Magnet Included In Display Or Demonstration Patents (Class 434/73)
  • Patent number: 9117052
    Abstract: Some aspects enable users to interactively define a region in an electronic design, identify or generate a track pattern, and assign the track pattern to the region for subsequent physical implementation for the region. Another aspect interactively represents various results on a display apparatus using one or more distinguishing representation schemes. Another aspect is directed at interactive editing a component of an electronic design having track patterns by iteratively modifying a set of track patterns to reach a reduced set of track patterns and by automatically snapping the component to active track(s) in the reduced set for the physical implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Salowe, Min Cao, Roland Ruehl, Jeffrey Markham
  • Patent number: 8533985
    Abstract: The invention provides a simple, yet flexible mechanism for affixing items to a magnetic board such that they are accurately aligned to the board and to one another. Such mechanism allows positioning and repositioning of the items as desired by the user, including stacked configurations. Contact between the items and the board is aesthetically pleasing, and provides a bearing surface that allows for repositioning of items using a sliding motion. Further, aligning the items is convenient for the user and does not distract from the primary task at hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Minds, LLC
    Inventor: W. Daniel Hillis
  • Patent number: 7931165
    Abstract: A portable carrier for storing and displaying rolled blueprints and other construction documents (“Carrier”). The Carrier includes a compact storage case with an opening for the passage of flexible backing material and documents. A cylindrical roller, mounted inside of the compact storage case, rotates axially to allow unfurling and retracting of flexible backing material. Means for unfurling and retracting the flexible backing material are provided, utilizing a retracting handle and a manual retractor cap respectively. Means for attaching and detaching display documents are provided using Velcro® Brand material affixed to the top of the flexible backing material and mating document Velcro® Brand fastening strips attached to the backs of the display documents. Documents are held down during display using a document fastener assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventor: Channon C. Croy
  • Patent number: 7862882
    Abstract: A re-positionable magnetic art apparatus which is provided in a variety of shapes and sizes. Characters of the apparatus are attracted to a sheet which underlies a picture within a frame, the frames provided in a variety of shapes. A clear laminate covering the picture separates the removably positionable characters from the picture, thereby providing for picture clarity throughout the life of the apparatus. Pictures are provided with characters which match both picture theme and picture scale, ensuring realistic artistic expression. Accessory character material is available which is printable on an inkjet printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: Michelle M. White
  • Patent number: 7699165
    Abstract: An organizer system comprising: (A) an organizer folder having front and back covers, optionally at least one page positioned between the front and back covers and at least one of the following components associated with at least one surface of the front or back covers or the at least one page: (1) a planner having planning diagram associated with the at least one surface, and at least one object that is repositionable on the planning diagram; or (2) at least one pocket for storing materials; (B) a self-standing folder holder having a receptacle for receiving at least one folder in a stored configuration; and (C) a carrier having a receptacle for receiving at least one holder in a stored configuration and a handle for grasping by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: The Assistant Product Group
    Inventors: Amy Sue Moeller, Jayne Elizabeth Moening
  • Publication number: 20100086903
    Abstract: A modular magnet assembly including a first module having a first whorl of members extending from a first magnet and defining a first cavity, and a second module having a second whorl of members extending from a second magnet and defining a second cavity, wherein the second module is stackable on the first module such that the second whorl is nested within the first cavity and the first magnet and the second magnet are aligned along an axis, and the first magnet and the second magnet and operatively arranged to magnetically secure the second module to the first module when the second whorl is nested within the first cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: Umbra LLC
    Inventor: Marion Lanktree
  • Publication number: 20100086904
    Abstract: A modular magnet assembly including a first module having a first whorl of members extending from a first magnet and defining a first cavity, and a second module having a second whorl of members extending from a second magnet and defining a second cavity, wherein the second module is stackable on the first module such that the second whorl is nested within the first cavity and the first magnet and the second magnet are aligned along an axis, and the first magnet and the second magnet and operatively arranged to magnetically secure the second module to the first module when the second whorl is nested within the first cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: Umbra LLC
    Inventor: Marion LANKTREE
  • Patent number: 7210936
    Abstract: An organizer system comprising: (A) an organizer folder having front and back covers, optionally at least one page positioned between the front and back covers and at least one of the following components associated with at least one surface of the front or back covers or the at least one page: (1) a planner having planning diagram associated with the at least one surface, and at least one object that is repositionable on the planning diagram; or (2) at least one pocket for storing materials; (B) a self-standing folder holder having a receptacle for receiving at least one folder in a stored configuration; and (C) a carrier having a receptacle for receiving at least one holder in a stored configuration and a handle for grasping by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: The Assistant Product Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy Sue Moeller, Jayne Elizabeth Moening
  • Patent number: 6974324
    Abstract: An evolutionary and reusable device for delimiting and organising spaces and volumes, adaptable to the dimensions of an existing architectural space, is capable of being modified without accessories, easily and rapidly decorated by the user by means of decorative objects and expandable connected space elements of fixed and variable dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Inventors: Nicaise Gregoire, Philippe Hayer
  • Patent number: 6889457
    Abstract: An art ensemble comprising a plurality of art elements to be arranged in different decorative abstract designs on a flat foundation panel and held in place on the panel by insets in the elements containing ferrous material and a sheet of permanent magnet material overlying the foam plastic core of the foundation panel and covered by decorative art paper. The elements have frames covered by decorative materials, including canvas that is either painted or unpainted. Different sizes, colors and patterns are provided in the art elements of a set so that a variety of ensembles may be created from one set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Inventor: Vashner R. Boddie
  • Patent number: 6840773
    Abstract: This invention relates to a system and method for changing the appearance of an appliance. The system and method provide a magnetic sheet having a decorative pattern on one side thereof with a magnetic area or surface on an opposite side thereof. When the magnetic sheet is applied to cover the appliance, the decorative pattern decorates the appliance. A grid sheet is also provided for measuring and cutting the magnetic sheet to size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Inventors: Jan Anderson, Jason Augenstein
  • Patent number: 6793251
    Abstract: A binder has a front cover and a back cover. A first page assembly for mounting in the binder includes a first magnet. A second page assembly for mounting in the binder in an overlying relationship with the first page assembly includes a second magnet for releasably attaching the second page assembly to the first page assembly in the binder. Each one of the page assemblies may include a magnet portion, a hinge portion, and a display portion, which may be all formed as one piece. The binder has a base member, made of a magnetic material, to which the magnets are attracted to mount the page assemblies in the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventor: Daniel H. Stark
  • Publication number: 20040018473
    Abstract: The invention relates to a set of elements for assembling complex structures, the set comprising a plurality of first magnetic bar elements, having a first length, a plurality of ferromagnetic elements, and a plurality of second magnetic bar elements, having a second length. Said two lengths and the dimension of said ferromagnetic elements are such to allow the assembling of complex structures, e.g. classic crystallographic structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Applicant: PLAST WOOD S. R. L.
    Inventor: Edoardo Pio Tusacciu
  • Patent number: 6010338
    Abstract: A coloring kit project for children producing magnetic frames for photographs and art work. The frame is composed of a flexible magnetic material suitable having designs for coloring or decoration which will adhere to a ferrous surface such as the door of a refrigerator. The invention focus is in particular on a magnetic frame kit composed of a plurality of printed outlines of frames with designs on a single sheet of flexible magnetic material and a plurality of decorative elements on a single sheet of flexible magnetic material which will magnetically adhere to either a magnetic frame or to a ferrous surface. Children will cut the magnetic frames and the decorative elements from the respective magnetic frame kit material sheets, will color the respective designs and use the resulting frame to display art work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Inventor: Kelly H. Watson
  • Patent number: 5666712
    Abstract: Two-dimensional designs are created by providing a magnetic surface and attaching magnetic parts to the surface. The parts may be precut geometric and representational forms cut from flexible magnetic material. The surface may be a surface painted with a magnetic paint. Three-dimensional designs are created by providing a metallic surface and attaching parts to the surface using small permanent magnets. A magnetic paint formulation and formulations for moldable clay-like and dough-like magnetic compositions are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Advanced Design & Research Corp.
    Inventor: Nikolai E. Cvetkov
  • Patent number: 5505620
    Abstract: Planning and toy assemblies of the invention comprise element receiving and storage members and a plurality of elements adherable by permanent magnet attraction to their receiving surfaces, the assembly also usually comprising a folder in which they are stored and carried. Each member comprises a thin sheet of magnetizable metal with a surface sheet mounted thereover. The receiving member surface carries a planning grid or picture, while the storage members have depictions on their exposed surfaces of the elements that are placed thereon. Each element is a piece punched from permanently magnetized sheet material of sufficient magnetic field strength to adhere to the metal sheets, even through a thin non-magnetic layer, and also carries a depiction of what it represents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Inventor: Ernest R. Barlett
  • Patent number: 5203847
    Abstract: A magnetic puzzle for educational purposes comprises a plurality of pieces. Each of the pieces has a magnetic side and a graphics side and is adapted to be attached to a metallic board. The pieces are of a thickness such that two or more pieces may be positioned one upon the other with the bottom piece attached to the metallic board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1993
    Assignee: Magnaplay Inc.
    Inventor: Sandra L. Butt
  • Patent number: 4902229
    Abstract: A modular layout assembly is disclosed for facilitating the layout of elements within a space. The modular layout assembly comprises a plurality of modules, each configured and dimensionally scaled to represent an element and made of a magnetically attracting material. A layout board for receiving the modules is made of a ferrous metal and presents a substantially planar surface; the planar surface has a grid thereon for assisting the arrangement of selected of the modules on the layout board. A case is provided for carrying the layout board and modules, and comprises first and second sections hinged together to permit the case to be opened and closed. The first section has a pocket for receiving the layout board, and a mechanism for retaining the layout board within the case to facilitate the arrangement of selected of the plurality of modules on the layout board and for releasing the layout board to facilitate the copying of the arrangement of modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: EZ Designer, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris S. Pedersen, Sue M. Merkel
  • Patent number: 4806102
    Abstract: A modular layout assembly is disclosed for facilitating the layout of elements within a space. The modular layout assembly comprises a plurality of modules, each configured and dimensionally scaled to represent an element and made of a magnetically attracting material. A layout board for receiving the modules is made of a ferrous metal and presents a substantially planar surface; the planar surface has a grid thereon for assisting the arrangement of selected of the modules on the layout board. A case is provided for carrying the layout board and modules, and comprises first and second sections hinged together to permit the case to be opened and closed. The first section has a pocket for receiving the layout board, and a mechanism for retaining the layout board within the case to facilitate the arrangement of selected of the plurality of modules on the layout board and for releasing the layout board to facilitate the copying of the arrangement of modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1989
    Assignee: EZ Designer, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris S. Pedersen, Sue M. Merkel
  • Patent number: 4626218
    Abstract: Disclosed is a knock down kit of miniature walls and miniature modular furniture items magnetically attachable together and including a rubber stamp face printing mechanism on each face miniature modular furniture items in the kit so as to facilitate the making of scale drawings of the layout of a room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1986
    Inventor: Charles W. Wright