Scrapbook Patents (Class 281/22)
  • Patent number: 10217385
    Abstract: A method includes applying a release formulation to a first substrate, wherein the release formulation is applied to a first portion of the first substrate leaving a second portion of the first substrate without the release formulation; applying the release formulation to a second substrate, wherein the release formulation is applied to a second portion of the second substrate leaving a first portion of the second substrate without the release formulation; applying an adhesive to the first substrate, wherein the adhesive covers at least a part of the first portion of the first substrate and at least a part of the second portion of the first substrate; and laminating the first substrate to the second substrate to form a laminated article; wherein the laminated article is configured to transfer the adhesive on the first portion of the first substrate to the first portion of the second substrate upon separation of the first substrate from the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NASTAR INC.
    Inventors: Gary H. Weiner, David R. James, John Short
  • Patent number: 10137720
    Abstract: Generally, an illuminated assembly and methods for making and using illuminated assemblies. Specifically, an illuminated assembly including a plurality of pages, whereby each of the plurality of pages can be coupled to a light source which provides light to one or more page surfaces such that the light can be viewed by a viewer of the one or more page surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Susan Francesca Hudachek
  • Patent number: 10139998
    Abstract: A web editing application provides a user interface for editing a web page on a mobile client device. The web editing application provides templates for user selection, and may allow users to edit web pages while the editing device is offline. The web editing application determines whether a display of the client device is in landscape mode or portrait mode, and arranges certain cells differently based on this determination. The web editing application may further provide cell configuration indicators that indicate cells that are arranged differently in different display modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: WEEBLY, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan J. Glasgow, Vitaly Odemchuk, Benjamin A. Bloch, Daniel Veltri
  • Patent number: 9849710
    Abstract: A two-sided hinged note comprises a generally planar sheet, an adhesive, and a hinge. The sheet has opposing front and back sides, both of which are suitable to be written upon at least in part. The adhesive, which may be pressure-sensitive and re-adherable, is on an adhesive area of the back side of the note and is capable of adhering to a surface of an item such that the sheet is flat against the surface thereby presenting the front side of the sheet facing outward from the surface. The hinge is proximate the adhesive area, wherein the hinge is operable to pivot approximately 180° to thereby present the back side of the sheet facing outward from the surface as a the sheet is approximately flat against the surface of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Jon Phillip Van Wagoner
  • Patent number: 8882153
    Abstract: Recessed adhesive binding systems. One system can include a plurality of sheets arranged in a stack, each of the plurality of sheets having a front surface, a rear surface, and an exposed edge. At least one of the front surface and the rear surface of each of the plurality sheets can include at least one recessed adhesive positioned adjacent the exposed edge to form an at least partially exposed recessed adhesive, which can be selectively activated. The rear surface of a first sheet in the plurality of sheets can be positioned adjacent the front surface of a second sheet in the plurality of sheets, or vice versa, and the exposed edges of the plurality of sheets can be staggered, such that the exposed edge of the second sheet extends further outwardly from the stack than the exposed edge of the first sheet in the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: David C. Windorski
  • Publication number: 20140110926
    Abstract: A cascading photo album includes a plurality of pages arranged in a stacked configuration, each page having opposed inner and outer edges. A binding member is coupled to respective inner edges such that the pages are movable between closed and open configurations. A plurality of insert sleeves is coupled to respective pages. The sleeves may be positioned in various configurations and intermingled with standard photo album contents. Each page includes a length between respective inner and outer edges that is different than a length between inner and outer edges of any other page. The length of each successively rearwardly adjacent page extends longer than a preceding page. The outer edge of each page is configured in the form of an alphabetic character. Together, the outer edges are arranged to form a word, mascot, personal name, or company name.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Rebecca L. Senger
  • Publication number: 20130313815
    Abstract: A scrapbook for use in removing holding photographs and other personal artifacts includes a plurality of pages arranged in a stacked configuration, each page having opposed upper and lower surfaces and a side edge. The scrapbook includes a binding member coupled to respective side edges of the plurality of pages. A plurality of insert sleeves are coupled to selected surfaces of the plurality of pages, each insert sleeve having an open side configured to receive a photograph into an interior area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Rebecca Senger
  • Patent number: 8579534
    Abstract: A scrapbooking page alignment device for temporarily aligning at least two adjacent scrapbook pages having retention receivers extending from their respective spine edges, the device comprising (i) a base; and (ii) two or more spaced retention posts extending from said base; where said retention posts are dimensioned to temporarily receive the retention receivers of the two adjacent scrapbook pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventors: Gail A. Kane, Michael D. Kane
  • 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: 8376408
    Abstract: The book consists, in a conventional way, of a series of pages, each one of them being formed by two plates of hard cardboard and an intermediate layer made of rubber foam. The cardboard plate (1) of the front side and the cardboard plate (1?) of the reverse side respectively incorporate slots (3, 3?), that describe a trajectory with the shape of an “L”, or any other appropriate trajectory. The slots (3, 3?) are intended to allow the children to introduce their fingers and move a cursor (4) that slips through a slot (5) in the rubber foam layer (2), thus making an itinerary or path for the cursor (4), that can be followed with the finger of the child through the path created by such slot (5) of the rubber foam layer (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Christian Noel Guy Legrand
  • Patent number: 8251403
    Abstract: An album (10) is described for collecting thin and flexible objects (22), in particular photos or portraits, comprising a multitude of sheets (12) folded in half along a central folding line (14) and joined together with a binding (16) positioned at such central folding lines (14). Each sheet (12) therefore creates a pair of pages of the album (10). At least part of the sheets (12) is provided, on at least one of the two facing surfaces of each sheet (12), with a frame or perimeter border (18) fastened to the surface of each sheet (12). At least one of the sides of the perimeter frame (18) is not joined to the surface of the sheet (12), so as to be able to be lifted in such a way as to define a passage slit (36) to slide in or take out a photograph (22) or another document of substantially the same size as each sheet (12) between the perimeter frame (18) and the corresponding sheet (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Acerboni Mario
    Inventor: Mario Acerboni
  • Patent number: 8083429
    Abstract: A modular locking binder system is disclosed having a channel is coupled to the binder spine. The channel has an open end and a constricted region. A channel block is located at the open end of said channel and is configured to block and unlock the channel opening. The modular locking binder system is configured to removably hold a document module within the channel. The document module includes a module spine having a widened portion configured to operatively engage and be restrained by the constricted region of the channel. By either obstructing or un-obstructing the channel with the channel block, it is possible to removeably secure the document module within the channel when the widened ends of the document module are operatively engaged and restrained by the constricted portions of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Esselte Corporation
    Inventor: Lauren Grassia
  • Patent number: 8042040
    Abstract: Systems and methods for mounting memorabilia in a manner that provides enhanced opportunity for the creative involvement of users. A page layout template is used as a basis for creating a page layout to which design elements are attached. The page layout is a pre-designed template that is configured to be selectively rotated and/or swapped to provide a refreshing theme and/or look, and can be used to more effectively utilize the memorabilia available for mounting and/or storage. The ability to rotate and/or swap the templates enables the ability of a user to reuse pre-established templates to create new looks and presentations. In addition, colors and/or objects can be added to enhance the themes. In one implementation, the templates include two templates per presentation. Each of the templates can be selectively rotated and/or swapped with another template to provide a refreshing theme and/or look, and can be used to more effectively utilize the memorabilia available for mounting and/or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Cabin Creek, LLC
    Inventor: Jeanette R. Lynton
  • Patent number: 8007007
    Abstract: A multileaf back loading and back unloading binder for menus, photos, cards and the like which includes front and back covers and a series of transparent interconnected pockets between the front and back covers and a removable and replaceable binder backing for providing ready access from the rear to the pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventor: Chi Lung Ngan
  • Patent number: 7988198
    Abstract: An album includes a front cover panel, a back cover panel, and a spine panel extending between the front and the back cover panels edge-to-edge. A folding arrangement, which couples between a last album page and the back cover panel, includes a flexible sheet having two longitudinal edges coupling at an outer side of last album page and an inner side of the back cover panel to retain the last album page being overlapped on the back cover panel in a slidably movable manner. When the album is folded at an opened position, the front cover panel, the spine panel, and the back cover panel are aligned to form a planer backing for providing a completely plane on the surface of the album.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: Eugene Wang
  • Patent number: 7766390
    Abstract: An apparatus for securely holding and protecting a layout of elements includes a portfolio having a first cover and a first overlay. The first overlay and the first cover are releasably cohered together, preferably utilizing magnetic forces. A loose arrangement of elements can be secured to a work surface of the first cover using the first overlay for safe storage and transport. The apparatus is used in rubber stamping design, stained-glass design, and quilting design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Edison Nation, LLC
    Inventors: Pam Hester, Deborah H Mance, Ian D. Kovacevich, Mary LaValley, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Thomas James Philpott, Barry Hester
  • Publication number: 20100187802
    Abstract: The invention provides a loose leaf page for use in a binder such as an album, scrap book, and the like. The loose leaf page of the invention has a display panel and a binding panel. The binding panel is spaced apart from the display panel. The display panel and the binding panel are coated with a substantially transparent sheet that maintains the integrity of the page despite the space between the display and binding panels, and protects graphical content on the page from being scratched and other types of damage. The invention also provides a method for making the loose leaf page of the invention as well as an album, scrapbook and the like comprising the loose leaf pages of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: MEMADOR LTD.
    Inventors: Carlos Katzman, Udi Katzman
  • Patent number: 7661716
    Abstract: An apparatus for securely holding and protecting a layout of elements includes a portfolio having a first cover and a first overlay. The first overlay and the first cover are releasably cohered together, preferably utilizing magnetic forces. A loose arrangement of elements can be secured to a work surface of the first cover using the first overlay for safe storage and transport. The apparatus is used in rubber stamping design, stained-glass design, and quilting design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Edison Nation, LLC
    Inventors: Pam Hester, Deborah H Mance, Ian D. Kovacevich, Mary LaValley, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Thomas James Philpott, Barry Hester
  • Patent number: 7658415
    Abstract: A scrapbook, in which multiple fragrances associated with memorable events can be stored for extended periods of time, includes scented pages enclosed in perforated see-through protector sleeves, diffusion barrier sheets bound between adjacent pages having dissimilar fragrances, a diffusion barrier sheet bound between a front cover of the scrapbook and the first scented page, and a diffusion barrier sheet bound between a back cover of the scrapbook and the last scented page. The protector sleeves, which control the release of fragrance from paper sheets to which a fragrance has been applied, are fabricated from polymeric films, such as polypropylene, which have excellent resistance to oils and gases. Barrier sheets may be metalized for enhancement of diffusion barrier qualities. Fragrances may be applied to scrapbook paper by spraying, rolling, painting, stamping, printing or immersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Inventor: Robin S. Hironaka
  • Publication number: 20100007127
    Abstract: A method for assembling a scrapbook by selecting a set of non-traditional shaped components and assembling same into a final product is provided. The component for assembling may be displayed in either a paper media, or an electronic media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Michelle Van Etten, Trisha Ladouceur
  • Publication number: 20090284002
    Abstract: A board book album having stiff pages with “hidden pockets,” each pocket holding two photographs, back-to-back, that are framed in die cutout openings in each page. Spacers inside the bound and unbound edges of each page allow the page to accommodate the thickness of the photographs without damaging the binding. Each photograph is protected by a piece of clear plastic. Each page can have a small concave notch along its unbound edge in order to allow a user to turn the pages more easily. The cover can have a frame attached thereto for holding a photograph. The album is sturdy enough to be handled by a small child without the photographs being damaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventor: Laura J. Miranti
  • Publication number: 20090218804
    Abstract: An album includes a front cover panel, a back cover panel, and a spine panel extending between the front and the back cover panels edge-to-edge. A folding arrangement, which couples between a last album page and the back cover panel, includes a flexible sheet having two longitudinal edges coupling at an outer side of last album page and an inner side of the back cover panel to retain the last album page being overlapped on the back cover panel in a slidably movable manner. When the album is folded at an opened position, the front cover panel, the spine panel, and the back cover panel are aligned to form a planer backing for providing a completely plane on the surface of the album.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventor: Eugene Wang
  • Publication number: 20090179413
    Abstract: The invention relates to a photo booklet kit. The kit includes at least one booklet cover and at least one bundle of papers. The papers are adapted for printing photos thereon and have a resolution of more than 100 DPI. The cover has a front sheet, a rear sheet and a spine therebetween that is separated from the front and rear sheets by a respective folding line. The spine has a meltable adhesive attached to its inside. The bundle of papers has papers of size that matches the booklet cover. The invention also relates to a method for manufacturing a bundle of papers adapted for use in the kit and to a knife adapted for cutting such a bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventor: Goran Tolf
  • Patent number: 7487999
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a repetitive language kit combined with a series of early reading experiences that facilitate the teaching of reading to pre-readers. The kit is comprised of an assembly of pages that present a photographic site for receiving a personalized photograph and a text site for receiving repetitive and personalized text relating to the photograph as part of a theme. A binder secures the pages between front and back covers and provides movement of the pages through an arc. Cards having repetitive text corresponding to the repetitive text of the pages reinforce and further the reading skills of the pre-reader. The process for creating the book comprises memorializing an experience between a person and pre-reader through photographs, affixing the photographs to the pages of the kit, compiling the pages into a bound book and reading the book to the pre-reader who memorizes and play reads along.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Inventor: Lucy Broyles
  • Publication number: 20080284154
    Abstract: A log directed to the organization of a baby's schedule is disclosed. The log includes a writeable platform for entering at least one information item, an output entry portion of the writeable platform, an input entry portion of the writeable platform and at least one guideline related to at least one of the input entry, output entry and the at least one information item. Further, the output entry is related to the at least one information item and designated to correspond to various output characteristics, the input entry is related to the at least one information item and designated to correspond to various input characteristics. Further, the log of the present invention is designed to enable feedback related to the at least one information item and the at least one guideline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: Kerrie P. Waldis
  • Publication number: 20080265558
    Abstract: This is a new and unique way of working through the process of grieving. The unique features are: a record of the family tree can be reserved, and the Album can assist loved ones left behind to moan the loss of all of their loved ones. This includes the loss of a beloved pet. The album is enclosed in a black Vinyl/Leather carrying case that has Gold Typography stamp of the name of the binder, and a gold family image on the front cover. The back of the album has a clear vinyl pocket designed to keep the obituary of the deceased. The inside of the Memorial Album “Grief Work” Journal Day Planner, has a pocket which holds the spiral bound book of the album itself. There are also tab dividers to include notes on journalizing and a beautiful black and gold pen. This invention can be revised to please anyone who acquires the license.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: Betty Lou Merritt
    Inventor: Betty Lou Merritt
  • Publication number: 20080179873
    Abstract: An apparatus for protecting a layout of loose elements of a draft scrapbooking page includes a flat work surface dimensioned to receive thereon a scrapbooking page and an overlay. The overlay is magnetically cohered to the work surface when the overlay is placed over the work surface in covering disposition to a scrapbooking page, including scrapbooking elements loosely placed on such scrapbooking page, located between the overlay and the work surface. The improvement is characterized in that the apparatus includes, under the work surface, an array of magnets, and the overlay comprises a thin and pliable metallic rubber sheet, the overlay thereby cohering to the work surface due to magnetic force of attraction between the magnets of the array and the thin and pliable metallic rubber sheet. The array includes magnets arranged in a concentric elliptical pattern including, for example, a concentric circular pattern or a concentric non-circular pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: ARCCIVO, LLC
    Inventor: Ian D. Kovacevich
  • Publication number: 20080164686
    Abstract: A storage system for retaining mementoes and for reminding a user of specific dates and methods of using the system are disclosed. The system includes a book portion, which includes multiple sets of adjoining pages, where one of the pages includes a compartment, such as an envelope, and the other page is initially substantially blank, and a storage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventor: Christine Johnson
  • Publication number: 20080122215
    Abstract: An apparatus for securely holding and protecting a layout of elements includes a portfolio having a first cover and a first overlay. The first overlay and the first cover are releasably cohered together, preferably utilizing magnetic forces. A loose arrangement of elements can be secured to a work surface of the first cover using the first overlay for safe storage and transport. The apparatus is used in rubber stamping design, stained-glass design, and quilting design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: ARCCIVO, LLC
    Inventors: Pam HESTER, Deborah H. MANCE, Ian D. KOVACEVICH, Mary LaValley, Daniel Lee BIZZELL, Tom PHILPOTT, Barry HESTER
  • Publication number: 20080116683
    Abstract: An apparatus for securely holding and protecting a layout of elements includes a portfolio having a first cover and a first overlay. The first overlay and the first cover are releasably cohered together, preferably utilizing magnetic forces. A loose arrangement of elements can be secured to a work surface of the first cover using the first overlay for safe storage and transport. The apparatus is used in rubber stamping design, stained-glass design, and quilting design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: ARCCIVO, LLC
    Inventors: Pam HESTER, Deborah H. MANCE, Ian D. KOVACEVICH, Mary LaValley, Daniel Lee BIZZELL, Tom PHILPOTT, Barry HESTER
  • Patent number: 7354071
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a method and apparatus for retaining an article and particularly to a book for retaining photographs. More particularly, the invention relates to a photo guest book where the photographs can be placed in the photo guest book as they are taken and the subject of the photograph can contemporaneously write a description adjacent the photograph as it relates to the photograph or as it relates to the event. A window for viewing the photograph is disposed on one or more of the bound page(s), and a writing space is disposed adjacent the window. A slot is formed on the bound page whereby the photo can be inserted through the slot and into the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Adesso Albums, Inc.
    Inventor: Lesley J. Mattos
  • Patent number: 7347453
    Abstract: A book that is capable of displaying one or more coins related to its theme, including a front cover and a back cover. At least one book cover defines one or more apertures that are capable of receiving coins. The book theme is displayed on at least one of the book covers. The book may optionally include one or more caps that may be inserted into and removed from the coin-receivable apertures. These caps will preferably display images that are related to the theme of the book. The invention provides a coin specific display that stores and displays one or more coins in an appealing manner, and that also conveys or provides additional information about the theme displayed on the coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Anderson Press Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard Hilicki, Harold Anderson
  • 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: 7118134
    Abstract: A dual sided integral composite image product and method of make same. The image product includes a first support substrate having a separate image layer thereon and a second support substrate having separate image layer thereon. The second support substrate being secured to the first support substrate so as to form the dual sided integral composite image product. A fold line is provided on said image product about which the integral composite image product may be folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph A. Manico, Dale F. McIntyre, John K. McBride
  • Patent number: 7090252
    Abstract: A dual sided integral composite image product and method of make same. The image product includes a first support substrate having a separate image layer thereon and a second support substrate having separate image layer thereon. The second support substrate being secured to the first support substrate so as to form the dual sided integral composite image product. A fold line is provided on said image product about which the integral composite image product may be folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph A. Manico, Dale F. McIntyre, John K. McBride
  • Patent number: 7029034
    Abstract: A calendar is provided for behavior modification as well as a method for using the same. The calendar has calendar sheets and informational sheets. The calendar has objectives sections, data collection sections, analysis sections, non-date pages and/or detachable pages for use by an individual. The calendar may be customized and/or pre-designed for an individual or by the individual. In use, the behavior information may be recorded on the calendar sheet. Information associated with daily, weekly, and/or monthly behavior may be recorded. The information may include weekly and/or monthly averages and/or summations, delta calculations, and/or minimum/maximum data. The calendar may be adapted to measure or track indicators, such as, for example, developmental progress, caloric intake, amount and type of exercise, amount of fat, sodium or sugar, amount of cigarettes smoked, blood pressure measurements, weight gain or the like. A bottom space may also be provided to record monthly goals and/or objectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Inventor: Patricia M. Newell
  • Patent number: 6969091
    Abstract: A book that is capable of displaying one or more coins related to its theme, including a front cover and a back cover. At least one book cover defines one or more apertures that are capable of receiving coins. The book theme is displayed on at least one of the book covers. The book may optionally include one or more caps that may be inserted into and removed from the coin-receivable apertures. These caps will preferably display images that are related to the theme of the book. The invention provides a coin specific display that stores and displays one or more coins in an appealing manner, and that also conveys or provides additional information about the theme displayed on the coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Anderson Press Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard Hilicki, Harold Anderson
  • Patent number: 6926307
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photo journal scrapbook which combines the attributes of a photo album, a scrapbook, and a journal in a single book. The book has a number of pages, a front and back cover, and a binder to hold the binder and pages together. The book may also include pocket pages to include larger items, and can be supplemented by the addition of pop-in pages by the user. Each page of the photo journal scrapbook has two different sides so that when the photo journal scrapbook is opened, frames for displaying photographs are present on one page, while lines with text prompts are present on the other page. This facilitates the inclusion of textual description alongside the included photographs. The photo journal scrapbook also utilizes variable size frames that can be altered to fit photographs of a variety of sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventor: Robyn L. Mathews-Lingen
  • Patent number: 6896294
    Abstract: An page marking device is disclosed. The marking device is part of a book. The book has a tab assembly carrier. The carrier has a plurality of removable tabs disposed on the carrier. Printed indicia is located on the tabs. The tabs are secured to the carrier by a non-aggressive adhesive allowing the tabs to be removed from the carrier relocated and/or removed again as required by the user of the device. Printed indicia may also be located on or beneath said carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Imtek, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Bidanset, Aaron Hollander
  • Publication number: 20040164542
    Abstract: An organiser for personal story and event details comprises a cover (10), a holding mechanism (12) for holding a plurality of similar sized loose-leaf pages consisting of a title page (14), a “keeper of organiser” page (16) and a series of divider pages (18) having title strips (20) to separate different sections. The cover (10) extends over and masks the pages with at least one first pocket (22) provided on the inside of the cover (10) to receive at least one pack (24) of information pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventor: Charles Garvin Crawford
  • Patent number: 6682247
    Abstract: The cover of a binder or album is provided with a coating which is receptive to inks which are water based, solvent based or gel based, and which is substantially water-fast after the ink has dried. A coated transparent or translucent sheet may be provided on the front cover of the binder to form a pocket so that visual material inserted in the pocket may be traced, and so that the cover may be personalized. The coating may include finely divided porous particulates and a binder which includes as a component a water soluble polymer. The coating may be applied to backpacks, zippered binders, and pencil pouches, and to the transparent sheet material overlying photographs mounted in a photo album. Personalized writing or designs may be written or drawn onto the coated products using ink pens of virtually any type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Avery Dennsion Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur G. Castillo, Norman Yamamoto, Chitto R. Sarkar, Christine Kay Landis, Frank Yen-Jer Shih, Zhisong Huang
  • Patent number: 6607215
    Abstract: A scrapbook includes a spine adapted to bind a variable plurality of binder inserts; includes a substantially rectangular and planar front cover coupled to the spine, where the front cover includes a co-planar storage area, a window in its front surface opening onto the co-planar storage area and an opening into the co-planar storage area; and includes a substantially rectangular and planar, bag-like display sheet that has a substantially transparent front wall and a back wall, and is adapted to receive contents for display therein, and is also adapted to be inserted through the opening of the front cover and into the co-planar storage area of the front cover such that the contents for display may be seen through the window and the transparent front wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Nakabayashi Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuji Nomura
  • Publication number: 20030122365
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photo journal scrapbook which combines the attributes of a photo album, a scrapbook, and a journal in a single book. The book has a number of pages, a front and back cover, and a binder to hold the binder and pages together. The book may also include pocket pages to include larger items, and can be supplemented by the addition of pop-in pages by the user. Each page of the photo journal scrapbook has two different sides so that when the photo journal scrapbook is opened, frames for displaying photographs are present on one page, while lines with text prompts are present on the other page. This facilitates the inclusion of textual description alongside the included photographs. The photo journal scrapbook also utilizes variable size frames that can be altered to fit photographs of a variety of sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventor: Robyn L. Mathews-Lingen
  • Patent number: 6540260
    Abstract: A photograph album system (10) has a spine (14) with an internal lateral groove (30) at one end and a removable retainer (42) having a plurality of internal retaining fingers (44) within the groove. A plurality of pages (52) are defined by a plurality of signatures (54). Each signature is defined by a plurality of page sets (56). Each page set consists of an interior support sheet (58) with a central fold (60) and a pair of exterior cover sheets (64). The exterior cover sheets are folded around an individual outer edge of an interior support sheet with each having a central fold defining an outer bend (66). The exterior cover sheets are adhered to the interior support sheet so that two pages are formed with separate pockets (72) on each side of each page. Posts (36) couple the pages to the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Inventor: Whang Kwee Tan
  • Patent number: 6513836
    Abstract: A photo album includes front and rear covers, a volume of pages bound between the covers, each page for holding at least one photograph, and an audio recorder for recording an audio message and playing back a recorded message. The recorder includes an electronic control circuit mounted on a printed circuit board affixed to one of the covers, and includes a memory device for storing recorded messages. The recorder includes a microphone and a speaker connected to the control circuit, the microphone and speaker inputting and outputting a message respectively, and at least one electrical switch supported by each separate page. The switch is associated with at least one photograph held by the same page and is connected to the control circuit for triggering the audio recorder to record or play back a message associated with the at least one photograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Billion Team Limited
    Inventor: Yat Wah Li
  • Patent number: 6511245
    Abstract: A photograph album page and system is adapted to be coupled with similar pages for displaying a plurality of photographs of a wide variety of sizes in a convenient manner. A rectangular backing sheet has an upper and a lower edge and also an interior edge and an exterior edge with an upper and a lower surface. A plurality of primary holes are formed through the sheet thus forming photograph receiving areas. A rectangular transparent bag is formed of an upper layer overlying the upper surface of the sheet and a lower layer overlying the lower surface of the sheet with closed upper, lower, and exterior edges and an open interior edge for receiving the sheet and for the passage of photographs. Heat sealed couplings are provided between the bag and the primary holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Inventor: Whang Kwee Tan
  • Publication number: 20030011189
    Abstract: A page extending system comprising a sleeve having an adhesive strip sized and dimensioned to store scrapbook items. The system of may advantageously include a page having two opposing sheets that are sealed on three sides and open on a forth such that the page forms an envelope like structure having a single open side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventor: Patti Swoboda
  • Publication number: 20020180203
    Abstract: A method of arranging a series of at least two visual images of different characteristics of the same image and fixing them to a page which is usable in a scrapbook, includes using a digital image to produce a series of digital images of different characteristics; forming visual images of the series of different characteristics of images on a medium; cutting out the series of different characteristics of visual images from the medium; and fixing the cut out different visual images on the page which can be used in a scrapbook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Dale F. McIntyre, Loretta E. Allen
  • Publication number: 20020175513
    Abstract: A photo album (100) comprising front and rear covers (110 & 120), a volume of pages (200) bound between the covers (110 & 120), each page (200) being adapted to hold at least one photograph, and an audio recorder (300) for recording an audio message and playing back a recorded message. The recorder (300) comprises an electronic control circuit (500) mounted on a printed circuit board (310) affixed to one of the covers (110 & 120), which includes a memory device (IC2) for storing a said recorded messages. The recorder (300) includes a microphone (330) and a speaker (350) connected to the control circuit (500), said microphone (330) and speaker (350) being for input and output of a said message respectively, and at least one electrical switch (360) supported by each separate page (200) for movement therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2001
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventor: Yat Wah Li
  • Patent number: 6478336
    Abstract: A shallow box binder cover is provided for a binder containing a plurality of pages. The cover has a stiff, opaque core through which a plurality of display openings are defined. These display openings are surrounded by the structure of the cover core. A separate transparent plastic blister or box is located in each of the display openings. Each transparent box has a raised interior bubble surrounded by a base having mounting flanges projecting laterally from opposite sides of the periphery of the base. These mounting flanges are held against the inside surface of the front cover core so that the raised interior bubbles project into the display openings and into close proximity to the outer surface of the cover core. A front cover liner is disposed across the bases of the boxes to define separate, hollow enclosed cavities within the interior portions of each of the bubbles. Selected three-dimensional objects are placed within the bubbles before the front cover liner is disposed across the bases of the boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Inventor: Lam H. Tran