Tracing Patents (Class 434/88)
  • Patent number: 10852767
    Abstract: A handwriting support device includes a half mirror; an image display surface; a writing surface, a virtual image of an image displayed on the image display surface being projected on the writing surface. In a case where a real object is inserted onto the writing surface, the image display control unit causes a non-display processed image to be displayed on the image display surface, the non-display processed image being obtained by at least a partial region, of a region of the first image corresponding to a vertically projected region of the real object on the writing surface, being subjected to non-display processing. In the handwriting support device, an image, which is a virtual image of the non-display processed image in which at least a part of an inside of the vertically projected region of the real object is non-displayed, is projected onto the writing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro Sano, Masayuki Naya
  • Publication number: 20150093723
    Abstract: A manufacture for tracing figures from a display of an electronic device includes a sheet of transparent or semitransparent material having a shape corresponding to the electronic device or the display, and first and second sides. The first and second sides include a tracing area in which a figure displayed on the display is visible in the tracing area through the transparent or semitransparent material. The manufacture for tracing figures from a display of an electronic device also includes an adhesive applied to a portion of the second side of the sheet for the manufacture to adhere to the electronic device or the display such that the figure displayed on the display of the electronic device is visible in the tracing area through the transparent or semitransparent material such that a user may trace the figure on the tracing area by marking the first side with a writing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Luis Javier Pagan
  • 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: 20140030679
    Abstract: An interactive education system for teaching and practicing art and associated methodology. The objective of the system is two-fold. First, the system displays distortion-free demonstrable or traceable images, both still and motion, onto a student's working paper on a study desk. The system can demonstrate the proper writing sequence to achieve a certain art and illustrate the path and speed of a stroke. In the preferred embodiment, the system uses a projector which is configured in a way to prevent the formation of a shadow due to student's hand during writing. The method for the system involves determining the potential shadow from the user and recommending a location of one or more projectors accordingly. The second objective of the system is to provide quantitative feedback to the student. To this end, the system can evaluate the student's work by comparing it to an original, benchmarked image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Kwok Chun Wong
  • Publication number: 20130295528
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a conditioning apparatus for conditioning a user includes a target, and an illumination source spaced apart from the target. The illumination source is configured to project a light upon the target for use in response to movement of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Richard M. Jeffrey
  • Publication number: 20100173268
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable tracing device. The portable tracing device assists in tracing a picture from a picture paper sheet onto a plain paper sheet. The portable tracing device comprises a housing and at least one light source. The housing includes a plurality of panels configured together to define an interior volume thereof. Further, at least one panel of the plurality of panels is cut to configure at least one window to secure at least one light transmissible panel thereon for providing a support to the picture paper sheet and the plain paper sheet. Furthermore, the at least one light source is disposed within the interior volume of the housing. The at least one light source emits a path of light through the at least one light transmissible panel such that the picture of the picture paper sheet is visible onto the plain paper sheet placed thereabove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Michael Smiley, Sandra Smiley
  • Publication number: 20100129779
    Abstract: This invention is an image capture device for manually transferring an image from a three dimensional scene or from a two dimensional picture onto paper comprised of a two-paneled foldable transparent clipboard. The clip board includes a first panel equipped with a paper clip and a second panel hinged to the first panel. The image capture device also includes a light box and an erasable pen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventor: Kevin L. Pomerleau
  • Publication number: 20100105014
    Abstract: A kit for guiding a user is drawing a trace includes a sketching device coupled to a paper tablet. The sketching device comprises a first pattern of raised bumps sized and positioned to form a plurality of intersecting grooves along the surface of the sketching device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Charles Haberstroh, Martin P. Haberstroh
  • Publication number: 20090117523
    Abstract: An optical hand drawing plate includes a body and a backlight module. The body has a concave portion and an input portion corresponding to one side of the concave portion. The backlight module is mounted in the concave portion and includes a light guide plate, a background plate and a light emitting assembly. An insertion space is formed between the light guide plate and the background plate and corresponds to the input portion. Basing on the structure of the present invention, a picture can be inserted in the insert space between the light guide plate and the background plate through the input portion, and a user can directly draw patterns shown on the picture. A light source is provided for the light guide plate via the light emitting assembly, thereby the optical hand drawing plate has a special visual effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventor: Chi-Shih Lai
  • Publication number: 20090068622
    Abstract: A drawing sheet assembly including a plurality of drawing sheets, each drawing sheet including sequential instruction indicia. The instruction indicia instructs a user to draw at least part of two pre-writing shapes that cooperate to create a rudimentary drawing. Each drawing sheet further includes a drawing space providing a space in which a user can draw the rudimentary drawing in accordance with the sequential instruction indicia. The plurality of drawing sheets collectively include instruction indicia instructing a user to draw at least part of all nine pre-writing shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: Toni M. Schulken
  • Publication number: 20080206721
    Abstract: Drawing instrument divided into two parts and held together with magnets and a partition between the two parts. One side of the partition is the surface that is drawn upon. Movement of the hand held part will cause a corresponding movement of the tracing part, thereby tracing the drawing on the surface that is drawn upon. Owing to the change in polarity on the edge of a cylindrical or cuboid shaped magnet, the drawing portion of the instrument can be made to lie parallel with the page being drawn upon and thereby be moved around the page without marking the page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Eyal Haik, Yair Menashe, Uzi Ezra Havosha
  • Patent number: 7147473
    Abstract: A hand-writing practicing system is comprised of a computer with a screen that can sense the movement of a stylus on it, and software the displays to the user original script in hand-writing, record the stylus movement as user-writing and display it on top of the original script.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Inventor: Yehouda Harpaz
  • Patent number: 7101184
    Abstract: An art training device. A graphics scroll presents various images suitable for tracing or copying, or blank spaces for freehand drawing, as it is wound or unwound on spindles. A transparent drawing sheet is mounted just above the scroll for the user to practice on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Inventor: Robert W. Kirchhoff
  • Patent number: 7073913
    Abstract: A portable, lightweight easel for assisting in the tracing of figures is provided. The base has an interior volume with a projector and ancillary art supplies disposed therein. The projector has a light source and a receptacle for receiving a light-transmissible medium having at least one image formed thereon. A writing plane is attached to the main base and angled above the interior volume. It was an upper surface and a lower surface. The writing plane includes a translucent window-like portion between its upper and lower surfaces. The projector shines light through the medium and projects the image through the window and onto the lower surface of the writing plane so that the image is visible on the upper surface of the writing plane. Multiple images may be provided on a single medium, and the easel may be provided with multiple media each bearing different images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Battat Incorporated
    Inventor: Choi Man Wa
  • Patent number: 6821303
    Abstract: A method for Batik art involves the use of pressure through a stylus to transfer wax from a transfer sheet onto a receiving base or substrate. Following transfer to the substrate or base, the areas between the wax may be painted such as with water colors, after which the transferred wax may be removed if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Scratch-Art Company
    Inventor: Nathan Polsky
  • Patent number: 6810591
    Abstract: A device enabling a user to reproduce an observed scene on a drawing board support including a first mirror; at least one second mirror, the mirrors being arranged to transmit an image from the support onto an eyepiece in front of which the user can position a first eye; and a secondary support capable of being intercalated between the scene and a second eye to be able to handle a close scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Heller S. A.
    Inventor: Mathias D'Estais
  • Patent number: 6802717
    Abstract: A method of teaching writing and the alphabet using an electronic teaching device like a laptop computer having a touch screen for displaying a selected letter, a video screen for displaying an exemplary object with a name using the letter, and a speaker for delivering selected audio messages in connection with the displays on the touch screen and the video screen, wherein the selected letter is displayed and identified, the sequential strokes in creating the letter are shown in broken lines with directional indicators on the touch screen and traced by the user, the completed strokes are shown in solid lines, a representative object is displayed, and audio instructions are given for the object with the pronunciation of the letter and the name of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Inventor: Felix Castro
  • Patent number: 6755656
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention relates to an electronic writing device for interactive teaching of users to reproduce a selected graphical representation. The electronic writing device comprises a casing, a screen and internal logic placed within the casing. The internal logic controls adjustment of a light beam directed at a bottom surface of the screen to temporarily illuminate one or more light segments, visible on a top surface of the screen, in efforts to guide a user in writing the graphical representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Lenka M. Jelinek, Frank T. Brown, William C. DeLeeuw
  • Publication number: 20040091840
    Abstract: An interpretative art workbook preferably having a front cover, a back cover and a plurality of sheets therebetween is disclosed herein. A set of apertures are spaced apart and positioned along an edge of each sheet, the front cover and the back cover. Preferably, a binding, such as a spiral wire is passed through the apertures of each sheet and through the apertures of each cover. The binding binds the plurality of sheets between the front cover and the back cover to form the workbook. A free-form line drawing, preferably in bold print, is displayed on each sheet. The free-form line drawing is in the form of a scribble or squiggle and is suitable for interpretation and supplementation by an individual, typically a child. The interpretive art workbook can be used as an educational or entertainment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventor: Sherwood Noel Wagner
  • Patent number: 6692032
    Abstract: The present invention is a nontechnical, nonmechanical, easy to use, healthcare product that allows any individual to monitor changes in moles, freckles, or other skin growths in the comfort of their own home. It doubles as a record-keeping system that allows a person to compare new measures to their previously recorded measures—notice a change has occurred—and make a potentially life-saving appointment with a dermatologist. By using the flexible transparent sheets and a numeric value system, the product identifies changes in size, shape, color, “geography” of the mole and if any bleeding has occurred; all of which are important features in the development of skin cancer or melanoma. This product does not diagnose or treat a disease, but most importantly it provides people with a means of discovering a potential problem that normally would be undetected by the naked eye. This product has the potential to decrease medical care costs, reduce human suffering, and save lives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventor: Melanie Ann Christy
  • Patent number: 6676411
    Abstract: An electronic drawing assist toy comprising a drawing control mechanism operative to selecting a pattern to be displayed. A display screen is arranged in a two dimensional memory array and is selectively energized to sequentially display a selected pattern in response to operation of said control mechanism to assist the user in creating a corresponding drawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Rehco, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Rehkemper, Jeffrey Rehkemper
  • Publication number: 20030203340
    Abstract: An educational system including a binder with multiple worksheet or tracing specimens, a clear plastic overlay sheet pivotally attached to the binder to overlie the particular worksheet which is to be used. The plastic overlay is movable to allow the change of worksheets, after which the overlay can be moved to lie atop the worksheet. Dry-erase markers are provided for writing on the plastic overlay, rather than the worksheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventor: Max Kees
  • Patent number: 6572378
    Abstract: An electronic drawing assist toy comprising a drawing control mechanism operative to selecting a pattern to be displayed. A display screen is arranged in a two dimensional memory array and is selectively energized to sequentially display a selected pattern in response to operation of said control mechanism to assist the user in creating a corresponding drawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Rehco, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Rehkemper, Jeffrey Rehkemper
  • Patent number: 6302273
    Abstract: Apparatus (10) for aiding the layout and editing of items of sheet material, comprising a portable case (12) composed of a plurality of panel units (14,15,16) hingedly coupled to one another such as to form, when folded together, a closed container. The closed case (12) contains a plurality of tabular elements (24,25,26), at least one of which is co-operable with a panel unit (14,15) such as to be erectable into an easel-like state when the case (12) is open with a panel unit (14,15) providing support for the tabular element (24,25) in an inclined position. This or another one of the tabular elements (25) may be provided with a repeatably adherent adhesive substance (54) of low adhesion to permit peeling off therefrom of items of sheet material temporarily mounted thereon. Another one of the tabular elements (26) supports, when the case is open, a cutting device (62) for trimming the items of sheet material to desired sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Inventor: Richard John Edmunds
  • Patent number: 6168438
    Abstract: A method of creating vivid life-like paintings using a clear or translucent canvas is provided. The method includes placing the canvas atop an image to be reproduced and tracing outline and highlight colors from the image onto the front side of the canvas. The canvas is then turned over and field colors and background colors are applied to the back side of the canvas. As a final step, a clear coating can be applied to the front side of the canvas. The result is a surprisingly vivid and life-like rendering of the image when the canvas is viewed from its front side. The rendering results from the combination of outlines and highlights on the front of the canvas and field and background colors visible through the canvas from the back side thereof, all enhanced by the clear coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Inventors: Suzanne A. Leonard, Wendy Dyer
  • Patent number: 6120295
    Abstract: A visual puzzle toy, for example, a coloring book 14 is provided with a substantially planar surface having a morphologically distorted representation 10 of an image printed thereon. The image 10 is distorted by circular transformation and must be viewed in a reflective surface provided on the outer circumference of a substantially cylindrical object in order to clearly distinguish the original image. The reflective surface may be provided on a cylindrical tumbler 22 for holding pencils, pens and paintbrushes for coloring in the morphologically distorted representation 10. The morphological distortion of the image introduces an element of mystery and intrigue which enhances the play value of the coloring book. The morphologically distorted representation can also be printed on a placemat or a jigsaw puzzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Technovation Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Victor Manuel Pracas
  • Patent number: 6098793
    Abstract: A portable unitary box for use by children in automobiles and similar conveyances including a housing having an interior in which is positioned both a continuous supply of writing paper in roll form, portions of which are successively moved over a supporting surface on the box exterior for sequential use and a removable container for writing instruments such as crayons together with a manually operable paper brake for guiding the strip movement and to permit used strip portions to be sucessively severed from the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Inventor: Steven Jaksha
  • Patent number: 6045639
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for creating graphic compositions such as murals by transferring selected portions of the mural from tracing sheets using a wand or stylus to trace the outlines of the individual objects and certain shaded areas of the objects onto a surface such as a wall to create a three-dimensional effect. An alignment scale is provided to align each of the transfer sheets so that the sheet may be removed after selected objects have been transferred to the surface and thereafter reapplied to transfer additional objects to the surface in registry with the first set of objects. Guide numbers or printed symbols are provided to direct the user to apply the appropriate colors and shades of colors to each of the areas on the transferred graphic or mural. The transfer wand includes both a pinwheel and a stylus on a single instrument for creating thick, thin or dashed lines, or solidly-shaded areas together with an eraser to be used to correct or redo transfer lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Inventor: Debra K. Davis
  • Patent number: 5989033
    Abstract: A book kit for a drawing game which includes a book and a pen. The book has a front cover page which has a series of holes located along one edge thereof and a back cover page which has a series of holes located along one edge thereof. Such edge corresponds to the edge of the front cover page. A number of internal pages located between the front cover page and the back cover page. The internal pages each have a series of holes located along one edge thereof. The internal pages are transparent pages alternated with non-transparent pages. One side of each of the non-transparent internal pages contains a photograph or print of clouds in the sky. There is a binder which is a metal or plastic spiral or which has pliable prongs which extend through the holes along the side of the front cover page, the back cover page and the internal pages. The binder has a lateral cross-section which is round and has a central longitudinal passageway. A pocket is located on the internal face of the back cover page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Inventor: Patricia Burgio
  • Patent number: 5785528
    Abstract: An educational device having a housing with a flat surface to which a mirror is removable attached. A transparent or translucent sheet removable positioned over the mirror. A marking implement enables a user to apply marks to his or her own reflection in the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Invicta Toys & Games Limited
    Inventors: Leigh Melaine Jones-Fenleigh, Shelley Louise Jones-Fenleigh, James Dorian Gibson
  • Patent number: 5671091
    Abstract: An improved computer graphic work station is disclosed of the type that includes a digitizer for allowing an artist or other user to input a drawing into a computer, and an imaging device to produce an image of the drawing as it is being drawn. A beam splitter reflects at least a portion of the produced image to the eye of the user. The position and orientation of the beam splitter may be varied by a user relative to the imaging device in order to allow the user to align the workstation by causing the reflected image to appear, in the user's eye, to be substantially coincident with the drawing. Once aligned, the user may adjust the position and orientation of the digitizing surface without upsetting the alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: The Walt Disney Company
    Inventors: Marshall M. Monroe, Eric C. Haseltine, William G. Adamson
  • Patent number: 5639240
    Abstract: An interactive coordinated book assembly useful for teaching in a parent/child, teacher/student or self-study environment, comprising: a plurality of left and right main pages, the pages containing textual material and a key word on each page, (The key word may be different on each page); a plurality of left and right activity pages, each of the activity pages containing an activity area and a direction text area; the main pages and the activity pages being alternately interleaved and bound along one edge to form a book; the direction text area on the activity page area containing at least one activity to be read by a parent to a child, the direction area text on the right activity page being reverse coordinated with the key word appearing on the left main page and the direction text area on the activity page area containing text to be read by a parent to a child, the activity being coordinated with the key word appearing on the right main page, the left activity page containing a repetition of the key word p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Inventor: Bernice Floraine Werzberger
  • Patent number: 5513991
    Abstract: A method of simulating individualized art instruction is provided. The method utilize a CD compact disc playable on a CD-I compact disc player hooked up to a television. Each edition of a compact disc showcases a well-known instructor and background information. The actual instructor does the voice over, giving instructions at each step. Next, a substantially perfectly lit image appears; this image is a view of the object of study (i.e., the model, the still life, the landscape). Then, a completed painting of said object appears, the completed painting having been executed by the instructor. The screens contain step-by-step images of different stages of completion. At each screen, the instructor talks about what he or she is doing and why. The instructor can relate the actual colors and fundamental techniques used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Vamp, Inc.
    Inventors: Julia Reynolds, John Richardson
  • Patent number: 5484495
    Abstract: A method for carving wood is disclosed which uses a synthetic resinous adhesively backed film template for accurate, artistic and time efficient production of carvings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Inventor: John E. Moore
  • Patent number: 5435240
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1995
    Inventor: Wayne G. Fromm
  • Patent number: 5409383
    Abstract: A writing device is disclosed wherein a clear overlay is pivotally attached to an underlying enclosure. A support surface is formed on the enclosure beneath the clear overlay. Paper forms may be placed on the support surface such that one may write on the clear overlay, using the written guide to trace. In another feature, the support surface is provided by a secondary writing surface that may be selectively positioned on the overlay. The secondary writing surface upon removal is dimensioned to be accepted within a well-like enclosure formed by the frame for the clear overlay. The secondary writing surface is erasable, may be formed of a porcelainized wallboard, and additionally may be magnetized. Alternatively, a chalkboard may be utilized for the secondary writing surface. The overlay is preferably formed of a non-porous coated plexiglass to make it being easily erasable. In addition, the overlay may be attached to the enclosure through a removable hinge such that it may be removed for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Inventor: Thomas C. Mannino
  • Patent number: 5396713
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Inventor: Eric F. Valdez
  • Patent number: 5372506
    Abstract: A process for painting a design onto a clothing item to create wearable art utilizes a draw-through-pattern graphics system. When creating wearable art on a clothing item such as a shirt, a backing board is placed within the shirt so as to underlie the shirt fabric to which the design will be applied. A bracket is placed over the shirt and engages a peripheral portion of the backing board in a manner causing the shirt fabric to be stretched over the backing board and to clamp a portion of the shirt between the bracket and the backing board. A screen pattern bearing a printed outline pattern thereon is removably placed in register within the bracket. Fabric markers or fine-tipped fabric paint bottles are utilized to apply a fabric paint or like substance through the screen pattern onto the underlying portion of the shirt to re-create the printed pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1994
    Inventor: Perry Hambright
  • Patent number: 5263862
    Abstract: This invention provides a graphing system that enables an average person interested in reproducing a colored design by needlework, for which there is no existing graph, to quickly and easily graph the colored design for reproduction by such needlework as cross stitch, needlepoint, quilting, smocking, duplicate stitch, or knitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Inventor: Nancy A. Claytor
  • Patent number: 5252073
    Abstract: A system for teaching artistic methods and techniques by providing both images on a television screen and instructional data and providing means for copying the image on a sheet of clear or translucent material place on a portion of the television screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Inventor: Gregory R. Brotz
  • Patent number: 5228858
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Inventor: Wayne G. Fromm
  • Patent number: 5226990
    Abstract: A method and a kit for making a rough design on textile materials or leather goods are disclosed. The rough design is made on the surface of a textile material, for example, fabric by overlaying the original pattern on the surface thereof with a transparent or translucent, ink-permeable sheet material, tracing the original pattern on the sheet material with a writing element to form a copy pattern corresponding to the the original pattern on the surface of the sheet material, overlaying a fabric on the surface thereof with the sheet material having the copy pattern and thereafter tracing the copy pattern on the fabric with a writing element whereby ink from the element penetrates through the sheet material and onto the surface of the fabric to form the pattern thereon. According to a variant of the method and kit for making a rough design on the object, the sheet material may have a printed original pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Assignee: Adger Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshie Satomi
  • Patent number: 5213504
    Abstract: A liquid non-poisonous, non-metallic, edible, water soluble coloring fluid fills a felt-tipped marker. A plastic box houses the marker or a plurality of the markers. A surface on the box receives the marks from the felt-tipped marker. In one embodiment, the box is in the form of a toy vehicle. In other embodiments, there may be a plurality of stencils which can be arranged in a scene or a scroll which may be rolled to display a selected scene. Then a tracing of the scene may be made on an overlaying sheet of transparent plastic. An eraser in the form of a sponge with a plastic handle may be made wet to wash away the marks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Assignee: C. J. Associates, Ltd.
    Inventors: James S. W. Lee, Chen K. Nan, Chiu K. Wan
  • Patent number: 5184910
    Abstract: A sheet containing the reverse image of printed material on its back side is appropriately positioned to match the blank portions of a conventional check form, so that such material can be transferred to the check by pressing on the front side of the sheet to deposit the printed material on the check. Depending on the specific selection of printed material used, the resulting check may contain all the information required to make a negotiable instrument except, for example, the date and signature, which are left for the maker to insert. The sheet containing such preprinted material may be combined with a statement of account received periodically by a customer from a business entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Inventor: Katherine B. Betsill
  • Patent number: 5110295
    Abstract: An educational training device in which a plurality of transparent sheets and base sheets are secured in fixed registry onto a top surface of a frame. A student can trace patterns shown on the base sheets onto the transparent sheets. The student can also remove and/or rearrange any of the sheets to thereby study the different interrelationships between the patterns. In addition, a top transparent sheet can be marked upon to draw a pattern that is extrapolated from the data provided by the underlying sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Inventor: Christina T. Concra
  • Patent number: 5088814
    Abstract: A drawing production aide is disclosed which is designed to be placed over a working surface where an artist, engineer or architect is drawing. The device includes a carrier for a drawing and a light and lens system designed to project the drawing on the working surface. In a further aspect, the inventive aide includes an adjustable grid device designed to be used to visualize a scene in terms of a plurality of subsections, to best facilitate drawing the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Inventor: Melanie T. Campbell
  • Patent number: 5080590
    Abstract: A learning aid book has a plurality of pages and includes a book binder which binds the plurality of pages. Each page has a bottom portion and a top portion. The bottom portion includes an opaque foil, a rigid base and a first frame. The opaque foil is formed from a polymeric compound and has a top surface. The rigid base is detachably coupled to the book binder. The first frame mechanically couples the opaque foil to the rigid base. The top portion includes a transparent foil and a second frame. The transparent foil has a top surface and a bottom surface. The second frame tautly frames the transparent foil and is detachably coupled to the book binder. The opaque foil has a plurality of images each of which is derived from a group of figures and characters printed on its top surface. The bottom surface of the transparent foil is disposed adjacent to the top surface of the opaque foil. Each of the respective areas of the opaque and transparent foils are releasably pressure-adhered to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Inventor: Andrew P. Frisque
  • Patent number: 5016452
    Abstract: A method of replicating a color photograph (11) onto a leather surface by transferring the photograph (11) to a xerographic copy (20), tracing the copy (20) onto the surface of the leather (50), using specialized leather working tools (30) to cut and raise the surface of the leather (50) and then applying colored leather dyes (81) to selected portions of the leather surface in accordance with the color scheme of the color photograph (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Inventor: Ronald Alexander
  • Patent number: 4946254
    Abstract: A device for image shifting to permit tracing a drawing or other configuration from an original onto a sheet that is positioned at a location shifted from the original. The device includes a mirror which reflects an image onto a reflective surface of a partially reflective or semi-transparent panel, and the viewer then sights through the part-reflective surface so that the line of sight projects the image onto a surface displaced from the original. This provides for amusement and rapid free-hand sketching. The displaced image as viewed remains properly oriented on the sketch paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Inventor: Wayne R. Tauer
  • Patent number: RE33363
    Abstract: A magnetic tracing apparatus comprising an enclosure within which a mixture of nonmagnetic particles and magnetically attractive fragments are contained, at least one surface member of the enclosure being provided for the formation of a design image upon the inner surface upon it by causing the aforementioned mixture of materials to be attracted to the inner surface, and a permanent magnetic tracing device being provided for movement over the outer surface of the member and cause magnetically attractable fragments in the aformentioned mixture to be attracted to the tracing device to remove the attached mixture of particles and fragments from the inner surface of the member as moved along the outer surface of the member and fall therefrom; the principal improvement being the inclusion of supports of a number of different types which are attached in various ways to the enclosure and are operable to move the enclosure about at least one axis to agitate the mixture within the enclosure and thereby destroy the afo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1990
    Inventor: Sidney H. Miller