Desk-clerical, Drafting Or Engineering Type Patents (Class 206/371)
  • Patent number: 10624430
    Abstract: A storage and carrying case comprises an upper housing and a lower housing connected by a locking hinge mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CRED HOLDING COMPANY
    Inventors: Edward Bradley Godwin, III, Edward Willis Harmon, IV, Jason DeFrancesco
  • Patent number: 10365032
    Abstract: A bin positioned within a refrigerator drawer and slidable across the refrigerator drawer at one or more edges of the refrigerator drawer and/or at one or more sliding mechanisms attached to at least one side of the refrigerator drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: TRANSFORM SR BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Varun Prem Sagar Rajasekaran, Eva Christiansen, Lori Wood
  • Patent number: 10315256
    Abstract: A magnetized item retention assembly comprising at least one magnetized element at least partially embedded with a formed non-magnetic body adapted for integration or attachment to a power tool or portable power pack for the power tool. The magnetized element(s) are placed and retained within cavities formed within an interior of the body. The body can be fabricated as a unitary molded component or an assembly comprising a plurality of molded components. The multiple part design would include an assembly step for joining the separate components. The magnetized element(s) are used to temporarily retain magnetic objects, such as screws, drill bits, driver bits, etc. The body can have a planar shape, an inverted “U” shape, or any other suitable shape. The assembly can be attached to the drill using any suitable adhesive. The legs of the inverted “U” shape protect the objects, while supporting the tool when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Samuel S. Stephenson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10139926
    Abstract: A peripheral device for a computing device comprises a body configured for insertion into a storage cavity in the computing device, a first magnet, and a second magnet. The first magnet is disposed within the body proximate a first external surface of the body and having a first pole of a first polarity and a second pole of a second polarity, wherein the first pole is oriented toward the first external surface. The second magnet is disposed within the body between a second external surface and the first magnet and having a first pole of the first polarity and a second pole of the second polarity, wherein the first pole of the second magnet is oriented toward the second external surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sergey Murauyou, Nelson Au, Glenn Wernig, Don Miller, Mark Johnson, Tommy Lee
  • Patent number: 9971379
    Abstract: An accessory device for use with an electronic device is disclosed. The accessory device may include multiple layers. One layer may be formed from a plastic. Other layers may include a fabric layer and a silicone layer. The accessory device may further include a retaining feature designed to hold or carry an object, such as a stylus for use with the electronic device. The accessory device may include a recessed region suited to receive the retaining feature. This allows the retaining feature to be stored in the accessory device when the retaining feature is not in use. Further, the retaining feature may be co-planar with an interior region of the accessory device such that the electronic device is not disturbed when positioned in the accessory device. In this manner, the retaining feature may be hidden. Also, the retaining feature may be deployed from the recessed region and receive the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Griffin, II, Daniel J. Coster, Samuel Gilkison Smith
  • Patent number: 9398801
    Abstract: A cosmetic container which is capable of stabilizing an action of a hinge portion is provided with a single pivot shaft member, and improving opening and closing functions of a lid body. Included are: a container main body configured to contain a cosmetic; a lid body turnably provided to the container main body and capable of opening and closing the container main body; and a first pivot support member and a second pivot support mechanism disposed on a pivot axis about which the lid body turns, and causing the container main body to turnably support the lid body. The first pivot support member includes: a compression coil spring located between the container main body and the lid body; and a lock member and a pivot member. The second pivot support mechanism includes fan-shaped recessed and projecting portions and a shaft portion of the second pivot support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Yoshida Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuzo Yoshida, Michiaki Kumagai
  • Patent number: 9242781
    Abstract: A packaging system is particularly figured for storing candy canes in a side-by-side presentation while providing support and protection to resist breaking of the candy canes. The system includes a rectangular box with an insert. The insert loads through the top of an open box and includes cross pieces for maintaining the long portion of the candy canes away from the front of the box. The inserts also include an extended bottom that extends outward beyond the front of the insert with the front edge of the bottom engaging the inner wall of the front of the box to space the insert and the long portion of the candy canes away from the front of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Ferrara Candy Company
    Inventor: Kenneth C Struthers
  • Publication number: 20150041350
    Abstract: A pencil holder for storing a pencil includes a hollow basic body which has an elongated interior that opens out in an insertion opening for partially receiving the pencil. In the region of the insertion opening the basic body merges into a least one retaining tongue which juts out from the basic body in the longitudinal direction and which is set up for the purpose of holding the pencil on the basic body as a result of clamping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: GERHARD MOECK
  • Publication number: 20140374296
    Abstract: A stylus storage mechanism includes a casing, a rotating member, a torsion spring, a sleeve assembly and a resilient member. The casing has an accommodating space, a first end and a second end, wherein the first end communicates with the second end via the accommodating space. The rotating member has an operating portion and a protruding portion. An end of the rotating member is inserted into the accommodating space from the first end, wherein the operating portion is exposed out of the first end and the protruding portion is located in the accommodating space. The torsion springs is disposed in the accommodating space. Opposite ends of the torsion spring are connected to the rotating member and the casing. The sleeve assembly is disposed in the accommodating space and has an oblique guiding portion and a fixing hole. The resilient member is disposed between the sleeve assembly and the rotating member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Te-Wei Chang, Chia-Cheng Su, Tsung-Hsien Chen, Po-Yuan Hsu, Hsing-Wang Chang, Ping-Feng Liao
  • Patent number: 8839950
    Abstract: A packaging includes a first section comprising an upper section configured to secure an upper portion of a writing instrument within the packaging; a lower section configured to secure a writing end of the writing instrument within the packaging; and an intermediate section configured to allow a user to grasp entirely a middle portion of the writing instrument; and a second section configured to secure at least one additional writing instrument, wherein the first section is adjacent to the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Office Depot, Inc.
    Inventor: Grant Bell
  • Publication number: 20130092583
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pencil case for conveniently storing stationery such as pencils, ballpoint pens, and erasers. The pencil case of the present invention is adjustable in length and shape in accordance with the shapes of writing implements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Jin Hee Choi
  • Patent number: 8292069
    Abstract: The present invention is a case for the organization, storage, and transportation of a wide variety of writing materials, that includes means for temporarily fixing and supporting said case on a smooth surface such as a wall, a table or such in a way that the writing instruments are found to be perfectly located for the user during a work session and that the case can be removed from said surface for its storage and transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventors: Miguel Angel Silva Rubio, Mauricio Enrique Ferrusca Ceja
  • Patent number: 8296230
    Abstract: Described is a method and system for a remote deposit system. The method comprises receiving facsimile data corresponding to facsimile of a plurality of checks, constructing digitized images of the checks as a function of the facsimile data, gathering check data from each of the digitized images, and processing the check data according to a check processing procedure to settle transactions referenced by each of the checks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: EFT Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Davis, Stephen A. Schutze
  • Patent number: 8220645
    Abstract: A desk organizer device having a housing member disposed on a substantially hollow base member having open front and back ends. A plurality of compartments disposed on and within the housing member for storing a plurality of items. An electric pencil sharpener, a digital touch screen, a tape dispenser, and at least one of cork board, foam material, and apertures for holding items being located on the housing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Henry Robinson
  • Patent number: 7857127
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for securely but removably tabbing one or more sheets of paper are disclosed. According to another aspect of the present invention, a kit includes a container and a first tabbed note assembly. The container includes at least a first compartment, and the first tabbed note assembly includes a first tabbed note and a first fastener. The first tabbed note has a first opening defined therein, and the first fastener is at least partially disposed in the first opening. The first tabbed note is positioned, or otherwise contained, at least partially in the first compartment. In one embodiment, the kit includes a divider that is inserted at least partially in the container such that the first compartment and a second compartment are defined at least partially by the divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventor: Janet K. Lau
  • Patent number: 7828138
    Abstract: A case, in particular for writing utensils, has a shell-like lower part and a shell-shaped upper part. The two parts are pivotally connected to one another. The upper part has a viewing window. A holding device for a decorative material blank is disposed on the inner side aligned with and covering the viewing window on the inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Faber-Castell AG
    Inventor: Heinrich Stukenkemper
  • Patent number: 7806263
    Abstract: A container accessory for a portable device includes a substantially planar body, a holder mechanism having a sleeve and a cavity for containing small items, second securing means for removably attaching the sleeve to the body, first securing means for removably attaching the body to the portable device or to cooperatively attach the sleeve to the body, an optional clip mechanism for removably attaching the body to the portable device, a closure mechanism to enable selective closure of the cavity, and indicia inscribed along sides of the body. A modified embodiment includes a false bottom and a slider mechanism for expelling short items from the holder mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Twila Carter
  • Publication number: 20100065454
    Abstract: This invention relates to a portable case adapted for holding handheld devices such as phones, cameras, camcorders, radios and other products as well as non-electronic devices such as flashlights. The case is supported by a selectively bendable stand which may be altered in any variety of positions to provide a support for the case and associated electronic equipment. The case may also include an elastic cord element to removably interconnect the electronic device on an exterior surface of the case during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: Intelligent Designs 2000 Corp.
    Inventors: Paul Badillo, Sandra Martinez
  • Publication number: 20100032323
    Abstract: A desk tidy has a body, an insert and a base. The body is diaphanous, has a top, a bottom, a container, an outer wall and a chamber. The container is centrally formed on the top of the body and has an inner surface, an outer surface for mounting stationery and a bottom. The chamber is formed between the inner surface container and the outer wall. The insert is removably mounted in the chamber of the body and has an outer surface with a design. The base is selectively mounted securely on the bottom of the body. Therefore, the design of the insert can be protected and easily changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventor: Nick Hsu
  • Publication number: 20090266721
    Abstract: A school organization system which may include a panel, a writing surface coupled to the panel, a clear window coupled to the panel, a first folder coupled to the panel; and a second folder coupled to the panel. The writing surface may include a magnetic re-writable writing surface. The writing surface may include a flexible magnetic dry erase board. The writing surface may include an approximately letter sized blank writing surface and a permanent calendar. The clear window and the panel may be coupled to define an opening between the clear window and the panel for inserting a document thereto via a side of the clear window. The opening between the clear window and the panel may be oriented horizontally. The first folder may include a clear label window coupled to a front side of the first folder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventor: Bukurie Bala
  • Publication number: 20090261006
    Abstract: An instrument storage device comprises a first housing member, a second housing member, and at least one compartment. The second housing member is pivotally connected to the first housing member and adapted to be displaced between a closed position in close proximity to the first housing member and an open position spaced from the first housing member. The compartment is disposed between the first and second housing members and includes a flexible material such that the compartment is disposed in a collapsed state when the second housing member is in the closed position, and an expanded state when the second housing member is in the open position. The compartment comprises a continuous sidewall that defines a cavity for receiving and storing one or more instruments when in the expanded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: SANFORD, L.P.
    Inventor: Chris Sweet
  • Publication number: 20090250366
    Abstract: This is a utility patent application for a new type of article holding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventor: Amir Sabber Esfahani
  • Publication number: 20090236240
    Abstract: A container for at least one elongate object, in particular a pen, comprising a case having an opening for introducing and removing the object, and a closure device which is pivotably coupled to the case and which can assume at least three pivotal positions, namely a first pivotal position in which it at least partially closes the opening, a second pivotal position in which it at least partially opens the opening for introducing or removing the object and a third pivotal position which is between the first and second pivotal positions. The closure device is biased in the third pivotal position towards the second pivotal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: SCHWAN-STABILO SCHWANHÄUSSER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Karl-Peter Kämpf, Jörg Rahn
  • Patent number: 7565975
    Abstract: A flexible, uniform mail package for use with automated mailing procedures and a method of distributing advertising and promotional items. A mail package includes a plastic tray with at least one well for containing and securing an article, such as a pen or a key tag, within the mail package. The mail package meets current and proposed USPS uniformity and flexibility standards for automated handling of the mail packages, and is capable of being processed, without issue, using automatic equipment thereby reducing postage costs compared to non-flat machinable mail pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Holland USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Baker, Steven J. Galarneau, Gary S. Farrell, Paul E. Griffith, Charles E. Wood
  • Patent number: 7273148
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a tool holder convertible between storage and display configurations and a method of manufacture therefore. In one embodiment, the tool holder includes a flexible wrapper including first and second parallel major and minor edges and a fold line located between the first and second major edges. The tool holder also includes a first fastener including first and second portions located proximate the first and second minor edges, respectfully, that is alignable in opposition to allow a coupling of the first and second minor edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Inventors: Martha Starr Perry, Michael Stuart Perry
  • Patent number: 7234601
    Abstract: The invention addresses the needs of a professional service provider to organize and display items at or on his or her work stations that are of both a personal and professional nature, in a manner that is compact, efficient, and tidy. The apparatus includes a substantially rigid frame having a plurality of openings and/or receptacles which are adapted to receive objects, for example, scissors or shears, pens, pencils, or a pad of note paper, as well as an assortment of optional holders adapted to receive and display, for example, business cards, a professional license, professional announcements and fee schedules. The device further includes an externally accessible media storage sleeve configured for viewable display of a flat media display item, for example a photograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Inventor: Kathy A. Aspden
  • Patent number: 7090074
    Abstract: A memo pad holder has a base having a storage chamber suitable to receive a memo pad, a cover attached to the base and movable between open and closed positions and a clip disposed on the cover. The clip may be used to hold papers or the like while the cover is in the open and/or closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Innovative Premiums, Inc.
    Inventor: Linda R. F. Isaacs
  • Patent number: 7086527
    Abstract: A receptacle for accommodating at least one pencil, comprising an inner space and a first wall element that delimits the inner space. The first wall element has a first connecting section that is located inside the inner space, and at the free end of this connecting section, an end section is to be folded back onto a second element that is adjacent to the first connecting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Schwan-STABILO Schwanhausser GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Gerhard Möck
  • Patent number: 7055682
    Abstract: A padfolio having, along at least one cover's interior, a raised, substantially rigid tray structure that defines plurality of compartments with dividing walls therebetween is provided. The surface of the tray structure is covered in a fastener material that removably interengages with an opposing fastener material that is applied to a set of pockets, pouches, electronic devices, pen holders, clocks, calculators and other items. In one embodiment, the fastener material consists of a loop material formed along the tray and a hook material attached to an underside of each of the various attachable items. In this manner, the pockets, pouches or other items can be freely or variably placed anywhere along the loop surface, in any of the compartments, at a wide variety of locations therein. A pen holder for the padfolio or other business accessory is constructed from a flexible material that defines a barrel with a top slot formed between a pair of opposing side walls and a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: The Gem Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Agnes Csilla Domotor, Joshua B. Lederer, Mark T. Salander
  • Patent number: 6997314
    Abstract: A writing utensil cover is preferably made from two flexible plastic walls for use in shielding an environment from nearly all of a writing utensil having a writing tip except for the writing tip. The cover has a generally tubular shape and preferably a plurality of covers is used with the writing utensil to further reduce the potential for cross contamination by or to the writing utensil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Inventor: Wendy M. Torkelson
  • Patent number: 6945398
    Abstract: A carrier for a portable display device that facilitates transportation thereof. The carrier includes a plurality of connected panels configured to permit the carrier to wrap around the portable display device and releasably latch to support the portable display device for carrying via an integral handle member of the carrier. The carrier may subsequently be unlatched to permit removal of the portable display device for use for display purposes, and relatched for subsequent transportation. The carrier may include integrally attached accessories die cut along with the carrier from a unitary sheet of corrugated paperboard for tear away removal therefrom. Such accessories may include a header, stencil cards, or alignment tools, such as a protractor, T-square or triangle. Removable adhesive labels may be provided on the carrier. The carrier may be scored for folding for compact storage, etc. A display kit including a portable display device and carrier is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Hunt Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Patsy Viars Shumake, Thomas Edmond Wiberg
  • Patent number: 6926151
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a tool holder convertible between storage and display configurations and a method of manufacture therefor. In one embodiment, the tool holder includes a flexible wrapper including first and second parallel major and minor edges and a fold line located between the first and second major edges. The first minor edge includes a first notch proximate a corner thereof. The tool holder also includes a first fastener including first and second portions located proximate the first and second minor edges, respectively, that is alignable in opposition to allow a coupling of the first and second minor edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventors: Martha Starr Perry, Michael Stuart Perry
  • Patent number: 6913143
    Abstract: A pen collector structure includes a case body and a pair of position-adjusting controllers provided in the pivot ears at the back of the case body and the upper cover. The case body is provided with several rows of small containers in the interior. The small containers are disposed at an oblique angle. Each pivot ear of the case body has a screw hole for an inserting rod. A though hole is provided nearby each screw hole to receive a bead and an elastic element. In each pivot ear of the upper cover is provided with a through hole for each inserting rod to be inserted in, and a groove is provided at the outer end to receive a cushion. A small hole is provided in each cushion to be penetrated by each inserting rod, and several recesses are provided in the side of each cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Inventor: Mei-Shun Lin Yang
  • Patent number: 6895888
    Abstract: An apparatus that holds pens, pencils, highlighters, and similar objects that is both functional and decorative. The hollow, semicircular shaped body telescopes, with the opening on the inner most sleeve. Attached to the inner most sleeve is a lid. The lid has a tab that locks the contents securely within the container. The inner most sleeve has a hidden compartment that secures the elastic and a bookmark. The outer most sleeve connects to the inner most sleeve. The elastic band wraps around the outside of the container and is removably connected to the outer most sleeve using a release anchor, which hooks onto the outer most sleeve. This elastic band is how the container is attached to the book spine. The inner most sleeve has a protuberance that is designed to set within a groove which is on the outer most sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Inventor: Kareem Rahmon Spillman
  • Patent number: 6827206
    Abstract: A packaging container is provided for a large-caliber cartridge having a thin-walled cartridge case and a projectile, whose projectile head projects out of the front of and is connected to the cartridge case. The packaging container has an outer container and an inner container, which receives the cartridge. To secure the projectile of the cartridge inside the packaging container, with respect to a possible displacement of the projectile toward the rear end of the container, the projectile head of the cartridge is disposed in the inner container in a frictional lockup. For this purpose, the inner container has a one-piece projectile-head shaped receptacle at the front, to which a first half-shell that partially surrounds the cartridge case is connected, and a second half-shell, that is hinged to the first half-shell and can be secured to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Rheinmetall W & M GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Brase, Thomas Heitmann
  • Publication number: 20040168940
    Abstract: A pen collector structure includes a case body and a pair of position-adjusting controllers provided in the pivot ears at the back of the case body and the upper cover. The case body is provided with several rows of small containers in the interior. The small containers are disposed at a oblique angle. Each pivot ear of the case body has a screw hole for an inserting rod. A though hole is provided nearby each screw hole to receive a bead and an elastic element. In each pivot ear of the upper cover is provided with a through hole for each inserting rod to be inserted in, and a groove is provided at the outer end to receive a cushion. A small hole is provided in each cushion to be penetrated by each inserting rod, several recesses are provided in the side of each cushion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventor: Mei-Shun Lin Yang
  • Patent number: 6691863
    Abstract: An eyeglass case of the fold-over envelope-type wherein a loop of elastic material is stitched into the interior of the case in the hinge or fold area to receive a writing instrument such as a ballpoint pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventor: Albertine Veenstra
  • Publication number: 20040020809
    Abstract: A template assembly for locating required mounting holes for door lock has a generally U-shaped flexible end template, support clips pivotably attached to free ends of the end template, and side templates attached to the support clips. The end template has a center hole locating mark, and the side templates have lock cylinder hole locating marks and a strike plate hole locating mark. Alternatively, the side templates are pivotably attachable directly to the free ends of the end template. Alternatively, the template assembly is a one-piece construction, having integrated end template and side templates, the side templates not being pivotable relative the end template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventors: Scott W. Allan, Zhonghua Lu, Maz A. Hasan
  • Patent number: 6681933
    Abstract: A case for holding writing utensils includes a body having an outer surface and a retaining surface. The outer surface of the body is configured for placement on a substantially horizontal surface. The retaining surface has at least one first recess configured to frictionally retain a portion of a writing utensil at a first angle with respect to the horizontal surface such that an end portion of the writing utensil obliquely extends from the retaining surface. The case may include at least one first channel and at least one second channel are defined within the inner surface along first and second gradients, respectively. The first gradient slopes upward from a front end of the first channel to a rear end of the first channel. The second gradient slopes downward from a front end of the second channel to a rear end of the second channel. The first and second channels are each configured to retain a portion of a writing utensil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Berol Corporation
    Inventors: Steven H. Demsien, Brian Brown, Dean Holzberger, Casey Ketterhagen
  • Publication number: 20030192790
    Abstract: A memo pad holder has a base having a storage chamber suitable to receive a memo pad, a cover attached to the base and movable between open and closed positions and a clip disposed on the cover. The clip may be used to hold papers or the like while the cover is in the open and/or closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Inventor: Linda R.F. Isaacs
  • Publication number: 20030159951
    Abstract: A storage device for writing or drawing implements includes a holder adapted to receive writing or drawing implements. A paper roll is wrapped around the holder. A guide is positioned adjacent to the paper roll and against which the paper can bear. A base is attached to the holder. Rotation of the base effects rotation of the holder and dispensation of paper from the roll past the guide. A sharpener is located in the base of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2003
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Applicant: T. K. Wong & Associated Ltd.
    Inventors: Cecil Shu On Chan, Tak Ko Wong
  • Patent number: 6591990
    Abstract: A highly functional desk organizer includes a base (10) with a bottom surface (12) and a top surface (16), (108) with a thickness that is relatively small in relation to the periphery of the base (10). An array of three pockets (26), (28), (30); (110), (112), (114) is located on the top surface (16), (108) that includes a relatively shallow pocket (28), (112) in the center of the array and is adapted to receive and provide support for a note pad, and the two side pockets (26), (30); (110), (114) on each side of the central pocket (28), (112) which are deeper than the central pocket (28), (112) and adapted to receive paper clips, rubber bands, business cards or the like. Two cylindrical pockets (32), (34); (116), (118) are located in the top surface (108) and are substantially identical and relatively deep in relation to the central pocket (28), (112).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Thermos L.L.C.
    Inventors: John Lanman, John Bergeron
  • Patent number: 6581768
    Abstract: A desktop storage device is provided comprising an elongated platform element adapted to be inserted and retained within an elongated container. The elongated platform element includes a lower platform upon which said pens, pencils and similar elongated objects rest, and an upper platform connected to the lower platform by means of an elongated connecting member. Disposed within the upper platform is at least one aperture, said aperture serving to allow the pens or pencils to be inserted therethrough, and further allowing the user to grasp the elongated platform in order to slide it out of the container. The elongated platform element is adapted to be inserted into and securely retained within the container. Pens and pencils may be inserted through the aperture in the upper platform, and thereupon come to rest on the lower platform, being bound by the interior surface of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Loop Licensing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: China Young, Jude Pauli
  • Patent number: 6543615
    Abstract: A device for holding writing implements has an apertured holder pattern formed in a resilient material. The holder pattern has a pair of flat resilient holding arms and aligned entry ports. The entry ports are generally rounded openings of sufficient size to enable a writing implement to be inserted in to cam the holding arms upwardly so as to hold the writing implement in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventor: Gary F. Lake
  • Patent number: 6446803
    Abstract: A combination bookmark and writing instrument case is attached to either a front cover, a back cover or a spine of a book. A case portion has a front panel and a back panel which together form a pocket therebetween for releasably holding at least one writing instrument therein. A bookmark portion has two straps spaced apart from each other. These straps are stretchable to encircle either the front cover, the back cover or the spine so as to mark simultaneously two places in the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventor: Christina McKinney
  • Publication number: 20020104771
    Abstract: A desktop storage device is provided comprising an elongated platform element adapted to be inserted and retained within an elongated container. The elongated platform element includes a lower platform upon which said pens, pencils and similar elongated objects rest, and an upper platform connected to the lower platform by means of an elongated connecting member. Disposed within the upper platform is at least one aperture, said aperture serving to allow the pens or pencils to be inserted therethrough, and further allowing the user to grasp the elongated platform in order to slide it out of the container. The elongated platform element is adapted to be inserted into and securely retained within the container. Pens and pencils may be inserted through the aperture in the upper platform, and thereupon come to rest on the lower platform, being bound by the interior surface of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2001
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventors: China Young, Jude Pauli
  • Patent number: 6409404
    Abstract: A miniature pen that is handy to carry and mounts to personal accessories such as wallets, cellular telephones, etc. for casual note taking. It is composed of a rigid, thin, tubular writing cartridge (14) approximately 2.5 inches in length and a sheathlike holder (18) that has an adhesive mounting strip (12). The writing cartridge (14) slides out of the sheathlike holder (18) for usage. For storage the writing cartridge (14) slides into the sheathlike holder and rests snugly inside the sheath (18) via the friction dimple (8). One side of the sheathlike holder (18) possesses a strip of adhesive mounting tape (12). When mounting is desired, the thin protective cover is removed from the tape, thus exposing the adhesive, and the sheath is placed on the personal accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Inventor: Michael Matthew Piech
  • Patent number: 6382421
    Abstract: An apparatus for containing articles of school supplies comprising a walled structure forming an inner compartment having one or more receptacles adapted to receive an article of school supplies. At least one receptacle being adapted for automatic movement within the inner compartment. A latchable cover is also provided to seal the walled structure and protect articles within the inner compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Tony Dao
  • Publication number: 20020050464
    Abstract: A flexible writing utensil enclosure that provides for the safe storage and transportation of writing instruments while not in use. Specifically, the invention consists of a pocket device whereby writing instruments are placed in an enclosure formed by two opposite facing attached wall member forming a pocket. Once writing instruments are inserted into the pocket, a foldable flap is secured to an opposite wall member thereby providing an enclosure which may be placed in a clothing pocket, purse or briefcase for storage and transport by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Publication date: May 2, 2002
    Inventor: Fred N. Moses
  • Publication number: 20020027357
    Abstract: An improved device for holding writing implements. In the application of the preferred embodiment the means for holding is integrated into something else, as into the cover material of a notebook. In the application of embodiment 2 the means for holding is surrounded by an independent holder body material with an adhesive that allows the user to mount the device where considered appropriate, as onto the cover of a notebook. The essence of the invention is the means for holding, a single aperture holder pattern comprising: holding arms and entry ports. Holding arms form up out of a thin, flat base material from opposite longitudinally parallel sides. Holding arms, at each end, transition into entry ports. The entry ports are generally rounded openings of sufficient size: to provide flexibility for holding arms, to distribute the wear-stress of the flexing holding arms, and provide an inviting opening for inserting the writing implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Inventor: Gary F. Lake