Pictorial Demonstration Or Display Patents (Class 434/428)
  • Patent number: 9035971
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes a communication unit to communicate with information processing apparatuses; an image synthesizing unit to synthesize a multi-segmented screen image composed of screen images of the information processing apparatuses; a projection unit to project the multi-segmented screen image onto a screen; a functional mode management unit to control switching between a normal projection mode and a multi-segmented screen operation mode; an image capture device to capture the multi-segmented screen image and a hand movement of an operator when switched to the multi-segmented screen operation mode; a designated screen image recognition unit to detect a hand movement of the operator based on the image captured by the image capture device, and to recognize a screen image designated as an active-target image; and a signal control unit to transmit a request of image data transmission to an information processing apparatus corresponding to the designated active-target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 9024974
    Abstract: Information technology tools can be provided to manage access by a plurality of attendees through a network to a presentation. Each of the attendees is registered with an associated content access status, and presentation data for the presentation is provided to a registered attendee based on the particular content access status of the registered attendee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yusuke Tamari
  • Publication number: 20150118670
    Abstract: The invention relates to an interactive educational system comprising a playground installation and a handheld computer device, where the playground installation comprises a three-dimensional physical object relating to an educational theme, and wherein the computer device comprises a digital educational content element relating to the same educational theme. The digital educational content element comprises a digital representation of the physical object of the playground installation thereby allowing a user to relate the physical object to its corresponding digital representation such as to increase the users understanding of the educational theme. The playground installation may comprise an ID element identifiable by the computer device for identification of the educational theme of the playground installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: KOMPAN A/S
    Inventors: Jeanette Fich JESPERSEN, Soren SKOTT, Peter Christian Lovfold GRONFELDT, Henrik LINDBERG, Stig Mose HENRIKSEN, Torben HUNDEVAD
  • Publication number: 20150099247
    Abstract: Apparatus for aiding learning by a person comprises a cover or shield (1) for concealing from the person a part of the person's body, and a webcam (6) and a screen (10) for visually displaying to the person, during concealment of the concealed body part, images of a part of the person's body not in direct view of the person. The apparatus may be used in the learning of a skill, such as hand-writing. In another embodiment, the shield is a collar worn to conceal part of the wearer's body, and the webcam and screen display the concealed body part in real time to the wearer. This apparatus can be used in many applications, such as to learn sports activities or to correct body image, posture or movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Jacklyn Bryant
  • Publication number: 20150086967
    Abstract: A unique and carefully devised method and apparatus for defining, visualizing, and reproducing predetermined slice thicknesses of deli products makes it possible for deli personnel to fulfill a customer's request without iterative feedback from the customer. This is beneficial to both the customer and deli personnel—eliminating ambiguity, aggravation, wasted product, wasted time, and wasted energy. This is accomplished by first defining ambiguous terms such as “thin”, “medium”, and “thick”, in terms of quantifiable dimensions. Samples of these predetermined thickness are then available to be viewed by the customer. Finally, slices are reproduced in accordance with the samples by correlating the thickness adjustment setting on a particular deli slicer necessary to produce a particular slice thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Joseph Majcher
  • Publication number: 20150064685
    Abstract: A system and methods are disclosed for enabling users to attach a tag and highlight in a single action or activity to a select piece or portion of text in digital content (e.g., in a digital book or other content provided for viewing on an electronic device). In some implementations, the teacher may associate a tag with a particular text in the assignment, push the assignment embedding the tag to one or more students, and the tag becomes automatically visible to the one or more students through their highlight menu when they open up the assignment for completion. In some implementations, with this single activity, users may easily share tasks, comments etc., with ease. One or more other activities are also used among teachers and students to create and execute assignments with efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Andew Goldman, Andrew John Storey Cooper, Todd Allen Robertson, Adam Iarossi
  • Publication number: 20150056600
    Abstract: A configurable panel display includes panel frames configurable to support respective panels, adjacent ones of the panel frames being pivotably connected along opposing edges, each panel frame having intersecting sides formed by tubular frame members, and a cap hinge assembly pivotably connecting two adjacent ones of the panel frames. Each cap hinge assembly includes two frame corner pieces, each frame corner piece interconnecting tubular frame members of two intersecting sides of a respective one of the adjacent ones of the panel frames. Each frame corner piece includes projections received within the interconnected tubular frame members, a central corner piece body from which each of the projections integrally extends, a hinge cap spanning the two frame corner pieces, and two fastening members, each fastening member connecting the hinge cap to a respective one of the frame corner pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Connie Melashenko, Dale William Woiken
  • Publication number: 20150024371
    Abstract: An improved screen cover that is configured for tactile learning and a method of utilizing the screen cover for tactile learning. The screen cover is sized and configured to be utilized over the useable area on the upper surface of a tablet, smart phone, computer screen or other touch screen device that displays information which the person using the screen cover and touch screen device can better learn by tactile learning procedures. The screen cover comprises a transparent sheet having a top surface and a bottom surface, with a plurality of textured elements thereon that extend above the top surface. The textured elements can be in a non-Braille pattern. The bottom surface removably attaches to the touch screen device. The person traces his or her finger along the textured elements over the displayed information to utilize the sense of touch to help the person learn and retain the displayed information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Susan E. Mon Pere
  • Patent number: 8918718
    Abstract: A system for enhancing reading performance operates on a network-connected server with software executing from a non-transitory medium at the server providing an interactive interface for a user connected to the server via a browser link. There is a data repository coupled to the server. The interactive interface provides a word search exercise for the user for improving the user's reading performance, displays a passage comprising a first number of words and a search list with a second number of words that each appear at least once in the passage, the second number smaller than the first number, and when the user clicks on every word in the passage for a word that appears in the search list, that word is indicated in the list as found, until all the words in the search list have been indicated as found.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: John Burgess Reading Performance System
    Inventor: John Burgess
  • Publication number: 20140356848
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for arranging media objects on a display screen to compensate for disabilities of a user. For example, if a media guidance application determines that, based on a particular disability, a user cannot see (or has limited vision with respect to) a portion of a screen displaying a media asset, the media guidance application alters the arrangement of media objects in the media asset to compensate for the disability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: United Video Properties, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Peterson
  • Patent number: 8894417
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes one or more systems, methods, routines and/or techniques for guiding a child (or other person) to perform tasks. The present disclosure may help children (or other people) perform various tasks (e.g., taking a shower) without a parent having to be present with the child during each task. One or more embodiments may describe a guidance device comprising a display and circuitry and/or computer code disposed in the guidance device. The display may show a figure with multiple parts. The guidance device may be operable to progress through multiple defined time segments. During each one of the multiple defined time segments, the guidance device may indicate one or more of the multiple parts of the figure that are associated with a sub-task that the user should perform. The guidance device may indicate completion progress of the time segment and the sub-task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Ayla Mandel
  • Publication number: 20140335501
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for presenting and managing interrelated sets of skills are provided. In some embodiments, a map interface is provided that presents the interrelated skills to a user, and provides the user an opportunity to strategize regarding how best the skills may be acquired to advance on a career path. In some embodiments, an administrative user may use the interface to view an aggregate skill set of employees in an organization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Amit Bahree, Raghavan Tinniyam Iyer, Ramkumar Kothandaraman, Murli Krishnan Iyer
  • Publication number: 20140272919
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved core board, being lightweight for convenient use and having dual performance with two sides capable of accepting application of inks, paint, markings, lettering, design and glues, as well as being suitable for cutting and mounting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Steven A Schulman
  • Patent number: 8834436
    Abstract: An array of absorbent article packages for multiple baby stages of development displayed via a merchandise display system may comprise multiple packages. Each package may comprise articles having absorbent article configurations appropriate for the stage of development of an infant, newborn, or toddler. Each package may also comprise indicia representative of the appropriate stage of development of the infant, newborn, or toddler. And, absorbent article configurations may differ between packages having overlapping size ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Karl Patrick Ronn, Barry Robert Feist, Mary Lee Carr, Kathy Quinlan Ames-Ooten, Danielia Threase Wilkins, Merlene Adams Cummins, Ooma Balkaran Rampersad-Cutler, Monica Jean Mohlenkamp, Vicki Lee Streithorst
  • Publication number: 20140220546
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes one or more systems, methods, routines and/or techniques for guiding a child (or other person) to perform tasks. The present disclosure may help children (or other people) perform various tasks (e.g., taking a shower) without a parent having to be present with the child during each task. One or more embodiments may describe a guidance device comprising a display and circuitry and/or computer code disposed in the guidance device. The display may show a figure with multiple parts. The guidance device may be operable to progress through multiple defined time segments. During each one of the multiple defined time segments, the guidance device may indicate one or more of the multiple parts of the figure that are associated with a sub-task that the user should perform. The guidance device may indicate completion progress of the time segment and the sub-task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Ayla Mandel
  • Patent number: 8777628
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and program product are provided for optimizing a training regimen to achieve performance goals. Historical training data is provided. At least one training regimen is defined. A training objective is selected for at least one training regimen to optimize. The training regimen is optimized by computing an initial training regimen solution and computing a neighbor solution at a distance from the initial training regimen solution. The neighbor solution is compared to the initial training regimen solution. If the neighbor solution is determined to be a better solution than the initial training regimen solution, the initial training regimen solution is replaced with the neighbor solution. The determination occurs using: Performance = S · St · N c · T - d ? ? and ? ? St = ? ( lag i ) T i ? N i ? . The distance is updated per a schedule to compute a next neighbor solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Tiffany S Jastrzembski, Stuart M Rodgers, Kevin A Gluck, Michael A Krusmark
  • Patent number: 8770584
    Abstract: Described is a picture game which utilized bingo-style game cards having images depicted thereon. As random images and photos are selected and displayed, matching images on the game cards are identified until one or more players hold a game card having a pre-established pattern marked. During the display of images and photos, messages, including advertisements or trivia questions, may be displayed as well. In another version, the game may also be used to facilitate memory exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Miravete
  • Publication number: 20140134593
    Abstract: A parts assembly direction method stores sample images of parts and instructions for assembly of the parts in a storage device of an assembly table. When the assembly table receives the parts, a camera captures a real-time image of the assembly table, and the method determines if the real-time image of the assembly table contains images of the parts. If the real-time image of the assembly table contains images of the parts, the method determines whether the parts are qualified by comparing the images of the parts with the sample images of the parts. If the parts are unqualified, the method displays prompt information on a screen of the assembly table to alert users that the parts are unqualified. Otherwise, if the parts are qualified, the method displays the real-time image of the assembly table and the instructions for assembly of the parts on the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HOU-HSIEN LEE, CHANG-JUNG LEE, CHIH-PING LO
  • Publication number: 20140106333
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system is provided that includes a portable electronic device; and an application executable on the portable electronic device, the application including computer program code that (a) monitors acceleration data during a flight of an airplane; and (b) displays a representation of the acceleration data in relation to a threshold acceleration of the airplane. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Brian M. Dugan
  • Publication number: 20140093862
    Abstract: A method of simulating an environment has a back panel and at least one side panel. The method then selects a theme for the panels, selects a primary image for the back panel, and selects a related secondary image for the side panel. The primary and secondary images are asymmetric for upright installation. The primary image then identifies its front end and its back end and the secondary image does so also in this method. The method then aligns the front ends to the back ends. With the various ends aligned, the back panel is then installed upon a wall in a closet or a corner. With the back panel installed, the side panel is installed upon either the front end or the back end of the back panel. The side panel and the back panel create surroundings for a child to play in using his imagination to explore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel J. LAUDERDALE
  • Patent number: 8581993
    Abstract: An information processing device that is connected to a projecting device that projects an annotation image input from an external, terminal a projection area including an object and a background, and is connected to an image capture device that captures an image of the projection area including the object and the background, includes: a detecting unit that detects movement of the object from an image captured by the image capture device; an extracting unit that extracts a changed region that is caused in the captured image by the movement of the object; and a processing unit that performs processing on at least one of the captured image and the annotation image, when the annotation image exists in the changed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Shingu, Katsura Sakai
  • Publication number: 20130288223
    Abstract: An exercise system stimulates the learning and memory of a user by detecting a stress level of the user with one or more biometric sensor devices, determining that the user's stress level is within a stress zone that is suitable for memory retention by the user, and presenting educational content to the user at one or more output devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Scott R. Watterson, Mark D. Watterson, David Watterson
  • Patent number: 8568145
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and program product are provided for optimizing a training regimen to achieve performance goals. Historical training data is provided. At least one training regimen is defined. A training objective is selected for at least one training regimen to optimize. The training regimen is optimized by computing an initial training regimen solution and computing a neighbor solution at a distance from the initial training regimen solution. The neighbor solution is compared to the initial training regimen solution. If the neighbor solution is determined to be a better solution than the initial training regimen solution, the initial training regimen solution is replaced with the neighbor solution. The distance is updated per a schedule to compute a next neighbor solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Tiffany S Jastrzembski, Stuart M Rogers, Kevin A Gluck, Michael A Krusmark
  • Patent number: 8516521
    Abstract: A method may include providing a live, interactive program or information associated with the live, interactive program on a video display device; and providing a live interactive content icon on the video display device when a current time is before an end time of the live, interactive program, the live interactive content icon indicating that live interactive content is available for the live, interactive program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Mousumi Dasgupta
  • Publication number: 20130149690
    Abstract: A method of controlling the quality of inspection and cleaning of surgical, medical, and veterinary instruments includes gathering illustrations of the instruments to be cleaned and inspected. Portion of the instruments most subject to wear and retention of contamination are identified and marked on the illustrations. The illustrations are annotated with instructions on inspection and cleaning with reference to the marked portions. The annotated illustrations are positioned on an upper surface of a resilient, smoother, waterproof mat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp.
    Inventor: Richard John Schultz
  • Patent number: 8397411
    Abstract: A magnet-based frame mounting system comprises a frame plate that is magnetically attractive and a wall plate that is magnetically attractive. The frame plate has a first surface that mechanically mounts within a rear surface of a frame. Correspondingly, the wall plate has a first surface that mechanically mounts directly to a wall. When the frame plate is mounted to a corresponding frame, the wall plate is mounted to a corresponding wall, and the frame plate is magnetically coupled to the frame plate, the frame plate is concealed by the frame, the wall plate is concealed by the frame and the frame is repositionable in any direction parallel to the wall plate, without repositioning the wall plate, such that the frame stays at a set location based upon the magnetic coupling between the frame plate and the wall plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventors: Kelley M. Russo, Samuel J. Russo
  • Publication number: 20130029296
    Abstract: The invention includes educational methods, processes and kits which result in a memorabilia product having at least one memorabilia page having a complementary designated theme of a defined attraction, and at least one educational component complementary to the designated theme of the defined attraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Richard Petrovich, Kathryn Petrovich
  • Patent number: 8333594
    Abstract: A showcasing system. The system includes a display board and a silhouetted 3D aesthetic component. The 3D aesthetic component includes (i) an unitary blank movable into a silhouetted 3D aesthetic surface, the 3D aesthetic component being attached to the display board and (ii) a plurality of die cutouts spaced along the longitudinal axis of the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Nixon Fleming, Pamela Sue Thayer
  • Patent number: 8323034
    Abstract: A system and method for assisting a surgeon during a surgical procedure. The system including a portable device having a display and a database in data communication with the portable device. The database including a program having a first image of the first set of instructions to be conducted by a surgical scrub assisting the surgeon during the first step of the surgical procedure and a second image of the second set of instructions to be conducted by the surgical scrub during the second step of the surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Terry Youngblood
  • Publication number: 20120244516
    Abstract: An interactive graphic is disclosed. The interactive graphic is includes a background graphic capable of being attached to a surface and movable pieces that cling to and glide on the background graphic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Imagination Trends, LLC, a Wisconsin limited liability company
    Inventors: Lisa Pertzborn-Whiting, Doug Crews Nelson, Steven Young
  • Publication number: 20120202187
    Abstract: A method for distribution and display of sequential graphic art creates a process for communicating a story through sequential images. Multiple channels of distribution may be used. Each channel may include multiplane graphical art (“MGA”). An MGA image is a compilation of a foreground layer, a background layer, and optionally one or more midground layers. The MGA image may be viewed on a mobile device with an accelerometer. As a user of the mobile device tilts the mobile device, the accelerometer registers the amount of the tilting of the mobile device. The layers of the MGA image are then transposed in an amount proportional to the angle of the tilt and the layer's distance from a viewing plane. The varying degrees of each layer's transposition gives the impression that the user's perspective changes as the mobile device is tilted. Multiple MGA images may be combined to form an MGA book.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: SHADOWBOX COMICS, LLC
    Inventor: Spencer L. Brinkerhoff, III
  • Patent number: 8166625
    Abstract: Diorama having a focal zone and a plurality of inclined panels on which different areas of the image are displayed disposed about the focal zone, with the image flowing continuously between the panels and no physical seams between areas of the image displayed on adjacent ones of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Axial-Digital Corp.
    Inventor: Anthony D. Williams
  • Publication number: 20120094267
    Abstract: Diorama having a focal zone and a plurality of inclined panels on which different areas of a two-dimensional image are displayed. The panels are disposed about the focal zone, which can be an area, a line, or a point, and the image flows continuously between the panels with no physical seams between areas of the image displayed on adjacent ones of the panels. The panels are rotated away from a seam line that extends between the focal zone and an outer edge of the image, and outwardly diverging edges of the panels along edges of the image created by the rotation are brought together along the seam line to tilt the panels to their inclined positions and create an enhanced perspective effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: AXIAL-DIGITAL CORP.
    Inventor: Anthony D. Williams
  • Patent number: 8137290
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a device (or an apparatus) and a method for providing information about body fluids. The device is for measuring a body fluid discharged from a body of a user by putting a first disposable absorbent article having a predetermined absorbent capacity to a fluid discharging portion of the user. The device comprises means for inputting an amount of the body fluid which is absorbed by the first absorbent article through observation; and means for calculating the total amount of the body fluid which was discharged by the user based on the input and the predetermined absorbent capacity of the first absorbent article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ting Zhang, Chunhua Huang, Jie Yin, Koichi Tomi
  • Publication number: 20120028233
    Abstract: Diorama having a focal zone and a plurality of inclined panels on which different areas of the image are displayed disposed about the focal zone, with the image flowing continuously between the panels and no physical seams between areas of the image displayed on adjacent ones of the panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Anthony D. Williams
  • Patent number: 8022997
    Abstract: An information processing device that is connected to a projecting device that projects an annotation image input from an external terminal a projection area including an object and a background, and is connected to an image capture device that captures an image of the projection area including the object and the background, includes: a detecting unit that detects movement of the object from an image captured by the image capture device; an extracting unit that extracts a changed region that is caused in the captured image by the movement of the object; and a processing unit that performs processing on at least one of the captured image and the annotation image, when the annotation image exists in the changed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Shingu, Katsura Sakai
  • Publication number: 20110151427
    Abstract: A writable and illustration-replaceable interpretative panel structure includes an interpretative panel unit and a frame unit. The interpretative panel unit includes a first panel and a second panel arranged back to back. Each of the first and second panels has interpretative illustrations and interpretative text provided on an outer surface thereof. The frame unit includes a first frame member and a mating second frame member detachably connected to each other to securely clamp peripheral edges of the interpretative panel unit therebetween. Accordingly, the interpretative panel unit can be conveniently replaced with other interpretative panel units that provide different interpretative illustrations and text. A transparent sheet is attached to the outer surface of each of the first and second panels, and the frame unit has a holder for holding a write/erase unit, so that supplemental information can be written on and erased from the transparent sheets with the write/erase unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: POP THREE DIMENSIONAL PICTURE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Richard Lin
  • Patent number: 7935100
    Abstract: A light sensitive media packaging with unique shrink-wrap light protection label that works as a light barrier to protect media from light damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: International Stem Cell Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey Janus
  • Patent number: 7913434
    Abstract: A calendar system comprising multiple (i.e., twelve) magnetic “month” sheets for each calendar month of the year, a magnetic “To Do List” sheet and a magnetic “Six Weeks at a Glance” sheet. Each sheet includes a header section that can variably depict the current month, year and/or day. The system further includes a plurality of magnetic “week” strips for securing to one of the sheets. Each “week” strip includes seven columns each having a day of the week imprinted adjacent thereto. Adjacent each day of the week indicia is a date space to which one of the numbered tabs is secured to appropriately label each day with the corresponding date for the particular week. A plurality of color-coded event tabs are also included for magnetically securing to one of the “week” strips positioned on a “Month” sheet or the “Six Weeks at a Glance” sheet, or directly to the “To Do List” sheet. Each time a week elapses, a “week” strip is moved from the current “Month” sheet to the “Six Weeks at a Glance Sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: Nancy A. Olaver
  • Patent number: 7862429
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for enabling a player to take a tour of a secondary game at a game machine. In one embodiment, a method is provided that includes offering to enable entry of a player into a bonus round of a game machine in exchange for a fee, receiving the fee from the player, and enabling entry of the player into the bonus round. The method further includes receiving an indication of at least one player selection during the bonus round, and determining an outcome based on the at least one player selection. In other embodiments, the method includes providing a prize to the player based on the outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Russell P. Sammon
  • Publication number: 20100316979
    Abstract: The invention concerns a dummy device for patient-assisted medication with medical and/or pharmaceutical and/or food supplement products for a patient. The dummy device includes a pictorial representation, true to the original, of at least one real package detail containing the actual products. The dummy device is constructed and designed for interactive communication by at least one handling element. The invention further concerns a system using a dummy device and a method for patient-assisted control of medication with medical and/or pharmaceutical and/or food supplement products for a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2008
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Gottfried Von Bismarck
  • Publication number: 20100311034
    Abstract: A presentation component (118) presents information from one or more data source(s) (102) to an assessor for assessment. A receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analyzer 120 uses an ROC analysis technique to evaluate the performance of the assessor. A feedback component (126) provides feedback as to the assessor's performance. A data manipulator (114) facilitates manipulation of the presented data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Horace Hines, Lingxiong Shao, Zuo Zhao, Xiyun Song
  • Publication number: 20100304351
    Abstract: A showcasing system. The system includes a display board and a silhouetted 3D aesthetic component. The 3D aesthetic component includes (i) an unitary blank movable into a silhouetted 3D aesthetic surface, the 3D aesthetic component being attached to the display board and (ii) a plurality of die cutouts spaced along the longitudinal axis of the blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Lisa Nixon Fleming, Pamela Sue Thayer
  • Publication number: 20100291530
    Abstract: An instructional aid comprises a mat shaped like a letter “U” and suitable, e.g., for placement on a floor. Pairs of cards may be provided for use with the mat. For example, one set may relate to “fruit,” and two cards in the set may bear matching pictures of apples, another pair may bear matching pictures of bananas, etc. The mat may comprise spaces, e.g., for placing such cards, and in one embodiment, the spaces may be clear pockets, corresponding to the size of the cards. Some embodiments of the invention may encourage, e.g., active play between a caregiver and a preschool-age child, stimulating, e.g., social interaction and development of the child's ability to speak and understand. Examples of such active play may include matching games, but are not limited to such games.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Jennifer Canter, Wade Canter
  • Publication number: 20100248203
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a portable LED interactive learning device for generating a series of displays to underage kids and method thereof. The portable LED interactive learning device in the present invention includes a motion detecting device, a tilt detecting device, a micro processer, and a LED set. The portable LED interactive learning device can detect the user's motion and demonstrate a corresponding figure on the LED set. The user can further select the function of playing game or drawing chart based on the memory capacity of the present invention. By using LED display system, the present invention can provide a comparable lower price device for kid's learning development.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Kuo Hsiing Cho, Ping Hung Tsai, Chin-I Liu
  • Publication number: 20100221695
    Abstract: The invention provides a personal training system that delivers the benefits of personal training while overcoming the drawbacks cited above. The invention enables at least one trainee and at least one trainer to interact at mutually convenient times, and in a way that preserves the personal component of the training interaction. In that manner, the invention makes it possible for a trainer to deliver personal, interactive communication, personal support and timely motivation to a trainee. Thus the invention preserves the components of personal training that characterize successful personal training regimens, without imposing the inconveniences, expense and other drawbacks associated with on-site personal training approaches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: Nimesh Desai, Jake Steinfeld
  • Publication number: 20100167256
    Abstract: In accordance with a number of embodiments, this document presents an innovative system and method which may be used to input data relating to any number of historical or scientific subjects, store the data in a collaborative format, and output data in any number of static or animated formats [FIG. 2]. In various embodiments, this method may provide a revolutionary means for encoding the entire history of the earth, encoding the entire history of human cultures, and for ensuring that all input data adhere to a universal data format. It provides and specifies a number of innovative and collaborative protocols for input [FIG. 3], storage [FIG. 4], classification [FIGS. 5A-5V], sorting [FIG. 6A], filtering [FIG. 6B], verifying [FIG. 6C], compiling [FIG. 8], updating [FIG. 9], customizing [FIG. 11], and publishing data [FIG. 12]. It may also provide a means for creating a revolutionary format of global historical collaborative animated map [FIGS 10A-10V, FIGS. 11A-11E].
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Douglas Michael Blash
  • Publication number: 20100105018
    Abstract: A method, device, and kit that utilizes tabletop education displays to allow parents and educators to expose the basic fundamentals of Education to subjects throughout the early developmental stages of learning; then, building on the basics, exposes the subject to more complex ideas. It also has the advantage of being customized in the final stage to the interest or strength of a subject. This provides the parents or educator the ability to challenge and develop the subject in its area of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: Joseph Andrew Harsh
  • Publication number: 20100077261
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a realistic service and system using a five senses integrated interface, and more particularly, to an apparatus and method for encoding the five senses and a system and method for providing realistic service using a five senses integrated interface, to allow a user to select a product to sensorially experience through an integrated interface in a remote location, which includes a integration recognizer detecting data selected by the user and recognizing an object, and transmitting five senses data of the object through a network, a five senses data analyzer receiving a five senses data packet including the five senses data of the object through the network, and extracting and analyzing the five senses data packet in terms of data on each of the five senses, and a five senses integration representer representing five senses using the data on each of the five senses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Young Giu Jung, Mun Sung Han, Jun Seok Park
  • Publication number: 20090068633
    Abstract: A training device for nasal hygiene comprises a facial tissue sheet; where the facial tissue sheet has a first side, and where the facial tissue sheet also has a second side having an opposing planar relationship to the first side. A first-side tissue graphic is visible on the first side of the facial tissue sheet. The first-side tissue graphic comprises a permanent graphic and/or an active graphic. In addition, the first-side tissue graphic is a training mark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Jason C. Cohen, Thomas G. Shannon, Eric D. Johnson, Andrew P. Bakken, Corey T. Cunningham, Steven R. Kehn, Cynthia Watts Henderson, Kathryn J. Sirovatka