Display Panel, Chart, Or Graph Patents (Class 434/430)
  • Patent number: 9045869
    Abstract: A screed system, having: a first elevatable rail; a second elevatable rail; a screed bar positioned below the first and second rails and supported by the first and second elevatable rails by respective first and second rotatable hinges, the screed bar moveable along the first and second rails and rotatable relative to the first and second rails at both the respective first and second rotatable hinges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventors: Andrzej Robert Biernacki, Waldemar Domzal
  • Publication number: 20150147743
    Abstract: A multi-panel display device having a center panel positioned between a first side panel and a second side panel and a header panel and a blank for a multi-panel display device. In one aspect, the invention can be a blank for a multi-panel display device comprising: a center panel; a first side panel attached to the center panel along a first pre-weakened line; a second side panel attached to the center panel along a second pre-weakened line; and a header panel detachably coupled to the second side panel along a third pre-weakened line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen P. DASHE
  • 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: 20150104780
    Abstract: A multi-panel display device having a center panel positioned between a first side panel and a second side panel and a header panel and a blank for a multi-panel display device. In one aspect, the invention can be a blank for a multi-panel display device comprising: a center panel; a first side panel attached to the center panel along a first pre-weakened line; a second side panel attached to the center panel along a second pre-weakened line; and a header panel detachably coupled to the second side panel along a third pre-weakened line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen P. DASHE
  • Publication number: 20150056599
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Tim O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20150024372
    Abstract: The present invention is an organizer with multiple functions and the ability to use tokens to represent players in a sports setting, such as a sports field. Said organizer may include a representation of the sports field on the organizer itself. Said tokens may then be affixed to the representation of the sports field in a manner that may be strong enough to be manipulated as needed, but loose enough to move when required. The organizer further allows the user to maintain various records and documents in a convenient manner to assist the users in their coaching of athletic events. This invention may be adapted for any team oriented situation as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen McHugh, Susan Papanek McHugh
  • Publication number: 20150010896
    Abstract: It is an object of the invention to provide a study aid including: a blank flowchart including a plurality of states, but omitting text from the plurality of states; and a plurality of tiles bearing a description of each of the plurality of states. It is a further object of the invention to provide a method of teaching a process to a student. The method includes: providing a blank flowchart associated with the process, the blank flowchart including a plurality of states and transitions between the plurality of states, but omitting text from the plurality of states; providing a plurality of tiles bearing a description of each of the plurality of states; and instructing the student to place the tiles over each one of the plurality of states with which each of the descriptions is associated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Dawn MAHAN
  • Publication number: 20140335502
    Abstract: A real-time video annotation learning system and a method for the same are revealed. The real-time video annotation learning system includes a video management module, an annotation management module and a data storage module. A language learner can select videos stored in the data storage module by the video management module and add comments to a location of an image in the video at a specific time while the comments are in the form of text or graphs built in a commentary management module. Thus the comments are shown on the image in the form of text or graphs at a specific time. Users can grasp key points of learning content the video provided exactly. Together with system functions of real-time word look-up and word note, user's learning effect is significantly improved and the video has an advantage in language learning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: YUEH-MIN HUANG, CHIA-JU LIU, HSIN-CHIN CHEN, MING-CHI LIU, TZU-CHIEN LIU, FU-YUN YU, YEN-HUNG KUO
  • 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: 8747996
    Abstract: The practical application of incorporating magnetic receptive printing media coupled with the use of an underlying specifically referenced magnet allows the multi layering of magnetic media while maintaining the reference of position on said surface. This is achieved by aligning the polarity lines to the benefit of the intended design while fabricating the first layer to receive the second or subsequent layers to interact with the intended design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Dayton Joseph Deetz
  • Publication number: 20140147829
    Abstract: A see-through, head mounted display and sensing devices cooperating to provide feedback on food items detected in the device field of view. Feedback can include warnings based on personal wearer needs, general nutrition information, food consumption tracking and social interactions. The system includes one or more processing devices in communication with display and the sensors which identify food items proximate to the apparatus, determine feedback information relevant to a wearer of the apparatus; and render feedback information in the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Jerauld
  • Patent number: 8684746
    Abstract: An exemplary proficiency examination system includes a collaborative system allowing multiple administrators across multiple educational institutions to add questions to a bank of questions from which an administrator at a single educational institution may select for a proficiency examination. The questions may be used in a placement examination for placing students into a class of an appropriate skill level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Saint Louis University
    Inventor: Daniel Nickolai
  • Publication number: 20140072944
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for providing a learning aid using pictorial mnemonics. The method can include receiving a first input including a selection of a content topic. The method further includes displaying a first pictorial mnemonic associated with the selected topic, wherein the first pictorial mnemonic comprises one or more sub-images, and a list of one or more attributes, wherein each attribute is associated with a corresponding sub-image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth Robertson, Ron Robertson, Adeel Yang, Nicole Pasteur
  • Publication number: 20140038165
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a parallelepiped to train to correlate the distinctive sign of a personality to its personality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: SUK S.r.l.
    Inventor: Azra Jamous
  • Publication number: 20130309637
    Abstract: A consumer information and sensing system for consumables and cosmetic substances. The consumer information and sensing system tracks an determines information regarding the efficacy state of consumables and cosmetic substances, obtains input from consumers regarding a desired efficacy state at consumption, and provides an indoor navigation system to locate such consumables and cosmetic substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Eugenio Minvielle
  • 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
  • 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: 8556631
    Abstract: A higher education constituent relationship (CRM) system may provide an educational institution with a graphical display of a probability and desirability value for a person at a stage of a student life cycle. For example, the higher education CRM system may receive a history of interactions between the person and the institution. The higher education CRM system may use the history of interactions and information about the person to calculate the probability value, or measure of the likelihood that the person moves to another stage in the student life cycle, and the desirability value, or a measure of the appeal of the person to the educational institution at a stage of the student life cycle, for the person. The higher education CRM system may display the calculated values for the probability and desirability to a representative of the institution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Ellucian Company L.P.
    Inventors: Melissa King, Denise Marie Mendonca, Patrick Packard, Martin Donald Reber, Robert David Rullo
  • Publication number: 20130260362
    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 threaded fasteners, each threaded fastener connecting the hinge cap to a respective one of the frame corner pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Calapitter Creations, Inc.
    Inventors: Connie Melashenko, Dale William Woiken
  • Publication number: 20130196307
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for teaching and improving a subject user's (e.g., child's) educational and social development, including learning independent management of their own schedule, learning key developmental higher functioning strategies of order, planning, prioritization and time management. Moreover, systems and methods are provided to allow for interactive and collaborative mechanisms for parents, educators, and other entities to monitor, manage, and participate in a child's educational and social development. An application in the form of a visual organizer utilizes visual displays, cues, and aids, such as photographs, to accompany assigned activities, instructions, etc. so that a child may better follow or participate in such activities, instructions, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: BRIGHTER FUTURES FOR BEAUTIFUL MINDS
    Inventors: Tricia Sulpizio Estrada, Rogelio Martin Estrada, Petru Bogdan Bocsa
  • Patent number: 8491311
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods are disclosed that analyze student performance and provide feedback regarding the student performance, for example, to an instructor, other school official, parent or directly to the student. In certain embodiments, the methods and systems communicate in real time with the educational program, for example, math or science games, lessons, quizzes or tests, to provide contemporaneous feedback or recommendations to the instructor regarding student performance. In addition, embodiments of the systems and methods evaluate and provide feedback of the effectiveness of the educational program itself, and track progress at different levels, for example, a student, class, school or district level, over a multitude of different durations and time periods. Still further, embodiments of the systems and methods perform comprehensive data analysis and statistical computations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Mind Research Institute
    Inventors: Mark Bodner, Gordon L. Shaw, Matthew R. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20130177896
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a teaching tool for easier understanding of a diagram looking different depending on viewing angles. The teaching tool includes a transparent body (3) composed of transparent plates (1), and a plurality of circular rings (2) arranged within the transparent body (3) at a specified interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Dong Chul Kim, Mi Ryung Barn
  • Publication number: 20130171612
    Abstract: A teaching aid to aid in evaluating data may include a frame member and an eye guide movably connected to the frame member to guide the user of the teaching aid in evaluating the data. The frame member may include a top frame wall, a pair of opposing a side frame walls to connect to the top frame wall and a bottom frame wall to connect to the pair of opposing side frame walls, and the frame member may include a divider wall to define a cavity for the data to be evaluated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Earl Dwight McArthur
  • Patent number: 8419440
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system device and method for teaching an individual, such as a child, a series of educational items such as numbers or the alphabet. Each item is placed on a card and then each card placed in an upright card holder which has a wind tolerant base. There is one holder for each of the items in the educational series and a plurality of card holders in a wind tolerant stand are positioned around the yard for observation and thus, learning by the child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Mark A. Leahy
  • Publication number: 20130089852
    Abstract: Methods of teaching and learning use a multi-sensory approach where students physically move as they practice and learn the relationships of words, numbers, or any abstract concept. In some embodiments, methods include physical activity and imagination when practicing. In some embodiments, activity mats allow students to physically move as they learn the relationships of abstract concepts thus using more learning modalities (visual, auditory, motor, and kinesthetic) when practicing. Methods result in enthusiasm for the task of learning and practicing the abstract concept. Enthusiasm for the task leads to greater willingness to practice over and over again, thus leading to competence in learning, often at a younger age than conventionally expected. In some embodiments, the instructions are provided to the student by an automated device. In some embodiments, a GPS device provides the student with instructions associated with a specific display that the student has found.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: Suzanne D. Kuntz
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120308984
    Abstract: A computer-implemented user interface displayed on a display of a computer directed assembly workstation is provided for interacting with a sequence of assembly instructions. In some embodiments, an in-use view area is displayed on the user interface providing a “live” image of an item the assembler is currently working on. This in-use view area generally involves taking videos of tools, materials, matrix trays with materials, and/or components of the final product as they are manipulated by the assembler. The user interface further displays a preassembled view area providing an image of at least one preassembled item provided as an example of a properly assembled item. This example helps the assembler process each assembly instruction with greater accuracy and speed. This preassembled view area may include other products previously assembled and useful to the assembler performing the assembly task including images and videos of materials, components, and/or matrix trays with materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: PARAMIT CORPORATION
    Inventor: BALBIR S. RATAUL
  • Patent number: 8267697
    Abstract: The invention relates to educational equipment comprising a plurality of information support means (1) having identical dimensions but bearing at least partly different information. According to the invention, each support means (1) takes the form of a board comprising an outer frame (2) into which are inserted, removably and with friction, at least two inner frames (3), into each of which are inserted, removably and with friction, at least two labels (4) bearing the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Jean-Loup Druon
  • Publication number: 20120208171
    Abstract: A device for assisting a student in studying flashcards is presented, comprising a first pocket joined to a second pocket, each pocket having an open end with closures. The pockets are hingedly attached so that the pockets may be folded over onto each other. The first pocket has a “study” label, and the second pocket has a “learned” label, for indicating the flashcards to be contained within each. Also, a method is provided for using the device for studying flashcards where the student removes and reviews the flashcards from each pocket and determines their knowledge of each flashcard. The learned flashcards are placed into the second pocket and those that are not learned are placed into the first pocket. This is repeated until a predetermined condition is met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Tammy L. Gordon
  • Publication number: 20120141972
    Abstract: A modified Euler diagram may use multiple convex shapes to display sets or members of sets. In one embodiment, a compact Euler diagram may represent members once, with the sets split into separate regions that may form a containment hierarchy over the members. The split set regions may be drawn with simple convex shapes and joined with connecting lines, which may be concave shapes. In another embodiment, each set may be illustrated with a single convex shape and the members of more than one set may be duplicated. In such an embodiment, the members may be drawn with convex shapes and joined with connectors, which may be concave shapes. The modified Euler diagrams may be deterministically created by grouping the elements into sets, organizing the sets by size, placing elements in the sets, and creating connections between the elements using a set of constraints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tim DWYER, Nathalie Henry RICHE
  • Publication number: 20120077180
    Abstract: A method and system for knowledge representation and processing using a structured visual idea map that allows the processing of information and viewing of information in different formats and perspectives, encouraging users to enumerate and connect concepts without a tendency to begin within a particular conceptual framework, think in a systematic way and distinguish between relevant information. The present invention can be used for presenting information in a logical manner for serious information and knowledge transfer and providing feedback on thoughts/opinions. Information can be shown in different perspectives to alter amount of information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: AJAY SOHMSHETTY, ARCHANA SOHMSHETTY, RAJ SOHMSHETTY
  • Patent number: 8100697
    Abstract: A portable, retractable writing surface device provides a writing surface that may be extended from a housing and held sufficiently flat by the device to facilitate marking on the writing surface with a writing implement, such as a dry-erase marker, chalk, grease crayon, pencil, pen, permanent marker or the like. The device maintains sufficient rigidity in the extended writing surface, such that the device may be used without an additional support surface, such as a clip board or table. The writing surface may be retracted back into the housing to protect the writing surface and to reduce the size of the device for storage or transport, such as within a pocket or briefcase. Retracting the writing surface may include rolling the writing surface onto a spool, accordion folding the writing surface or otherwise reconfiguring the writing surface to make it fit into a compact space (collectively referred to herein as “compressing” the writing surface).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: ZipBoard, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Budryk, Tobin J. Fisher
  • 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: 20110165552
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of a reading menu folder system is provided. The reading menu folder system comprises a front cover, a back cover having a reading assignment log, and a plurality of folders. Each folder is associated with a literary genre or literary genre sub-category and configured to hold a book associated with the literary genre or literary genre sub-category. The reading menu folder system is arranged to be customized for a reader based on age, curriculum, interests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: Carol E. Foster
  • Publication number: 20110081638
    Abstract: An entertaining and educational apparatus is provided, comprising a first board and a second board. The first board, that is for beginners and intermediates has a plurality of colored spaces, each color stands for a concept in IUPAC nomenclature system. The second board that is for intermediates and advanced levels has 289 square spaces of equal dimensions, some spaces contain premium score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Soroush Sardari Lodriche, Shima Alsadaat Dianat
  • Patent number: 7891488
    Abstract: The present invention involves an interactive selection system for a consumer product that improves the consumer's ability to quickly sort through numerous criteria in a complex decision making process and determine whether that particular consumer product is appropriate for his or her purchase and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignees: McNeil-PPC, Inc., Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Lisa Berry, Frank Gualtieri, Jerry B. Hansen, Robert Hasselman
  • Publication number: 20110039239
    Abstract: A motivational, inspirational apparatus that is both functional and decorative. Has a base varying is size, shape and composition, with one step. Multiple holes at equal distance are placed on the top of the base. Posts of varying materials are inserted into the holes on top of the base. Tops of varying shapes, materials and textures are placed atop the posts and rotate 360 degrees. When placed atop the posts they look like a lollipop or ping pong paddle. Stickers of varying materials are with specific motivational and inspirational words related to actions, projects, and life situations are adhered to the tops for daily inspirational and motivational reference. When actions are accomplished, the top is turned 180 degrees. In the morning, all tops are again turned with the event words facing forward to address each action in the new day.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: Robin Lloyd Futoran
  • Publication number: 20110020783
    Abstract: An article including a message board adapted for writing and posting messages thereon, and an office equipment device built into the message board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Tsachi Davidov
  • Publication number: 20100216101
    Abstract: A device and method for teaching, solving, and/or illustrating mathematical principles and equations is disclosed. The device comprises a set of increasing numerical values arrayed on a spectrum, each numerical value represented by a length, each length comprising a visual marker representative of the numerical value; wherein the visual marker is repeatedly displayed on the spectrum in a pattern corresponding to or at intervals in accordance with the visual marker's numerical value. Alternatively, the device may comprise a set of increasing numerical values on a spectrum, each numerical value represented by a length, each length comprising distinct visual markers representative of mathematical factors of the numerical value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Jarom Chung
  • Publication number: 20100203485
    Abstract: A method includes the steps of providing at least one whole number displayed in a discrete area and at least one factor from 1 to 10 for each at least one whole number. Each at least one factor is displayed in the discrete area occupied by the at least one whole number. Each factor from 1 to 10 is positioned in a unique horizontal and a unique vertical position relative to the other factors from 1 to 10 in the discrete area of the at least one whole number. Each factor from 1 to 10 is assigned with a unique indicia distinguishing that factor from each other factor from 1 to 10 that is not the same factor. The method can be used to teach skip counting, multiplication, division, multiples, fractions, factorization, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventor: Christopher Hansen
  • Publication number: 20100159436
    Abstract: A repeatedly written soft base material is a heat-proof aluminum foil paper that can be rolled as a cylinder and comprises a white writing layer preprocessed and coated on the base material in a powder coating manner, and a repeatedly adhesive layer or a double sided tape disposed on another side of the base material. The powder coating method includes adding few fiberglass and CaCO3 into solvent resistance paints to compound powder paints, and then coating the powder paints onto one side of the base material by using static electricity theory, finally baking the base material at 200 degree temperature. Besides, a release paper can be adhered on a surface of the adhesive layer of the base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Chuan-Sheng Huang
  • 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: 20100055662
    Abstract: A method and system that presents a high amount of relevant information related to schools, students, subject, assessment scores, grade level, gender, and ethnicity in a clear and coherent manner, yet is cross referenced for easy access to related information. The method and system is built using a database loaded with student and school data, a plurality of available information screens that plot achievement versus growth for selected data sets, plus screens that plot individual students' achievement timely through their grade levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, Inc.
    Inventor: Damian Betebenner
  • Publication number: 20090307946
    Abstract: Educational tools are provided that can include a plurality of sets of placards with individual ones of these sets can include a plurality of individual placards, and individual placards within the sets having substantially the same surface area and can be associated with a common symbol. The educational tool can also include at least two of the sets including placards having different surface areas associated with different symbols. Educational methods are also provided that include providing a first set of placards, with the first set of placards including individual placards having a first surface area associated with a first symbol, and providing a second set of placards, with the second set of placards including individual placards having a second surface area associated with a second symbol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventors: Camille M. Cashatt, Warren H. Toews
  • Publication number: 20090223098
    Abstract: A pig board for the purpose of displaying various images includes a planar member shaped substantially to the profile of a pig. The planar member includes a first side, a second side, an anterior end and a posterior end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventor: Susan Ann Loguercio
  • Publication number: 20090208917
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for planning and tracking meals and activities comprising a display panel having a first and second side, a plurality of manipulatives for releasable attachment to the first and second sides, and an attachment device for releasably securing the display panel to a surface. A portion of the first side of the display panel bears indicia defining a category of food and a drink item. A portion of the second side of the display panel bears indicia defining an activity. The manipulatives bear indicia defining a food item, a drink item, and a serving size. In one embodiment the manipulatives and the indicia on the first and second sides of the display panel are color coordinated such that an individual may plan and track meals and activities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: EAT! DRINK! MOVE! THINK! LLC
    Inventor: Sarah Ann Ramsey Vinch
  • Publication number: 20090197238
    Abstract: An educational content presentation system and a file format for facilitating learning in that presentation system are provided. The presentation system receives an archival file, such as a ZIP file, that comprises a manifest, one or more activities, and one or more libraries. The manifest associates activities with educational content in the one or more libraries. Some or all the educational content in the library can be encrypted to facilitate digital rights management of the content or provide security in learner assessment activities. Activities can then be executed, such as by a Common Language runtime or Java virtual machine, which present the educational content in the associated libraries to facilitate student learning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher H. Moffatt, Jay Curtis Beavers
  • Publication number: 20090176195
    Abstract: This invention is described as a classroom that will have classroom displays, layouts, and a floor plan to educate students to the maximum, A+ Level. This is an entirely new concept in education.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: Ella Delores Davis
  • 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