Color Application (e.g., Painting, Etc.) Patents (Class 434/84)
  • Patent number: 9272307
    Abstract: A method an apparatus for coating prostheses via contact patterning with an applicator. Applicators can include rollers, tampons, and ribbons. Coating materials include a variety of substances including polymers and therapeutic agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Avraham Shekalim, Eyal Teichman
  • Patent number: 8974230
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus is disclosed for coloring a substantially wicking substrate comprising applying to a substantially wicking substrate an ink comprising a first dye and a second dye to define a region of reference; applying a first solvent to the substantially wicking substrate to move the first dye and the second dye within the body of the substantially wicking substrate; moving the two dyes in a defined direction to carry the two dyes outside of the defined region to color an area of the wicking substrate to color at least a portion of the substantially wicking substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventors: James E. Becvar, Amaya Becvar Weddle
  • Patent number: 8956163
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for creating designs on an underlying material by spinning a platform on which the material is positioned while applying a coloring agent on the material through an aperture in an upper surface of a casing that houses the spinning platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Spin-T, LLC
    Inventors: David Jerry MacFadyen, Donald James MacFadyen
  • 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: 20140106114
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in general, to a novel artwork surface and, in particular, to an ultra lightweight dispersed solid artwork surface and methods of creating artwork structures. Techniques are described herein that are capable of creating an innovative artwork structure. For example, a method of preparing a dispersed solid artwork surface, applying said medium to said dispersed solid artwork surface, finishing said dispersed artwork surface to create an artwork structure, and displaying said artwork structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Mary Baker
  • Patent number: 8616885
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus is disclosed for coloring a substantially wicking substrate comprising applying to a substantially wicking substrate an ink comprising a first dye and a second dye to define a region of reference; applying a first solvent to the substantially wicking substrate to move the first dye and the second dye within the body of the substantially wicking substrate; moving the two dyes in a defined direction to carry the two dyes outside of the defined region to color an area of the wicking substrate to color at least a portion of the substantially wicking substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventors: James E. Becvar, Amaya Becvar Weddle
  • Publication number: 20130236859
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for applying a removable, sheet material on a substrate. One example embodiment includes an applicator or roller device that is used to apply a temporary, removable sheet of material on walls to preview or sample the color of a ceiling, wall (interior or exterior), or room (or other surfaces) prior to painting a ceiling, wall, or room by placing of sample of paint on the removable sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Andrea Mayner
  • Patent number: 8434283
    Abstract: The painting method disclosed is carried out by providing a curable liquid paint composition and an edging product having a colored surface and an adhesive surface opposite to the colored surface. The colored surface of the edging product is preferably a previously manufactured surface closely matching the to-be-used paint composition once the paint composition has been permitted to cure. The edging strip is permanently affixed onto a wall to be painted with the curable paint composition, with an edge of the edging strip contacting a surface bordering the wall or surface which is not to be painted with the curable liquid paint composition. The wall is then painted with the curable liquid paint composition, and the curable liquid paint composition is partly overlapped onto the edging product. The method provides a crisp even line at the interface between the wall and the bordering surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventor: Michelee Bartolo-Howell
  • Patent number: 8431059
    Abstract: A mosaic-style art kit is provided. The art kit includes a frame, modeling material, and a guide sheet. The frame includes a peripheral surface operably configured to overlie the guide sheet, and a mosaic-style internal structure having partitions forming cavities for receiving and retaining the modeling material. A front side of the frame is placed on the guide sheet such that the mosaic-style internal structure is aligned with a design on the guide sheet. The design thereby instructs a color of modeling material to be inserted into each cavity of the internal structure. The modeling material is inserted accordingly, and the frame and guide sheet are separated to produce a mosaic-style art product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Crayola LLC
    Inventors: Steve Menow, Anthony Wyzen
  • Patent number: 8413988
    Abstract: A picture puzzle kit is provided for coloring a picture puzzle marked with indicia corresponding to multiple colors. The picture puzzle kit comprises puzzle pieces, color charts, and coloring tools. The puzzle pieces comprise parts of a picture and are marked with indicia corresponding to different colors. The color charts display colors corresponding to the indicia marked on the puzzle pieces. In an embodiment, multiple removable layers are stacked one above the other on each of the puzzle pieces. In another embodiment, an embedded audio assembly is provided in each of the puzzle pieces and the color charts for audibly indicating characteristics of the puzzle pieces and the color charts respectively. The puzzle pieces are linked to assemble the picture puzzle. The coloring tools enable the user to color the puzzle pieces using the colors displayed on the color charts corresponding to the indicia marked on the puzzle pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Anita Jane Gearty
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8294727
    Abstract: Keywords are appended to an image portion in one portion of a color image. In order to achieve this, a color bar is displayed on the color image, a color is designated by the position of a mark in the color bar, an image portion having the designated color is detected, a keyword table having keywords corresponding to the detected image portion is displayed, a desired keyword is selected from the displayed keyword table, and characters representing the selected keyword are displayed. Items of data representing the detected image portion, data representing the designated color and data representing the keyword are stored as metainformation in the image file of the color image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Toshita Hara
  • Patent number: 8206835
    Abstract: A hanging ornament for color painting has a substrate, a first ridge area and a second ridge area. The substrate has a first surface, a second surface and a protrudent surface. The first and second surfaces are both sides of the substrate. The protrudent surface protrudes from a partial area of the first surface to the second surface and is formed on the second surface. The first ridge area and the second ridge area are integrally formed on the second surface and the protrudent surface and have different heights and the recesses delineated by the first and second ridge areas are available for users to paint. The present invention addresses a means being more convenient to paint and visually appealing to users, and a solution to manufacturers saving more material, simplifying the production procedures and requiring minimum mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Teng-Kuei Chen
  • Patent number: 8191895
    Abstract: A picture puzzle kit is provided for coloring a picture puzzle marked with indicia corresponding to multiple colors. The picture puzzle kit comprises puzzle pieces, color charts, and coloring tools. The puzzle pieces comprise parts of a picture and are marked with indicia corresponding to different colors. The color charts display colors corresponding to the indicia marked on the puzzle pieces. In an embodiment, multiple removable layers are stacked one above the other on each of the puzzle pieces. In another embodiment, an embedded audio assembly is provided in each of the puzzle pieces and the color charts for audibly indicating characteristics of the puzzle pieces and the color charts respectively. The puzzle pieces are linked to assemble the picture puzzle. The coloring tools enable the user to color the puzzle pieces using the colors displayed on the color charts corresponding to the indicia marked on the puzzle pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Anita Jane Gearty
  • Publication number: 20120028224
    Abstract: A method of creating a work of art where a plurality of artists, using a selected palette, exchange the work after painting for a selected period of time until completed. Once completed, the painting surfaces are combined to create a single piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: GLORIA P. SYMONS, PATRICIA E. FOX, SARA JEAN VOUTHILAK
  • Patent number: 8070896
    Abstract: A method for making an illustrated card has providing a cardboard with at least one printed layer and ornamentation; positioning one ornamentation on one of the adhesive portions; pressing the ornamentation toward the adhesive portion; and repeating positioning one ornamentation on one of the adhesive portions and pressing the ornamentation toward the adhesive portion. The illustrated card allows users especially children to make the illustrated card by themselves and children can be trained to arrange the ornamentation with different colors for improving chromatological and fine-motor skills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Teng-Kuei Chen
  • Publication number: 20110284019
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are disclosed involving cosmetics brushes and face charts for strategic application of make-up. In particular, embodiments of the invention involve cosmetics brushes having markings color-coded to match make-up types, locations, and application steps within a sequence, as depicted on a corresponding face chart for the strategic application of make-up to achieve a desired look, using, for example, a code key to explain the face chart. Each desired look may have a specific face chart that uses color-coded markings to match a brush with a make-up type, location, and step, for a given purpose. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Andrea B. Fairweather
  • Publication number: 20110287390
    Abstract: The present invention concerns itself with systems and methods for getting an image on a surface, such as a wall, in a fast, qualitative, and economical way. The present invention is automating the whole painting and/or printing process by giving users, such as parents or guardians, the option to paint a kids room with cartoon characters for example, by themselves, and save money and time in the process, and be happy with the results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Aman Malhotra
  • Patent number: 8063912
    Abstract: A color selection and coordination system including a database of predetermined color relationships implementing a data-driven color model. A starting color is associated with a first color in the color database. One or more predefined color palettes associated with the first color may be retrieved, each palette including one or more coordinating colors, the coordinating colors being predetermined based on the first color and a color coordination algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Damien Reynolds, Mary Rose Rice, Marc Webb
  • Patent number: 8011929
    Abstract: A coloring method has acts of: (a) preparing a substrate having at least one display surfaces and each display surface printed with an ink layer to form a coloring area having multiple resin units mounted in the coloring area; (b) coloring the coloring area of the substrate with water-based colorants; and (c) rubbing the coloring area of the substrate. The coloring area is colored and rubbing alternately to display a special effect, like colored leather. Moreover, the coloring area can be colored by blending red, blue and yellow to obtain various colored results. The present invention is able to stimulate, inspire and develop color sensibility for children.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Teng-Kuei Chen
  • Publication number: 20110202478
    Abstract: A method for conducting a group-based activity includes providing a master visual art work suitable for reproduction. A copy of the master visual art work is made and divided into a plurality of divided pieces. Each of the divided pieces is paired with a corresponding blank piece having substantially the same shape as the corresponding divided piece. Each of the pairs is distributed to at least one participant of the group-based activity, and the participants are instructed to reproduce the divided piece on the blank piece using supplies distributed with each of the pairs. The reproduced pieces are collected and assembled to form a reproduction of the master visual art work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Jon Terry Cox
  • Publication number: 20110195382
    Abstract: An activity assembly that is used to transfer an artistic design onto an object. The assembly includes at least one template that can be loaded into a housing. A colorant can be dispensed into the housing. The housing rotates the template and causes the colorant to move about the template to form a design. The template can then be removed from the housing and pressed onto an object such as a shirt. The template transfers the colorant onto the object, so that an artistic design is formed onto the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Elliot Rudell, George T. Foster, Joseph Cernansky
  • Publication number: 20100285430
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for creating designs on an underlying material by spinning a platform on which the material is positioned while applying a coloring agent on the material through an aperture in an upper surface of a casing that houses the spinning platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: DAVID JERRY MACFADYEN, Donald James MACFADYEN
  • Patent number: 7753680
    Abstract: To provide: a water-discoloring drawing toy which, when a writing utensil or applicator for water adhesion is applied thereto, produces a multicolor image and which eliminates the monotonous production of monochromatic images in a related-art technique and is rich in unexpectedness and changes; and a water-discoloring drawing toy set including this drawing toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: The Pilot Ink Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akio Nakashima
  • Publication number: 20100119998
    Abstract: A self-contained paint color system and method is described comprising a handled carrying box, at least one container of a base color paint, a plurality of containers containing colored tints, and a “matchbook” styled booklet that incorporates coordinated and matching sheets and self-adhesive stickers. When utilizing this paint color selection system and method, a designer can create and select numerous colors utilizing a single kit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventor: Kari Whitman
  • Publication number: 20100055650
    Abstract: Teaching models that use luminescent paint to paint inscriptions on the surface of the model which can be read by using black light. By use of the model so modified, the model can be used as a teaching tool in an educational instruction method in which the kinesthetic multiple intelligence of the student is enhanced since the student is in control of the timing of the feedback from the model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Jennifer Bridges
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100032898
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a picture puzzle kit for enabling a user to color a picture puzzle using symbols representing different colors. The picture puzzle kit comprises puzzle pieces and a color chart. The puzzle pieces, made of plastic, cardboard, or a wooden material, comprise portions of a picture and symbols corresponding to different colors. The picture may be of different designs. The color chart displays different colors with corresponding symbols for the colors. The picture puzzle kit may further comprise a base for supporting the puzzle pieces. The puzzle pieces may be linked to assemble the picture. The puzzle pieces may be linked by interlocking the puzzle pieces or by placing the puzzle pieces adjacent to one another. The picture puzzle kit may further comprise coloring tools to enable the user to color the puzzle pieces using symbols representing the different colors displayed on the color chart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventor: Anita Jane Gearty
  • Publication number: 20100032899
    Abstract: A picture puzzle kit is provided for coloring a picture puzzle marked with indicia corresponding to multiple colors. The picture puzzle kit comprises puzzle pieces, color charts, and coloring tools. The puzzle pieces comprise parts of a picture and are marked with indicia corresponding to different colors. The color charts display colors corresponding to the indicia marked on the puzzle pieces. In an embodiment, multiple removable layers are stacked one above the other on each of the puzzle pieces. In another embodiment, an embedded audio assembly is provided in each of the puzzle pieces and the color charts for audibly indicating characteristics of the puzzle pieces and the color charts respectively. The puzzle pieces are linked to assemble the picture puzzle. The coloring tools enable the user to color the puzzle pieces using the colors displayed on the color charts corresponding to the indicia marked on the puzzle pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventor: Anita Jane Gearty
  • 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: 20090317774
    Abstract: An application for a method and apparatus for creating a work of art includes providing an artistic kit that has a source of a pigment and an applicator. The applicator accepts the pigment and is used to apply the pigment to a unique part of a user's anatomy. The kit includes at least one artistic medium having a pre-printed design on a front side and a location adapted to accept an impression of the unique part of a user's anatomy. The applicator is used to coat the unique part of a user's anatomy with the pigment, then the unique part of a user's anatomy with the pigment is pressed onto the location adapted to accept an impression within the pre-printed design, thereby creating a work of art unique to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventor: Laurie Sharp
  • Publication number: 20090269725
    Abstract: A method is presented by which a family may publicly or privately express its unity, pride, and enjoyment of each other. A varied selection of ethnic, cultural, and/or generational features typically found in a cross-section of the population of any selected nation or geographic locale are fashioned by a portrait artist and a graphic artist into a collection of family caricatures. A family member, or the consensus of the entire family, selects from among the catalogued caricatures, suitable figures to identify with their own cultural and lifestyle traditions. Stylized renditions of specific pursuits or activities commonly engaged in by a selected family are also offered, as are any family activities or pursuits of a serious or solemn nature. The combination of the caricatures and activities are rendered in full color by a professional artist, including clothes, accessories, and various other items, in accordance with the family's selections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventor: Angela McLean
  • Patent number: 7605824
    Abstract: A color selection and coordination system including a database of predetermined color relationships implementing a data-driven color model. A starting color is associated with a first color in the color database. One or more predefined color palettes associated with the first color may be retrieved, each palette including one or more coordinating colors, the coordinating colors being predetermined based on the first color and a color coordination algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Damien Reynolds, Mary Rose Rice, Marc Webb
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7547211
    Abstract: An apparatus for blending base pigments into composite colors and method for making same utilizing a hollow acrylic palette to allow for the insertion of formula color cards, with pre-designated base pigment guidelines and target colors printed on them, formula measurement cards, with measurement guidelines for recording custom blended composite colors, printed references with base pigment and measurement quantities, and base pigment colors made from a plurality of mediums to use for creating a plurality of composite colors. A preferred embodiment includes storage containers made from a plurality of materials for storing blended composite colors, base pigments provided for cosmetics applications comprised from a plurality of pigments, a palette knife for blending base pigments, a cosmetic sponge for applying the composite colors and directions for use. An additional preferred embodiment includes base pigments provided from a plurality of mediums which will allow for a plurality of composite colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Inventor: Darren Michael Swanick
  • Patent number: 7542032
    Abstract: The invention concerns a virtual painting system for simulating a paint application process and the resulting application of paint to a surface. The system includes a virtual paint applicator device, a position detector to detect the spatial position of the paint applicator device with respect to the surface to be painted, a data processing unit and a display device, wherein the position data of the paint applicator device are routed to the data processing unit, where they are converted into video data for rendering the virtual paint application visible, and which are further routed to the display device, in order to show a visual image of the virtual paint application process on the surface to be painted. This painting system makes possible a quick and, at the same time, realistic virtual representation of painting with a paint spray gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Sata GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Albrecht Kruse
  • Publication number: 20090061394
    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 ½ inch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toni M. Schulken
  • Publication number: 20080220398
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a kit and a method for capturing life prints. More particularly, the present invention uses a painted body part to create a body print, whereby at least one shape is positioned around at least one contour of the body print to create a recognizable design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventor: Kathryn Lillian Dendooven
  • Publication number: 20080199833
    Abstract: An automatic intuitive painting methodology that involves the use of the non-dominant hand, forearm, elbow, palm and knuckles to move paint on a canvas or other substrate, coupled with various rotational and tilting techniques while the paint is still flowable to create a single or multiple substrate work of art. Interpretation of the artwork results may be based on definitions for specific color dominance, as well as interpretation of shapes and images within the artwork.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventor: Andrew Maishman
  • Publication number: 20080145821
    Abstract: The present invention provides a washable coloring object, in which a coloring object is made up of covering layers and packing. A surface of the covering layers is provided with any printed pattern lines and space to enable coloring thereof, and the packing is waterproof and non-water absorbent material. When coloring the coloring object, because the covering layers are washable waterproof material, thus, coloring agents on the coloring object can be easily rinsed away within a few seconds using general clear water or tap water, thereby achieving effectiveness of reusability, environmental protection and safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Hsiu-Chun Chen
  • Patent number: 7381057
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus and an associated method that allows selective heating of a substrate when a colorant, such as a crayon, is applied to the substrate. The heated substrate at least partially liquefies the colorant. The colorant is then absorbed into the substrate to create a translucent image on the substrate. When the colorant is removed from the substrate, the substrate correspondingly disengages from a heat source and the image formed on the substrate cools and hardens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Inventor: Phil J Frank
  • Patent number: 7371144
    Abstract: A kit 10 which includes various implements, such as a container 12, a pair of sunglasses, 40 suntan lotion 45 and a flag 44, colors container 110, 112, 114, and 116 which allows an aesthetically pleasing sand sculpture 200 to be safely and efficiently created. Particularly, some of the implements, such as the lotion 45, are utilized to protect the user of the kit, the container 12 may worn the user of the occurrence of an undesirably high temperature or ultraviolet radiation condition, and the container 110-116 may be used to selectively create a colorful design upon the created sculpture 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Inventors: Patrick Clay Begien, Barry M. Sokol
  • Publication number: 20080085495
    Abstract: A kit which comprising a package containing those items necessary to develop a patterned painted scene, and particularly a camouflage pattern, on a surface of an object and including instructions as to how to utilize such items to develop the patterned painted scene. These items may include multiple cans of paint of different colors, at least one patterned paint roller for applying the paint, and trays for holding the paints for loading the rollers with paint. One or more of the items in the kit is designed to instruct the user in the application of a multiplicity of compatible layers of differently colored paints over all or a part of the surface to be camouflaged, employing the patterned rollers. A unique paint roller element and a method for developing a patterned painted scene are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventor: Carmen Odom
  • Publication number: 20080070199
    Abstract: A coloring book is provided, especially for children, having a cover and a content including several pages, on which pictures and text are found. This book is individualized, in that the coloring pages are converted jpeg photographs of grandparents (also can be applied to extended family and friends, pets, or other similar groupings) submitted by customers and converted into black and white coloring page images. The text will be simple phrase describing the activity in the photograph. The primary purpose of this coloring book is to provide a medium through which grandparents may maintain a relationship with grandchildren when visiting is difficult or impossible by rendering a photographic representation of the client(s) in coloring book pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventor: Sandra R. Sommer
  • Publication number: 20080026347
    Abstract: A self-contained paint color system and method is described comprising a handled carrying box, at least one container of a base color paint, a plurality of containers containing colored tints, and a “matchbook” styled booklet that incorporates coordinated and matching sheets and self-adhesive stickers. When utilizing this paint color selection system and method, a designer can create and select numerous colors utilizing a single kit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventor: Kari Whitman
  • Patent number: 7204655
    Abstract: A hand-held sound-emitting writing instrument comprising a writing portion and a sound-producing portion for attachment to the writing portion. The writing portion comprising a marking end for marking a surface and a first connector located opposite the marking end, the first connector comprising an identifying termination. The sound-producing portion comprising a second connector releasably connectable to the first connector and a sound-producing unit for playing a sound recording associated with the writing portion. Wherein the connection of the first and second connectors enables the sound-producing unit to communicate with the identifying termination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Inventors: Henry Tsang, Loretana Verrelli
  • Patent number: 7182667
    Abstract: A coloring sheet, coloring book, coloring roll, and coloring desk and roll assembly having a coloring sheet with a printed coloring image outline on one surface is substantially visually imperceptible under normal viewing conditions, such as when viewed at a non-coloring distance using a standard incandescent light source, and a method of coloring the sheet. The image may be printed with ink extender, ultraviolet, or infrared ink, or printed opposite the coloring surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Cardinal Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry Wittmeyer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7056121
    Abstract: A kit for decorating a panel bearing holographic areas. The kit includes the panel and plural marker pens. Each of the marker pens is arranged to provide a respective colored ink. The panel includes a decorative area made up of plural blank areas and plural hologram areas which together form a decorative image. Each of the hologram areas is resistant to the absorption of the ink thereon, whereupon ink from the pens can be applied to the blank areas to produce a neatly colored decorative image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Continental Accessory Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald Koeppel
  • Patent number: 7029192
    Abstract: A set of crayons each having at least one characterizing physical property which differs from other crayons in the set such as color, size, shape, or fragrance have identifying terminations corresponding to the physical property. A universal decoder is provided in a sound emitting device which is adapted to produce an audible tone or message that corresponds to a physical property. Preferably the sound emitting device will include an integrated circuit, microprocessor and speaker components. The sound emitting device may be integral with the crayon. Preferably, the sound emitting device is separable from the crayons and may be physically or electrically coupled to a crayon by the user when a crayon is selected. Alternatively, a sound emitting device is provided which is operational when remote from a selected crayon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Inventor: Henry H. T. Tsang