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).
Abstract: A drawing toy and associated methods and computer-readable storage devices are disclosed. The drawing toy may comprise a stylus having a tip, a drawing surface configured to produce a visual path that follows a path of the tip along the drawing surface, and a plurality of stencils, each stencil comprising a plurality of designated areas and a plurality of trace paths. A controller of the drawing toy may identify a stencil placed upon the drawing surface, determine that a particular designated area of the placed stencil is proximate the stylus tip, and generate an output signal configured to cause a user perceivable output associated with the particular designated area determined to be proximate the stylus tip.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a self-aligning stencil device for producing a multi-color composite image on a target surface. The self-aligning stencil device includes a central panel and a plurality of stencil panels foldably connected to the central panel. The central panel includes a solid region and a cut-out region. The solid region of the central panel includes a front surface and a back surface, and is defined by an outer border of the central panel and an inner border of the central panel. The cut-out region is vacant space that is defined by the inner border of the central panel. Each stencil panel has its own distinct stencil pattern and is foldably connected to a different corresponding portion of the outer border of the central panel, thereby forming a connection fold between each stencil panel and its corresponding portion of the outer border of the central panel.
Abstract: A coloring book for method is provided creating a picture 51 by different layered stencils with the steps of: Lining up the border stencil holes 21 or holes marked for lining up, then coloring each stencil page for each individual color of the picture. When all colors or pages are colored the master page 20 will have a completed picture 51.
Abstract: A device creating patterns on greeting cards and the like has at least one stencil for applying a pattern onto a flat surface. A stencil holder that has securing elements for securing the at least one stencil in a predetermined position relative to the stencil holder is provided. The stencil holder also has elements for positively securing the surface of the article onto which the pattern is to be applied relative to the stencil holder. The elements for securing the surface of the article are in the form of a recess that provides a positive securing action for the surface of the article alone or in combination with an adapter.
Abstract: A template set includes a first template for drawing the contour of a three-dimensional shape and a second template for drawing the visible and invisible edges of the three-dimensional shape. The first template has a plurality of apertures, wherein each aperture has a periphery circumscribing an area, the periphery representing the contour of a pictorial representation of a three-dimensional shape. The second template has a plurality of sets of linear apertures, wherein each set of linear apertures corresponds to a respective aperture in the first template. The linear apertures include continuous linear apertures which are used to draw solid lines representing visible edges within the contour, and intermittent linear apertures which are used to draw dashed lines representing hidden edges within the contour.
Abstract: A stencil assembly for applying a stenciled design or message on a surface includes: (a) a reusable stencil base framing an elongated opening straddled by two opposite, spaced-apart interior long edges; the stencil base further including at least one exterior long edge parallel to the interior long edge, and a number of female stencil base cut-outs along the long edges; and (b) a number of stencil pieces of sufficient size for close insertion in the opening; the stencil pieces being formed of a common material and generally having a common length; the stencil pieces being interchangeably arrangeable in the opening between the interior long edges; a majority of the stencil pieces each including an individual character cut-out for receiving a stenciling material; the stencil pieces further including at least one male stencil piece projection on at least one of its sides, the male stencil piece projection being insertable in at least one of the female stencil base cut-outs. A stencil kit is also included herein.
May 9, 2003
Date of Patent:
December 14, 2004
Deborah Ann Cochran, Geneva Cochran, Melissa Renee Cochran
Abstract: A stenciling device that holds a plurality of stencils and drawing sheets together in a unitary, compact format that can be easily manipulated, handled and held by a child and which allows multiple uses of each of the stencils, and/or allows completed drawings to be easily removed, all without adult supervision, includes a plurality of stencil pages and one or more drawing pages, wherein the stencil pages and drawing pages are bound together. In accordance with another aspect of the invention, the stenciling device includes a plurality of stencil pages and a plurality of drawing pages, wherein the drawing pages include a line of perforations adjacent the bound edge of the device or book which allows individual drawing pages to be easily removed by tearing along the line of perforations.
Abstract: A stenciling assembly for connecting and interlocking stencil members together end-to-end. The stenciling assembly includes one or more stencil members each including a piece of material having a distinctive pattern and being used to transpose the pattern onto other objects; and also includes one or more first connector members each being attached to a first end of a respective stencil member for connecting the stencil member to other stencil members; and further includes one or more second connector members being attached to a second end of a respective stencil member for connecting the stencil member to other stencil members.
Abstract: A sketching device for use by a blind person includes a pen body which is hollow and which has a writing end; a bobbin spool encloser which is secured to the pen body, which has slots provided in opposite sides thereof, and which has a hole defined therein through which thread may pass into the pen body; an axle positioned within the bobbin spool encloser and extending through the slots; a bobbin spool positioned on the axle; thread wound onto the bobbin spool threaded through the hole provided in the bobbin spool encloser and passing into and through the hollow pen body, and exiting the writing end of the pen body; knobs provided at both the ends of the axle to retain the axle and bobbin spool within the bobbin spool encloser; and thread cutting means provided at the writing end of the pen body for cutting the thread.
Abstract: A template for guiding an implement on a design page, such as a scrapbook page. The template has a first plurality of interior edges defining shapes and a second plurality of interior edges defining borders around the shapes. The first and second pluralities of interior edges are configured on the template so as to provide a layout that is transferrable to the design page. According to one embodiment, the interior edges are configured on the template so as to provide a layout which is transferrable to the design page without having to reposition the template. The layout is employed, according to one embodiment, to arrange display objects, such as photographic or hand-drawn pictures, on the design page. In one embodiment, the template has a third plurality of interior edges defining slots, which are employed to guide a user in writing captions corresponding to the displayed objects.
Abstract: An apparatus and method for created star-shaped figures is disclosed. The apparatus for drawing a star having a plurality of points is includes a guide piece having a plurality of spokes corresponding in number to the plurality of points of the star and radiating from a central point and a triangular stencil having a plurality of guidelines extending from a first side of the stencil to a second side of the stencil and a vertical centerline placed over the guide piece.
Abstract: A snowflake stencil for forming a decorative snowflake image on a surface. The stencil includes a sheet having first and second faces with a plurality of decorative holes therethrough between the first and second faces of the sheet arranged to resemble the configuration of a snowflake.
Abstract: An educational and entertaining anaglyphic drawing device for producing complementary colored anaglyphic drawings on a copy sheet that will appear three dimensional when viewed through 3-D glasses having a first lens approximately red in color and a second lens approximately blue in color. The device comprises a stencil sheet with component stencil designs which when taken together form a composite stencil design of the first eye view and the second eye view of a stereogram. Associated with the stencil sheet is a register so the stencil designs can be successively aligned in register on the copy sheet and the designs transferred by penciling around the stencil design with drawing instruments. The first eye view of the stereogram is transferred in a green-blue color; and the second eye view is transferred in a red-orange color. A coordinated register allows different stereograms stencil designs to be combined so that different three dimensional objects appear to intersect with each other.
Abstract: A stencil set comprises a platform and a covering tab for detachably mounting at least one, and preferably four, stencils in a fixed position with respect to the platform and a writing surface. The stencil set allows the user to create more than one image on the writing surface, without the need to adjust the stencils or the writing surface. In one aspect of the invention, storage is provided for the stencils associated with the stencil set. The stencil set of the present invention is suitable for use by young children.
Abstract: An educational device in the form of a children's pad printing kit (10) which kit includes a smooth, preferably transparent, transfer sheet (32) upon which images may be drawn or traced, one or more water based felt tip ink pens 22, and a deformable rubber-like transfer pad (36) which is capable of lifting off an image from the surface of the transfer sheet when the rubber-like transfer pad is placed into contact with the ink image on the surface, the transfer pad being capable of depositing the lifted-off image upon another surface, such as the surface of a sheet of drawing surface. The kit may additionally include artwork (26) which has images to be traced, and stencils (24) which may be used for forming images on the surface of the transfer sheet. The ink pens use washable ink permitting the images drawn on the transfer sheet 12 to be changed as desired.
Abstract: A set of thin, flat stencil plates are stacked together face-to-face to form a three-dimensional article shaped as a decorative article. The stencil plates are held together in the three-dimensional form by a connecting member or by frictionally interlocking them to one another. The stencil plates each contain one or more apertures of unique shapes, so the plates can be disassembled from the three-dimensional form and used individually as separate stencils. The stencil plates have peripheral outer surfaces which cooperate to form the three-dimensional shape of a selected design figure when the plates are assembled in a particular sequence, and the article, in its assembled form, conceals the stencils contained inside the finished three-dimensional article. The invention has use as a puzzle in stacking together the stencil plates in the proper sequence, and the finished article can be an art object or a toy, for example.
Abstract: An educational device in the form of a children's pad printing kit (10). The kit includes a smooth, preferably transparent, transfer sheet (32) upon which images may be drawn or traced, one or more felt tip ink pens 22, preferably water based, and a hand manipulable deformable rubber-like transfer pad assembly (20) which includes a transfer pad (36) which is capable of lifting off an image from the surface of the transfer sheet when the rubber-like transfer pad is placed into contact with the ink image on the surface, the transfer pad being capable of depositing the lifted-off image upon another surface, such as the surface of a sheet of drawing paper, when the pad is placed into contact with the other surface. The kit may additionally include artwork (26) which has images to be traced, and stencils (24) which may be used for forming images on the surface of the transfer sheet.
Abstract: An educational apparatus for teaching symbols, such as letters, words and numbers which includes a number of cards, each of which features a drawing and/or a word or other assembly of symbols, and a number of symbol blocks, such as letter blocks, each of which features a hollowed-out region representing a single letter, and a frame for holding one of the cards and several of letter blocks. The user can select a card, place the card on the frame, and proceed to select and place onto the frame the appropriate letter blocks to form the word represented on the card. If a sheet of paper is place below the frame, the user can proceed to stencil in the word. Furthermore, the user can fill in the letters with soft non-adhering pliable plastic putty, such as play dough or silly putty and the like, and/or to fill in the hollow letters with specially designed letter segments.
Abstract: A kit is arranged to provide a housing having a light-sensitive self-illuminating web receiving templates thereon, wherein a flashlight member is directed onto the templates, and more specifically to the template openings to provide for patterns to be illuminated by the self-illuminating web when the templates are removed. The kit structure is arranged to include a plurality of such templates stored within a housing cavity, and may optionally be provided with a lid arranged to secure the templates within the housing cavity, as well as a template mounted upon the web during use.
Abstract: A guide is disclosed, for the placement of images on non-flat objects and surfaces, useful in schools, business, industry and homes, of a moldable, shape-retaining material on which have been placed a plurality of holes defining a pattern, the material is fit against the non-flat object, marks are made through the holes of the sheet as a stencil directly onto the non-flat surface, after which the dots are connected to provide the pattern on the surface. Words, letters, faces, cartoons, any image, can be placed uniformly upon a number of such objects, which can be balloons, paper cups, pipes, walls, or any non-flat surface. The guide can be a foil, a sheet, a fabric, with or without supplemental shape-retainment structure or material content.
Abstract: A toy has a frame with a display area for receiving a water reactive paper. The paper has a brightly colored substrate covered by a surface layer of silica and resin which becomes transparent when wet and opaque when dry so that the bright color does or does not show through depending upon whether the surface is wet or dry. Thus, the paper appears to have disappearing ink.
Abstract: An art craft kit which makes it possible for a child to reproduce a painting, a map, or other multi-colored artwork printed on a master sheet having a pressure-sensitive adhesive backing, the master sheet being adhered to the face of a blank canvas or other copy sheet. The printed artwork is dissected into stencil segments, the periphery of each segment being defined by a contoured line of perforations. To reproduce the artwork, the child runs a pointed tool along the contoured line defining a selected segment, thereby cutting this line and separating the segment which is then removed from the master sheet to expose a corresponding blank segment on the copy sheet. Using the removed stencil segment as a guide, the child colors in the blank segment of the copy sheet to match as best he can, the portion of the artwork appearing on the removed segment. This operation is subsequently repeated until all stencil segments on the master sheet are removed and the artwork is reproduced on the copy sheet.
Abstract: A template buffer element with cutouts which are larger than the interior cutouts of a template, attached to the template so that ink deposited on the drawing surface is separated from the working edge of the template by the buffer element, and the cutout edges of the buffer element are separated from the place of ink deposition by the difference between the dimensions of the buffer cutouts and the template cutouts. The buffer element may be a sheet of plastic or may be an array of strips made of elastomeric or nappy material which trap an air cushion under the template so as to facilitate template movement over the drawing and provide anchorage of the template to the drawing surface when the draftsperson presses down.
July 1, 1991
Date of Patent:
April 21, 1992
Wilmot R. McCutchen, Wilmot H. McCutchen
Abstract: A stencil kit including a case, a drawing panel releasably mountable to said case in the manner of a cover, and multiple stencils selectively mounted to drawing surfaces formed on opposite faces of the drawing panel. The drawing panel includes an integral handle, which, upon a mounting of the drawing panel to the case, provides a handle for the entire kit. Interengaging lugs and a latch and keeper assembly provide for releasable joinder of the drawing panel to the case. Positioning flanges, projections and recesses about each drawing surface and on the associated stencils releasably position the stencils for use.
Abstract: A teaching kit organization includes a series of rigid planar stencils, including variously configured openings directed therethrough. Chalk application members are provided, including a chalk stick, an eraser, and an applicator bottle to direct chalk through the stencil openings to apply a predetermined configuration to a rearwardly positioned board to provide visual aid and assistance in positioning variously configured shapes upon a blackboard and the like for use as a teaching tool. The applicator bottle is formed as a resiliently deformable body directing a predetermined quantity of chalk dust through a forwardly positioned conduit, whereupon a surrounding perimeter of bristles positioned about the perimeter opening of the conduit and associated applicator slot formed within an applicator head of the bottle directs the chalk dust in a smooth continuous pattern therefrom.
Abstract: An isometric ellipse scale for drawing ellipse of different size, comprising a body, a plurality of isometric ellipse molding plates that set one inside another, two fastening slides, and a casing for keeping said parts. The body and the isometric ellipse molding plates have each two pairs of parallel rails at two opposite ends and respectively longitudinally aligned so that the fastening slide can be respectively fastened therein to selectively secure the isometric ellipse molding plates to the body for drawing ellipse. The casing has an elliptical, raised portion at the center of the inner bottom thereof and made in size according to the elliptical center hole of the smallest one of the isometric ellipse molding plates for holding the isometric ellipse molding plates and the body in position.
Abstract: A drafting template which facilitates prealignment of multiple symbols onto vertical and horizontal axes. The distance between symbols is generallly determined by a predetermined scale which is associated with the template. A grid pattern and four double rows of holes around the edge of the grid are used to place template cutouts in the proper location on the drawing, so that the symbols are drawn in the proper location. Additionally, four apertures associated with each symbol define the vertical and horizontal axis of the symbol, and four indicia, associated with each symbol, define a predetermined rotation of the template required to draw a symbol at a predetermined angle.
Abstract: An upholstery pleat layout device having a pounce template with a plurality of parallel rows of apertures and a pounce applicator assembly. The pounce template preferably further includes indexing indicia positioned in indexed relation to the rows of apertures to enable the template to be moved between a plurality of index positions for the formation of pleat layout patterns by a combination of pounce markings. The applicator assembly includes a felt applicator, a piece of chalk and a chalk holder supporting the chalk in a position for rubbing of the felt applicator across the surface of the chalk to transfer chalk pounce to the applicator for subsequent transfer of pounce from the applicator through the pounce template.
Abstract: A device comprising a base plate having a first array of lines displayed on the upper surface thereof and at least one generally transparent upper plate member having at least a second array of lines marked thereon. The upper plate member(s) are juxtapositionable and rotationally movable over the base plate such that the arrays of lines present on the upper plate member(s) will interact with each other and/or the array of lines present on the base plate to create a variety of moire patterns. Some or all of the base plate and upper plate members may be premarked with desired linear arrays. Alternatively, some or all of the base plate and/or upper plate members may be provided in blank unmarked form to permit the user to draw his own linear arrays thereon so as to design the create unique moire patterns. A line drawing template may also be provided to assist the user in drawing the arrays of lines on the upper and/or base plates.
May 11, 1989
Date of Patent:
December 11, 1990
Patail Enterprises, Inc.
Timothy L. Tacquard, Patricia B. Gillfillan
Abstract: A book for children comprises a front cover, a back cover and a plurality of sheets forming a succession of pages between the front cover and the back cover. The sheets are die cut or perforated to form knockout plugs intended to be removed by the consumer. When the plugs are removed, the sheets form a stencil and define a work page bearing an illustration related to the stencil. A tutorial page adjacent to the work page and visible together with the work page when the book is opened to the work page illustrates the appearance of an image when properly drawn with the aid of the stencil. A binding for the covers and sheets enables the book to be opened to any of the pages and to lie with both of the covers and all of the pages flat. This facilitates the use of the book as a stencil book.
Abstract: An activity kit for drawing, painting, sewing or the like, comprising a rigid case providing a flat activity surface and a cavity within the case for receiving a roll of medium, such as paper on which the activity is to be carried out. Medium from the roll is fed between medium guide positioned on the activity surface adjacent in the direction of dispensing of the medium. A medium dispensing control may be provided to restrict the medium which can be pulled at one time to only so much as would cover the activity surface. The kit according to the present invention provides a portable, compact activity center for young children in which the wastage of medium, such as drawing paper may be minimized through use of the medium dispensing control.
Abstract: The disclosed graphic art puzzle kit has a durable plastic base form templet sized the same as a specific graphic art design, and a plurality of smaller templets that represent different colored or shaped components of the design. Markings on the templets instruct the user what color media to use when tracing the templet to duplicate the templet shape on the media; and the user may then cut out these media pieces. Line markings on the base form templet also illustrate the shape and location of all of the component templets. Each of the smaller component media pieces is properly located when one or more of its outer edge(s) is in registry with one or more outer edge(s) of the base form media piece. A full size visual aid picture is also in the kit, and it illustrates the completed graphic art design in color.
Abstract: A stencil device for a post card and the like is provided and consists of a body member with stencil slides that are interchangeable for making various shapes by outlining openings in the slides with a writing instrument. In another form turnable stencil wheels on the body member are utilized for making the various shapes.
Abstract: Drawing apparatus is provided with a series of discs, each disc being located eccentrically and rotatable within another disc. The discs may be provided with cut-outs to enable shapes to be drawn on paper on which the drawing apparatus is placed. The perimeters of the discs are provided with reference points to enable the relative positions of one disc within another to be recorded, so that reproduction of patterns is possible by reference to the recordings of the relative positions.
Abstract: A drawing stencil tablet to aid a child to color and draw includes a planar stencil plate having interior openings defining tracing edges that outline a character or shape. A plurality of spaced-apart locating posts project down from an edge of the plate and engage in registering openings in a stiff planar base when the plate is placed flush against an interior area of that base so that a base margin extends all around the plate. When the locating posts are received in the base, movement of the plate relative to the base is prevented so that a child can trace or draw on a sheet of paper sandwiched between the base and the plate with assurance that the position of the stencil plate on the paper will remain fixed.
Abstract: A drawing aid having a sandwich-like structure in which the middle layer is an interchangeable pattern insert. The insert is interchangeable with other inserts, each insert having a particular pattern. The interchangeability of the insert enables the drawing of different lines, shapes, letters, etc. using the same template housing. A particularly useful embodiment allows one to draw a line over the insert pattern, producing broken lines without lifting the drawing tool.
Abstract: A lettering guide for the tracing of alphanumerical characters comprises an elongate rectangular frame to be placed on a receiving surface such as a sheet of paper or cardboard, the frame accommodating a slider which is transversely shiftable in its opening to align a horizontal strip of the receiving surface with either of two sets of cutouts (e.g. for the tracing of capital and lower-case letters, respectively) formed in an elongate template. This template is longitudinally displaceable beneath a rectangular window of the slider in confronting parallel grooves of two bars of the latter extending along the major sides of the frame, the grooves lying below the level of the minor frame sides. A row of closely spaced indentations along an edge of the template are yieldably engageable by detents on the slider for indexing the template in selected working positions enabling a substantially uniform spacing of traced characters of different widths.
Abstract: A graphic reproduction guide for the enlargement of realistic images from a relatively small die cut planar element comprised of sequentially positionable registrations and distinct groups of delineation features sequentially applicable to correspondingly identified registrated positions for the application of graphic lines and/or points to cover a surface in multiple areas larger than the device.