slot and the respective window opening for that slot. An elongate, raised rib projects from a surface of each slide member so that the rib is received in a respective slot for longitudinal sliding motion back and forth along such slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Inventor: Willard H. White
  • Patent number: 5473831
    Abstract: A new and improved information storage and display apparatus includes an outer information-bearing member and an inner information-bearing member. The outer information-bearing member and the inner information-bearing member display information relating to exercise routines. The outer information-bearing member includes an array of windows and window-associated informational data. The inner information-beating member includes an array of information fields which contain information data. The information data in the respective information fields are arranged in respective linear stacks. The array of information fields and the linear stacks of information data are arranged such that the information data in the respective information fields are registrable with the array of windows in the outer information-bearing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Inventor: Michael P. Locke
  • Patent number: 5447439
    Abstract: A story book assembly and a method of teaching wherein a child first studies a first element of information, then locates an empty space adjacent to first element. The empty space is intended to receive a second related element of information. After comparing what is available, the child selects an appropriate second element from a remote source. The second element is initially located on an exposed surface of a movable card. The movable card includes a hidden surface, on which a third element of information is disposed. The hidden surface is selectively exposed by the child so that the third element may be viewed. The selected movable card is then placed within the empty space so that the second element may be viewed together with the first element. The third element relates to the second element and the second element relates to the first element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Inventor: Ted Nathanson
  • Patent number: 5370539
    Abstract: A chord or scale indicating device includes at least one fixed member and at least one movable member. On one of the fixed or movable members a scale is provided of at least one octave including both the white and black notes of the octave. In this octave, the white notes A, G and D, are greater in transverse or radial extent than the white notes E, F, B, and C by a factor of about 1.5. The other of the fixed and movable members includes a series of indicating positions which indicate at least one scale or chord position for a given input key. Relative movement between the fixed and the movable member will enable the scale and or chord positions to be determined for each of the notes in the ocatve by such relative movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Inventor: Homer E. Dillard
  • Patent number: 5314197
    Abstract: Game apparatus in which a pawl and ratchet mechanism indexes a game card to bring successive game indicia to a viewing opening, said indicia comprising intelligible indicia interspersed with unintelligible indicia, said intelligible indicia being intelligible only when viewed through a colored filter in said opening, the game being played by teams of two players, one of whom views said indicia and gives the other player clues for identifying the information in the indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Assignee: Hersch & Company
    Inventor: Brian L. Hersch
  • Patent number: 5112290
    Abstract: A pop-out slide and a method of fabricating the same from a single continuous web of material. The method comprises cutting a web of material to define a through slot and a cutout, such that the cutout in turn defines a pop-out member superimposable with and shaped and alignable for selective extension through the slot, slitting said web into two ribbons, one ribbon including said slot and the other including the cutout and the pop-out member. The method proceeds by stacking the ribbons in a position for aligning the pop-out member with the slot, applying a seam of glue adjacent the slot and marrying the ribbon carrying the pop-out member with the ribbon carrying the slot. Thereafter, the method proceeds by folding over the slot-carrying ribbon so as to fully enclose the ribbon carrying the pop-out member and such that the seam of glue extends through the cutout defining the pop-out member to adhesively secure with a facing surface of the slot-carrying ribbon to the other side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Assignee: The Lehigh Press, Inc.
    Inventor: Susan Hibsch
  • Patent number: 4678188
    Abstract: A question and answer game structure which is particularly adapted for use in a restaurant or the like. The game structure comprises a body provided with one or more question-carrying surfaces which are adapted to carry indicia in the form of questions of interest and which are also adapted to carry advertising indicia. Movably positioned within the body adjacent each of the question-carrying surfaces is a card-like member which carries indicia in the form of answers to the questions which appear on the adjacent question-carrying surface. Preferably, each question-carrying surface has a window therein through which the answers are observable as the card-like member is positioned with respect to the window. The body also has a support surface which is provided with information portions identifying the question-carrying surfaces. The support surface rotatably supports a pointer which is movable with respect to the information portions to identify a question-carrying surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1987
    Inventor: David W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4373281
    Abstract: A device for displaying indicia is provided comprising:(a) at least one cover member having at least one visual display means on at least one surface thereof; and(b) at least one display member slidably movable by gravity with respect to at least one of said cover members within a predetermined area underlying said cover member, said display member having at least one prepositioned indicium on at least one surface thereof, said indicium registering with at least one of said visual display means, whereby said display member slidably changes position with respect to said cover member under the force of gravity in response to rotation of said device in a substantially vertical plane to change the registry of said indicium with respect to said visual display means.In preferred embodiments of this invention a perpetual and yearly calendar is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1983
    Inventor: James A. Sebastian
  • Patent number: 4241522
    Abstract: A teaching aid procreated to develop learner participation in mental computation of number combinations involving all of the elements of basic arithmetic. Four elongated slide members are permanently housed within the confines of a frame member. Each slide member has the numerical figure indicia of from one to twelve printed thereon. The frame means has four windows therein. Each window is associated with one of the slide members whereby movement of the slide members will cause various numbers to be viewable therethrough. Arithmetic function indicia is printed on the frame member between the windows whereby various arithmetic problems can be displayed by movement of the slide members to cause selected numerical figure indicia to be viewable through the windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1980
    Inventor: Raymond C. Jablonski