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( 1 2) Pa tent Applica tion Publica tion ( 1 0) Pub. N o. : US 2008/0076323 A1
Kondo ( 4 3) Pub. D a te: Ma r. 27, 2008
( 5 4 ) CON JURIN G TOOL Publica tion Cla s s i? ca tion
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H AN SEN H UAN G TECH N OLOGY LAW ( 5 7) ABSTRACT
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1 725 EYE STREET N W SUITE 300 Th e inv ention prov 1 des a conj uring tool Wh 1 ch ca n be us ed
WASH IN GTON D C 200, 06 a s th e m a g ic im plem ent f or v a rious m a g ic trick s s o th a t
perf orm in m ore m a g ica l s ty le, th e conj uring tool is com
- _ pris ed of a tra v eling body h a v ing Wh eels Wh ich a re piv ota lly
( 73) As s lg nee' TEN YO CO" LTD Tok y o ( JP) a tta ch ed to rota ta ble Wh eel s h a f ts , a s topping dev ice f or
21 A 1 ' N I 1 1 /85 3 807 s topping th e rota t1 on of th e Wh eels Wh en th e tra v elm g body
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a lock ing protrus ion, a g ea rWh eel f or m es h ing th e g ea rWh eel
( 30) F oreig n Applica tion priority D a ta h a v ing th e lock ing protrus ion a nd a Wh eel g ea r prov ided on
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CON JURIN G TOOL
BACKGROUN D OF TH E IN VEN TION
[ 0001 ] 1 . F ield of th e Inv ention
[ 0002] Th e pres ent inv ention rela tes to a conj uring tool
th a t is us ed f or m a g ic trick s th a t g ues s Wh a t a n a udience
ch os e.
[ 0003] 2. D es cription of Prior Art
[ 0004 ] Conv entiona lly , m a g ic trick s Wh ich g ues s Wh a t
s om eone ch os e a re popula r. F or ex a m ple, a conj uring tool
f or g ues s ing a rig h t pa rticula r pellet of pellets is dis clos ed in
Ja pa nes e Pa tent Publica tion N o. 2675 772 CON JURIN G
TRICK F OR GUESSIN G RIGH T PELLETS Wh ich th e
a pplica nt h a s ? led. Th is is th e conj uring tool utiliZ ing a
m a g net f or perf orm ing th e m a g ic trick Wh ich g ues s th e rig h t
pa rticula r pellet of th e lot, com pris ed of a rota ry indica tor
Wh ich h a s a m a g net ins ide th ereof a nd Wh ich is rota ta ble s o
a s to indica te one pellet of pellets a rra ng ed a round th ereof ,
a n opa que cov er f or cov ering th e rota ry indica tor, a nd a
rota ry m a nipula tion block Wh ich h a s a m a g net ins ide th ereof
a nd Wh ich opera tes th e rota ry indica tor to rota te a nd to s top
by th e a ction of m a g netic f orce With th e m a g net of th e rota ry
indica tor. In th is conj uring tool, a f ter cov ering th e rota ry
indica tor With th e opa que cov er, th e rota ry indica tor is
rota ted by th e rota ry m a nipula tion block , th e rota tion of th e
rota ry indica tor is s topped by th e rota ry m a nipula tion block ,
a nd th en pla y er ta rg eted pellet of m ultiple pellets a rra ng ed
a round th e rota ry indica tor is indica ted.
SUMMARY OF TH E IN VEN TION
[ 0005 ] Th e obj ectiv e of th e pres ent inv ention is to prov ide
a conj uring tool Wh ich ena bles to perf orm in a m ore m a g ica l
s ty le Wh ereby th a t th e conj uring tool g ues s es th e rig h t obj ect
Wh ich Wa s ch os en by a n a udience a nd Wh ich opera tion of th e
conj uring tool is done by th e a udience With ea s e.
[ 0006] Th e pres ent inv ention rela tes to a conj uring tool
com pris ing a tra v eling body h a v ing Wh eels Wh ich a re piv
ota lly a tta ch ed to rota ta ble Wh eel s h a f ts , Wh erein a s topping
dev ice f or s topping th e rota tion of th e Wh eels Wh en th e
tra v eling body run a pres cribed dis ta nce is prov ided on th e
tra v eling 1 0 body , Wh erein th e s topping dev ice h a s a g ea r
Wh eel h a v ing a lock ing protrus ion, a g ea rWh eel f or m es h ing
th e g ea rWh eel h a v ing th e lock ing protrus ion a nd a Wh eel
g ea r prov ided on th e Wh eel s h a f t, a nd a lock ing pa rt Wh ich
ca n eng a g e With th e lock ing protrus ion, Wh ere th e rota tion
of th e Wh eels is s topped by eng a g ing th e lock ing protrus ion
a nd th e lock ing pa rt Wh en th e g ea rWh eel h a v ing th e lock ing
protrus ion ex ecute pres cribed rota tion.
[ 0007] Moreov er, in th e inv ention, th e tra v eling body h a s
a s Witch f or dis a bling th e f unction of th e s topping dev ice by
m ov ing th e g ea rWh eel h a v ing th e lock ing protrus ion s o a s to
interdict th e rota ry tra ns m is s ion betWeen th e g ea rWh eel
h a v ing th e lock ing protrus ion a nd th e Wh eel g ea r prov ided
on th e Wh eel s h a f t.
[ 0008] According to th e inv ention, th e tra v eling body ca n
be s topped a t th e ta rg et pos ition, th eref ore, a conj uring tool
Wh ich ca n be us ed f or v a rious m a g ic trick s th a t g ues s Wh a t
a n a udience ch os e. F urth erm ore, th e pla y er ca n perf orm
f urth er Wonder m a g ic trick s by us ing th is conj uring tool.
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[ 0009 ] In a ddition, ev en th e beg inner ca n ea s ily perf orm
th e m a g ic trick th a t g ues s es th e obj ect item s uch a s a ca rd
ch os en by a n a udience by us ing th e conj uring tool of th e
inv ention.
BRIEF D ESCRIPTION OF TH E D RAWIN GS
[ 001 0] F IG. 1 is a dra Wing s h oWing a n ex terna l a ppea r
a nce of a conj uring tool of th e pres ent inv ention a nd F IG. 2
is a n ex ploded pers pectiv e v ieW of a tra v eling body com
pris ing of th e conj uring tool of th e inv ention. F IG. 3 is a s ide
elev a tion v ieW of a s topping dev ice of th e conj uring tool of
th e inv ention; F IG. 4 is a s ectiona l v ieW of th e s topping
dev ice of th e conj uring tool of th e inv ention; a nd F IG. 5 is
a dra Wing s h oWing a n ex a m ple of us e of th e conj uring tool
of th e inv ention.
BEST MOD E F OR CARRYIN G OUT TH E
IN VEN TION
[ 001 1 ] A conj uring tool of th e inv ention is com pris ed of a
tra v eling body h a v ing Wh eels Wh ich a re piv ota lly a tta ch ed to
rota ta ble Wh eel s h a f ts , a s topping dev ice f or s topping th e
rota tion of th e Wh eels Wh en th e tra v eling body run a
pres cribed dis ta nce is prov ided on th e tra v eling body , a nd
th e s topping dev ice h a s a ? rs t g ea rWh eel h a v ing a lock ing
protrus ion, a s econd g ea rWh eel f or m es h ing th e ? rs t g ea r
Wh eel a nd a Wh eel g ea r prov ided on th e Wh eel s h a f t, a nd a
lock ing pa rt Wh ich s tops th e rota tion of th e ? rs t g ea rWh eel
by eng a g ing With th e lock ing protrus ion of th e ? rs t g ea r
Wh eel. In a ddition, th e conj uring tool h a s a s Witch f or
dis a bling th e f unction of th e s topping dev ice Wh ich s tops th e
rota tion of Wh eels , th e s Witch m a k es to m ov e th e ? rs t
g ea rWh eel s o a s to relea s e th e eng a g em ent condition
betWeen th e ? rs t g ea rWh eel a nd th e s econd g ea rWh eel
Wh ereby interdict th e rota ry tra ns m is s ion betWeen th e ? rs t
g ea rWh eel h a v ing th e lock ing protrus ion a nd th e Wh eel g ea r
prov ided on th e Wh eel s h a f t s o a s to dis a ble th e f unction of
th e s topping dev ice.
[ 001 2] A pref erred em bodim ent of th e conj uring tool of
th e inv ention s h a ll be ex pla ined beloW With ref erence to th e
dra Wing s . Ref erring to F IG. 1 , a tra v eling body 1 0 a s a
conj uring tool is com pris ed of a f ront Wh eel pa rt 1 2, a rea r
Wh eel pa rt 1 4 , a ch a s s is 5 8, a s topping dev ice, a s Witch 72
a nd a cov er 70.
[ 001 3] Ref erring to th e ex ploded pers pectiv e v ieW of th e
tra v eling body 1 0 of F IG. 2, th e com ponent pa rts of th e
tra v eling body 1 0 s h a ll be ex pla ined. Th e tra v eling body 1 0
of th e em bodim ent h a s f our Wh eels Wh ich cons titute f ront
Wh eels a nd rea r Wh eels a nd is f orm ed by im ita ting a n im a g e
of a ca r.
[ 001 4 ] Th e f ront Wh eel pa rt 1 2 Wh ich f orm s th e f ront
Wh eels of th e tra v eling body 1 0 is com pris ed of rig h t a nd lef t
f ront Wh eels 1 6 a nd a f ront Wh eel s h a f t 1 8, th e f ront Wh eel
pa rt 1 2 is rota ta bly a x ia lly s upported in th e f ront pa rt of th e
ch a s s is 5 8. Th e f ront Wh eel s h a f t 1 8 is a th in rod body , a nd
th e f ront Wh eel tires 1 6 Wh ich a re rubber ring s a re ? t on both
dis ta l ends of th e f ront Wh eel s h a f t 1 8.
[ 001 5 ] Th e rea r Wh eel pa rt 1 4 Wh ich f orm s th e rea r Wh eels
of th e tra v eling body 1 0 is com pris ed of rig h t a nd lef t rea r
Wh eels 22, rig h t a nd lef t rea r Wh eel tires 26 a nd a rea r Wh eel
s h a f t h a v ing a rea r Wh eel g ea r 30, th e rea r Wh eel pa rt 1 4 is
rota ta bly a x ia lly s upported in th e rea r pa rt of th e ch a s s is 5 8.
Th e rea r Wh eels 22 of th e rea r Wh eel pa rt 1 4 a re f orm ed in
cy lindrica l, a s qua re reces s ed pa rt 24 Wh ich ? ts to a s qua re
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protrus ion 28 f orm ed on both ends of th e rea r Wh eel s h a f t is
ea ch f orm ed on th e s ide s urf a ces on th e center s ide of th e
rea r Wh eels 22. Th e rea r Wh eel tires 26 Wh ich a re rubber
ring s a re ? t onto th e outer periph ery of th e rig h t a nd lef t rea r
Wh eels 22 s o a s to increa s e a f riction on a roa d. In a ddition,
a rea r Wh eel g ea r 30 Wh ich is eng a g ed With a s econd
g ea rWh eel 5 6 is prov ided into a ? a ng e s h a pe in th e m iddle
of th e rea r Wh eel s h a f t. Moreov er, s qua re protrus ions 28 a re
f orm ed in both ends of th e rea r Wh eel s h a f t a nd th e s qua re
protrus ions 28 a re ea ch ? t to th e s qua re reces s ed pa rt 24
f orm ed in th e rea r Wh eels 22. Th eref ore, th e rea r Wh eels 22,
th e rea r Wh eel s h a f t a nd th e rea r Wh eel g ea r 30 Wh ich
com pos e th e rea r Wh eel pa rt 1 4 rota te With rea r Wh eel tires
26 by rota tion of th e rea r Wh eel tires 26.
[ 001 6] Th e ch a s s is 5 8 f or m ounting th e f ront Wh eel pa rt 1 2
a nd th e rea r Wh eel pa rt 1 4 is f orm ed into a s h a pe im ita ting
a n im a g e of th e loWer pa rt of th e ca r. TWo liner ribs 60 a re
f orm ed in pa ra llel to th e long itudina l direction in th e ch a s s is
5 8. F ront Wh eel receiv ers 66 a nd rea r Wh eel receiv ers 68
Wh ich a re U- s h a ped notch es a re f orm ed in th e f ront pa rt of
a nd in th e rea r pa rt of th e ribs 60 of th e ch a s s is 5 8 f or
s upporting th e f ront Wh eel pa rt 1 2 a nd rea r Wh eel pa rt 1 4 .
[ 001 7] Moreov er, a s Witch g roov e pa rt 62 Wh ich is a
g roov e in pa ra llel to th e s ideWis e direction of th e ch a s s is 5 8
is f orm ed in th e rea rm os t pa rt of th e ch a s s is 5 8, a s Witch 72,
Wh ich Will be des cribed la ter, is s lida bly ins erted into th e
s Witch g roov e pa rt 62. A s topping dev ice reces s ed pa rt 64
Wh ich is s lig h tly la rg er th a n th e bottom pa rt of a s topping
dev ice 32, Wh ich Will be des cribed la ter, is f orm ed nea r th e
s Witch g roov e pa rt 62, th e s topping dev ice 32 f or controlling
th e rota tion of Wh eels is ? t to th e s topping dev ice reces s ed
pa rt 64 .
[ 001 8] Th e s Witch 72 is f orm ed in a recta ng ula r pa ra llel
epiped s h a pe, s o a s to f orm a ? a ng e pa rt 74 Wh ich is
protruded into th e ? a ng e s h a pe f rom th e upper s ide a nd
loWer s ide, Wh ich m a k e up both oppos ed s ides , a t th e one
s urf a ce of th e recta ng ula r pa ra llelepiped s h a pe. Th e ? a ng e
pa rt 74 is ? t to th e s Witch g roov e pa rt 62 of th e ch a s s is 5 8
s o th a t th e s Witch 72 is f reely s lid in th e s ideWis e direction
of th e ch a s s is 5 8. Additiona lly , th e s ide s urf a ce Wh ich is
oppos ed to th e ? a ng e pa rt 74 of th e s Witch 72 bulg e th e f our
s urrounding s ides a s if f orm ed by im ita ting a licens e pla te of
a ca r Wh ereby th e protruded pa rt is protruded f rom th e
rea rm os t pa rt of th e ch a s s is 5 8 Wh en th e s Witch 72 Wa s ? t to
th e s Witch g roov e pa rt 62.
[ 001 9 ] Moreov er, a h ook pa rt 76 Wh ich is a recta ng ula r
th in pla te is f orm ed s o a s to bulg e f rom th e rig h t s ide of th e
? a ng e pa rt 74 of th e s Witch 72 s o th a t th e end pa rt of th e
h ook pa rt 76 is inclined to th e center of th e ? a ng e pa rt 74 .
Th is h ook pa rt 76 is eng a g ed With a h ook receiv ing pa rt 4 8
of a s lide ba s e 4 2 of th e s topping dev ice 32.
[ 0020] Th e s topping dev ice 32 is com pris ed of rig h t a nd
lef t ba s e cov ers 34 a nd a s lide ba s e 4 2, a ? rs t g ea rWh eel 5 2
a nd a s econd g ea rWh eel 5 6 Wh ich a re h ous ed in th e ba s e
cov ers 34 . Th e s lide ba s e 4 2 of th e s topping dev ice 32 is
f orm ed into a s h ort h eig h t tubula r s h a pe h a v ing a recta ng ula r
f orm in a pla ne v ieW, a nd s h a f t h oles 4 4 f or s upporting th e
? rs t g ea rWh eel 5 2 a re f orm ed in th e f ront pa rt of th e both lef t
a nd rig h t s ide s urf a ces of th e s lide ba s e 4 2. F urth erm ore, a
protruding pa rt 5 0 is ea ch f orm ed in th e rea r pa rt of th e both
s ide s urf a ces of th e s lide ba s e 4 2. In a ddition, a lock ing pa rt
4 6 is f orm ed on th e inner s urf a ce of one of th e s ide s urf a ces
in Wh ich th e s h a f t h oles 4 4 a re f orm ed s o a s to protrude in
a line s h a pe, Wh ere a lock ing protrus ion 5 4 ca n be lock ed to
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s top th e m ov em ent of th e lock ing protrus ion 5 4 of th e ? rs t
g ea rWh eel 5 2 a s des cribed beloW. F urth erm ore, a h ook
receiv ing pa rt 4 8, Wh ich is a n inclined reces s ed pa rt, is
f orm ed in th e rea r pa rt of th e s lide ba s e 4 2, Wh ich m a k e up
a s ide s urf a ce Wh ich a s h a f t h ole 4 4 is not f orm ed, s o a s to
eng a g e With th e h ook pa rt 76 of th e s Witch 72.
[ 0021 ] Th e ba s e cov er 34 is f orm ed into a n a pprox im a tely
recta ng ula r pa ra llelepiped s h a pe, s liding opening s 38 f or
penetra ting th e f ront end a nd rea r end of s lide ba s e 4 2 a re
f orm ed on th e loWer pa rt of th e f ront s urf a ce a nd rea r s urf a ce
of th e ba s e cov er 34 . Th e s lide ba s e 4 2 is h ous ed in th e ba s e
cov er 34 s o th a t th e f ront pa rt a nd th e rea r pa rt of th e s lide
ba s e 4 2 ca n be ea ch protruded f rom th e s liding opening s 38.
Th e v ertica l a nd la tera l m ov em ents of th e s lide ba s e 4 2 a re
res tricted by th e s liding opening 38, th eref ore, th e s lide ba s e
4 2 ca n m ov e only in th e f ront a nd rea r directions . A la tch 4 0
is f orm ed in th e inner s urf a ce of th e f ront f ra m e of th e ba s e
cov er 34 s o a s to tria ng ula rly protrude. Additiona lly , s h a f t
h oles 36 f or s upporting th e s econd g ea rWh eel 5 6 a re f orm ed
a t th e s lig h tly rea r pos ition of th e rig h t a nd lef t s ide s urf a ces
of th e ba s e cov er 34 , a nd th en th e s econd g ea rWh eel 5 6 is
rota ta bly s upported to th e s h a f t h oles 36. Moreov er,
U- s h a ped notch es in Wh ich th e rea r Wh eel pa rt 1 4 is pos i
tioned a re f orm ed in th e loWer rea r s ide of th e rig h t a nd lef t
s ide s urf a ces of th e ba s e cov er 34 .
[ 0022] Th e ? rs t g ea rWh eel 5 2 is a s pur g ea r a nd is rota t
a bly s upported to th e s h a f t h oles 4 4 of th e s lide ba s e 4 2 s o
a s to pos ition With in th e s lide ba s e 4 2. In a ddition, a lock ing
protrus ion 5 4 is prov ided on th e s ide s urf a ce of th e ? rs t
g ea rWh eel 5 2, th e rota tion of th e ? rs t g ea rWh eel 5 2 is
res tricted by eng a g ing th e lock ing protrus ion 5 4 With th e
lock ing pa rt 4 6 Wh ich is prov ided on th e inner s urf a ce of th e
s lide ba s e 4 2. Th e s econd g ea rWh eel 5 6 is com pris ed of a
la rg e g ea r a nd a s m a ll g ea r a nd is pos itioned in th e rea r pa rt
of th e ba s e cov er 34 With rota ta bly s upported to s h a f t h oles
36 of th e ba s e cov er 34 . Th en, th e la rg e g ea r of th e s econd
g ea rWh eel 5 6 is m es h ed With a rea r Wh eel g ea r 30 a nd th e
s m a ll g ea r of th e s econd g ea rWh eel 5 6 is a ble to m es h With
th e ? rs t g ea rWh eel 5 2, a s s h oWn in F IG. 3. Th eref ore, th e
s econd g ea rWh eel 5 6 is a reduction g ea r Wh ich m es h es With
th e rea r Wh eel g ea r 30 prov ided on th e rea r Wh eel s h a f t a nd
th e ? rs t g ea rWh eel 5 2 h a v ing th e lock ing protrus ion 5 4 .
[ 0023] Th e cov er 70 of th e tra v eling body 1 0 is f orm ed by
im ita ting a n im a g e of th e upper pa rt of a ca r. Th e cov er 70
cov ers ov er th e ch a s s is 5 8 Wh ich is f orm ed by im ita ting a n
im a g e of th e loWer pa rt of th e ca r.
[ 0024 ] N ex t, th e ex a m ple of th e opera tion of th e s Witch 72
is ex pla ined With ref erence to F IG. 4 . F IG. 4 A s h oWs th e
s Witch 72 is s lid to th e rig h t s ide of th e ch a s s is 5 8. F IG. 4 B
s h oWs th e s Witch 72 is s lid to th e lef t s ide of th e ch a s s is 5 8.
[ 0025 ] Wh en th e s Witch 72 is s lid to th e lef t s ide of th e
ch a s s is 5 8 a s s h oWn in F IG. 4 B, th e s lide ba s e 4 2 Wh ich is
eng a g ed With th e h ook pa rt 76 of th e s Witch 72 is m ov ed to
rea rWa rd With th e inclina tion of th e h ook pa rt 76, a nd th en
th e ? rs t g ea rWh eel 5 2 Wh ich is s upported to th e s lide ba s e 4 2
is m es h ed With th e s m a ll g ea r of th e s econd g ea rWh eel 5 6
Wh ich is s upported to th e ba s e cov er 34 . Th eref ore, a s s h oWn
in F IG. 3, th e ? rs t g ea rWh eel 5 2 rota tes a t a reduced rota tion
s peed v ia th e s econd g ea rWh eel 5 6 by th e rota tion of th e rea r
Wh eel pa rt 1 4 , a nd Wh en th e rea r Wh eel pa rt 1 4 rota tes a t a
pres cribed rota tion, th e lock ing protrus ion 5 4 Wh ich is
prov ided on th e ? rs t g ea rWh eel 5 2 a nd th e lock ing pa rt 4 6
Wh ich is prov ided on th e s lide ba s e 4 2 touch ea ch oth er s o
a s to deter th e rota tion of th e ? rs t g ea rWh eel 5 2, a nd th en th e
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rota tion of th e rea r Wh eel pa rt 1 4 is s topped. So, Wh en th e
rea r Wh eel pa rt 1 4 of th e tra v eling body 1 0 rota tes a t th e
pres cribed rota tion, th a t is to s a y Wh en th e tra v eling body 1 0
driv es a t th e pres cribed dis ta nce, th e lock ing protrus ion 5 4
a nd th e lock ing pa rt 4 6 touch ea ch oth er, a nd th en th e
tra v eling body 1 0 s tops .
[ 0026] Wh en th e s Witch 72 is s lid to th e rig h t s ide of th e
ch a s s is 5 8 a s s h oWn in F IG. 4 A, th e s lide ba s e 4 2 Wh ich is
eng a g ed With th e h ook pa rt 76 of th e s Witch 72 is m ov ed to
f rontWa rd With th e inclina tion of th e h ook pa rt 76. Th en, th e
? rs t g ea rWh eel 5 2 Wh ich is s upported to th e s lide ba s e 4 2 is
m es h ed With th e la tch 4 0 Wh ich is prov ided in th e f ront pa rt
of th e ba s e cov er 34 , a nd th e ? rs t g ea rWh eel 5 2 is out of
rota te a nd th e m es h ing of th e ? rs t g ea rWh eel 5 2 With th e
s m a ll g ea r of th e s econd g ea rWh eel 5 6 is relea s ed. So, th e
m es h ing of th e ? rs t g ea rWh eel 5 2 a nd th e s econd g ea rWh eel
5 6 is relea s ed by f rontWa rd m ov ing of th e s lide ba s e 4 2
Wh ich s upports th e ? rs t g ea rWh eel 5 2, a nd th en th e f unction
th a t s tops th e rota tion of th e rea r Wh eel s h a f t is dis a bled by
th e s topping dev ice 32. Th eref ore, by s liding th e s Witch 72
to th e rig h t s ide a nd by dis a bling th e f unction of th e s topping
dev ice 32, th e tra v eling body 1 0 ca n be run With out s top
ping .
[ 0027] Als o, it is a ccepta ble th a t, f or ex a m ple, th e ? rs t
g ea rWh eel 5 2 a nd th e s econd g ea rWh eel 5 6 a re s upported to
th e s lide ba s e 4 2. In th is Wa y , by s liding th e s Witch 72 f rom
s ide to s ide s o a s to s lide th e s lide ba s e 4 2 f rom f ront to ba ck ,
th e m es h ing s ta te of th e rea r Wh eel g ea r 30 of th e rea r Wh eel
pa rt 1 4 a nd th e la rg e g ea r of th e s econd g ea rWh eel 5 6 m a y
be relea s ed s o th a t th e rota tion of th e rea r Wh eel g ea r 30 of
th e rea r Wh eel s h a f t is not tra ns m itted to th e ? rs t g ea rWh eel
5 2 h a v ing lock ing protrus ion.
[ 0028] F urth erm ore, to ens ure a s tea dy opera tion of th e
s Witch 72, it is a ccepta ble to f orm a notch ( not s h oWn) on th e
s ide s urf a ce of th e s lide ba s e 4 2 or on th e s Witch g roov e pa rt
62 s o a s to m a k e th e s Witch 72 to be eng a g ed With eith er
rig h t or lef t s ide, or s o a s to m a k e th e s lide ba s e 4 2 to be
eng a g ed With th e ba s e cov er 34 a t eith er f ront or ba ck
pos ition of th e tra v eling body 1 0.
[ 0029 ] Th en, one ex a m ple of h oW th e tra v eling body 1 0 a s
th e conj uring tool is us ed s h a ll be ex pla ined. Th e outline of
th is m a g ic trick is th a t th e rig h t ca rd of m ultiple ca rds , Wh ich
is ch os en by a n a udience, is g ues s ed.
[ 0030] Ca rds s uch a s a deck of pla y ing ca rds a re us ed f or
perf orm ing th e m a g ic trick . A m a rk s uch a s a dot is dra Wn
a t th e upper lef t corner a nd th e under rig h t com er of th e ba ck
s ide of one ca rd s o th a t th e pla y er ca n quick ly dis ting uis h .
[ 0031 ] Bef ore perf orm ing , th e s Witch 72 of th e tra v eling
body 1 0 is s lid to th e lef t s ide s o th a t th e ? rs t g ea rWh eel 5 2
a nd th e s econd g ea rWh eel 5 6 of th e s topping dev ice 32 a re
m es h ed ea ch oth er, a nd th e lock ing protrus ion 5 4 a nd th e
lock ing pa rt 4 6 of th e s topping dev ice 32 of th e tra v eling
body 1 0 a re touch ed a nd eng a g ed ea ch oth er s o th a t th e
tra v eling body 1 0 is not pos s ible to m ov e f orWa rd.
[ 0032] N ex t, th e procedure of th e m a g ic trick is des cribed
beloW. F irs tly , th e ca rds a re s ta ck ed s o th a t th e f ront s urf a ces
th ereof a re rev ers ed a nd a s peci? c ca rd Wh ich th e pla y er ca n
dis ting uis h is pos itioned a t th e bottom of th e s ta ck ed ca rds .
Th e pla y er s prea ds th e ca rds With th e f ront s urf a ces rev ers ed
a nd a s k s a n a udience to ch oos e one ca rd a nd to m em orize its
dra Wing pa ttern. Th en, th e pla y er s ta ck s ca rds a g a in a nd puts
ba ck th e ca rd ch os en by th e a udience on th e top of th e
s ta ck ed ca rds . Af ter th is , th e pla y er s epa ra tes th e ca rds a t its
m idpoint in tWo pa rts s o a s to m a k e th e upper a nd loWer pa rt,
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a nd res h u? le th e upper a nd loWer pa rt ups ide doWn. By
doing th is , th e ca rd ch os en by th e a udience is pos itioned
directly beloW th e s peci? c ca rd.
[ 0033] Secondly , th e pla y er s prea ds th e ca rds by pla cing
ea ch ca rd 78 a t ev en interv a ls s o a s to h a v e th e s peci? c ca rd
80 v ieWa ble. Th en, th e ca rd ch os en by th e a udience is a t th e
v ery lef t to th e s peci? c ca rd 80. As s h oWn in F IG. 5 A, th e
pla y er puts th e tra v eling body 1 0 a t th e upper lef t pos ition
of s prea d ca rds . Af ter th is , a s s h oWn in F IG. 5 B, th e pla y er
m ov es th e tra v eling body 1 0 to th e rig h t direction With out
rota ting th e Wh eels by h olding up its elf a bout one centim eter
a nd puts th e tra v eling body 1 0 in f ront of th e ca rd ch os en by
th e a udience Wh ich is dis pos ed a t th e lef t of th e s peci? c ca rd
80 s o th a t Wh eels of th e tra v eling body 1 0 a re touch ed to th e
ta ble. On k eeping th e touch ing s ta te of th e tra v eling body 1 0
on th e ta ble, a s s h oWn in F IG. 5 C, th e pla y er driv es th e
tra v eling body 1 0 ba ck Wa rd toWa rds th e upper rig h t direc
tion of s prea d ca rds . Th en, th e eng a g em ent of th e lock ing
protrus ion 5 4 a nd th e lock ing pa rt 4 6 of th e s topping dev ice
32 of th e tra v eling body 1 0 is relea s ed, th e ? rs t g ea rWh eel
5 2 rota tes inv ers ely Wh ich corres ponds to th e ba ck Wa rd
driv en dis ta nce of th e tra v eling body 1 0 f rom th e pos ition of
th e ca rd ch os en by th e a udience.
[ 0034 ] And th en, a s s h oWn in F IG. 5 D , th e pla y er a s k s th e
a udience to m ov e th e tra v eling body 1 0 f orWa rd by pus h ing
th e tra v eling body 1 0 With h is /h er ? ng er. Since th e tra v eling
body 1 0 is driv en f orWa rd by f orWa rdly rota ting th e ? rs t
g ea rWh eel 5 2 Wh ich corres ponds to th e ba ck Wa rd driv en
dis ta nce a s des cribed ea rlier, th e tra v eling body 1 0 s tops in
f ront of th e ca rd ch os en by th e a udience Wh ich is dis pos ed
a t th e lef t of th e s peci? c ca rd 80. Th erea f ter, th e pla y er
rev ers es th e ca rd dis pos ed in f ront of th e s topped tra v eling
body 1 0 a nd a s k s th e a udience to con? rm th a t th e ca rd is th e
one th a t h e/ s h e h a s ch os en. At th is m om ent, th e pla y er h olds
up th e tra v eling body 1 0, s lides th e s Witch 72 of th e tra v eling
body 1 0 to th e rig h t direction With out being s een by th e
a udience a nd puts ba ck th e tra v eling body 1 0 on th e ta ble.
Since th e tra ns m is s ion of rota tion f rom th e rea r Wh eel g ea r
30 to th e ? rs t g ea rWh eel 5 2 of th e s topping dev ice 32 is
block ed, th e pla y er ca n s h oW th a t th e tra v eling body 1 0 h a s
no g im m ick s or trick s ev en driv ing th e tra v eling body 1 0
a f ter perf orm ing .
[ 0035 ] Th us , th e a udience h a s a Wonder ex perience th a t
th e tra v eling body 1 0 Wh ich s eem s to be a s im ple tra v eling
toy s tops in f ront of th e ca rd ch os en by h im s elf /h ers elf a s if
it h a s k noWn Wh a t th e ca rd Wa s .
[ 0036] As des cribed a bov e, th e conj uring tool Wh ich ca n
be us ed a s th e m a g ic im plem ent f or v a rious m a g ic trick s s o
th a t perf orm m ore m a g ica l s ty le ca n be prov ided. Th e
pres ent inv ention Wa s des cribed With ref erence to th e pref
era ble em bodim ent, h oWev er it is to be unders tood th a t th e
inv ention intended to be not lim ited to th e em bodim ent a nd
v a rious m a y be m a de With in th e s cope of th e inv ention.
Wh a t is cla im ed is :
1 . A conj uring tool com pris ing a tra v eling body h a v ing
Wh eels Wh ich a re piv ota lly a tta ch ed to rota ta ble Wh eel
s h a f ts , Wh erein a s topping dev ice f or s topping th e rota tion of
th e Wh eels Wh en th e tra v eling body run a pres cribed dis ta nce
is prov ided on th e tra v eling body ,
Wh erein th e s topping dev ice is com pris ed of a g ea rWh eel
h a v ing a lock ing protrus ion, a g ea rWh eel f or m es h ing
th e g ea rWh eel h a v ing th e lock ing protrus ion a nd a
Wh eel g ea r prov ided on th e Wh eel s h a f t, a nd a lock ing
pa rt Wh ich ca n eng a g e With th e lock ing protrus ion,
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Wh ere th e rota tion of th e Wh eels is s topped by eng a g ing
th e lock ing protrus ion a nd th e lock ing pa rt Wh en th e
g ea rWh eel h a v ing th e lock ing protrus ion ex ecute pre
s cribed rota tion.
2. Th e conj uring tool of cla im 1 , Wh erein th e tra v eling
body h a s a s Witch f or dis a bling th e f unction of th e s topping
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dev ice by m ov ing th e g ea rWh eel h a v ing th e lock ing protru
s ion s o a s to interdict th e rota ry tra ns m is s ion betWeen th e
g ea rWh eel h a v ing th e lock ing protrus ion a nd th e Wh eel g ea r
prov ided on th e Wh eel s h a f t.
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