Abstract: A folding display apparatus includes: first and second forms; and at least one flexible connector strip interconnecting the first and second forms and carrying indicia thereon in a preselected pattern. The apparatus is moveable between a first position in which the first and second forms collectively define a face bearing a first image composed from the indicia; and a second position in which the first and second forms collectively define a second face bearing a second image composed from the indicia.
Abstract: A magic trick that consist of a magician's cane and playing cards. The magician puts a playing card on top of the cane and puts the cane on top of another card on the floor. The cane is balanced and is now able to act as a table which will support the magicians tophat on top of the card on top of the cane.
Abstract: A levitation-entertainment device has a micro fiber (1) with an object end attached to a select small levitation object (2, 6, 7) placed removably on a levitation base (5) and a base end attached detachably to a base structure (14) that is situated for manipulation of the micro fiber by a manipulation individual from a manipulation space (4) that is intermediate the object end and the base end of the micro fiber. The base structure can include an ear, another body part, an article of clothing or other item proximate the manipulation individual. Vision enhancement (8, 9, 10, 12) can be positioned on an outside of or in an inside of the levitation object.
Abstract: A card game in which luck and chance play little or no part in determining the outcome; skill, memory, and deception determine the winner. There are two sets or decks of cards. Each player has his own set of cards. Each set is comprised of nine cards, identical in size, shape (square), and color. Each card has identical indicia on its face. The cards differ only in the number of indicia on each card from zero (a blank card) to eight. The indicia are uniformly placed on the cards in the corners sequentially from one to four, and on the sides, from five to eight. The placement of the indicia enables a player to masquerade one card for another by hiding one or none of the indicia on a card with his thumb or finger.
June 8, 1998
Date of Patent:
November 30, 1999
Meredith Irwin Flory, Rex William Flory
Abstract: A case assembly is pivotably attached to a stand or frame by means of a hinge mechanism. Vertical slits are formed in a front member and a rear member of the case assembly, respectively. A leaf spring is provided as interposed between the front member and rear member. A dummy cutter is fitted in the case assembly slidably along the slits. A card is inserted into the case assembly from a transversal slit formed in the top of the front member. The cutter is inserted into the vertical slit in the rear member of the case assembly. The case is pivoted against the resilience of the leaf spring to project the dummy cutter out of the vertical slit in the front member. When the cutter and therefore the dummy cutter are moved vertically together, the card inserted in the case assembly will appear as if it were broken through and slashed by the cutter.