|Publication number||US20070193095 A1|
|Application number||US 11/696,323|
|Publication date||Aug 23, 2007|
|Filing date||Apr 4, 2007|
|Priority date||Aug 28, 2003|
|Publication number||11696323, 696323, US 2007/0193095 A1, US 2007/193095 A1, US 20070193095 A1, US 20070193095A1, US 2007193095 A1, US 2007193095A1, US-A1-20070193095, US-A1-2007193095, US2007/0193095A1, US2007/193095A1, US20070193095 A1, US20070193095A1, US2007193095 A1, US2007193095A1|
|Original Assignee||Section 1 Llc|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (8), Classifications (4), Legal Events (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
This application is a CIP of pending U.S. application Ser. No. 10/652825 filed Aug. 23, 2003, and claims priority to pending U.S. application Ser. No. 11/453730 filed Jun. 14, 2006, which claims priority to provisional application Ser. No. 60/692071 filed Jun. 17, 2005 and claims priority to pending provisional application Ser. No. 60/890241 filed Feb. 16, 2007.
These and all other referenced materials are incorporated herein by reference in their entirety. Where a definition or use of a term in a reference, which is incorporated by reference herein is inconsistent or contrary to the definition of that term provided herein, the definition of that term provided herein applies and the definition of that term in the reference does not apply.
The field of the invention is memorabilia.
Sports fans, theatre and concert attendees, and many others often have a desire to purchase memorabilia relating to an event that has special significance for them. Some collectors save their tickets, and others like to save newspaper clippings, and so forth. Indeed, there is a small industry built around providing housings to hold such items.
One problem, however, is that the memorabilia are stand-alone items, and collectors may have a desire to link their various items to additional information, for example statistics on a game, additional photographs, and so forth. To date there is no convenient way of accomplishing that goal.
The present invention provides apparatus, systems and methods in which a memorabilia includes a miniaturized copy of at least a portion of a page from a publication, a housing the contains the copy, and link information other than that provided within the page that can be used to access additional information relating to a content of the page.
Various objects, features, aspects and advantages of the present invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description of preferred embodiments of the invention, along with the accompanying drawings in which like numerals represent like components.
The housing 110 is generally transparent, although it may be colored in some way, and it may be transparent over only a portion of its surface. Preferred materials are relatively durable, waterproof, and at least substantially non-yellowing and non-reactive with papers commonly used in tickets and other printed materials. In especially preferred embodiments, the front and back sheets forming the housing can be treated or otherwise manufactured to provide resistance to ultraviolet or other potentially harmful radiation.
Housing 110 can be any suitable size and shape, but would likely be between about 10 and 30 cm tall, between about 7 and 20 cm wide, and between about 0.2 and 5 mm thick at its thinnest point. Housing 110 has a front surface measuring approximately 150 cm2, with alternative contemplated areas ranging from about 70 cm2 to about 200 cm2. Unless dictated by the context, all ranges herein are to be interpreted as inclusive of the endpoints.
Miniature copy 120 is preferably reduced from a corresponding full-size image by at least 50%, and more preferably at least 75% in each of vertical and horizontal dimensions. For example, while a typical newspaper may have dimensions of about 58 cm by 32 cm, a corresponding miniature copy could have dimensions of about 15 cm by 10 cm or perhaps 10 cm by 7 cm. Readability will, of course, depend on several factors including the original type size and font, the degree of miniaturization, and the quality of the printing. In some cases these factors might conspire to produce text that is generally not readable without a magnifying glass or other visual aid. But more preferably these factors are selected so that at least a majority of the copy is at least 4 pt or 6 pt, both of which are deemed herein to be readable without a magnifying glass or other visual aid.
Miniature copy 120 can be taken from any suitable source, including for example, print media such as newspapers, (e.g., Los Angeles Times™, New York Times™) and sports magazines (e.g., Sports Illustrated™). On the other hand, miniature copy 120 could be taken from an on-line publication, such as a web page or section found on www.MSN.com or http://espn.go.com/. In yet other embodiments, miniature copy 120 could be taken from a poster, playbill, program or other guide sold or otherwise provided at the event. In many, if not most cases, it is contemplated that miniature copy 120 would include a photograph or other image.
Label portion 130 includes three links 132A, 132B, 132C, each of which provides information that can be used to access additional information relating to a content of the page. In this particular instance link 132A is a bar code, link 132B is a number, and link 132C is a Uniform Resource Locator (a URL, which in the case of the Internet comprises a web site address). In preferred embodiments, a person can access the web site designated by the URL, and optionally either scan the bar code 132A or enter the number 132B as an access code. In any of those cases the web site would provide additional information related to the content of the miniaturized copy, such as providing the full article, providing links to related articles, and so forth.
Thus, specific embodiments and applications of memorabilia have been disclosed. It should be apparent, however, to those skilled in the art that many more modifications besides those already described are possible without departing from the inventive concepts herein. The inventive subject matter, therefore, is not to be restricted except in the spirit of the appended claims. Moreover, in interpreting both the specification and the claims, all terms should be interpreted in the broadest possible manner consistent with the context. In particular, the terms “comprises” and “comprising” should be interpreted as referring to elements, components, or steps in a non-exclusive manner, indicating that the referenced elements, components, or steps may be present, or utilized, or combined with other elements, components, or steps that are not expressly referenced. Where the specification claims refers to at least one of something selected from the group consisting of A, B, C . . . and N, the text should be interpreted as requiring only one element from the group, not A plus N, or B plus N, etc.
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|Apr 12, 2007||AS||Assignment|
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