Visual Art Or Craft, Artistic Adornment, Or Color Training Or Demonstration Patents (Class 434/81)
  • Patent number: 9384574
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing method. The image processing method includes obtaining at least one stencil mask region for a current frame, obtaining a first velocity field corresponding to a radial spreading from a central point of the at least one stencil mask region, obtaining a final velocity field for the at least one stencil mask region based on the first velocity field, determining a pixel value included in the at least one stencil mask region based on the obtained final velocity field, and displaying the current frame according to the determined pixel value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-chul Yoon, Soo-wan Park, Seung-ho Shin, Joon-seok Lee, Tae-kwon Jang, Kang-sik Choi, In-cheol Park
  • Patent number: 9060039
    Abstract: A server device may receive one or more event instruction schedules. Each of the one or more event instruction schedules may identify one or more events and corresponding instructions. The server may receive location information identifying a location of a user device; identify a particular schedule of the one or more event instruction schedules based on the location; identify an occurrence of an event of the one or more events identified by the particular schedule; identify a particular corresponding instruction for the event; and direct the user device to execute the corresponding instruction based on the occurrence of the of the one or more events. The server device may cause the user device to execute the corresponding instruction to function as a component in a combined display or in a combined sound outputting system having multiple user devices in addition to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignees: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC., VERIZON NEW JERSEY INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Walsh, Woo Beum Lee, Michelle Felt
  • Publication number: 20150125829
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a macroscopic, two or three dimensional image-making support medium which is a new reinvented version of a conventional utilitarian fine artist's canvas, canvas panel, canvas pad, art board or drawing pad, the novel image support medium facilitates artistic expression and the creation and display of macroscopic art, design or architecture, made therewith, thereupon or therefrom. The invention also relates to various methods of making such novel two or three dimensional image-making support mediums or the images provided thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Sydney Hyman
  • Publication number: 20150118653
    Abstract: System of illustration to make what is represented in an image or photograph more easily understandable. In particular, this system of s illustration is effective if utilized in the medical field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Antonio Campacci
  • Patent number: 9017077
    Abstract: A learning toy that includes a frame and a plurality of blocks. Each block includes a different color on each face with a first face having a first color and a second face having a second color. Additionally, four different colors are separately assigned to each of the remaining faces and the color assignments vary between at least two blocks of the plurality of blocks. The plurality of blocks allow for consistency and variability. Consistency comes from the colors assigned to two faces staying the same between blocks and the variability comes from the colors assigned to remaining four faces varying between some blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Gwendolyn Yudin
  • Publication number: 20150079546
    Abstract: Described is an origami sheet and a stencil for creating the origami sheet, wherein (i) the origami sheet is for folding into a model, the sheet comprising one or more indicators for indicating to a user where to make one or more cuts or tears in the origami sheet, such that, when the sheet is cut or torn as indicated by the one or more indicators and then folded a model is created with the resultant one or more cuts or tears creating a hole in the model through which the inner surface of the model is visible; and/or (ii) the origami sheet is an edible origami sheet for folding into a model; and/or (iii) the origami sheet is for folding into a model, the sheet comprising one or more textured model components, such that when the sheet is folded a model is created with the one or more textured model components provided on the outer surface of the model; and/or (iv) origami sheet is for folding into a model, the sheet comprising flexible or foldable OLEDs (organic light-emitting diodes) and/or PCBs (printed circ
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Philip CRAIK SMITH
  • Patent number: 8915739
    Abstract: A coloring sheet including a sheet of paper and a design formed on the sheet of paper. The design is at least partially formed by a pair of parallel, adjacent raised lines, wherein the adjacent raised lines are spaced apart by a distance of less than about 13 mm ½ inch).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Acco Brands Corporation
    Inventor: Toni M. Schulken
  • Publication number: 20140370467
    Abstract: An artificial floral arrangement and method for providing therapy to a person suffering from a cognitive disorder, and in particular, Alzheimer's disease includes an elongate base having a top surface and opposite ends. At least pair of posts is secured to and extend upwardly from the top surface of the base. A corresponding pair of cleats are secured to the top surface of the base and positioned laterally outward of the posts at the opposite ends of the base. A carrier is attached to the cleats and routed between the corresponding pair of posts. A plurality of decorative components are supported by and suspended from the carrier between the posts. Each of the decorative components may be a relatively short length of a ribbon that is tied about the carrier to create the illusion of a floral arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Phyllis STEVENSON
  • Publication number: 20140315158
    Abstract: A paper craft tool is disclosed. The paper craft tool is formed as a single piece, having a base that is formed generally in the shaped of a triangle with a rounded bottom section, a right side having an array of notched indentions, a corresponding left side having corresponding notched indentions, a first raised support having an array of peg supports disposed thereon, and a second raised support without an array of peg supports. A marking template is provided. A method and system utilizing the paper craft tool and marking template is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Henry Wischusen, III
  • Patent number: 8858232
    Abstract: A device to three-dimensionally display colors of a color model is provided. The device includes a plurality of interconnected top panels. The top panels are arranged in a circle about a central axis to display primary, secondary and tertiary colors of the color model in a predetermined spatial relationship at the top surface of the device. The device further includes a plurality of interconnected side and bottom panels. Left and right surfaces of the side panels, the lower surfaces of the top panels and the upper surfaces of the bottom panels form the side surfaces of the device and display the primary, secondary and tertiary colors of the color model at the side surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Heather H. Caverly
  • Patent number: 8821164
    Abstract: The present invention is a decorative canister comprising a container further defined by an opened top end and a closed bottom end. A lid is hingedly connected to the opened top end. However, the lid can be non-connected. Decorative fabric surrounds the outer surface area of the sidewall. Decorative ornaments are attached at predetermined locations to the decorative fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Gerardo Valdez
  • Publication number: 20140186804
    Abstract: This invention is intended to spark an art renaissance in our youth by getting back to basic color blending. In the age of computer-generated graphics and 64-box crayons, our youth have lost the ability to create their own shades and hues in a meaningful way that imparts their emotion, psyche, and intent into an artistic medium. Self-expression and individuality are the cornerstones of this great democracy, so empowering our youth to create a full spectrum of colors from the basic color wheel fosters the pioneer spirit upon which America is built. Every single color imaginable can be created from a color wheel consisting of the three primary colors plus black and white. The Color Wheel Artistic Implement is novel because it places the world of colors in the hands of children cheaply, with minimal processing, and with no waste. There are ten claims submitted with five drawings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Mr. Bihua Liu
  • Publication number: 20140170603
    Abstract: A line drawing apparatus includes a generally rectangular housing having a closed back, extending sides and a front panel. The front panel defines a screen aperture which is covered by a display screen. The inner surface of the display screen is coated with a phosphorescent material. A stylus is movably supported within the housing and includes an upwardly directed light source. As the stylus is moved, a lighted trace is produced on the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Robert W. Ranftl
  • Publication number: 20140127646
    Abstract: A paint or stain color selection device includes a frame sized for arms-length handheld use. The frame at least partially surrounds a viewing aperture. A plurality of distinct paint or stain color representations having surface areas smaller than the cross-sectional area defined by the viewing aperture are disposed on the frame and distributed around the viewing aperture. The device may be held in a user's hand and used to view remote objects or surfaces through the viewing aperture while visually comparing the object or surface to one or more of the paint or stain color representations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: THE VALSPAR CORPORATION
    Inventor: The Valspar Corporation
  • Publication number: 20140120501
    Abstract: A beading board for arranging cylindrical beads in a pattern displayed on an electronic display device. The beading board includes a frame configured to receive the electronic display device, and a board including a plurality of bead receivers. The board is cooperatively received by the frame and configured to be supported over the electronic display device such that the electronic display device is viewable through the board. A system and method for generating and displaying a beading pattern on the electronic display device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Cory COOKE, Ross EXLEY, Matt SWEENEY
  • Patent number: 8702426
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for teaching cosmetology. The apparatus includes a sensor and a computer-based controller. In operation, the sensor senses a cosmetology student performing a cosmetology operation and generates a sensor signal in response thereto. The controller processes the sensor signal and based thereon generates a control signal for displaying the cosmetology operation in a virtual manner on a video display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Charles Marion Soto
  • Patent number: 8672571
    Abstract: An illuminated marking device is described for use with colorless marking materials. The marking materials remain colorless until being transferred to a marking surface having a developer material disposed thereon that causes the marking material to develop a colored appearance. The marking material is contained within a marking device having a clear or translucent barrel and a lens integrated into a first end. The lens is tinted in a color similar to that of the developed color of the marking material. The first end of the marker is inserted into a light housing having a light source therein. Light from the light source is filtered by the lens and thereby illuminates the barrel of the marker in a color similar to that of the developed color of the marker. The glowing marker indicates the marking color of the marker and provides an enjoyable glowing experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Crayola LLC
    Inventors: Anthony P. Monzo, Scott Collins, Gregory R. Nungester
  • Publication number: 20130288207
    Abstract: A method of creating and manipulating Letter Art, allowing a user to create unique Letter Art by individually changing visual elements of the letters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Jed Murdock Ostrom
  • Patent number: 8515713
    Abstract: A method for embellishment placement may include receiving a parameter value defining a minimum distance between an embellishment and another feature of the item, defining points on the item, randomizing the points, eliminating one or more points based on the parameter value and leaving remaining points, the remaining points defining the positions for embellishments on the item, and manufacturing the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Jostens, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos D. Carbonera, Yuriy Malinin
  • Publication number: 20130189650
    Abstract: A method of providing a craft kit involves providing a kit including a frame with a window and a collection of beads presenting a plurality of colors and a pre-selected, fixed number of beads of each color. After providing the craft kit an image is received from a user. A bead template is generated by assigning a bead color to each of a plurality of bead positions on the template document to create a representation of the image using only beads from the collection of beads in the craft kit, and including a bead color indicator in each of said positions on the template document corresponding to the assigned bead color. Once the bead template document is created, it is transferred to the user to enable assembly of a bead array on the frame presenting the representation of the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Olive Root, LLC
    Inventors: Wai C. Lee, Jonathan C. Burrell, Devon A. Rolf, Abigail M. Rolf
  • Patent number: 8465337
    Abstract: A kit and method for creating a 3-dimensional toy includes a battery powered light, a container filled with a light curable polymer and one or more molds into which the light curable polymer is inserted. Optimal the kit may also include one or more sheets of transparent material to which the light curable polymer does not adhere and coloring which can be added to the light curable polymer. The method of forming a the 3-dimensional toy involves obtaining a mold, dispensing a light curable polymer into the mold; and then curing the polymer by applying light in the visible or near visible range to the polymer via a battery powered light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventors: Anthony R. Eisenhut, Eric D. Eisenhut
  • Publication number: 20130071816
    Abstract: This invention presents a universal framework for the discovery, understanding and matching of dress styles. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for building a universal dress style learner is disclosed, said method comprising: learning human skin models; detecting skin using the learned human skin models; collecting a set of dress images worn by a model; computing a set of style features based on the skin detected for at least one subset within the set of dress images; computing a set of clusters on the at least one subset of dress images based on at least one subset of the set of style features; validating the set of clusters for the at least one subset of style features; and computing a set of validated style features and a style basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Sudhir Kumar Singh, Vwani Roychowdhury
  • Patent number: 8366450
    Abstract: Methods of previewing a representation of a costume are provided. The method includes removably affixing two or more cling elements to a smooth surface in a non-overlapping manner, the two or more cling elements being disposed concurrently on and directly contacting the smooth surface, and the two or more cling elements comprising a portion of the representation of the costume to allow one of the following: a first person to view a semblance of a costumed image comprising a reflection of the first person with the affixed two or more cling elements each positioned over the reflection of the first person, and a second person to view through the smooth surface a portion of the first person with the affixed two or more cling elements each positioned adjacent the portion of the first person viewed through the smooth surface. The method also includes displaying the smooth surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: William L. Brown, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8342844
    Abstract: A visual aid and process for demonstrating color formation including a plurality of panels in the form of pages bound in the manner of a book and a plurality of scripts. At least one of the panels includes a transparent window tinted a first color. At least another of the panels includes an image colored with a second color. The panel including the image is adjacent and in overlaid relation to the page including the transparent window and the transparent window is juxtaposed with the image, so as to allow viewing of the image through the transparent window, in an apparent third color. Each of the scripts is associated with a one of the panels, in one-to-one correspondence, and printed in the book so that a script and the associated panel may be perceived contemporaneously for providing information related to the formation of colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Elena M. Evans
  • Patent number: 8335675
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-readable storage medium are disclosed for simulating paint behavior. In one embodiment, input representing a deposition of a first type of paint and a second type of paint on a canvas may be received. The first type of paint has a first set of fluid properties, and the second type of paint has a second set of fluid properties differing from the first set. In one embodiment, a motion of the first type of paint and the second type of paint on the canvas may be simulated dependent on the respective sets of fluid properties. The simulated motion of the second type of paint differs from the simulated motion of the first type of paint. An effect of the deposition of the paint may be determined dependent on the simulation. An image representing the effect of the deposition of the paint may be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen J. DiVerdi, Sunil Hadap
  • Publication number: 20120315604
    Abstract: A kit for decorating snow that comprises a plurality of uniquely-colored volumes of particulate matter and a plurality of containers for storing and dispensing the particulate matter. Each container has an opening for dispensing the matter, and the opening can be a plurality of holes, an elongated nozzle, or the like. The particulate matter comprises a non-toxic powderized chalk, and can be provided in any number of colors, including the primary colors of red, blue, and yellow. There is also disclosed a method for using the kit to decorate the snow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Della S. Milbank
  • Patent number: 8308483
    Abstract: A rotatable drawing device intended for children. The top and sides of said device are attached and are formed to accept drawing mediums such as chalk, water or dry erase marker used to color, write and draw upon this device. The top of the drawing device has a recessed portion to hold the drawing medium when not in use. The drawing device rests upon and is attached to a base platform on which it rotates. The drawing unit is spaced above the base platform so that the drawing cylinder may rotate about its center axis. Feet adhered to the bottom of the base hold the invention off the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher A. Hume
  • Publication number: 20120264087
    Abstract: Designer's Runway Fashion Party kit is a fun party kit that relates to young girls. It is a kit for designing a skirt. The girls are provided with a party kit. The kit is designed so that each girl has full credit for her creation. She also gets to model her creation and talk about her creation on a make believe runway. The kit has a newspaper page, some fabric, glue and string. The girl cuts the fabric using the newspaper pattern. She glues the skirts sides and hems (top and bottom) the skirt. She inserts string or ribbon through top hem making the waist. The string is drawn to draw the waist together. The invention is for fun and to assist the creativity of the children in designing their own fashion. After the fabric is made into a skirt, the girl decorates it. She may use markers, sequins, applicades, ribbon or anything she likes. The girl then becomes a model. She can write a script, or a script can be provided for her. She can pretend to market her skirt as she models.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Catherine Hebert
  • Publication number: 20120251983
    Abstract: A display system or kit for displaying lights on a paper board product. In one embodiment, the invention can be a display system comprising: sheet of paperboard having a plurality of holes extending from a front surface to a rear surface of the paperboard; a light assembly comprising a string of lights and a controller comprising an internal power source, the string of lights comprising a plurality of light modules arranged in a spaced apart manner along a length of wire, each of the light modules comprising a light portion capable of being alternated between an illuminated state and a non-illuminated state via the controller; and the light portions of the string of lights extending through the holes of the paperboard so as to protrude from the front surface of the paperboard, the wire of the light assembly located adjacent the rear surface of the paperboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Steven B. Golden
  • Patent number: 8267692
    Abstract: A method of using a collection of symbols based on the movement of a circular object in space on three-dimensional and two-dimensional art works. The method relates to orienting a circular object at different angles and to trace the path of the circular object to create basic symbols. The basic objects are incorporated in a three-dimensional sculpture including surfaces and circular objects suspended at relative heights and orientations according to the collection of symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Deborah Adams Doering
  • Publication number: 20120225410
    Abstract: The purpose and process of combining cross stitch, needlepoint or crewel patterns with hand painting the cloth or canvas as part of the pattern designed and/or as a repair solution to a damaged tapestry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Paula Marie Constance Howard
  • Publication number: 20120164605
    Abstract: An interactive learning system and method is provided. The interactive system includes a camera device and an interactive device. The camera device executes a functional operation, and transforms the functional operation into executive information. Then, the camera device transmits the executive information to the interactive device. The interactive device generates guiding information for guiding a user to operate the camera device according to model information of the camera device, and transmits the guiding information to the camera device so as to control the camera device to execute a guiding operation related to the guiding information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: ALTEK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chien-Chun Sung
  • Publication number: 20120077152
    Abstract: One or more transparent or translucent sheets of cellophane are folded and cuts are made to create symmetric patterns and designs. The cellophane creates diffraction, refraction, interference, and reflection pattern of light that become strikingly visible when viewed under polarized light. The cellophane patterns and designs are placed on top of one another such that the holes in the overlapping sheets cause a variation in the path of light traveling through the layers of the cellophane, creating beautiful and varied optical patterns of light that change with the placement of the layers of cellophane and with variation of the angle of polarized light for a kaleidoscope effect. The cellophane is viewed against the backdrop of a blue sky to provide a source of polarized light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: Pamela Saha
  • Patent number: 8126683
    Abstract: A method for embellishment placement is provided. More specifically, an automated method for determining placement of embellishments for an item, such as a jewelry item, is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises, determining and setting values for parameters, creating offsets along a portion of the item to be embellished, setting points along the offsets, randomizing the points, adding decorative features to the item, and eliminating points based on the parameter values. After points violating the parameter values have been eliminated, the remaining points comprise positions for embellishments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Jostens, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos D. Carbonera, Yuriy Malinin
  • Publication number: 20120040314
    Abstract: A body ornamentation design, customization and management system, which may include any combination of a Customer Profile Module, a Tattoo Design Module, a Tattoo Stencil Creation Module, an Artist Portfolio Module, an Administration Module, an Informational Document Module, an FAQ Module, an Advertising Module, a Body Jewelry Module and Legal Module, is provided. The body ornamentation design, customization and management system provides an efficient and effective system for the management of a body ornamentation design business (such as a tattoo shop), as well as an efficient and effective system for allowing a customer to select a body ornamentation design, and for having the body ornamentation design applied to the customer's body. A documentation system is also provided for collecting, organizing and maintaining records relating to the business of a body ornamentation business (such as a tattoo shop).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: ARTISTIC TATTOOING, INC.
    Inventor: Louis Rubino, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120034580
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for teaching educational concepts through creative activities such as movement and vocalization. A systematic procedure is provided for lesson structures including (1) students experience a lesson through a first activity involving movement and/or rhythm, (2) students experience a lesson through a second activity involving movement and/or rhythm, (3) student observation and discussion, and (4) creative assessment. These steps may be performed in various orders to adapt to various educational concepts and learning environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Marcia A. Daft
  • Publication number: 20110195381
    Abstract: An association-recognition teaching tool and method of use thereof for teaching image recognition among a plurality of substantially functionally unrelated items. The tool includes a first functional item bearing an image thereon and at least one additional functional item whose function is substantially unrelated to the first functional item and wherein the at least one additional functional item bears a substantially identical image as that upon the first functional item, and further wherein the first functional item and the at least one additional functional item are bundled within a single package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: Barbara J. Ciletti
  • Publication number: 20110151413
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for developing perceptual motor skills, and more particularly, a system for developing perceptual motor skills through a variety of activities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toni Schulken
  • Patent number: 7758347
    Abstract: The hair color simulation system for simulating a dyed hair color that results from dyeing hair with a mixture of two hair color preparations includes a base screen with a first through fifth layers and an intermediate layer. The first through fifth layers and the intermediate layer are superimposed over one another so as to display a simulated hair color that is produced when the first hair line, the second hair line, the colors of the two hair color preparations and the original hair color are displayed on the layers with respective transparencies and superimposed over each other. The RGB values of the superimposed colors produced by the two hair color preparations and the original hair color are stored in data storage sections. Input sections receive choices of the two hair color preparations and a mixing ratio for the simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Wella AG
    Inventor: Daisuke Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20100119999
    Abstract: A teaching system for the perception enhancement of a user provides pairs of objects for visual and tactile comparison wherein the selection of paired objects provide a significant starting point for the construction of extended teaching aides, tactile forms and systems. The present invention may be combined with a range of text associated with paired forms, and includes a range of contrasting terms and synonyms generally associated with the contrasting and complementary nature of the paired forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventor: Elizabeth A. Hollywood-Tuck
  • Publication number: 20100040998
    Abstract: A paint memorialization kit includes a plurality of elongate color identifying elements, each having generally planar front and rear sides and having opposed first and second ends. Each second end includes a tab extending upwardly therefrom for use in identifying the color identifying elements. Each front side first end includes indicia requesting color information, texture information, and brand information of paint received on a respective second end. The kit includes a case having a first area for receiving the color identifying elements and a second area for receiving paint paraphernalia, the first area including partitions for separating the color identifying elements from one another and maintaining the color identifying elements in an upright configuration. The case includes a lid movable to selectively cover and expose the first and second areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: Nancy Anne Thurston
  • Patent number: 7647718
    Abstract: A multi-panel fold-out device made from a blank includes at least first, second, and third panels which are joined together in sequence, and formed by separation lines between the first, second, and third panels. The first and second panels each have an internal panel portion including a score line adjacent to an edge of the panel. Each internal panel portion is releasably secured to its panel such that the internal panel portion can be pivoted around its score line relative to its panel. The first panel is foldable over, along the first separation line, to secure the first panel to the second panel. The first and second panels are foldable under, along the second separation line, to secure the first and second panels to the third panel. The first and second internal panel portions are of different sizes so that these panels can be folded out in sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Inventor: Richard A. Burtch
  • Publication number: 20100003644
    Abstract: A live, in person, card making and scrapbooking competition does not currently exist. The fact that there are live judges to judge the event also makes this a “new” idea not currently in existence. Contestants will have the opportunity to make handcrafted cards or scrapbook pages through the use of rubber stamping and others techniques, be judged by in-person judging, and winners will receive a prize.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventor: Debra Levy
  • Patent number: 7641474
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention provides a method for systematically arranging paint color samples for convenient browsing and identification of desired colors by shoppers. Paint color sample cards are arranged on a two-dimensional display surface such that colors of similar hue are categorized or grouped together (e.g., along a column). Groups of paint color sample cards having different base hue or color are arranged such that there is a gradual transition between paint colors from one region to the next region. For instance, the colors of sample cards may gradually change from column to column across a two-dimensional display. Additionally, within each color group, paint color sample cards are arranged from most chromatic to least chromatic colors. Another aspect of the invention provides for accent color sample cards to be displayed adjacent to the various base color groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventor: Mary Rose Rice
  • Publication number: 20090286209
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for teaching educational concepts through creative activities such as movement and vocalization. A systematic procedure is provided for lesson structures including (1) students experience a lesson through a first activity involving movement and/or rhythm, (2) students experience a lesson through a second activity involving movement and/or rhythm, (3) student observation and discussion, and (4) creative assessment. These steps maybe performed in various orders to adapt to various educational concepts and learning environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventor: Marcia A. Daft
  • Publication number: 20090233259
    Abstract: A method for creation of a genetic portrait of at least one person is provided. The genetic portrait is capable of carrying both the image and genetic information about the person(s). The method comprises a step for producing an image portrait of the person(s) wherein the image portrait includes an image hair zone, a step for obtaining and conditioning hair of the person(s), and a step for preparation and attachment of the conditioned hair to the image hair zone. The attachment can be performed by several means, such as different kinds of glue, described in the specification. An optional step can be provided comprising an incorporating of predeterminedly treated genetic information items of the person(s) into the image portrait. Such genetic information items may include fragments of least one of the following: blood, skin, bone, nail, tooth, and soft tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventor: Evgeniy Podvorchan
  • Patent number: 7572126
    Abstract: The present invention provides an innovating and unique oil painting method called “Flowing Colors”. The novel method blends painting oil with water-soluble materials to achieve accurate images as well as colorful dynamics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Inventor: Bihua Liu
  • Patent number: 7561735
    Abstract: A color matching and coordinating reference system for use by manufacturers and consumers of goods includes assigning a unique identification code for each of a plurality of colors. The identification code includes color family indicia, color value indicia, and color selector device indicia. Preferably, each color is assigned a unique color name as well. Manufacturers utilizing the system label or otherwise associate each good with the identification code for each color used therewith to assist the consumer in matching and coordinating colors. Color selector devices and tables can be used by the consumer or manufacturer in finding matching colors or coordinating/complimentary color combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: K1C2, LLC
    Inventors: Susan Levin, Gloria Tracy
  • Publication number: 20090061729
    Abstract: A play structure is provided. Such play structure includes at least two wall members joined together at predetermined ends thereof. Such wall members are manufactured from a first predetermined material and have a first predetermined size and a first predetermined shape. At least one of at least one door, at least one window and a combination thereof are operably disposed in at least one of such wall members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Randy Boerman, Kim Boerman
  • Publication number: 20080302792
    Abstract: The container of the present invention provides a container with a décor-displaying exterior. The container comprises a transparent exterior portion, a waterproof interior liner portion, and a connection portion. The invention may additionally include a base portion. A number of sizes, shapes, and materials may be used in the construction of such a container, as dictated by the desired end result and intended use. The container thus allows a user to modify the external appearance of the container by inserting material between the external portion and the internal portion. The container obtains a “finished” look by use of the connection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Jody S. Puckett