Removable Cover Patents (Class 281/19.1)
  • Patent number: 10420383
    Abstract: A garment and accessory attachment for displaying adornments, messages, and logos is used to display reminder or reinforcement messages to a user. The garment and accessory attachment attaches to garments or accessories including, but not limited to, clothing, shoes, and athletic bags. garment and accessory attachment incorporates an adornment, message, or logo superimposed onto an interchangeable image tag to remind or reinforce a thought process to encourage specific behavior or focus to improve the user's performance. The image tag is pressed against a clip base of the garment and accessory attachment and secured with a first tag restraint and a second tag restraint of the garment and accessory attachment. The garment and accessory attachment is mounted to a garment or accessory through a clip arm. The clip arm is adjacently connected to the clip base, opposite to the first tag restraint and the second tag restraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Lewis, Arthur Snyder
  • Patent number: 10390631
    Abstract: A skewer for loading stacks of plastic cutlery into dispensers. The skewer includes a vertical shaft that protrudes through holes in the stacked cutlery pieces and a front tab that may be removably attached to the vertical shaft. In some embodiments, the front tab is rotatable relative to the vertical shaft. The front tab may have a locked position in which the front tab is fixed to the vertical shaft and extends along the height of the stack and an unlocked position in which the front tab is disengaged from the vertical shaft and rotates forwardly relative to the stack and the vertical shaft to allow the user to remove the skewer after loading the stack into a dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Patrick J. Smith
  • Patent number: 9829183
    Abstract: A portable copystand is disclosed having a foldable base. A first adjustable arm and a second adjustable arm are provided. The portable copystand also has an ultraviolet light source and a visible spectrum light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Franklin and Marshall College
    Inventors: J. Kenneth Krebs, Shawn O'Bryhim
  • Publication number: 20140117656
    Abstract: A changeable book system including a book chassis configured to receive a plurality of books. The book chassis includes one or more membrane switches aligned with identifier indicia located on one or more pages of a book when the book is positioned adjacent to the book chassis. A reader may activate one or more membrane switches by pressing the corresponding identifier indicia. Activation of a membrane switch causes the book chassis to perform a function and/or produce a sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Leo Paper Bags Manufacturing (1982) Limited
    Inventor: Cannie Lam
  • Publication number: 20130285359
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for decorating a book, notebook or a mobile device with interchangeable decorative covers. The notebook cover has an area of ferrous metal. A corresponding decorative cover with a magnetic backing is configured to magnetically adhere to the ferrous metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Switchee, Inc.
    Inventor: Owain Yeoman
  • Patent number: 8505977
    Abstract: A book of sleeve protected pages bound together to form a sleeve bundle cradled inside a receiving channel formed by a hardcover spine and longitudinal flanges extending from the spine and a method of binding thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Magen Hasefer Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoel Duparc
  • Patent number: 8480132
    Abstract: Provided is a book cover core body and a kit, which are used for manufacturing a book cover member which allows the original book to be finished easily, accurately, and neatly when an individual prepares an original book according to his taste without having to use an auxiliary tool such as a ruler and a stabbing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Kobayashi Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8210571
    Abstract: A book cover (10) having a spine (26) and end covers (32) on either side of the spine (26) wherein the spine and end covers (32) are all formed from a single, folded blank (12) and the end covers (32) comprise at least two adhered layers of the folded blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Roylebind Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Clifford Royle
  • Patent number: 7946625
    Abstract: A binding structure for binding sheets to form a book or the like, includes a pair of hard covers, at least one of which has a slide groove, and a middle sheet member connected between the hard covers and extending slidably into the slide groove. The middle sheet member has a spine portion that is exposed between the hard covers when the hard covers are in a closing position and that is concealed at least partially within the slide groove when the hard covers are in an opening position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventor: Herbert Yun
  • Patent number: 7931303
    Abstract: Printed products (2), in particular newspapers or magazines with different supplements are, for distribution, packed into a covering sheet e.g. made of paper. The covering sheet (1) comprises at least one region, which is completely punched-out and/or at least one region (7), which, due to a partial punching out is easily removable from the covering sheet (1). The punched-out region is a window (6), through which the title and/or the headline of a newspaper or magazine packed into the covering sheet (1) is visible. Partially punched-out regions (7) of the covering sheet (1) are marked by corresponding printing as voucher, reply card, collector's card, punch-out sheet or toy and are removed from the covering sheet (1) for functions other than the covering function of the covering sheet (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Ferag AG
    Inventor: Guido Steffen
  • Patent number: 7793986
    Abstract: An improved structure for book cover includes a cover layer, a left positioning plate and a right positioning plate, wherein the left and the right positioning plates are disposed above the cover layer and the edges of the cover layer can be folded inwardly for being adhered or stitched at the edges of the left and the right positioning plates, and the left and the right positioning plates respectively have a protruded left binding portion and a protruded right binding portion which both have plural holes corresponding to each other for fixing loose leaf papers between the left and the right positioning plates directly by a spiral so as to form a book. Through the improved structure of book cover in the present invention, the manufacturing process can be simplified and the cost of labor and material can be saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: C. & T. Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chiu-Lieh Liang
  • Publication number: 20100213697
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protective cover arrangement comprising a front cover, a back cover and a connecting member for connecting said front cover to the back cover, the connecting member being arranged to adjust the distance between the front cover and the back cover. The present invention provides for a robust protection system of modular design which is expandable and thus able to cover paperback and hardback books, magazines, journals, periodicals and related bound reading, writing and study materials of various height, width and thickness. This kind of protection system is particularly well suited to covering field and travel guides, maintenance manuals, school textbooks and any book that is subjected to being frequently moved or roughly handled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Anthony Francis England
  • Patent number: 7744128
    Abstract: A book block is contemplated to be bound in its individual sections through various techniques. These sections will be attached to the book cover by a magnetic or mechanical way. The user of the book will then be allowed to select and detach individual sections of the book without destroying the integrity of the entire book block. Likewise, publishers of the book are now able to update and/or replace sections of an entire book block without needing to reprint and republish the whole book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Striding Trees, LLC
    Inventor: Rania Nabil El-Sorrogy
  • Publication number: 20090315313
    Abstract: A system for archiving books of varying types and sizes for ease of identification and retrieval comprising, in combination a book and a sleeve adapted to cooperate therewith. The book is of the type that includes a plurality of pages bound to a spine between front and back covers and wherein at least a portion of the book proximate the spine is magnetized or is magnetic. The sleeve comprises a front sleeve section and a back sleeve section and a centrally positioned spine sleeve section and wherein the spine sleeve section is connected to the front sleeve section on one side and is connected to the back sleeve section on the opposite side and further, wherein at least a portion of said sleeve is magnetized or magnetic such that when said sleeve is positioned so that the front sleeve section, back sleeve section and spine sleeve section overlie the respective front cover, back cover and spine of the book, the book and the sleeve are maintained in connected relation by magnetic forces of attraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Kalman
  • Publication number: 20090309351
    Abstract: A reading supply device and a method of making a reading supply device are provided. For example, a reading supply device may include a base unit adapted for coupling to a book. The base unit may include a bottom surface, a top surface, and a writing instrument holder portion. The writing instrument holder portion may include an outer surface and inner surface. The inner surface of the writing instrument holder portion may be coupled to the top surface of the base unit, and the writing instrument holder portion may be dimensioned to receive a writing instrument. Further, the method may include forming a writing instrument holder in the base unit as well as folding the base unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventor: Angela B. Bemiss
  • Patent number: 7334819
    Abstract: An adjustable book cover (10) comprising a front cover (12) and a rear cover (30) that is integrally attached to the front cover (12). A front cover retaining pocket (48) is attached to the front cover's inner surface (24), and a rear cover retaining member (70) is attached to the rear cover's inner surface (42). Attachment means (92) are located on the rear cover's inner surface (42) and the retaining member's outer surface (80). The book cover (10) is dimensioned so that when the book cover (10) is placed on a book (100), the rear cover's left edge (36) can be folded inward, which allows the attachment means (92) on the rear cover's inner surface (42) to interface with the attachment means (92) on the retaining member's outer surface (80). The rear cover's left edge (36) can be folded inward various distances to accommodate books of different thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Kittrich Corporation
    Inventor: Robert S. Silverman
  • Patent number: 7232157
    Abstract: Patent for a blank modular book (FIG. 1), the modules being distinguished by tags (1), each having the same number of pages, designed to be filled in by the members of each generation of the same Family, whatever they may want to write, each module being provided with transparent plastic bags for keeping photographs and documents, thus, in view of its long life extending for many centuries and even millennia, the book will be a material sound link in the Family, and can even result in the formation of a true “Clan” and, in view of having this characteristic of a very long life, it requires the protection of a highly resistant case (FIG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Inventor: Guido Amaral
  • Patent number: 6905140
    Abstract: A combination book and storage device comprising a container with at least one cover which contains locking mechanism which is simple to operate and manufacture and a book which is mounted so that when the cover of the storage device is locked the book is still accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Innovative USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Polick
  • Patent number: 6779814
    Abstract: A combination book and storage device comprising a container with at least one cover which contains locking mechanism which is simple to operate and manufacture and a book which is mounted so that when the cover of the storage device is locked the book is still accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Innovative USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Polick
  • Patent number: 6601874
    Abstract: A bookbinding repair kit containing instructions, diagrams and equipment to carry out repair to damaged or torn backing shoulder joints of any book, the equipment comprising a complete endpaper consisting of one evenly folded sheet of paper with a double-sided adhesive strip no less than 7 mm and no more than 10 mm in width but of a particular length, with a peel away backing paper attached to the endpaper adjacent one side of the endpaper fold, a double-sided self adhesive strip of mull cloth of a particular width and length, two thirds of each side of the mull cloth being covered with a peel away backing strip and the remaining third adhered to the adhesive side of a sconelined, one sided self-adhesive paper the same size as the endpaper, the endpaper side without the adhesive strip being glued to the plain side of the scorelined paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Inventor: Gennaro Raffaele Amitrano
  • Patent number: 6478154
    Abstract: A book-like display showcase includes an enclosure having an interior compartment for containing articles of memorabilia therein. The enclosure is made of a transparent material permitting the viewing and displaying of the articles of memorabilia through the enclosure from exterior thereof. The showcase also includes a covering assembly having front and back covers and a rear portion interconnecting the front and rear covers such that they are separate from one another and the enclosure and movable toward and away from opposite side portions of the enclosure. The middle portion is disposed along a rear portion of the enclosure and connected thereto and removably covers an opening defined through the rear portion of the enclosure through which the articles of memorabilia are inserted into and removed from the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Inventors: Mary Lou Cliff, Kerry D. Cliff
  • Patent number: 6419274
    Abstract: A book covering, for example for protecting a dust jacket on a hardback book, has a transparent front sheet (10) and overlapping upper and lower rear sheets (12,14) which can be secured together by means of an adhesive strip (26). In an alternative embodiment, one of the rear sheets may be omitted and the adhesive (26) applied to the upper edge of the transparent front sheet (10). That sheet may then be folded over by the required amount, according to the size of book to be covered, and secured to the rear sheet (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Book Protectors & Co.
    Inventor: James Geddes
  • Patent number: 6364362
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an educational planner for providing a cooperative system of planning books and folders that promote socially beneficial aims while providing assistance and organization of course materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventor: Pamela L. Severin
  • Patent number: 6357797
    Abstract: A cover apparatus for a book is provided. The cover apparatus includes a body portion that defines a substantially plainer protecting surface which attaches to an inner page of a book. The cover apparatus also includes a folding piece portion extending laterally to the body portion. The folding piece portion is formed with a plurality of laterally extending folding piece strips which are separably disposed one relative to the other in substantially parallel manner. The folding piece portion has formed thereon a plurality of longitudinally extending folding lines such that each folding piece strip may be bent along at least a portion of one folding line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Inventor: Chun-Yang Lee
  • Patent number: 6267236
    Abstract: A protective case for protecting and covering a portable computer having an upper surface, a lower surface and a side surface includes a first surface, a second surface, a connecting member and a plurality of elastic members. The first surface covers the upper surface of the portable computer, and the second surface covers the lower surface of the portable computer. The connecting member covers the side surface of the portable computer and connects the first surface and the second surface. The elastic members are inserted into the connecting member to enforce the connecting member to be attached to the portable computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: SamSung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeong-Hwan Seok
  • Patent number: 6257622
    Abstract: The improved cloth book cover according to the invention has a spine area, and a front and back cover portion having pockets at the two lateral edges in which the front cover and the back cover of a book may be inserted. The cover is made from an elastic fabric, preferably spandex, so that the cover is elastically retained on the book. The cloth material is also preferably water resistant and flame retardant. An optional pocket located on the outside spine area of the book cover may be fashioned to contain pens, pencils, rulers, etc. A method of making the cloth book cover uses overlock stitching along the top and bottom edges of the cover and along the unfolded edges of the pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Inventor: Sharon A. Peker
  • Patent number: 6179508
    Abstract: A ring binder (100) has a center spine (102) and end leafs (104). The spine section has jaws (108) formed on each side which extend the length of the spine section. Each end leaf has one end (104a) insertable into one of the jaws and thereafter held in place by serrations (110) forming the jaws and which frictionally engage the one end of the leaf to keep it permanently in place. A binder ring assembly (10) includes binder rings (18-22) and a mechanism (14,16) for opening and closing the rings. The spine section includes rivets (72) integrally formed at each end of the spine section and the binder ring assembly includes a cover (12) having corresponding openings (68a,68b) for attaching the binder ring assembly to the spine section. This binder construction allows different width end leafs to be used with a common spine section to form a variety of different size binders using a common spine section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: U.S. Ring Binder Corporation
    Inventor: Charles B. Coerver
  • Patent number: 6174120
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for affixing book pages to a book cover is disclosed having a sheet of paper with at least one waxy side and two stickers, each having a first side, the first side being sticky and removably affixed to the waxy side of the sheet of paper. In the preferred embodiment, the two stickers are separated by a distance to accommodate the thickness of pages of a book. The apparatus also has a means for easy removal of the stickers from said sheet and is preferably done by having the sheet of paper extending beyond each of the stickers to allow for easy separation of the stickers from the sheet of paper. The stickers may be attached to the book pages by a variety of means such as staples, channel binding, or otherwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Inventor: Yaakov Kalisher