Protectors Patents (Class 281/20)
  • Patent number: 10543713
    Abstract: A pamphlet with a plurality of pages with a placard attached to the fold line of the pamphlet at a plurality of connection points by, staples. The placard attached to the fold line can be pivoted about the fold line to a position perpendicular or parallel to the pamphlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Rodney I. Smith
  • Patent number: 9751275
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly of a rolled-up sheet and a holder. The rolled-up sheet has edge regions which touch each other near a first pair of opposite edges, wherein a flat end region is formed. A curved center region is rolled around a longitudinal axis to form a rolled-up end region. The holder is provided with a first support surface for supporting the flat end region of the rolled-up sheet, and with a bearing part for supporting one of the first pair of opposite edges. The holder furthermore has a clamping part which can be fixed in a holding position with respect to the first support surface in which the rolled-up sheet can be clamped between the clamping part and the first support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: XPOZER B.V.
    Inventors: Ivan Suwandi van der Veld, Clemens Leonard van Os
  • Patent number: 8814214
    Abstract: A book protection apparatus and method are provided, that include a pair of substantially right angled sheets configured in a parallel fashion, the sheets being joined by a joining mechanism having a tension setting mechanism configured between the pair of sheets, to enable forcibly coupling the binding device to a coupled corner of a book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventors: Orly Holland, Yair Moshe Holland
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130154248
    Abstract: A notepad for use in wet environments preferably having a base member, a plurality of sheets of natural and/or synthetic water resistant and/or waterproof paper stacked together to form a pad, wherein the base member is preferably folded over to cover the top edge of the pad, and preferably one or more securement members extending through a region where the base member is folded over the pad. Methods of using notepads, notepad assemblies, and associated individual notepad sheets are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Knudsen
  • Publication number: 20130049344
    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: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Yoel DUPARC
  • Patent number: 8141907
    Abstract: The invention relates to a document folder (10, 110, 200) with a document pocket (12), defined by a front cover (14) and a back cover (16) made of plastic foil, used for holding documents, comprising a label strip (24) movable in relation to the document pocket (12) that, in a first position, extends at least partially beyond the outline of the document pocket (12) on one first side (20). According to the invention, the label strip (24) is permanently connected to the document pocket (12) and can be folded into a second position, around a fold (22) parallel to the first side (20), onto the front cover (14) or the back cover (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Esselte Leitz GmbH & Co KG
    Inventor: Steffen Seiffarth
  • Publication number: 20110278831
    Abstract: The binding edge (61) of a sheet block (31) is protected by a binding back (10) which is fastened to the binding edge (61) of the sheet block (31) in the area and along the length of a non-adhesive strip (12) in the binding back (10) by using fastening devices (33) such as staples, for example, penetrating through the binding back (10) and the sheet block (31). After this, the free end part (21) of the binding back (10) is folded over the non-adhesive strip (12), in which case the remaining edge (23) of the end part (21) extends to the opposite side of the sheet block (31) over the binding edge (61). After this, the adhesive surface (15) is glued to the side of the sheet block (31) that is opposite the non-adhesive strip (12), in which case the backing piece (18) protects the binding edge (61) of the sheet block (31). An independent claim also for a binding back (10) and a binding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: Maping Kommandiittiyhtio L. Huotari
    Inventors: Iisakki Huotari, Henri Huotari
  • Publication number: 20110233912
    Abstract: A portfolio including a first cover to carry a product, and a second cover coupled to the first cover. The portfolio also may include one or more novel arrangements of features to protect the product if the portfolio is dropped, render the portfolio suitable for use by right-handed and left-handed users alike, facilitate releasable fastening of the product to the portfolio, and/or protect the product in a closed position of the portfolio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Kevin C. Reising
  • 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: 20090091117
    Abstract: Transparent or substantially transparent sheets of paper or similar material suitable for inserting into a book or placed over a document are used to highlight or annotate a document without permanently marking or damaging the page. The inserts are thin enough so as to allow several inserts to be placed within a book without significantly increasing the book thickness or distorting the shape and size of the book when closed. Additionally, the inserts contain one or more tabs to allow a user to index and quickly find a particular insert and the corresponding page. An adhesive is present on the rear side of the insert to fix the insert to the page being annotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventor: Drevvis A. Shoffstall-Ridley
  • Patent number: 7478964
    Abstract: A file (100), provided with a front cover (2), a back cover (3) and a spine (4) connecting the covers, wherein a binding element is provided for detachably fixing sheets, between the front (2) and back cover (3), wherein at least the front cover (2) and the back cover (3) are provide with a longitudinal edge and wherein a closure element is provided, which can be coupled to at least one longitudinal edge, such that the space enclosed by the front cover (2), back cover (3) and the spine (4) is covered by the closure element and the file (100) with the closure element has a substantially closed box shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Fountain Technologies B.V.
    Inventor: Hendricus Antonius Hoogland
  • Publication number: 20080150274
    Abstract: A hardbound book corner protector including a back plate with two intersecting edges; a front guard also including two intersecting edges; and a brace connecting the two intersecting edges of the back plate with the two intersecting edges of the front guard to form a pocket or sleeve to receive a corner of a hardbound book. The back plate has a greater surface area than the front guard. A third edge of the triangular front guard may include an arcuate segment. The corner may be reinforced to provide added strength to the corner protector. The interior surfaces of the back plate and the front guard include a smooth texture so that the corner protector may be adhered to the corner of a hardbound book such that the back plate is adhered to the inside cover and the front guard is adhered to the outside cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventor: DAVID R. HIGH
  • 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: 7077596
    Abstract: A two-way pocket assembly for use with a notebook (100). The pocket assembly is constructed over a window (208) formed in a subsurface material of the notebook (100). The pocket assembly includes exterior and interior pockets (104), each covering at least a portion of the window (208). The exterior and interior pockets (104) provide access to the pocket assembly from either the exterior (102) or interior (204) of the notebook (100). The pocket may be configured to receive and hold a personal electronic assistant, a cellular telephone (302), or another personal electronic device. The interior pocket includes a window material that allows visual access to the interior (204) of the pocket assembly through the material of the interior pocket (104). The pocket may be constructed so that a personal electronic assistant held inside the pocket assembly is usable through the window without removing the device from the pocket assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald M. Bianco, Douglas M. Jack
  • Patent number: 6983932
    Abstract: A booklet has front and back protective covers between which is sandwiched a printed folded sheet. The folded sheet consists of a series of panels that are folded one over another in turn and are then folded together in half about at least one fold line orthogonal to the folding of the individual panels. With this booklet, its overall dimensions when folded can be kept small, for example, credit card size whereas the printable area of the inner folded sheet is much larger. Moreover, the structure of the booklet is one suitable for in-line production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Denny Bros. Ltd.
    Inventor: Barry Denny
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20030075916
    Abstract: The devices of the present invention comprise sturdy foldable, performed protective corners of sturdy construction, preferably acid-free, non-yellowing polymeric film, and preferably having a preformed corner pocket for a convenient, snug fit on a corner, and include a self-sticking adhesive for permanent adhesion to a corner, and methods for making the same. The methods and devices of the present invention comprise sturdy foldable, performed protective corners of sturdy construction, preferably acid-free, non-yellowing polymeric film, and preferably having a preformed corner pocket for a convenient, snug fit on a corner, and include a self-sticking adhesive for permanent adhesion to a corner, and methods for making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventor: Torry L. Gorski
  • Patent number: 6537407
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of a composite laminate which includes a thermoplastic film laminated to a substrate. The front surface of the film has a regular embossed pattern of protrusions which have a height in the range of 0.5 to 10 microns and a separation in the range 20 to 400 microns. The rear surface of the film confronts and is bonded to the substrate. The manufacturing process of the composite includes the steps of applying a layer of a melt adhesive between the rear surface of the film having a regular embossed pattern on its front surface and the substrate to form a composite, and running the composite of the film, the layer and the substrate between nip rollers to apply pressure to the composite whilst the adhesive is in a heated condition, so as to effect thermal lamination of the film to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Acordis Acetate Chemicals Limited
    Inventors: Paul William Law, Tony Longdon, Donald Taylor, Gordon Willins
  • Patent number: 6482283
    Abstract: The methods and devices of the present invention comprise and result generally in sturdy foldable, performed protective comers of sturdy construction, preferably acid-free, non-yellowing polymeric film, and preferably having a preformed comer pocket for a convenient, snug fit on a comer, and include a self-sticking adhesive for permanent adhesion to a comer. The methods provide convenient steps to creating such products economically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Inventor: Torry L. Gorski
  • Patent number: 6467808
    Abstract: A book support apparatus for supporting pages in a vertically positioned book. The book support apparatus includes a support body attached to a locating arm and optionally includes hinges and adhesive strips with peel off backings. A body addition may also be used with the support body to increase the thickness of the body for books needing increased support distances. The body addition may also include an adhesive strip with a peel off backing to allow for optional fixation to the body. A zigzag type of folding construction is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Inventor: Cathie Kirby
  • 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: 6241414
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a variety of pockets associated with a binder. In one embodiment, a ruler pocket that is formed from a mesh is sewn to the spine of a binder. Another embodiment discloses a mesh pocket formed over a VELCRO flap which is designed to strap the binder closed. There are two VELCRO closures involved with the flap, one VELCRO closer serving to close the pocket, and the other VELCRO pair serving to hold the two binder covers together. Yet another embodiment discloses a pocket inside of the binder where the front side of the pocket is made of fabric, the back side is made of mesh, with a center divider forming two pockets. Each pocket may be securely closed by a VELCRO book and loop system or a zipper mechanism to open and close the pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Wien
  • Patent number: 6234701
    Abstract: An improved binder formed of two cover portions made of rigid material joined together with a living hinge is disclosed. A closure flap with a second living hinge joins the free ends of the cover opposite the binder spine. An improved method of attaching a pocket to the binder is also disclosed. The use of such a technique on rigid polypropylene material allows roll feeding of materials, eliminates the need for a chipboard, allows existing printing and sealing machinery to be employed in the manufacture of the binder, and provides improved durability and aesthetics at a low cost. One cover portion may be adapted with number design features to properly align one cover portion relative to the other cover portion. A pocket formed of rigid material may also be coupled to one of the cover portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Stuart Karten, Paul Kirley, Dennis Schroeder
  • Patent number: 6224106
    Abstract: The invention is a book which comprises a series of sculpted figures which nest within each other. The sculpted figures are preferably made of vacuum formed plastic, in a manner similar to that used in making the plastic shells for a blister package. In preferred embodiment, the figures are affixed to the basic portion of the pages of the book, with the portion of the base which lies within the perimeter of the figures removed. The remainder of each page may have text or graphics disposed on it. The figures are formed so that the figures or the lower pages nest within the figures on the upper pages. The figures will usually have graphics printed on them. However, some or all of them may be at least partially clear, and some or all of them may have text disposed on them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Inventor: Charles Murphy
  • Patent number: 6129386
    Abstract: An apparatus for collecting and cataloging data, the apparatus comprising a base, an accordion-pleated folded strip mounted with the base and defining sections each having a major surface for the recordation of information thereon, each section hingedly foldable into an overlying position relative an adjoining section to allow a selective upward exposure of a pair of adjoining major surfaces of selected adjacent sections, and an indexing element having a first major surface and a second major surface and mounted with the base for hinged movement between first and second positions, the first position of the indexing element to align with a one of the pair of adjoining major surfaces of selected adjacent sections and the second position of the indexing element to align with another one of the pair adjoining major surfaces of selected adjacent sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Inventor: George M. Brata
  • Patent number: 6109657
    Abstract: A system for the packaging of a photo album of the type having a spine with an exterior closed edge and an interior open edge and with elements for holding pages includes a plurality of pages. The pages have interior edges adapted to be coupled with respect to the spine and parallel free exterior edges as well as free upper and lower edges parallel with respect to each other. Front and rear covers each have an interior edge coupled with respect to the spine and a parallel exterior edge as well as free upper and lower edges parallel with respect to each other and encompassing the pages. A generally rigid packaging support has a central component in a generally rectilinear configuration positioned between the exterior edges of the covers in proximity to the exterior edges of the pages. A spacer has a first vertical edge formed integrally with the central component of the support and a free second vertical edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Inventor: Whang Kwee Tan
  • Patent number: 6082770
    Abstract: A fastening device for schedule folder covers with a side plate to join two covers of schedule folder, wherein both ends of the side plate is connected with a side chain band similar to a metallic watchband and identical to the width thereof, and a connecting zipper fitted to both sides of the side chain band and the edge of the covers, and wherein a closed state between two covers and the side chain band is created by means of the connecting zipper while a soft parting member can be mounted inside of the side chain band, if necessary, for dividing the internal space of the folder in accordance with the using requirements and for enhancing the flexible using of the whole internal space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Inventor: Jack K. L. Lin
  • Patent number: 6062387
    Abstract: A loose-leaf card holder is adapted for holding a plurality of cards therein, and includes a holder body and a pair of note-writing flaps. The holder body includes a backing sheet and a front sheet, which are made from a transparent plastic fusible material. The front sheet has lateral edges and a first transverse edge connected sealingly to one surface of the backing sheet such that the front sheet and the backing sheet cooperatively form a pouch unit. The front sheet is further connected to the backing sheet along a heat-sealed seam unit that divides the pouch unit into at least two least card receiving spaces. A second transverse edge of the front sheet further cooperates with the backing sheet to form each of the card receiving spaces with an open access end. The note-writing flaps are connected respectively to the holder body at one pair of lateral and transverse sides of the holder body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Inventor: Cheng-Sung Chen
  • Patent number: 5947521
    Abstract: A binder spacer for use with a looseleaf notebook. The binder spacer is removably attached to one of the covers of a notebook by a clip. Spacing members depending generally perpendicularly from the clip keep the covers in a substantially parallel orientation. The spacing members are sized to match the space between the covers which necessarily approximate the width of the notebook's spine. Because looseleaf notebooks come in different sizes, the binder spacer comes in different sizes to accommodate for the varying notebook sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Inventor: Ronald Stucki
  • Patent number: 5897141
    Abstract: The invention relates to a file stiffener for stiffening a file of the type having a pair of opposed covers hinged to and spaced apart from one another by a spine, in particular for ring binder and lever arch-type files. The file stiffener comprises at least one rigidifying spacer element, and mounting means for mounting the spacer element between the opposed covers, the spacer element being dimensioned to hold the covers apart in a rigid parallel configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Designodev Limited
    Inventors: Peter Balfour Dugmore, Gwendy Helen Hayward, Paul Bunn
  • Patent number: 5634666
    Abstract: A binder with cover spacer which restrains the covers of a binder in a near-parallel relationship to enable the binder to be stored in a stacked or shelved manner. The binder of the invention is comprised of a back portion, or spine, which determines the width of the closed binder, and generally two covers hingedly attached to the spine. The cover spacer of the invention comprises a first base portion affixed to one of the covers of the binder near the distal, or outer, edge of the cover. A stand-off element is hingedly attached to the first base portion, such that the stand-off element is moveable from a position approximately parallel to the cover, essentially laying flat against the cover, to a position approximately perpendicular to the cover. A second base portion is affixed to the other cover in a position generally opposite to the first base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Inventor: Dong H. Lee
  • Patent number: 5632566
    Abstract: The invention, consisting of two (2) flat, rectangular, pre-slotted, backing boards with the anterior backing board containing six (6) Velcro.RTM. receiving strips (hooks) affixed in a parallel manner, an equal number above and below the centerline, and the posterior backing board containing between two (2) and six (6) binding straps with one (1) end of the binding strap being permanently affixed to the posterior backing board, with an equal number affixed above and below the centerline, and to be affixed to the Velcro.RTM. receiving strips (hooks) affixed to the anterior backing board, is to be utilized in retaining and reinforcing the loose-leaf pages or contents of multi-ring notebook binders, whether the binders utilize a "C" ring, "D" ring, "Slant" ring or other edge binding technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: Universal Marketing and Distributing Incorporated
    Inventors: Bruce P. Korzilius, Erik V. Korzilius
  • Patent number: 5626366
    Abstract: An improved corner guard that consisting of a guard body with an adhesive bottom surface layer, a pair of orthogonal fold lines designed to align with a pair of corner edges, a pair of fixed edge tab portions extending inwardly from the fold lines, and a central portion extending between the fixed edge tab portions. The central portion extends either beyond or inwardly from an imaginary linear line interconnecting the terminal ends of the fixed edge tab portions, thus effectively preventing the book cover's corner from creasing along the linear interconnecting line. Both the fixed edge tab portions and the central portion of the guard may additionally include one or more curvilinear portions to prevent objects from catching or tearing on the corner guard. Additionally, the guard also preferably includes a pair of fold-over tabs extending outwardly from the fold lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Inventor: Ken Lee
  • Patent number: 5590909
    Abstract: A file cover restraining device includes a strut-like restraining member for bridging the inside surfaces of the file cover members and constructed from first and second elongate strut members interconnected for relative longitudinal sliding movement thereby to adjust a length of the restraining member to match the separation of the cover members and retained in a selected position by manually operable latches. The first strut member has a hook on an end thereof remote from the second strut member, a first cover mounting portion being pivotally connected to an end of the second strut member remote from the first strut member and having adhesive for attachment to an inside surface of one cover member and, a second cover mounting portion has adhesive for attachment to an inside surface of the other cover member and is formed with an eye. The hook and eye are releasably engaged by pivotal movement of the restraining member toward the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Assignee: Fikre Ayele
    Inventors: Joseph Urban, Richard Roig, Fikre Ayele
  • Patent number: 5540462
    Abstract: By a cover device (6, 30) for subsequent mounting on paperbacks (2) for instance telephone books, and comprising a first cover part (8, 32) being adapted to be permanently secured by gluing along a longitudinal edge of a cover side member of the paperback (2), a connecting part (10, 36) adapted to stretch across an open side (20) of the paperback (2) opposite the back thereof, and a second cover part (12, 40) adapted to be releasably connected to a second cover side member of the paperback (2), said second cover part (12, 40) in a distance from said connecting part (10, 36) being provided with connecting means (24, 42) for effecting said releasably connection of the second cover part (12, 40) to said second cover side member of the paperback (2), that said cover device (6, 30) being manufactured from deformation-resistant material being capable of taking up or transmitting shearing forces, as said cover device being adapted to stretch across a lowermost section of said open side (20) of the paperback (2) and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Inventors: Helle Laursdahl, Nis Oellgaard
  • Patent number: 5533758
    Abstract: An improved corner guard that consists of a guard body with an adhesive bottom surface layer, a pair of orthogonal fold lines designed to align with a pair of corner edges, a pair of fold-over tabs extending outwardly from the fold lines, the tabs designed to fold over the corner edges and adhere to a back surface of the corner. A folding enhancement means, such as a perforated or pre-scored line is positioned along the length of the tabs on the fold lines so that the tabs can be quickly and properly folded. A pair of fixed edge tab portions extend inwardly from the fold lines, and preferably include at least one curvilinear portion, and a central portion extends inwardly from the fixed edge tab portions. The central portion extends away from the corner, and may additionally include one or more curvilinear portions to prevent objects from catching or tearing on the corner guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Lee
  • Patent number: 5515972
    Abstract: A video indexing system for cataloging and organizing video cassettes. The indexing system utilizes a housing that is substantially identical to a video cassette container. A video directory having a plurality of erasable labels is releasable disposed in the housing. Each of the erasable labels has an index code corresponding to an adhesive label attached to the video cassette containers. An erasable marker is mounted within the video directory for writing therein. In addition, erasable labels are provided for the video cassettes themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Inventor: Robert Shames
  • Patent number: 5429238
    Abstract: A comic book protection apparatus includes a document cover having generally flexible, generally rectangular front and rear panels each having at least one longitudinal edge, the edges positioned in vertical spaced relation. A spine extends between and is connected to one of the longitudinal edges of each of the front and rear panels. The spine is connected to the front and rear panels at generally right angles thereby forming a comic book receiving channel. The cover is constructed of a generally translucent material and is of a size and shape to substantially cover and protect a comic book between the front and rear panels. Finally, the document cover may be inserted into a generally rectangular cover-receiving envelope having front and rear envelope panels, the panels being connected to each other on at least two sides. The envelope is of a size and shape to receive and enclose the document cover between the front and rear envelope panels and is constructed of a generally translucent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1995
    Inventor: Wayne L. Fritz
  • Patent number: 5398971
    Abstract: A binder cover restraining member comprises a central, one piece, restraining strut portion and cover mounting portions formed by inner and outer retention shoulders held spaced apart in opposed relation by a narrow neck portion, at respective opposite ends thereof. The cover members are formed with pairs of aligned keyhole mounting slots extending adjacent free edges thereof remote from the spine. Endmost retention shoulders can be pushed from inside the cover members through the wide slot portions and along the slots into the narrow retention portions so that inner and endmost retention shoulders engage respective opposite surfaces of the cover members retaining respective neck portions extending therethrough so that the strut extends between the inside surfaces of respect cover members to retain them in closed condition spaced apart in parallel relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1995
    Assignee: Fikre Ayele
    Inventor: Fikre Ayele
  • Patent number: 5388861
    Abstract: A transparent overlay device for placement over printed material wherein notations can be made on the transparent overlay device over the printed material without leaving permanent markings on the printed material is disclosed. The transparent overlay device comprises:(a) a transparent sheet for substantially covering and protecting the printed material, the transparent sheet being capable of receiving notations thereon;(b) attachment means for removably attaching the transparent overlay device to the printed material without damaging the printed material; and(c) a notation border attached to the transparent sheet along at least one edge of the transparent sheet, the notation border being capable of receiving notations thereon without substantially blocking any of the printed material underlying the transparent sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1995
    Inventor: Karen Reiter
  • Patent number: 5217256
    Abstract: A paper stack protection device is disclosed which has a triangular shaped pocket designed to accept a corner of a stack of papers. A staple through the pocket and the corner of a paper stack secures the pocket to the stack of papers. The top and bottom sides of the pocket provide a long fold back line along the hypotenuse of the front and back sides of the pocket so that the first and last sheets of the stack of papers are inhibited from tearing away from the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Inventor: W. P. Lomas
  • Patent number: 5180191
    Abstract: A folder comprises a plurality of joined panels having a first surface and a second surface. An aperture is disposed through each of the joined panels, communicating from the first surface to the second surface. The aperture is of sufficient size to accept a human finger, so that a person can easily carry and manipulate the folder by utilization of the aperture. The aperture has reinforcement, and a pocket for retaining material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1993
    Assignee: G. LeBlanc Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory A. Biba
  • Patent number: 5108130
    Abstract: Brace for supporting a soft-covered book so that it can stand in an upright position without collapsing. The brace includes a pair of support flaps which are attached to the covers of the book along the edges opposite the binding and are adapted to overlie each other when the book is closed. A fastener releasably secures the support flaps together to hold the covers in a spaced parallel relation when the book is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Inventor: Robert S. Hansen
  • Patent number: 5056825
    Abstract: A referencing device has a corner constructed of two generally rectangular plies and closed along two adjacent sides to receive a larger generally rectangular sheet and with provision on the outer plies for informational indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Wallace Computer Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Vicki Templet
  • Patent number: 5009361
    Abstract: The protective cover of this invention includes a pair of cover panels separated by one or more score lines. The protective panels cover the panels of a file folder, and inner flaps along at least the top and bottom edges of the cover panel receive the corresponding edges of the file folder panels. A pocket depending from the bottom edge of at least one of the cover panels receives and interlocks with the label tab on the bottom edge of the file folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Inventors: Zhenia J. Chariton, Barbara J. Teixeira
  • Patent number: 4962949
    Abstract: A blanket for covering the printed document comprising an elongated sheet of flexible transparent material having a vertical height substantially equal to the vertical height of the document which is covered and a horizontal length substantially equal to the horizontal width of the document to be covered, the blanket having vertical pouches at the opposite horizontal ends thereof and adapted to be positioned adjacent to the vertical side edges of the document to be covered, the pouches being filled with a material constituting weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1990
    Inventor: Mary Lou Gibbs
  • Patent number: 4687226
    Abstract: A support device for bound materials, such as a notebook binder holding pages of computer software documentation, holds the bound materials in two distinct positions. In a first position, front and back covers, along free edges thereof, are received by slots in the support device which hold the front and back covers in a substantially parallel position to each other. The support device is otherwise essentially open so that the entire spine and substantially all of the front and back covers are easily seen. In a second position, one side of the support device includes a pair of angled notches formed therein which receive lower free edges of the front and back covers. Turning the support device onto its other side allows the user of the device to place the binder in the second position, supported in the notches in an open, raised or easel position for easy access and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Inventor: Robert D. Rose, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4682792
    Abstract: A binder, particularly for use with paper-back books, video cassettes and other parallelepipedal objects, has a front wall and two spaced rearward side walls which, when unconstrained, are convergent but capable of being sprung further apart, each side wall having externally a recess bounded by a shoulder, the respective shoulders of the two side walls facing in opposite directions such that when a plurality of the binders are placed side by side in a row the shoulder of one such binder can abut against the shoulder of the next such binder to locate the binders in alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1987
    Inventor: Graham Simmons