Plaque (e.g., Disk, Etc.) Turnable Relative To Index (e.g., Window In Card, Etc.) To Selectively Align Different Points On Plaque Therewith Patents (Class 434/78)
  • Patent number: 8434250
    Abstract: A system for presenting color and design combinations is provided. The system includes first substrate having at least two sections. Each section of the first substrate includes visual representations of physical items representative of a particular style category such that the style category of one section is different from the style category of another section. Each section of the first substrate includes at least one transparent area. The system also includes second substrate having at least two sections. Each section of the second substrate includes at least two colors representative of a particular color category such that the color category of one second substrate section is different from the color category of another second substrate section. The first substrate overlays the second substrate such that colors of one of the second substrate sections can be viewed through the transparent area of one of the first substrate sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventor: Loreen Epp
  • Patent number: 5803739
    Abstract: A coordination kit for choosing suitable fabrics, paints, wall coverings, window treatments, fabrics for chairs etcetera, rugs and other floor coverings to achieve a desired decorator effect. The kit includes at least two nomographs, mounted to a substrate, and numbering up to a number equal to the number of elements of the total decoration effect that the user desires to choose. Each nomograph (nomogram), includes a rotatable upper layer having at least two windows, which overlies a lower layer having viewable segments, each of which segments has a plurality of cells, all of which cells contain a set of predetermined generally accepted color spectrum specimens, from either the entire color spectrum or a portion thereof, which specimens are used in the selection of the coordinated decorator effect desired. The specimens may be from but not limited to actual or photographic representations of tile, fabric, paint, rugs and other aspects of a room's decor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Inventor: Sherry Hitchcock
  • Patent number: 5791905
    Abstract: A device for recording a series of exercises to be followed over a period of days and for indicating the order in which the exercises are to be performed on a given day. When the exercises are recorded in pencil, they may be erased and rewritten when the exercise regimen is changed by the exerciser. The device includes three flat, circular plates that are rotatable independently of one another about a common pivot point. A plurality of radially extending lines are disposed on a base plate and one exercise is written on each line. Exercises to be performed in one day are grouped together on contiguous radial lines. An intermediate plate has a window formed in it that exposes to view a group of the radial lines when the window is in registration with the group, and a pointer plate includes a pointer that points at an exercise written on a particular line of the group that is exposed to view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Inventor: Raymond T. Larson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4830619
    Abstract: A table setting display guide for coordinating table settings and dinnerware plate patterns. The table setting display guide includes a first page which illustrates at least one table setting having an opening at the position where a dinnerware plate would be set. A second page is provided which illustrates a plurality of dinnerware plate patterns, which patterns are sized to correspond to the size of the opening in the first page. The opening in the first page is selectively positionable on the second page to permit viewing of each dinnerware plate pattern in conjunction with the table setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Assignee: The Conde Nast Publications Inc.
    Inventor: Elliott Marion
  • Patent number: 4604061
    Abstract: A display rack and color selector assembly adapted to present to a homeowner a group of sample boards carrying actual roof shingles in a variety of colors and to afford a visual picture of a typical home whose architectural style is similar to that of the homeowner, the roof of the pictured home being selectively covered by a shingled surface in any one of the sample colors. The color selector includes a front panel on whose face is a radial array of pictures of typical homes in different architectural style, the roof in each picture being notched out to define a window whose geometry matches that of the roof. Mounted behind the panel is a rotatable color wheel which is divided into segments each having a shingled surface whose color corresponds to that of a respective sample in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1986
    Inventors: Reginald Willcocks, Marvin Zaro