Patents by Inventor Robert N. Azzato

Robert N. Azzato has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6206426
    Abstract: A security hardware device used to hold multi-leafed materials, for example, telephone books, which device has an inner box within an outer sleeve, wherein the inner box has a first end with a toothed grip and a second end with a means for receiving a screw; and the outer sleeve has a first open end for receiving the inner box and second closed end, and wherein the second closed end is provided with a toothed grip and further provided with a hole for passing a screw through the outer sleeve and into the means for receiving a screw so that, as the screw is turned into engagement, the inner box is drawn into the outer sleeve, and a means for attaching the device to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Inventor: Robert N. Azzato
  • Patent number: 4974877
    Abstract: The invention is a cover binder including a one piece cover, a one piece plastic strip adapted to pierce the spine of a book and a means for engaging the strip to the cover, and a method and an apparatus for binding books in the cover binder as by providing a plastic strip with at least one leg, piercing the spine of the book from within by the leg of the strip, passing the leg through the cover and melting the end of the leg to form a button to secure the leg to the cover, and cooling the button by means of a heat conducting die that may simultaneously shorten the cool down of the melted plastic button and emboss a design on the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1990
    Inventor: Robert N. Azzato
  • Patent number: 4652013
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein hardware for securing and supporting a telephone directory or the like within a protective cover. The hardware includes a support assembly to be secured to the protective cover and for supporting the directory. The assembly includes an elongated backing support having spaced first and second supports. Each support includes an upstanding flange which carries inwardly-extending, book-engaging tines. Each of the tines includes an inner shaped or curved end and has rounded edges, at least along the inner end. In one embodiment one support is integral with the backing support and the other is removably secured thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Assignee: General Binding Corporation
    Inventor: Robert N. Azzato
  • Patent number: 4335659
    Abstract: A restorable gang apparatus for telephone books which includes a main frame having a top shelf and spaced end plates depending downwardly generally at opposite ends of the shelf with one or more telephone books being normally storable on the bottom side of the shelf. A series of book mounting units are suspended in side by side relation from beneath the top shelf between the spaced end plates when in a storage position. Each unit is comprised of the following elements. An inclined track hanger means suspends the inclined track in an inclined position where an outer end of the track is more elevated than an inner or rearward end of the track. Telephone book carrier structure is disposed beneath and mounted on the telephone book carrier structure. Means are provided for mounting the telephone book onto the telephone book carrier structure. A truck having slidable bearing means is mounted on the track for back and forth movement on the inclined track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1982
    Assignee: General Binding Corporation
    Inventors: Robert N. Azzato, Henry N. Staats, Neal J. Morrissey
  • Patent number: 4152013
    Abstract: An improved rainshed binder is disclosed for protecting a book from environmental weather conditions. The binder has first and second covers each of which have rainshed protecting walls connected to inside surface side edges of the covers. An integral binder backbone connects the first and second covers. The backbone has a pair of linear polyethylene hinges positioned inwardly of outer rigid, non-flexible corners of the backbone. The backbone connects in integral manner with the first and second covers at the rigid corners. An attachment plate secures the book to be protected to the backbone between the flexible hinges. The rigid corners of the backbone are free to flex relative to the book attachment plate by the provision of the hinges. The binder is designed to hang downwardly in closed fashion when the book is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1979
    Assignee: General Binding Corporation
    Inventor: Robert N. Azzato