Abstract: A series of devices that allow for embedding of an image as a background while also affording the user the ability to write and print on the surface, with erasable capabilities, thus providing a multifunctional product for use in numerous industries. The devices are manufactured from predominately corrugated plastic. In one embodiment a one piece, removably attachable, cabinet system and graphic display system. In an additional embodiment, a writable board, or peg board comprising a front panel and a rear panel wherein the panels are interconnected by parallel rows, or corrugations, these panels include a writable and erasable surface. The present invention relates to assemblies of corrugated systems to better serve personal, business, and educational needs.
Abstract: A system for controlling physical activity for a person, including the steps of providing a task database having a plurality of task files which each have data relating to physical task requirements for a person and a plurality of frequency requirements which indicate a frequency for performing a physical task for the particular type of task of the task file, providing a personal data file for a person including data relating to allowable physical tasks and allowable frequency limits for the person when performing the physical task, comparing one personal data file having a selected persons allowable physical task and allowable frequency limits data with a task file having data relating to physical task requirements and frequency requirements of the task type of the task file and from the comparison outputting an indication of whether the selected person is able to safely perform one or more physical tasks in the task file.
Abstract: A display article comprising one of a magnetic and magnet attractive material disposed such that the material defines an area, a substrate for the material, the substrate optionally being permeable to a pushpin, the material allowing a magnet or magnet attractive material to be secured thereto, the material be integrally secured to the substrate so as to form a composite article whereby an item to be displayed can be secured to the composite article by a magnet or magnet attractive material and optionally by a pushpin. The composite article is suitable for use as a display surface, allowing securement of articles to be displayed by a magnet or optionally by pushpin. The composite article may be used as wallpaper or a wall covering, for example.
Abstract: A book cover for retaining objects is presented including a front panel and back panel hingedly connected to form a book cover. A window extends outward from the front panel in the book cover, forming an enclosure for retaining objects between the cover and a surface proximate to the cover. The window can be clear, displaying the objects held in place thereby, and the book cover may include a closure mechanism to prevent the window from opening and letting the pieces out. The book cover may also be incorporated into an educational activity book comprising a front panel and a back panel connected to form a book cover. Puzzle pieces may be provided in one embodiment for inclusion in the cover of the book in order to assist in teaching children object association and enhancing their coordination.
Abstract: A preprinted food group triangle sheet having indicia representative of a plurality of food groups thereon is sized to be inserted between a first triangular member and a second triangle member. A plurality of apertures extend in complimentary alignment through both the first and second triangular members. The plurality of apertures are positioned in relation to each of the food groups preprinted on a food group triangle sheet. One or more additional apertures may be provided to record the taking of vitamins, minerals or medication. A punch is provided for manual insertion into an aperture selected from a plurality of apertures. A flexible strap may be used to secure the punch to the food group monitoring apparatus. The food triangle sheets may be releasably secured in a pad, or on a page of a book, to provide a lasting record of the quantity and selection of foods consumed according to food groups, over time.
Abstract: An apparatus for monitoring the assembling, testing, and inspection of a product is provided comprising a plurality of kits, wherein each kit contains a plurality of parts to be assembled together to form a product. The apparatus further comprises a plurality of cue cards with each card having a status indicator corresponding to the assembly progress of a particular kit. A display device is further provided to visually display the plurality of cue cards. The status indicator of each cue card can indicate to load the parts into the kits, that the parts are ready to be assembled, that the parts are being assembled, and that the parts in the kit are assembled. A movable indicator, such as a pin, is movable between the status positions to visually indicate the same. The cue card further includes a priority level indicator that corresponds to the priority level of a particular kit.
Abstract: An improved light transmitting peg is constructed so as to eliminate uneven brightness spots when used in a toy illuminating assembly of the type including a housing, a peg board, and a light source mounted within the housing. The light transmitting peg includes an enlarged three-dimensional head portion, and at least one shaft portion that is inserted into an aperture in the peg board of the toy illuminating assembly. The three dimensional head shapes provide added play value and creative input from the user. The light transmitting pegs further incorporate a light masking material, such as an opaque coating, disposed on the distal ends of the shaft portions to eliminate or reduce bright spots, or hot spots, which are noticeably visible on the head portion of the peg when the masking material is absent. When the masking material is disposed on the distal ends of the shafts, enough light is blocked so that the entire head portion is provided with an even glow.
Abstract: What is disclosed is a tournament scheduler wherein one disk is subdivided into a multiplicity of fields, with each field being assigned to one round of the tournament. Each field is provided with a multiplicity of receptions to which markers representing a respective team each may be fastened. These markers are slidingly displaced to the fields of a next round in the course of the tournament.
Abstract: A behavoir training and modification device includes a board having a plurality of pegs extending from its front face. The pegs are arranged in a predetermined pattern such as a grid of rows and columns. Indicator plates can be marked with visual indicia representing individuals, task, behaviors. The indicator plates include apertures to permit so they can be slid onto the pegs. The plates are positioned on the board to assign tasks to specific individuals and to indicate behavior traits to be modified. Status indicator plates are used to acknowledge the completion of tasks, and the manifestation of desirable and undesirable behavior. Transparent plates are provided so that when multiple plates are stacked on a single peg the plates lower in the stack are visible through the upper plates in the stack.
Abstract: The present invention provides an educational apparatus for creating both mental and physical tasks. The apparatus includes a peg board, manipulative members sized to cooperatively engage the peg board and a template for locating specific indicia with respect to the pegs on the peg board. Corresponding indicia are disposed on the manipulative members such that a preferred association exists between a given manipulative member and a given peg. The user initially performs the mental task of forming the preferred association, and subsequently performs the physical task of cooperatively engaging the manipulative member upon the corresponding peg.
Abstract: An apparatus for achieving motor improvement of a neurologically and/or orthopedically disordered limb of a patient is provided along with a method of use. The apparatus incorporates a frame supported panel on which is adjustably and diagonally mounted an elongated member that has associated therewith a releasable attachment member. A releasably supportable portable marker member that is also releasably engagable with the releasable attachment member is provided. Thus, the patient after being suitably oriented relative to the apparatus, can raise a limb, fasten the marker member to the elongated member, and then lower the limb in a controlled, repetitive manner.
Abstract: The system consists of a board with sockets and an assortment of tetrahedral pegs having a regular obverse face and a reverse side in the form of a triangular shank that inserts to a matching fit in one of the sockets. When the pegs are inserted into the board or first element the adjacent faces of the pegs make contact so that no gaps exist between adjoining edges. Each of the faces, or a part of each face, if divided into more than one field, is uniformly tinted in one of a set of repeatable colors or polychrome or monochrome shadings.
Abstract: A multi-use number board including a board having a series of substantially square raised surfaces or lands arranged in rows and columns on the top surface of the board and separated by an array of substantially perpendicular channels, and including holes at the intersections of the channels; the pegs having two ends, both of which may be inserted into the holes, one end being easily removable, the other end forming a friction fit so the peg extends fixedly from the surface of the board.
Abstract: An educational puzzle includes a base panel and a set of puzzle pieces. The base panel has a number of holes through it, while the puzzle pieces have mating pegs extending through them, to both sides. The arrangement is such that the puzzle pieces can be arranged in on the front face of the base panel and with the pegs registering with the holes in the base panel, and arranged in another array on the bottom of the base panel, with the puzzle pieces inverted. The base panel and the puzzle pieces are marked with corresponding or related indicia on their front faces. They may carry similar markings on their back faces, where the puzzle pieces may be arranged with sequential markings designating the sequence in which the puzzle pieces are to be assembled. The puzzle may be used from either side of the base panel as two puzzle features to teach very different yet related concepts: number sequencing or number counting; alphabetical sequencing or word recognition; and other skills.