For Plural Stationery Implements Patents (Class 206/214)
  • Patent number: 5447215
    Abstract: A portable desk with a substantial storage area and a stable work surface is provide. A rigid box member has a front wall with a height less than a height of a back wall. A pair of side walls extend between the front wall and the back wall. At least one of the side walls has an elongated elastic strip affixed to its inner periphery at spatially positioned intervals. At least one of the side walls has a flexible enclosure demountably affixed to its outer periphery. A bottom portion of the box member has a plurality of strips of spatially positioned hook and loop fabric fasteners affixed to an inner surface thereof. The bottom portion has a slip resistant outer surface thereof to prevent the desk from slipping off of a user's lap. A rigid lid member is rotatably coupled to the back wall of the box member. The lid member has a groove extending across the width of an outer surface thereof. The groove is dimensioned to hold a writing instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Inventors: Wendy R. Volkmar, Barbara J. Roberts
  • Patent number: 5441149
    Abstract: A portable writing instrument container is disclosed for holding, transporting and storing writing instruments in the shape of a vehicle, such as a bus or locomotive. The container consists of a lower housing, an upper housing, a sharpener and a plurality of compartments for holding a plurality of writing instruments. The upper housing is removable to allow access to the compartments and the writing instruments. The container has functioning wheels to facilitate the playfulness of the container. In operation, the functioning wheels provide the ability to transport the container along a surface. In addition, a kit includes the writing instrument container and writing instruments which are packaged in an enclosure for shipment to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1995
    Assignee: Binney & Smith Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Willard, Charles W. Dietterich, Richard A. Tarozzi
  • Patent number: 5388689
    Abstract: A writing kit comprises a base, an external wall extending in a direction generally perpendicular to the base to define a compartment, one or more wings hingeably mounted to the base, one or more writing surfaces attached to the interior wing surface of at least one wing, wherein the wings may be adjusted between an open position, one or more partially open positions, and one or more closed positions. Preferably, the kit includes four wings and four writing surfaces, one attached to each wing. The kit provides for self-contained storage of the writing surfaces and writing implements, and is suitable for use by a child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1995
    Assignee: Binney & Smith Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy D. Kroop, Nancy A. DeBellis, Charles W. Dietterich, Robert S. Volk
  • Patent number: 5388688
    Abstract: A pen-case having a bottom plate with attachments for securing a pen or pencil thereto. In the central region of the bottom plate is a pivot area at which the bottom plate can be folded double, the attachments being located on both ends of the bottom plate and at least one receptacle being provided where the pen or pencil, detached from said attachments, can be carried and supported in a substantially vertical position when the folded bottom plate is in a substantially horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1995
    Assignee: Oy Leo Longlife Ltd.
    Inventor: Heikki Kiiski
  • Patent number: 5385230
    Abstract: An adjustable tray assembly adaptable for use in desk drawers having side walls spaced at various distances. The tray assembly includes a first portion having a plurality of open top receptacles and a support lip projecting away from one side, and a second portion also with a projecting support lip and mounted on the first portion to affording relative movement between the portions to change the spacing between the first and second support lips so that they can be supported on the upper edge surfaces of the side walls of the drawers of different widths with the first and second portions bridging therebetween. The tray assembly can also include dispensers for office supplies including note paper, tape flags and tape; the tape dispenser being of a novel low profile design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1995
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: James C. Nygard, Dorman N. Thompson, William H. Sheeler, Alden R. Miles, David C. Windorski, Bruce W. Carlson, Dennis L. Crawford
  • Patent number: 5366070
    Abstract: An article holding kit for detachably securing articles such as writing and drawing utensils as well as an eyeglasses case, including a thin ferrous metal plate having fastening material such as Velcro adhesively attached thereto. The articles to be detachably secured to the holder are themselves equipped with narrow strips of fastening material such that they may be easily secured and removed regardless of their type or dimension. The entire article holder may be itself detachably secured to any flat surface such as a ring binder cover or a desktop that is equipped with thin adhesive magnet strips included with the kit. Once several surfaces are so equipped, the entire article holder may be easily transferred from surface to surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Inventor: Samantha E. Wolov
  • Patent number: 5350061
    Abstract: A container system for school supplies comprising a container having long parallel side walls and short parallel end walls coupled together in a rectangular configuration with a rectangular floor secured at its periphery to the adjacent edges of the side and end walls, a lid in a planar configuration positionable over the edges of the side and end walls remote from the floor, a hinge coupling the adjacent edges of the container and lid for opening and closing the container, a clasp to secure the lid in a closed position with respect to the container, a flexible tab formed as an extension of the floor, the tab having a plurality of apertures for being received within the loose leaf note book of a student and a plurality of planar strips secured along their interior edges to the face of the floor within the container and with their end edges secured with respect to the side and end walls to thereby form a plurality of compartments for the segregated receipt of school supplies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1994
    Inventor: Andrew L. Gunn
  • Patent number: 5341923
    Abstract: A premium package having an easily removable premium panel secured thereto and disposed therein, includes a parallelepiped carton defining an interior void and having a pair of opposed major side panels and a pair of opposed minor side panels connecting the major side panels. At one end of the carton, a major end panel is secured to one of the major side panels and defines a tuck flap, the major end panel being movable between a closed position wherein it closes the one end of the carton and an open position wherein it enables access to the carton void. A premium panel is secured to the other of the major side panels by a line of weakness and disposed within the carton void.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1994
    Assignee: Westerm Publishing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: James D. Arasim
  • Patent number: 5339950
    Abstract: A computer disk storage box includes a rectangular casing having a top opening, and a top cover assembly pivoted to the casing and retained between a closed position covered on the top opening and an opened position lifted from the top opening, the top cover assembly consisted of a top cover board, a first extension board, and a second extension board that slide one within another, stop springs and stop blocks to retain the top cover board and the extension boards in respective extended positions, and a clip on the second extension board to hold sheets of paper on the top cover assembly as the top cover assembly is extended out and lifted from the top opening of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Inventor: Chin-Chu Li
  • Patent number: 5316211
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hand carrying case made by folding up a unitary base sheet, comprising a back panel connected between a front panel and a cover flap by a bottom panel and a top panel and connected between two reinforcing side strips by two side panels, a partition flap connected to the front panel by two spaced connecting strips, the front panel having side projections inserted through holes between the side panels and the reinforcing side strips and fitted into recessed portions on the front panel, one connecting strip having holes for inserting pens into the compartment defined between the partition flap and the front panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Inventor: Chung-Cheng Chang
  • Patent number: 5297674
    Abstract: A bill payment center container is provided with removable trays so that the items desired for paying bills can be located in a single convenient location. A cover with a slot is provided so that when a bill envelope passes through the slot it is received by one of the trays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Assignee: Fellowes Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Andrius S. Birutis, Michael Jaron, W. Robert Worrell
  • Patent number: 5265735
    Abstract: The desktop organizer includes a main tray for adhesively mounting to a top rear surface of the computer keyboard and a set of removable compartments for detachably mounting to a rear edge of the main tray. Each compartment is provided with a upper forward depending flange for engaging with an upper edge of the main tray. The compartments thus depend from the main tray along a rear surface of the keyboard. The compartments are arrangeable along the length of the main tray in a variety of different configurations. One or more of the compartments is sized for storing computer floppy disks. At least one of the compartments is sufficiently short such that, when positioned along the rear surface of the keyboard, it does not interfere with a keyboard cord extending outward from the rear of the keyboard. The provision of detachable and reconfigurable compartments allows the desktop organizer to be configured to avoid interference with access to disk drives of the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1993
    Assignee: Microcomputer Accessories, Inc.
    Inventors: H. Charles Hassel, Alan Nash, Michael J. Rocha
  • Patent number: 5248030
    Abstract: An instrument container comprising a carrying case having at least two storage sections for retaining instruments joined by at least one hinge so that said storage sections can be folded apart about at least one said hinge to open said case, a sleeve including a recess within which said carrying case fits when said carrying case is in the closed position, preferably pivot means joining said sleeve to said carrying case for permitting said case to be pivotally inserted into said recess when said case is closed, and preferably support means in said sleeve for supporting said storage sections of said case when said case is opened outside said sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1993
    Assignee: Binney & Smith Inc.
    Inventor: Richard A. Tarozzi
  • Patent number: 5234108
    Abstract: An artist's organizer is provided comprising first and second rectangularly shaped members hinged together along a common confronting side so as to be pivotal with respect each other in the fashion of the covers of a book. The first member has a first outwardly facing surface in which are disposed a first multiplicity of receptacles for receiving and supporting therein a like multiplicity of drawing or writing instruments, and a second multiplicity of irregularly shaped receptacles for storing various artist or writing supplies, and an opposed, substantially flat second inwardly facing surface. The second member has a first surface oppositely oriented to said second surface of said first member and has peripheral sidewalls to define a bin for storing drawing paper or the like when the first and second members are closed relative to each.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Jorgensen
  • Patent number: 5224594
    Abstract: An assembly for holders of office desk-type utensils or equipment is described. An interchangeable base plate is provided which is essentially rectangular having an open top with tabs and slots on the sides therefor for interconnection and a channel around the upper edge with a depending ridge. The base plates then can be stacked or interconnected in a horizontal array. A pen holder, a hardware box, and a stamp box are provided which interchangeably fit in the rectangular base. A second base member is provided having the same type of tabs and slots but more narrowly dimensioned to receive a disk mounting box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1993
    Inventor: Chiel Hou
  • Patent number: 5203451
    Abstract: Disclosed are stationery holders for adhesive attachment uprightly alongside a selectable work-site environment and which stationery holder includes the capabilities for removably accommodating writing instrument type stationery items along downwardly-convergent tubular members and writing material type stationery items within one or more box-like compartments located forwardly of the downwardly-convergently tapered upright tubular members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1993
    Inventor: Don L. Short, II
  • Patent number: 5190151
    Abstract: A storage and carrying container (10) for children's possessions having at least a body portion (14), a handle portion (16) and internally disposed barrier elements (17), (18), (19), (20) serving to reduce the effective diameter of the body portion thereby preventing a child from substantially inserting his or her head into the internal storage area thus preventing the child from utilizing the container as a hat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Assignee: Binney & Smith Inc.
    Inventor: Charles W. Dietterich
  • Patent number: 5188227
    Abstract: A stationery box made in the shape of a video camera, comprising a hinged top cover which has partition strips for holding elongated writing or drawing materials, a hinged side cover which has a plate for holding paints, an inner box at the inside which has a drawer for keeping writing materials and a rotary crayon holder for keeping crayons, a pen holder at the inside which has slots and vertical grooves for inserting elongated writing materials, and a sliding seat moved to carry crayons away from said rotary crayon holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1993
    Inventor: Teng L. Ho
  • Patent number: 5186320
    Abstract: An accommodated article retainer retains various articles such as writing tools and cosmetics in a sandwiched state in various cases. The retainer comprises a base, which can be removably set in a case body. One or more pawl pairs, each having two opposed pawls, project upright from the top of the base. The opposed pawls in each pair have their upper ends provided with respective horizontal outward extensions, which are inserted upwardly through openings of an intermediate case member such that, after their insertion, the intermediate case member is entirely retained on the base by the extensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1993
    Assignee: Midori Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaaki Aida
  • Patent number: 5165534
    Abstract: A packaging case for storing and presenting elongated objects, such as pencils (103, 704), and flat objects, such as computer disks (350, 604), includes a base (50, 606, 710) having a plurality of upright partitions (58, 622 and 630, 614, 626, 706 and 708, 712) hingedly attached thereto at spaced locations, and at least one shelf (68, 618, 714 and 715, 723 and 724) attached to the partitions. The shelves have openings (66, 620, 718, 722) for receiving the objects and holding them parallel to the partitions. When the partitions are upright, the objects are held upright. When the partitions are folded down, the objects and shelves will be close and parallel to the base so as to provide a very compact package for easy transportation and/or storage. The case can be closed by fold-over flaps or ends (56, 608, 610, 749) which are separate from or one piece extensions of the base. The partitions can be urged to their upright positions manually or by elastic bands (196, 636, 740) or springs (106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1992
    Inventors: Lauren Kaufman, Harrison Kaufman
  • Patent number: 5163549
    Abstract: A caddy of generally modular form for writing implements is designed with a plurality of sockets to receive and support writing implements in upright position, with the writing ends secured in closed position with the receiving socket. In one embodiment, the caddy accommodates a plurality of conventional marking pens together with their individual caps, which caps remain captive when the pens are removed. In another embodiment the caps are initially incorporated in the sockets, which serve as caps for the interposed writing implements. In a further modification the caddies are combined with standards comprising a series of modules having U-shaped attachments on their rear bases which are designed to hook onto one or more additional modules, so that several caddies may be stacked together in aligned relation on a supporting surface for accommodating a variety of writing implements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Inventor: Leon Hayduchok
  • Patent number: 5152405
    Abstract: A note pad holder and note display bar is shown. It comprises a base having a front, a rear, and a deck member, the top of the deck member having means for retaining a block of postable, self-adherent notes, a note display bar, and bar support means pivoted to the base, the bar support means supporting the note display bar above the base when said support means is folded upwards to a substantially erect position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: Microvision, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Schriner
  • Patent number: 5134918
    Abstract: A pencil box made in the shape of a mobile telephone, comprising an upper shell separated from a bottom shell by a transverse partition board, a big sliding box at one side below said partition board for holding pencils, two small sliding boxes at one end above said partition board, a small sliding box and a sliding pencil holder at an opposite end above said partition board, a movable pencil sharpener in said upper shell at the top, a music IC on said partition board controlled to produce sounds by music playing keys on said upper shell, a brake control assembly on said partition board to retain said sliding boxes and said sliding pencil holder and said pencil sharpener in place, spring means controlled by control keys on said upper shell to automatically respectively push said sliding boxes, said sliding pencil holder and said pencil sharpener out of said upper or bottom shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Inventor: Yun-Chih Chang
  • Patent number: 5119932
    Abstract: Musical bases for desk top articles including bases for notepads, writing instrument holders and paper clip dispensers. Each base is provided with a sound producing module for emitting, for instance, music advertising jingles and speech. Operation of the module is provided by actuation of a switch or sensor built into the base. Actuation is accomplished in a number of ways including pressing on the base, sliding a drawer from the base or removing or replacing a writing instrument from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Assignee: Unified Printing & Promotions Corp.
    Inventor: Ira Semanoff
  • Patent number: 5100097
    Abstract: A rigid base plate (20), (22), or (24) attaches to and is supported by or is manufactured as part of the vertical carriage plate (34) of a track type drafting machine. A rigid base plate (26 ), (28), or (30) attaches to and is supported by the vertical carriage plate (36) of a track type drafting machine. These base plates (20), (22), (24), (26), (28), or (30) support a matrix of elongated retainers (32) or other retaining mechanisms. These retainers (32) or non-scratching mechanisms must have the ability to retain drafting templates or curves on drafting surfaces from horizontal thru vertical and be easy to use. Said base plate (20), (22), (24), (26), (28), or (30) may be designed to contain trays for compasses, areas for calculators and be of single or multi-level design. This allows frequently used drafting tools to remain within easy reach of drafting person, allowing them to move without impairment and be more productive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Inventors: Thomas J. Liebig, Sharon A. Liebig
  • Patent number: 5097947
    Abstract: A paper clip dispenser comprises a container and an upper cover. The container has a hollow interior and a concave bottom. A male snap fitting connector disposed on the upper periphery of the container matches the corresponding female snap fitting connector disposed on the lower periphery of the upper cover. The upper cover has an opening on its upper portion. A seat is disposed on the upper portion of the upper cover. Two passages are formed between the seat and the upper cover. An arc-shaped lid covers the upper opening of the seat. The male connecting portion of the seat matches the corresponding female connecting portion of the lid. A flange extends from the lower periphery of the lid downwardly, and a holder extends from the flange inwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Inventor: Nick Hsu
  • Patent number: 5080452
    Abstract: A box-shaped receptacle including a front opening is mounted through the front panel of a personal computer, in an unused floppy disk area of the latter, for storing items such as pencils, paper clips, erasers, floppy disks, and so forth. The interior of the receptacle may be compartmentalized to facilitate the storage of different sized items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Inventor: Tab R. Tuckman
  • Patent number: 5069361
    Abstract: A rotatable caddy includes a stationary frame and a generally cylindrical carrier rotatably disposed in the frame and defining longitudinally-extending compartments on the periphery thereof for the storage of elongate articles therein, such as crayons. A knob is provided for rotating the carrier about its longitudinal axis relative to the frame, and another knob is provided for discharging from a selected compartment any elongate article therein. A passageway is provided for feeding an elongate article into an empty one of the compartments without disassembly of the caddy and for releasably maintaining the elongate articles fed into the compartments in their respective compartments during rotation of the carrier relative to the frame. An anti-jamming mechanism is preferably also provided for relocating an elongated article only partially received in a compartment aligned with the feed means from that compartment and into a storage location as the carrier rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1991
    Assignee: Western Publishing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Jeffway, Jr., Catherine R. Dobosz
  • Patent number: 5058736
    Abstract: A notebook organizer is disclosed which is sufficiently thin for convenient use in a ringed notebook. In its broadest aspects, the organizer comprises a base having a substantially flat bottom surface. The base has a border with a plurality of holes therethrough, the holes being adapted for engagement with the rings of a ringed notebook. The base includes a plurality of partitions dividing the base into a plurality of compartments. There is a lid associated with at least one of the compartments, including a lock for releasably securing the lid in a closed position. The lid has a substantially flat upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Inventor: Mark A. Bedol
  • Patent number: 5040673
    Abstract: Disclosed is a stationery case for keeping writing materials, which comprises an ornament mounted on a compression spring which is fastened in the interior of the casing. The ornament has a magnet fastened therein and is pressed and released so that clips which are received inside a curved recess in the casing can be taken out of the casing and placed on a recessed surface portion on a cover at the top of the casing for ready use. A plurality of compartments are made inside the casing in the portion opposite to the curved recess for keeping a variety of writing materials. A whistle is fastened inside the casing and is controlled to make a sharp, clear sound during a downward stroke of the ornament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1991
    Inventors: Johnny Huang, Tzai H. Huang
  • Patent number: 5038505
    Abstract: A desk-top picture frame has a base frame with a hollow structure, a front opening through which things can be placed in and removed from the inner chamber thereof, a mirror on the front panel thereof, a loose-leaf clip on the top edge thereof for holding picture frame sheets, note book, memo pad or wall calendar. The side wall of the base frame is formed of a plurality of transverse ribs curvilinearly bent inward and outward to define an area serving as a pen case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1991
    Inventor: Jean Young
  • Patent number: 5036973
    Abstract: A kit assembly for packing writing utensils and the like comprises a body hingedly connected to a lid member. The body includes a writing utensil which is a mechanical pencil with an integral ball-point pen in one end thereof, a holder for the writing utensil, which holder is fixable at a desired angle, a note holder placed in a binder mechanism holder, and the lid member includes upper and lower packing bodies hingedly connected in a similar manner as mentioned above, upper and lower pocket portions adapted to receive cards, etc., a so-called marker ruler designed to be slidably removable and a holding piece for holding clips, stamps and so on both being disposed on the back sides of the packing bodies. Male and female latch members are formed on the edges of the body and the lid member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Assignee: Midori, Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaaki Aida
  • Patent number: 5031763
    Abstract: A pocket pouch for containing pencils, credit cards, calculators and the like is described. The pouch has structure to securely prevent the contents from falling out when the pouch is turned upside down. The pouch has a flap to extend over the upper edge of the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Inventor: Keith J. Lynam
  • Patent number: 5029550
    Abstract: Apparatus to enable selective securement to various fire type hydrants is present to provide visual indication of flow characteristics of an associated hydrant wherein the tag structure is color coded and permits ease of securement to an associated hydrant conduit. The invention is formeed of a plate like member utilizing a flexible securement loop mounted to an upper end of the structure with the member including a concave recess to accommodate a hydrant therewithin. Modifications of the invention may include a cabinet type structure formed with a rear and forward container mounting a selective tag within the forward container and various writing implements for use with the organization in the rear container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Inventors: Richard L. Hopper, Sr., Eli A. Mikos
  • Patent number: 5025919
    Abstract: A portable directory and note pad tray with several features. A first feature is a directory with a cover movable between open and closed positions that activates a light bulb circuit for lighting the directory cards when the cover is opened and deactivates the circuit for turning out the light bulb when the cover is closed. A second feature is a novel slide track, and slide arm structure by which the directory and tray are mountable to and de-mountable from a desired surface to present an optimum mounting angle for that surface. A third feature is a note pad tray with a novel base that includes a first finger gap in one of the tray's upstanding walls to allow individual sheets of a note pad to be easily removed from the tray, and a pencil recess defined in the tray with a magnetically attachable pencil that cooperates with a second finger gap in one of the tray's walls to allow easy removal of the pencil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: Totes', Incorporated
    Inventors: Barry Brinker, John E. Busse
  • Patent number: 5024332
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for placing identifying information on video cassettes, computer floppy disks, containers, file folders, and the like, whereby the identifying information is erasable. The apparatus comprises a kit with vinyl coated labels and a marking pen containing water soluble ink. When applied to the labels, the ink is smear-resistant, smudge-resistant, and highly resistant to erasure under normal handling. The ink is removed from the label by wiping the label with a damp cloth or similar material, thereby making the label reusable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1991
    Inventor: Richard J. Stachler
  • Patent number: 5020662
    Abstract: A writing-utensil packed kit assembly comprises a body pivotally joined to a lid member so as to be openable. The lid member is laid with a mat formed of polyurethane foam, etc., and having a fingertip-inserting hole, the mat including a miniature ruler in its opening. The body includes a miniature eraser received in an end portion cut off by a partition and a suitable number of miniature writing utensils in the other portion. Male and female lid-member stoppers are formed on the peripheral edges of the body and lid member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: Midori, Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaaki Aida
  • Patent number: 5009336
    Abstract: Provided is a multipurpose, hand-held swivel type stationery case, which comprises a swivel casing swiveling on a base and having a slotted, trapezoidal pen rack mounted on its top for holding a variety of writing or drawing devices, and a handle releasably fastened in the trapezoidal pen rack for the holding of the hand to lift the whole assembly. The casing has a case-like body for receiving writing materials, a plurality of hollow, unitary, obliquely conical columns on its corners for holding pens or other elongated writing materials, and a plurality of side bumpers between the columns to define therewith a plurality of receiving spaces for receiving small writing materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Inventor: Peter Liaw
  • Patent number: 5002182
    Abstract: Resilient fingers extend from one end of the crayon holder whereby a crayon may be pushed forward by a push rod to project beyond the fingers. A sleeve is slidable on the fingers to clamp the crayon in adjusted position, the sleeve being movable between outstanding flanges on the ends of the fingers and a shoulder on the holder at the opposite ends of the fingers. One form of container for a plurality of crayons in their individual holders has a push rod holder in the bottom of the container and a crayon sharpener mounted in a cover for the container. Another form of container has a push rod holder in the cover and no sharpener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Inventor: Dale W. McGinnis
  • Patent number: 4991712
    Abstract: A desk organizer for office supplies including first and second sidewalls joined at their common ends and an endwall connecting opposite ends of the first and second sidewall. The desk organizer also includes a bottom wall and means for dividing the organizer into a plurality of successive bins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1991
    Assignee: Sanford Corporation
    Inventor: Michael J. Wagner
  • Patent number: 4986417
    Abstract: A stationery case has therein an actuating lever controlled by a pivoted cover to make reciprocating motion so that the magnet which is attached to the actuating lever at its front bottom end can attract some pieces of the metal materials, which are received in the case, for convenient handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1991
    Inventor: Nick Hsu
  • Patent number: 4984288
    Abstract: A cartridge for storing pencil leads and dispensing such leads into the lead storage chamber of a pencil has an assembly slidably mounted therein which has a dispensing spout on one end thereof. Pencil leads are contained within the cartridge and prevented from being released therefrom by a gate member formed on the slidable assembly. When the slidable assembly is actuated to effect slidable motion thereof relative to the main body of the cartridge, the gate member is driven out of the path between the leads and the dispensing spout, permitting the leads to be dispensed into the chamber of the pencil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Inventor: Tor H. Petterson
  • Patent number: 4972947
    Abstract: A multiple pen caddy for pens having a shoulder or ring on the pen cap wherein the pens are stored cap down-barrel up, wherein the shoulder or ring of the barrel of each pen cooperates with a part of the caddy to permit one hand removal and replacement of each pen's barrel within its cap. The caddy may assume many configurations and hold any number of pens, the number being limited only by the physical size of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Assignee: Tessa J. McCarthy
    Inventor: Gerald A. McCarthy
  • Patent number: 4964519
    Abstract: A holder which is receivable on a supporting surface and adapted for receiving and containing a dispenser for tape marker flags of a type which includes a body portion containing a supply of tape marker flags and an upwardly tapered tubular neck portion on the body portion through which tape marker flags can be individually dispensed as needed. The holder includes a housing comprising a top wall having an elongated slot therein which is dimensioned for snugly receiving the neck portion of a dispenser, and one or more retaining members in the housing which are adapted for retaining a dispenser in a position wherein the neck portion thereof extends upwardly through the slot in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Assignee: Alcraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Sugarman, Max B. Dressler
  • Patent number: 4961596
    Abstract: A binder pouch is provided for use in conjunction with a binder or portfolio. The binder pouch includes a deformable storage unit having a top with separable first and second panels and a zipper, and a sidewall. The binder pouch also includes a strap fabricated at least in part from an elastomeric material. Preferably, the first and second panels are of a first color or design, the sidewall is of a second color or design and the strap is of yet a third color or design. The storage unit has a bottom surface preferably comprised of a portion of the strap. The sidewall is fixedly secured to the strap about the entire periphery of the sidewall. The storage unit is of a generally rectangular shape and is formed by a plurality of flaps on the top and sidewall which are secured to one another by stitches. The periphery of the top is less than the periphery of the sidewall, at the point where the sidewall is fixedly secured to the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1990
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Marc L. Moor
  • Patent number: 4958737
    Abstract: An accessory tray which can be placed atop a computer monitor regardless of the monitor's size and shape. The underside of the tray has a rubber friction pad attached near its front, and a bendable wire attached near its rear by means of tubes welded to the underside. The wire is bent to hold the rear of the tray spaced from the top of the monitor so that the tray will not block any air vents in the top of the monitor. The friction pad, and a soft plastic sleeve over the portion of the wire that contacts the top of the monitor, enable the tray to resist slipping. Options such as a copyholder and a static electricity grounding connection are also attachable to the underside of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1990
    Inventor: Abraham E. Auerbach
  • Patent number: 4953696
    Abstract: This invention relates to a detachable stationery case rack and more particularly to the one which includes a polygonal bottom case divided into several receiving compartments defining therein a hollow central shaft for setting therein of a central column for further mounting thereon of stationery accessories receiving cases. The base of the stationery case rack has a packing set therein, which packing includes several round balls to permit rotation of the whole assembly against the base. Through series connection, the number of stationery receiving cases may be flexibly arranged according to requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Inventors: Tony Huang, Johnny Huang
  • Patent number: 4947984
    Abstract: A packaging case for presenting elongated objects (such as pencils (103) and flat objects, such as computer disks (350), for easy removal and selection and for transporting and storing such objects in a compact and protected condition. The case comprises a base (50) having a plurality of upright partitions (58) hingedly attached thereto at spaced locations, and a plurality of shelves (68) attached to spaced, corresponding locations on said partitions. The shelves have elongated slots (66) for receiving the objects and holding them parallel to the partitions. When the partitions are folded upright, the objects are held upright so that they will be spaced and can all be easily seen, selected, and replaced. When the partitions are folded down, the objects and shelves will be close and parallel to the base so as to provide a very compact package for easy transportation and/or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Inventors: Lauren Kaufman, Harrison Kaufman
  • Patent number: 4941576
    Abstract: A holder for a dispenser for tape marker flags of a type which includes a body portion containing a supply of tape marker flags and an upwardly opening tubular neck portion on the body portion through which tape marker flags can be individually dispensed. The holder includes a channel member which is adapted to be received on a supporting surface, wherein the channel member has an elongated channel formed therein including an enlarged inner portion and a reduced upwardly opening mouth portion. The channel is dimensioned for receiving a tape marker flag dispenser therein so that the body portion of the dispenser is received in the enlarged inner portion of the channel and the neck portion of the dispenser extends upwardly into the open mouth portion of the channel so that tape marker flags can be individually dispensed from the neck portion of the dispenser as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1990
    Assignee: Alcraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Sugarman, Max B. Dressler
  • Patent number: 4934527
    Abstract: A multi-purpose stationery box set including a semi-spherical lower casing, an upper cover pivotally coupled to the semi-circular lower casing, an inner holder set disposed in the lower casing, a bottom block having a drawer and being connected to the lower casing at the bottom thereof. The inner holder is integrally formed therein by an injection molding process to provide a variety of spacings having different sizes and shapes for the convenient arrangement of various stationery accessories in an efficient way with minimized space consumption. By means of the professional design of the stationery box, an attractive outer appearance is provided. Thus, in addition to its multi-purpose usage, it is also very practical and can serve as a decorative ornament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Assignee: Patent Master International Corp.
    Inventor: Teng L. Ho