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US2770900A
US2770900A US254070A US25407051A US2770900A US 2770900 A US2770900 A US 2770900A US 254070 A US254070 A US 254070A US 25407051 A US25407051 A US 25407051A US 2770900 A US2770900 A US 2770900A
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R. E. SMITH PROGRAM INDICATOR 2 Sheets-Sheet l Nov. 20, 1956 Filed Oct. 31, .1951
INVENTOR.
ROBERT ESMITH BYW A ORNEY Nov. 20, 1956 R. E. SMITH 2,770,900
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2,710,900 I PROGRAM 'IINDICATOR Robert E. Smith, Baltimore, Md. Application October 31, 1951', Serial No. 254,070
1 Claim. (Cl. 40 -65) causes the missing of an important program which isespecially interesting to the user. This invention consists of a device that will make possible the identification of the time and station on which all the preferred and selected programs may be brought to the attention of the observer in a positive and attractive manner. For this purpose a device is constructed with a casing or folder suitably perforated in which ribbons or sliders are operated manually to register the programs conspicuously and visually so as to be brought to the active attention of the user.
The invention has for an object the provision of a mechanical program indicator that will facilitate the setting of a television or radio set to suit the user thereof, in accordance with his predetermined selection.
Another object of the invention is to provide a new and improved program indicator that will permit a user to mark on a mechanical board the particular presentations during the broadcast periods that he deems of particular interest to himself.
An additional object of the invention is to provide a new and improved program indicator that will facilitate and expedite the finding of television or radio programs of particular interest to the specific user at any time of the day.
Still another object is to provide a new and improved mechanically set program indicator that will be artistic and attractive, which will work effectively and be relatively inexpensive to produce.
Other objects of the invention will be apparent as the latter is more fully outlined.
For a clearerunderstanding of the invention and the objects thereof, reference is made to the accompanying drawings which indicate a particular form of it by way of example. The drawings in conjunction with the following description illustrate the type of the invention in its preferred form while the claim designates the scope thereof.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a front elevation of a mechanical program indicator embodying this invention;
Figure 2 is an end elevation of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a detail of the cross-bar and slider used in this embodiment;
Figure 4 is a modified form of program indicator;
Figure 5 is a side elevation of Figure 4;
Figure 6 is a view in perspective of another modified form of indicator;
Figure 7 is a rear elevati 11' of a portion of Figure 6 to show the general structure of the indicator and sliders;
Figure 8 is a detail in perspective of the slider used in Figure 6;
Figure 9 is a front view of the slider, shown in Figure 8; and
Figure 10 is a view in perspective of a modified form of indicator and slider usable in the indicator type shown in Figure 1. I p
Similar, reference characters refer-to the same parts throughout the-drawings.
,Referringto thedrawings, and particularly to Figures 1, 2 and 3, a mechanical program indicator comprises a folder or casing 10 bent double on itself and preferably -made of .cardboard or other thin but stiff material suitable for the purpose in question. The bent edge portion 11 of the folder is provided with a series of slots 12 spaced uniformly apartand arranged to permit sliders 13 of similar material to be pulled easily therethrough. The sliders 13 are marked longitudinally. with indices 14 designatingdifferent'television channels or radio stations. Each slider is marked similarly and its indices are spaced longitudinally thereon so as to register consecutively at windows 15 left inthe walls of the folder or casing 10. The windows 15 are provided in both walls, and the sliders 13 are marked on both sides to make the indicator readable on either side of the device through the windows or above the upper row of time markings 19. The time of day is printed at 19 across the face of the walls as shown, so each slider 13 will register its selected Station Index to the time it broadcasts the desired pr0- gram. Thus if the station on channel E has a preferred program at 3 pm. the slider is pulled out until E on the slider appears at the window 15 positioned under 3 pm. or above 6 pm. when that hour is scheduled.
In order to clear the board at the end of the day or before resetting it for the next set of programs selected, the sliders 13 have hooks 16 formed on their lower ends operating between the walls. A cross-bar 17 extends across the folder between the walls and is adapted to engage the hooks and allow the sliders to be pulled down simultaneously out of the way. When the sliders are pulled up the bar 17 is raised by these hooks 16. A bracket 18 enables the indicator to stand upright on a table.
In the modified form of indicator shown in Figures 4 and 5 the indicator casing is made in the form of a circular disc 20. The sliders 23 are pulled out radially through the peripheral slots 22 in the edge 21 so their indexes 24 can appear consecutively at the circular windows 25. The time numerals are printed at 29 adjacent the periphery of the indicator wall. Strings 27 engage with the sliders 23 to reset them when they are pulled tight.
In the modified form shown in Figures 6, 7, 8 and 9, the indicator casing 30, is shown in the form of a plastic member having a front flat sheet. Channels are formed at its back of plastic by employing T-elements 31 in which the sliders 33 can be readily reciprocated. These sliders are preferably actuated by means of handles 38 extending from their backs through the long slots between the elements 31. The casing 30 is made opaque at locations where same is desirable. In other locations such as the windows 35 where the station indices 34 are observed during its use, the plastic is left transparent. A cross bar 37 running in grooves 36 is used for resetting the sliders 33 by sliding against the handles 38. Time is shown by the spaced numerals 39 printed on the face of the casing.
In the modified form shown in Figure 10 a ribbon 43 fastened at one end to the casing and foldable on itself as indicated, is employed instead of the slider 13, and is used where the number of stations is large; The number of spaces for the sliders will be varied to suit the number of divisions, of the hour that are to, be selectively observed.
The device in all its forms enables programs to be marked off and left ready for observation when the user takes up the newspaper list and selects those that appeal to his interest. The setting is made at one time and leaves the device ready to be used for the whole broadcasting day. The user simply looks at the device at the time of day he wishes to hear a program, and observes the station setting, then he dials his receiver accordingly and gets the program he wants to hear at that time. The' seting is simply done and when a change in setting is required, the cross bar or string is operated to clear the board and make it ready for the next setting.
While several general forms of the invention are shown in the drawings and described in the specification, it is not desired to limit this application for patent to these particular forms as it is appreciated that other forms could be made that would use the same principles and come within the scope of the appended claim.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed A program indicator consisting of a thin casing, having a fiat front face, two opposite lateral sides each having an extended slot therein, and a back portion constituted by aligned, equally spaced T-shape d elements extending rearwardly of the front face and defining channels therebetween running parallel to the aforesaid slots, the front face of the casing having a of the openings corresponding to each of the channels, a
row of viewing openings, each plurality of imperforate sliders, there being one slider Eric tionally and slidably received in each one of the channels, whereby when the indicator is held in the hand of the user with the channels in a substantially upright position, the sliders will remain in place until forcibly moved by the user, said sliders, bearing indices visible through the openings, a handle on each of the sliders protruding outwardly of the casing, a bar extending transversely of the back of the casing, said bar terminating at both ends into a hook fitted in and guided by the aforesaid slots, said bar cooperating with the handles for resetting them to a starting position after use, said hooks being operable from either end of the indicator for actuating the bar.
References Cited in the tile of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 979,946 Harrod Dec. 27, 1910 983,682 Cheape Feb. 7, 1911 1,491,694 Greener Apr. 22, 1924 1,672,389 Mahon June 5, 1928 1,773,670 Girlich Aug. 19, 1930 2,069,372 Knitter Feb. 2, 1937 2,113,369 Bachicchio Apr. 5, 1938 2,537,974 DeVaux Jan. 16, 1951 2,610,792 Kaufman Sept. 16, 1952 FOREIGN PATENTS 16,444 Great Britain July 17,
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US2914865A (en) * 1958-09-26 1959-12-01 Mary H Hall Arithmetic teaching aid to demonstrate fractions
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US3604133A (en) * 1969-09-23 1971-09-14 Andrea T Hawa Advertising display
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US2113369A (en) * 1936-06-06 1938-04-05 Paul B Bochicchio Baseball card game and score device
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GB191316444A (en) * 1913-07-17 1914-02-19 Gustav Mez Improvements in or relating to Calculating Apparatus.
US1672389A (en) * 1927-04-14 1928-06-05 Mahon Edward Bulletin rack
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US2113369A (en) * 1936-06-06 1938-04-05 Paul B Bochicchio Baseball card game and score device
US2537974A (en) * 1939-09-08 1951-01-16 Int Standard Electric Corp Impulse generator with feeler and displaceable register members
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US2894343A (en) * 1956-08-14 1959-07-14 Zimmermann Albert Noting device, in particular for telephone numbers
US2860432A (en) * 1957-01-02 1958-11-18 Fred Z Harris Servicing recording devices
US2914865A (en) * 1958-09-26 1959-12-01 Mary H Hall Arithmetic teaching aid to demonstrate fractions
US3394475A (en) * 1966-12-01 1968-07-30 Richard W. Stenzel Identification badge
US3596390A (en) * 1968-11-05 1971-08-03 Clinique Lab Inc Manually operable computer
US3604133A (en) * 1969-09-23 1971-09-14 Andrea T Hawa Advertising display
US3758971A (en) * 1970-10-12 1973-09-18 D Tarrant Sequence identification apparatus
US4660309A (en) * 1985-11-06 1987-04-28 Trans-World Manufacturing Corp. Changeable character display device
WO1992002009A1 (en) * 1990-07-16 1992-02-06 Younger George G Apparatus for logging electronic media-taped material
US5151687A (en) * 1990-07-16 1992-09-29 Younger George G Apparatus for logging electronic media-taped material
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