Covers Patents (Class 281/29)
  • Patent number: 10183523
    Abstract: A document file includes a front cover, a rear cover, a spine portion, a first storage portion provided on an inner surface of the front cover, a second storage portion provided on an inner surface of the rear cover, a sheet bendably connected to the second side edge portion of the front cover and movable between a closed position and an open position, a third storage portion provided on a surface of the sheet opposite the front cover, and a spacer provided on at least one of the second storage portion and the third storage portion for adjusting a space between the second side edge portion of the front cover and the second side edge portion of the rear cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SOEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Kuroki, Yusuke Tsuchida, Yu Noma, Masatsugu Onuki
  • Patent number: 10160250
    Abstract: Binding element (1) for a bundle of leaves (9), whereby the binding element (1) comprises a spine (2) for enclosing an edge of the bundle (9) and two plastic cover sheets (3,4) fastened to the spine (2), characterized in that a first of the cover sheets (3) is transparent and the second of the cover sheets (4) is translucent but not transparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: UNIBIND LIMITED
    Inventor: Guido Peleman
  • Patent number: 9993935
    Abstract: An apparatus for clipping ends of a book of sheets includes a first detector for detecting a first end of the book of sheets, a clipper positioning system and a first clipper including a knife. The clipper positioning system is adapted to automatically position the first clipper to a proposed first clipping position based on the detected first end of the book of sheets. A method of processing a plurality of sheets includes assembling the plurality of sheets into a book of sheets, detecting a first end of the book of sheets to propose a first position for clipping the book of sheets, positioning a first clipper based on the detected first end of the book of sheets, advancing the book of sheets to an infeed conveyor, detecting, the presence of the book of sheets in the infeed conveyor, advancing the book of sheets to the first clipper, clipping the first end of the book of sheets, and advancing the book of sheets from the first clipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: DANZER SERVICES SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Lacroix
  • Patent number: 9994064
    Abstract: A media binder, comprising: a front surface board, at least one spine board, and a back surface board, wherein each board comprises an inwardly facing surface and an outwardly facing surface; a cover sheet wrapped around the outwardly facing surface of the spine board and a portion of a surface cover sheet, the surface cover sheet wrapped around the outwardly facing surface of at least one surface board and comprises a first marginal edge attached to the inwardly facing surface of the at least one surface board and a second marginal edge unattached to the inwardly facing surface of the at least one surface board; at least one spring clamp to secure physical media inserted between clamp edges of the at least one spring clamp; and a tension sheet attached to the at least one spring clamp and the inwardly facing surface of the at least one surface board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Hoarau, Peter C. Zahrobsky, Udayan Delouri, Francois K. Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 9751354
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a binding method for forming a book. The method includes the steps of: providing a cover (20) having front and back panels (22 and 24) which are joined by a spine panel (26); providing a book block (10) having front and back fly sheets (14 and 16); applying a first adhesive member (40) on a first part of the spine panel (26); applying a second adhesive member (42) on a second part of the spine panel (26); contacting the front fly sheet (14) with the front panel (22) in such a way that a margin of the front fly sheet (14) overlaps the first adhesive member (40); contacting the back fly sheet (16) with the back panel (24) in such a way that a margin of the back fly sheet (16) overlaps the second adhesive member (42); and pressing on the first and second parts of the spine panel (26) to bond the margin of the front fly sheet (22) to the front panel (22) and the margin of the back fly sheet (16) to the back panel (24), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Ron Coombe
  • Patent number: 9669978
    Abstract: A combination gift card holder and message delivery package facilitates the identification of a gift card contained within the package while presenting the recipient with an accompanying message prior to fully revealing the gift card. In two embodiments of the package includes first, second and third panels. The first and second panels are connected with one another along a common edge and are pivotable with respect to each other. Similarly, the third panel and the second panel are connected with one another along a common edge. On both embodiments the second and third panels have cutouts therein. The gift card is positioned in the package between the second and third panels thereby exposing a portion of a front surface of the gift card through the cutout in the third panel and exposing a portion of a rear surface of the gift card through the cutout in the second panel. In this way, the package at least partially conceals the gift card while exposing an identification marking thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
    Inventors: Sara F. Coash, Timothy G. Bodendistel
  • Patent number: 9346312
    Abstract: A bound component including a first panel and a second panel pivotally coupled together along a hinge. Each panel includes an outer covering and a substrate positioned in the outer covering, wherein the outer covering of the first panel is directly coupled to the outer covering of the second panel to form the hinge. The substrates of the first and second panels are not directly coupled together. The bound component further includes a reinforcement extending over or forming at least part of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: ACCO BRANDS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward P. Busam, Michael D. Rowe, James C. Matchett, Keith D. McGoldrick, Jason M. Kramer
  • Patent number: 9220189
    Abstract: A soilless rooting system-which includes an elongated holder having a first portion and a second portion extending the length of the holder. The first and second portions include a material that permits roots from a vegetative cutting to grow-therethrough. The use of the rooting system, a method of rooting of vegetative cuttings, and an assembly including a rooting system and plant material are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Rootingtape B.V.
    Inventor: Bernard Chodyla
  • Patent number: 9224057
    Abstract: A system for biometrically authenticating a user includes: elements for obtaining image data that are representative of at least one user-associated biometric feature and at least one user-associated identifier, elements for extracting the at least one biometric feature in the image data, elements for extracting the at least one identifier in the image data, elements for performing a search for a reference biometric feature associated with the at least one identifier, elements for comparing the extracted biometric feature with the reference biometric feature, and elements for authenticating the user in accordance with a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventor: Marc Bertin
  • Patent number: 9077823
    Abstract: A photo-based project and associated printed photobook having a flush photo collage, or montage, on the front cover are disclosed. In one embodiment, a photobook is made by receiving a plurality of images corresponding to a photo-project; storing said plurality of images in a data repository; receiving a print order for a printed photobook corresponding to the photo-project; in response to the print order, printing a photo-strip having one or more of the images; producing a front cover by compressing a compressible cover material to form a channel in the compressible cover material, wherein the channel is of a size and a shape matching the photo-strip; wrapping the compressible cover material with the channel around a cover board to make the front cover; and setting the photo-strip permanently into the channel and flush with the front cover to create the photobook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Interactive Memories, Inc.
    Inventors: Aryk Erwin Grosz, Yedidya Medina
  • Publication number: 20150054273
    Abstract: A component including a generally flat, planar base panel and a stand movably coupled to the base panel, wherein the stand is movable to an extended position wherein the stand is generally not positioned on or above/below the base panel. The stand includes first and second portions pivotally connected together. When the stand is in the extended position the stand is movable to a propped configuration wherein the first and second portions form an angle therebetween to define a display surface at least part of which is positioned at an angle relative to the base panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: ACCO BRANDS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Richard H. Harris
  • Publication number: 20150021223
    Abstract: An auxiliary prescription label is provided for print-impaired individuals, such as blind and vision-impaired individuals. The auxiliary label is affixed to a prescription receptacle and does not permanently obscure the primary prescription label. The auxiliary label includes a book attached to a clip. The book is formed by a strip of printed material. The strip is folded to form the book and at least one stack of apertures is provided therethrough. The clip includes a base having at least one ear extending therefrom. The ear(s) are bent relative to the base to pass the ear(s) through the aperture(s), and the ear(s) are thereafter secured to the base. An adhesive secures the auxiliary label to the prescription receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: En-Vision America, Inc.
    Inventors: David Raistrick, Philip C. Raistrick, Craig S. Raistrick
  • Publication number: 20150021899
    Abstract: The invention describes a portfolio, presentation folder, music folder or the like including one or more mirrors to permit the user to practice playing a musical instrument, singing or delivering other oral presentation while observing the mirror(s). The mirrored portfolio provides a folio with front and back covers attached together by a spine. One or more mirrors are positioned on the insides of the front or back covers in either a removably attached, hingedly attached or fixedly attached manner. In one embodiment, a primary mirror is attached to the inside of the front cover in a fixed position while a secondary mirror, such as a removable, magnetically positionable mirror insert, is positioned on the inside face of the front cover in hinged manner at desired locations to permit it to swing outwardly from the folio to a desired angle. The folio may include pockets, pencil holders, handles, and closures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Rita Coore-Widener
  • Patent number: 8936278
    Abstract: A system for affixing a printed image onto a book cover, comprising a sleeve having a front surface, a back surface and four edges. The sleeve includes a front layer having a transparent window region surrounded by an opaque mask region and a back layer joined to the front layer along at least two of the edges, wherein the back layer is not joined to the front layer along at least one of the edges thereby providing at least one open edge adapted to receive the printed image. Adhesive strips having peelable coverings are affixed onto the back surface of the sleeve along at least two of the edges. The opaque mask region is adapted to cover the edges of the printed image, and the adhesive strips are adapted to affix the sleeve onto the book cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Richard Salter, Mark Anthony Harris, Cheryl Lenhard, William N. Richardson
  • Patent number: 8904932
    Abstract: A bound document having a plurality of sheets is produced. Image data for a cover image is received and dividing along a sheet-edge curve into first and second image portions. The first image portion is printed on an inner cover sheet so that an alignment location is defined on the inner cover sheet corresponding to the sheet-edge curve. The inner cover sheet and the plurality of sheets are bound together. The second image portion is printed on an outer cover sheet, and is printed borderlessly with respect to a selected edge of the outer cover sheet. After the binding step, the outer cover sheet is affixed to the inner cover sheet so that the selected edge aligns with the alignment location to form the bound document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Brian J. Kwarta, Christopher J. White
  • Patent number: 8898939
    Abstract: A combination gift card holder and message delivery package facilitates the identification of a gift card contained within the package while presenting the recipient with an accompanying message prior to fully revealing the gift card. The package includes first, second and third panels. The first and second panels and the second and third panels are connected with one another along a common edge and are pivotable with respect to each other. The panels have cutouts therein. The gift card is positioned in the package between the second and third panels thereby exposing a portion of a front surface of the gift card through the cutout in the third panel and exposing a portion of a rear surface of the gift card through the cutout in the second panel, thereby partially concealing the gift card while exposing an identification marking thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
    Inventors: Sara F. Kibbe, Timothy G. Bodendistel
  • Patent number: 8903303
    Abstract: An interchangeable story pillow book system having audio content playback has a book core structure having a spine member, a front cover member, a back cover member, a first page member, and a second page member. The book core structure resembles a book having pages. The system has an audio recording and output system having a microprocessor, a speaker, a microphone, a data storage component, a plurality of activation switches, a power source, and a data interface component. The system has a padded multi-page book sheath having a front cover sheath, a back cover sheath, a first page sheath, and a second page sheath. The book sheath is located over and onto the book core structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Marlene Garavito
  • Patent number: 8858148
    Abstract: Binding equipment and false cover forming equipment for hardcover books are disclosed. The false cover forming equipment carries out false covers, by positioning a pair of endpapers in correspondence of lateral binding flaps of a respective backstrip, arranging folds of the endpapers at a pre-assembling distance associated with the thickness of the text block and gluing margins of past-down sheets of the endpapers with binding edges of the backstrip. The binding equipment is feedable, at a cover input “IC”, with the false covers for carrying out book blocks by gluing the backstrips of the false covers with the binding edges of corresponding text blocks and refolding the pairs of endpapers on the respective text blocks. An electronic processing unit is settable for the control of the false cover forming equipment and the binding equipment as a function of the dimensions of the hardcover book to be bound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Tecnau S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giuliano De Marco, Armando Aprato, Francesco Modica, Gianrico Scarton, Francesco Terrusi
  • Publication number: 20140265294
    Abstract: A bound document including a non-transparent image sheet having at least one printed image formed by printing a digital image file and an overlay sheet bearing a metadata image. The metadata image includes metadata content extracted from metadata associated with the digital image file. The image sheet and the overlay sheet are bound together in respective spine areas, so that the image sheet can be viewed either directly or through the overlay sheet, and wherein the printed image is at least partially visible through the overlay sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Cheryl Lenhard, Richard Salter, Steven J. Tomanovich
  • Publication number: 20140183851
    Abstract: A bound system including a plurality of pages and a cover/divider bound to the plurality of pages and having at least one free edge. The cover/divider includes a tab secured to a body of the cover/divider such that the tab is movable between an extended position wherein at least part of the tab protrudes beyond the free edge and a refracted position wherein the at least part of the tab does not protrude beyond the free edge. The cover/divider has a slit/opening formed or pre-formed therein and positioned adjacent to the tab and spaced away from the free edge. The slit/opening is positioned such that at least part of the tab is receivable through the slit/opening when the tab is in the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Edward P. Busam, Bobby G. James, JR., Michael D. Rowe, Ellisa A. Stone
  • Publication number: 20140131987
    Abstract: A process for double-sided printing of a book hardcover, which includes: providing a book hardcover having a spine between front and back covers all integrally formed from a single blank of foldable board material, wherein the front and back covers each have polymer coated inside and outside surfaces; providing inside and outside dye sublimation sheets respectively printed with inside and outside front and back cover images using dye sublimation ink; superposing the inside and outside dye sublimation sheets respectively on the inside and outside surfaces of the front and back covers when the book hardcover is open flat; applying heat and pressure to the superposed inside and outside dye sublimation sheets and inside and outside surfaces of the front and back covers to respectively sublimate the dye sublimation ink of the inside and outside front and back cover images into the polymer coatings on the inside and outside surfaces of the front and back covers to thereby form a double-sided printed book hardcover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: ROYALBIND PTY LTD
    Inventor: Clifford Kevin Royle
  • Publication number: 20140117657
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system for organizing and displaying photographs and mementos. The system includes a container with an internal storage area for retaining and displaying personal mementos. The container includes a pivotal cover with retaining straps. The retaining straps are adapted to releasably secure a photo book to the cover of the container. In a first configuration, the photo book is secured in a manner that permits user's to open and review the contents of the photo book. In a second configuration, the photo book is secured in a manner that secures the cover of the photo book in a closed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Alpha Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephanie Nikirk
  • Publication number: 20140110927
    Abstract: An ultra removable booklet with label for application to media is described. The booklet with label includes an ultra removable adhesive layer, a base layer and a booklet. The booklet with label may also include an adhesive layer and a cover layer. The booklet is positioned over the base layer. The ultra removable adhesive layer is attached to the lower surface of the base layer. The release liner is applied to the ultra removable adhesive layer. A process for forming an ultra removable booklet with label for application to media is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: The Kennedy Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael R. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8702128
    Abstract: A bound system including a plurality of pages and a cover and/or divider including a bound outer edge and a plurality of free outer edges. The cover and/or divider may be bound to the plurality of pages along the bound edge. The cover and/or divider may include one or more discreet tabs extending generally outwardly relative to one of the edges. Each tab may be integrally formed from a single piece of material with the rest of the cover and/or divider. Each tab further may have an opening formed therethrough and is configured to receive at least part of a binding device therethrough to thereby couple the cover and/or divider to the binding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. Rowe, Edward P. Busam
  • Publication number: 20140097606
    Abstract: A binding cover for binding a pre-bound bundle (11) of leaves, whereby the binding cover (1) is formed by a U-shaped back (2) with a base (5) and two upright arms (6-7) and flaps (3-4) attached thereto, characterised in that at least a part of the inside (12) of the back (2) is provided with a self-adhesive glue (10) in order to hold the bundle (11) in the back (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Guido Peleman
  • Patent number: 8651529
    Abstract: An integrable bookstand adapted to be integrated into a hard back cover of a book is disclosed. The integrable bookstand having a withheld and deployed conformations. In the withheld conformation the bookstand is coplanar with the hard back cover, rendering the latter storable in tandem between other flat articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Eran Yair
  • Patent number: 8655274
    Abstract: A communications device may include a near-field communication (NFC) circuit device, and a radio frequency (RF) signal blocking member adhesively coupled with the NFC device. The RF signal blocking member may be configured to block RF signal communication by the NFC device while coupled therewith. The RF signal blocking member may comprise an electrical conductor. In accordance with an example, the RF signal blocking member may comprise a frangible layer. In another example, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer may be included for adhesively securing the RF signal blocking member with the NFC device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: David Ryan Walker, Jason Tyler Griffin, Steven Henry Fyke
  • Publication number: 20140028009
    Abstract: A bound document includes a plurality of sheets having a length. An outer cover sheet has a length less than twice the length of the sheets in the plurality of sheets, and has a selected edge. A cover image is printed on the outer cover sheet. An inner cover sheet has first and second sides separated by an alignment curve. The first side has a first portion on which an additional image is printed and a second portion over which adhesive is disposed. A binder clip binds the inner cover sheet and the plurality of sheets so that the second side of the inner cover sheet faces the plurality of sheets. The outer cover sheet is affixed by the adhesive to the inner cover sheet so that the selected edge aligns with the alignment curve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Brian J. Kwarta
  • Patent number: 8616798
    Abstract: A cover (10) is disclosed for holding objects such as papers and reports. The cover (10) is formed of a member (20) having a front cover (22), a spine (24) and a back cover (26). A first portion (32) and a second portion (38) are folded over to encapsulate a prong fastener (12). The second portion (38) is then fastened to the back cover (26) with adhesive tape (58). The first and second portions (32, 38) can be part of a fastener assembly (70) having a third portion (72) that is secured to the inner surface (62) of the back cover (26). In a modification, a flap (128) can be hinged to the side of the back cover (126).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Lockhart Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory L. Lockhart, Eric S. Israel
  • Patent number: 8603621
    Abstract: A writing kit including a plastic sheet, a binding and a case with a closing element to hold the plastic sheet in the case. The case has at least one hole at a center portion of the case and the sheet has at least one hole in the sheet. A binding comprising a flexible cord is laced through the hole in the sheet and the case and a clasp slidingly engages the cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Tetrault
  • Publication number: 20130285360
    Abstract: The invention provides a novel specially designed book cover for any hard back or soft cover book or ipad or other electronic tablet, features a zippered perimeter and a series of compartments and storage pockets. The Clever Cover is produced in a wide variety of materials ranging from lightweight plastic, vinyl, and soft fabric to fancy suede and leather materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Helen L. Humphries
  • Patent number: 8555938
    Abstract: A personal storage device particularly well adapted to be carried in a foldable wallet or checkbook to occupy heretofore wasted space, providing a secure receptacle selectively closeable and extending parallel to and adjacent the fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Costello
  • Publication number: 20130264812
    Abstract: A photo book includes a cover and a structural unit integrated with the cover. The structural unit includes an electronic memory element and a connection element connected to the memory element. The cover includes a body element and a flexible sheath surrounding the body element. The body element has a peripheral edge and a through passage that opens out along the peripheral edge of the body element. The structural unit is insertable into the through-passage so that the connection element opens out along a peripheral edge of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Onpics GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Frech, Thomas Fischer
  • Patent number: 8534707
    Abstract: An information page (1) of a security document, includes: an information part (3), on the upper or lower surface of which part of the information recorded on the information page (1) can be seen; and a flexible connecting part (2) with good bending strength for attaching the information page (1) to a security document. To ensure that detaching the information part and the connecting part from each other leaves visible marks, the connecting part (2) has a netlike structure, and the connecting part (2) is arranged to penetrate into the information part (3) in the immediate vicinity of the upper or lower surface of the information part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Setec Oy
    Inventors: Jari Herlin, Maila Korhonen, Teemu Pohjola, Taru Syrjänen, Mika Holmberg
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130099472
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stationary object, in particular a notebook, a writing pad, a diary, a calendar or the like, comprising a first cover, a second cover, at least one page, and an elastic strap band, which is attachable to the second cover of the stationary object, wherein the elastic strap band is configured to be wrapped around the first cover of the stationary object for keeping the covers closed. The elastic strap band is attached to the second cover with a clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: LANYBOOK GMBH
    Inventor: Alexander Quehl
  • Publication number: 20120306188
    Abstract: A flexible adhesive notepad has a tacky elastomeric layer made of a naphthenic oil-impregnated thermoplastic rubber, and a face layer made of a polymer film permanently adhered to the elastomeric layer by an oil-based adhesive. The face layer has graphics to emulate a notebook. The graphics include an image of a blank sheet of a bound notebook. The face layer and elastomeric layer have a common periphery that emulates a notebook. The periphery has the shape of a bound notebook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Albert CHEN
  • Patent number: 8317446
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of a system and method for treating a printed flexible book cover prior to book binding. In the embodiments, a liquid (e.g., water or a water-oil solvent mixture) can be applied (e.g., by a liquid applicator, such as a spray nozzle, sponge, brush, etc.) to the spine portion only of the book cover so that it pools on the surface. After a predetermined amount of time, the liquid can be removed (e.g., by a liquid remover, such as a vacuum, blower, heater, etc.). Allowing the spine portion of the book cover to soak in the liquid for this predetermined amount of time ensures that the liquid saturates the spine portion. Saturating the spine portion of the book cover alters the surface structure and, thereby enhances adhesion of an adhesive material (e.g., glue or tape) during a subsequent book binding process even in the presence of fuser oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brian C. Cyr, Jacob Eyngorn, Aaron M. Moore
  • Publication number: 20120200075
    Abstract: The invention describes a portfolio, presentation folder, music folder or the like including one or more mirrors to permit the user to practice playing a musical instrument, singing or delivering other oral presentation while observing the mirror(s). The mirrored portfolio provides a folio with front and back covers attached together by a spine. One or more mirrors are positioned on the insides of the front or back covers in either a removably attached, hingedly attached or fixedly attached manner. In one embodiment, a primary mirror is attached to the inside of the back cover in a fixed position while a secondary mirror is positioned on the inside face of the front cover in hinged manner at its outer edge to permit it to swing outwardly from the folio to a desired angle. The folio may include one or more internal or external pockets for holding music, papers and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Rita Coore-Widener
  • Patent number: 8210787
    Abstract: A cover feeding device for a book binding machine features a transport device for feeding covers (1) decollated from a magazine (11), a conveyor (12) that is arranged underneath the plane of motion of the book blocks (7) a pressing device (14) that presses the covers against the spine and a printing unit (17) that prints content (8) onto the cover (1). The transport device comprises a turning device (21, 31a, b, 41) for transporting the covers (1) such that the outside (3) is at least partially directed upward during their infeed, and the printing unit (17) is arranged above the cover transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Dirk Rygol
  • Publication number: 20120146321
    Abstract: A hard cover product with a pair of cover boards attached to an outer liner in spaced-relation to define a spine, with a thin-film ink-circuit security device printed on a laydown area, and having an inner liner. The laydown area can be defined in the spine, and the inner liner or an inner body attached to the cover boards conceals the printed security device from casual observation of its presence. The laydown area can be defined on a surface of a sheet laminated to another sheet to define one of cover boards. The laminated sheets sandwich the printed security device without a surface indication of the presence of the ink-circuit printed security device therein. In another aspect, the thin-film ink-circuit security device printed on a surface of the cover board is concealingly covered by the inner or the outer liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: SMARTGUARD, LLC
    Inventor: Dale Hunt Nichols, SR.
  • Publication number: 20120148766
    Abstract: A panel has at least one viewing window cut made in a front sheet to view illustrations and/or texts or cover them. It has a support sheet glued behind the front sheet; a booklet is fixed on the support sheet, in correspondence to the window, and being smaller than the window so that it can be leafed through via that window, and a sliding shutter is placed between the support sheet and the front sheet, to close the window, in its covering position, and hide the booklet, with the sliding shutter being held in parallel guides situated between the front sheet and the support sheet very close to two opposite sides of the window. Application in particular to making books formed by assembly of several panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Francois Massol
  • Publication number: 20120139228
    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: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Orly Holland, Yair Moshe Holland
  • Publication number: 20120049503
    Abstract: A notebook for use by a student attending a school is disclosed. The notebook includes a front cover, a back cover, a binding mechanism, and a plurality of writing paper sheets. Each sheet includes advertising content and a useable portion thereunder which can be utilized by a student for taking notes during class. The notebook may include a divider to separate the writing sheets into multiple subjects. The advertising content may be for local or national businesses. The advertising content is arranged in a predetermined manner throughout the notebook and includes an advertiser's logo in combination with artwork depicting the culture of a particular school or university, or in combination with artwork depicting the advertiser's culture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Alexander V. Garashchenko, Klajdi Cake
  • Patent number: 8123449
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing hard book cases (covers) can make cases including tucked and folded corners. The apparatus can track the progress of the book case throughout the assembly process and can accurately align the unfinished assembly with the tucking and folding devices of the apparatus. Short runs of different sized book cases may be quickly and efficiently manufactured on a single apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: GP2 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom Porat
  • Publication number: 20120043747
    Abstract: A book having a page construction for improved page manipulation. The book includes a plurality of pages bound together at an edge margin, wherein each page includes a bound edge and a plurality of free edges. At least one of the free edges of at least one of the pages includes an edge relief. The pages may comprise cardboard or other stiff material having a thickness. The free edges include opposed top and bottom edges and a side edge. The edge relief may extend along the entire side edge or only a portion thereof. The edge relief may be in the form of, for example, a chamfer, a bevel, a radius, a notch, a step, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventor: Kinch Robert Reindl
  • Patent number: 8061736
    Abstract: Binders and binder spines are disclosed that provide for easy insertion of labels into binder slots and also easy removal and replacement of labels in the binder slots. One printed material binder according to the present invention comprises a hardcover binder having front and back binder panels that are joined at a binder spine. The spine has a transparent cover and the spine comprises a spine support that is longitudinally foldable to open a space between binder spine and transparent cover. This open space allows for insertion of labels between the binder spine and transparent cover. When the spine support is returned flat, the label is held between the binder spine and transparent cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Paul E. Ruble
  • Publication number: 20110272933
    Abstract: A disposable notepad for use in wet environments 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 folded over to cover the top edge of the pad, one or more securement members extending through a region where the base member is folded over the pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventor: Mark Knudsen
  • Patent number: 8046940
    Abstract: A file with a card-receiving recess is disclosed. The file comprises a first panel comprising a first layer and a backing layer, that contains an opening extending from the first layer to the backing layer, and a second panel hingedly associated with the first panel. The backing layer is configured to support a displayed sheet element in a position such that it is visible through the opening of the first layer, and the displayed sheet element is at least partially received within the thickness of the first surface and the backing layer. The backing layer contains an adhesive disposed thereon within the opening for securing the displayed sheet element to the backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Esselte Corporation
    Inventors: Braden Jones, Juliet Kenney, Lauren Grassia