With Pencils Patents (Class 281/30)
  • Patent number: 10265992
    Abstract: A notebook may generally comprise a plurality of sheets of paper, a binding mechanism binding the plurality of sheets together, and a cover bound to the plurality of sheets of paper disposed therebetween, the cover comprising first and second opposed covers, the first cover including a first portion and a second portion and having a hinge line extending therebetween, wherein the second portion is pivotable about the hinge line between a closed position and an open position. A notebook cover is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Polyconcept North America
    Inventors: Gary Charles Canner, Luo Xian Yu
  • Patent number: 9868316
    Abstract: A book with the storage groove for writing implements comprises: an inner sheet part formed by being cut into a certain size; a cover part comprising a front cover part disposed to cover the front surface of the inner sheet part and a back cover part disposed to cover the rear surface of the inner sheet part; a writing implement storing groove formed at the fore-edge of the inner sheet part such that a writing implement is seen from the outside and formed in a longitudinal direction of the writing implement; and a binding band formed of an elastic string and disposed to surround and bind at least one of the outside of the front cover part and the outside of the back cover part in a horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: KOREAONE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Beom Jin Park
  • Publication number: 20140339806
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device capable of organizing, accessing and prioritizing a user's immediate, short-term and long-term thoughts and corresponding tasks. The device provides a plurality of customizable note recording areas, all displayed in single, visible planar location as a customizable thought flow organizer, which is used to quickly store and organize all of a user's thoughts and the corresponding resultant tasks as they relate to a particular area of the user's life. The device contains a sub-location note area within the single, visible planar location used to organize the most immediate tasks into a prioritized task plan. The benefit of this unique and intuitive system is that it allows a user to continuously and systematically record, organize, and update any and all tasks necessary to a particular thought and simultaneously assess and establish the most immediate such priorities, in one single location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Gail Coppola Kreitzer
  • Patent number: 8727653
    Abstract: A multi-pocketed decorative fabric organizer that resembles a folding file and serves as a workspace when opened and then folds up in seconds keeping all the items and materials stored in it intact, and provides a portable and compact organizer for various purposes. The organizer consists of a hard surface that folds out to a writing or working space consisting of conveniently located plastic storage pockets and an exterior of decorative fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Natalie F. Nelson
  • 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
    Applicant: CRYSTAL PROFILE INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin C. Reising
  • Publication number: 20110156381
    Abstract: A sticky note pad includes at least two stacks of sticky note sheets. Each sticky note sheet has a note-writing region, an index tab region projecting from a right lateral edge thereof, and a removable pressure sensitive adhesive layer provided on a bottom face thereof in proximity to a left lateral edge thereof. The index tab regions of the sticky note sheets of one of the stacks are staggered with respect to the index tab regions of the sticky note sheets of the other stack in a top-to-bottom direction, and are aligned to the same in a direction parallel to the lateral edges of the sticky note sheets. A glue layer binds the left lateral edges of the sticky note sheets of all the stacks. A partition sheet is adhered to the bottom face of a lowermost sticky note sheet of an upper stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: TAIWAN HOPAX CHEMICALS MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsung-Tien KUO, Jen-Rong LIU, Chin-Chung TSAI, Shih-Chin WEN
  • Publication number: 20110001313
    Abstract: A server organizer for retaining tools and items for use in staff support services, including writing utensils, writing tablets, currency, coins, order slips, lighters, bottle openers, wine keys, other tools related to support services, and combinations thereof A server organizer includes a cover having exterior surfaces and interior surfaces, in which the interior surfaces comprise a plurality of pockets, pouches, inserts, and storage compartments for accommodating items and tools related to food service and the restaurant industry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Dwight Gwin, Ryan Kluge
  • Patent number: 7806263
    Abstract: A container accessory for a portable device includes a substantially planar body, a holder mechanism having a sleeve and a cavity for containing small items, second securing means for removably attaching the sleeve to the body, first securing means for removably attaching the body to the portable device or to cooperatively attach the sleeve to the body, an optional clip mechanism for removably attaching the body to the portable device, a closure mechanism to enable selective closure of the cavity, and indicia inscribed along sides of the body. A modified embodiment includes a false bottom and a slider mechanism for expelling short items from the holder mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Twila Carter
  • Patent number: 7776788
    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: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Tetrault
  • Publication number: 20090309351
    Abstract: A reading supply device and a method of making a reading supply device are provided. For example, a reading supply device may include a base unit adapted for coupling to a book. The base unit may include a bottom surface, a top surface, and a writing instrument holder portion. The writing instrument holder portion may include an outer surface and inner surface. The inner surface of the writing instrument holder portion may be coupled to the top surface of the base unit, and the writing instrument holder portion may be dimensioned to receive a writing instrument. Further, the method may include forming a writing instrument holder in the base unit as well as folding the base unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventor: Angela B. Bemiss
  • Publication number: 20090278344
    Abstract: There is an enclosure suitable for retaining a paper pad, electronic calculator or such like hand-held device. The enclosure includes a recess adapted to receive a writing implement. When the front cover of the enclosure is closed, a writing implement is securely retained within the recess. When the cover is opened, the writing implement is moved to an accessible position for convenient access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: IRVIN BROTHERS (FLEET WORKS) LTD
    Inventor: Paul Hadden-Wight
  • Publication number: 20090121469
    Abstract: A book includes a book body and at least one leaf. The book body is provided with two spaced folding lines to divide an outer side of the book body into a front face, a back face, and a spine interconnecting the front and the back face, and an inner side of the book body into a first and a second inner surface corresponding to the front and the back face, respectively, and a connecting surface corresponding to the spine and interconnecting the first and the second inner surface. The leaf is attached to one of the first and the second inner surface, and includes an illustration printed on a top surface of the leaf, a first embossed portion corresponding to the illustration, and at least one second embossed portion spaced from and higher than the first embossed portion to protect the latter against collapse by external pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: Richard Lin
  • Patent number: 7360960
    Abstract: A typical notepad has an unused section where the pages of the notepad are bound together. The present invention uses a recess in this unused section to accommodate and retain a writing utensil. This recess can be varied and clips may be used to assist in retaining the writing utensil. Also, the writing utensil itself may be shaped to more easily fit into the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Inventor: James Hite
  • Patent number: 7311336
    Abstract: There is provided a spine assembly for a book cover or loose-leaf folder. The cover or folder comprises a channel shaped spine member (4) connected by way of a hinge portion to cover boards and an associated device, perhaps incorporating a compass (36), having securing means for securing the associated device (30) and the spine member (4). The spine member (4) has a base (10), side wall portions (11, 12) and a pin (20) by which the associated device (30) is secured to the spine member (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Compass Maps Limited
    Inventor: Derek Dacey
  • Patent number: 7168672
    Abstract: A support rack includes a support plate, a support stand, a locking member, a pen holder, an indication member, and two auxiliary clips. Thus, the support rack functions as a clipboard, a book rack, an exhibition rack, a price indication rack, a pen holder or the like, thereby enhancing the versatility of the support rack. In addition, the support stand is adjustably mounted on the locking member so as to adjust the inclined angle between the support plate and the support stand, thereby facilitating a user adjusting the inclined angle of the support rack to the optimum extent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Luh Da Industry Corp.
    Inventor: Fu-Lu Hsu
  • Patent number: 7055682
    Abstract: A padfolio having, along at least one cover's interior, a raised, substantially rigid tray structure that defines plurality of compartments with dividing walls therebetween is provided. The surface of the tray structure is covered in a fastener material that removably interengages with an opposing fastener material that is applied to a set of pockets, pouches, electronic devices, pen holders, clocks, calculators and other items. In one embodiment, the fastener material consists of a loop material formed along the tray and a hook material attached to an underside of each of the various attachable items. In this manner, the pockets, pouches or other items can be freely or variably placed anywhere along the loop surface, in any of the compartments, at a wide variety of locations therein. A pen holder for the padfolio or other business accessory is constructed from a flexible material that defines a barrel with a top slot formed between a pair of opposing side walls and a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: The Gem Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Agnes Csilla Domotor, Joshua B. Lederer, Mark T. Salander
  • Patent number: 6997481
    Abstract: A checkbook cover has an exterior cover, an interior check and register holder affixed adjacent to the cover, and a slot formed through the exterior cover. A writing instrument, preferably with a pocket clip thereon, passes partially through the exterior cover slot to a chamber between exterior cover and interior check and register holder. The pocket clip encompasses at least a part of the exterior cover. The checkbook cover is formed using standard sheet processing techniques, but includes the additional step of severing at a selected strategic internal location to form the slot. Additional force distributors, preferably in the form of circular cut-outs, may be formed at the terminations of the slot. Heat stamped reinforcements are provided in the preferred embodiment about the slot and force distributors, to further strengthen the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Inventor: Paul Hardwig
  • Patent number: 6793251
    Abstract: A binder has a front cover and a back cover. A first page assembly for mounting in the binder includes a first magnet. A second page assembly for mounting in the binder in an overlying relationship with the first page assembly includes a second magnet for releasably attaching the second page assembly to the first page assembly in the binder. Each one of the page assemblies may include a magnet portion, a hinge portion, and a display portion, which may be all formed as one piece. The binder has a base member, made of a magnetic material, to which the magnets are attracted to mount the page assemblies in the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventor: Daniel H. Stark
  • Patent number: 6705793
    Abstract: A binder for receiving and retaining loose leaf papers comprising a cover, a binding mechanism coupled to the cover, and a hole punch coupled to the cover. The hole punch is configured to punch a set of holes in a sheet of paper such that the binding mechanism can be received through the set of holes to receive and retain the paper in the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Jon R. Wyant
  • Patent number: 6559970
    Abstract: A machineable envelope assembly includes an envelope and a strip releasably attached to the envelope. The strip extends out from the envelope flap when the strip lies flat relative to the envelope pocket panels to define with the panels a rectangle having a full letter-size paper width. Thus, when the assembly is in a paper tray of a printer or copier, the assembly is configured and sized to engage both sides of the paper tray, so that the envelope is continually aligned and does not skew during a feeding and printing process in the printer or copier. Thereby the address(es) and/or any PC printed postage are printed straight and accurately positioned in the envelope. The assemblies can be stacked into printer infeed trays and automatically fed therefrom for mass printings and mailings. And after being printed and output by the printer, the strips are peeled off of the envelopes, the paper sheet(s) or other desired contents inserted into the envelopes and the envelope flaps sealed closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Norman Yamamoto, Anahit Tataryan, Alan C. Rose
  • Patent number: 6543615
    Abstract: A device for holding writing implements has an apertured holder pattern formed in a resilient material. The holder pattern has a pair of flat resilient holding arms and aligned entry ports. The entry ports are generally rounded openings of sufficient size to enable a writing implement to be inserted in to cam the holding arms upwardly so as to hold the writing implement in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventor: Gary F. Lake
  • Patent number: 6435560
    Abstract: A reusable checklist device for providing a checklist which is erasable. The reusable checklist device includes a panel having a front surface, a back surface, an upper edge, a bottom edge, a first side edge, and a second side edge. The panel is substantially rigid. A plurality of number indicia is located on the front surface and extends between the upper and bottom edges. Each of a plurality of horizontal lines extends between one of the numerals and the second side edge. An erasable writing utensil is adapted for removably writing on the front surface. A sleeve has an open end and is attached to the front surface. The erasable writing utensil is extendable into the open end of the sleeve such that the erasable writing utensil is removably stored in the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Inventor: Scott A. Pruner
  • Patent number: 6382864
    Abstract: A folder for receiving papers or other loose articles comprising a side panel and a retaining tab made of a generally flexible material and mounted onto the side panel. The retaining tab has a pair of openings formed therein, the openings being shaped and located such that a writing instrument may be received therethrough such that the writing instrument is securely received in the retaining tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Marc L. Moor
  • Publication number: 20020027357
    Abstract: An improved device for holding writing implements. In the application of the preferred embodiment the means for holding is integrated into something else, as into the cover material of a notebook. In the application of embodiment 2 the means for holding is surrounded by an independent holder body material with an adhesive that allows the user to mount the device where considered appropriate, as onto the cover of a notebook. The essence of the invention is the means for holding, a single aperture holder pattern comprising: holding arms and entry ports. Holding arms form up out of a thin, flat base material from opposite longitudinally parallel sides. Holding arms, at each end, transition into entry ports. The entry ports are generally rounded openings of sufficient size: to provide flexibility for holding arms, to distribute the wear-stress of the flexing holding arms, and provide an inviting opening for inserting the writing implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Inventor: Gary F. Lake
  • Patent number: 6132127
    Abstract: A combination book and storage assembly which includes a book having a substantially flat portion thereon and a storage apparatus securely attached to the book. The storage apparatus includes a rigid plate securely connected to the flat portion of the book and a storage assembly connected to the rigid plate. The storage assembly has two opposed surfaces for receiving at least one selected item positioned therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Inventor: Mark A. Bedol
  • Patent number: 6045880
    Abstract: A three-dimensional relief plastic sheet for use on articles such as binders comprises a decorative overlay sheet made of a plastics material and at least one three-dimensional relief representation integrally formed on the overlay sheet, for instance, by vacuum forming. The overlay sheet is adapted to be mounted to various articles, preferably made of plastics materials, by way of adhesives, heat-sealing, high-frequency welding, etc. The overlay is preferably made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene or styrene (e.g. polystyrene) and thus can be secured, for example along the periphery thereof, to the vinyl covering of loose-leaf binders and other document carrying folders respectively using high-frequency welding and glues. The three-dimensional representation and the overlay sheet typically include colored sections and possibly transparent sections. A mirror-like backing sheet is provided behind the overlay sheet when there are such transparent sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: Creations Executive - 153291 Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Nick Minichiello
  • Patent number: 5984560
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing selected items within the covers of a ringed notebook or ringed binder. The notebook or binder is of a type that typically stores paper or accessories that do not extend to the full width of the covers thereby leaving presently unused volumes between the covers beyond the perimeter of the paper or other accessories. The present invention includes a thin main plate member and a storage device. The thin main plate member has a plurality of spaced openings therethrough. These spaced openings are arranged and sized so as to accommodate the rings of a ringed notebook or ringed binder. The storage device stores at least one selected item. This storage device means extends from the main plate member into a presently unused volume between the covers. Thus, the normally unused volume can be utilized to store the selected item. The storage device includes a plurality of spaced arms for grasping the at least one selected item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: Mark A. Bedol
    Inventors: Mark A. Bedol, Doug Noyes
  • Patent number: 5909898
    Abstract: A combination notepad and key holder has a notepad with a top binder. A holder for holding writing instrument is attached to one end the top binder. A flexible strap has one end connected to the top binder portion and has a distal end connected to a key holder. The key holder has a U-shaped frame with a push bar biased with a spring to a closed position closing off an open end of the U to retain a key on the push bar. The push bar is moveable against the force of the spring to an open position to remove the key from the push bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1999
    Inventor: Abdul-Razzak Faraj
  • Patent number: 5899501
    Abstract: A key holding system including a binder. A pair of retention brackets are each secured on opposing cover members of the binder. The brackets are longitudinally disposed inwardly of free edges of the cover members. Each bracket defines a plurality of holding spaces. A plurality of tags are dimensioned for positioning in the plurality of holding spaces. The tags are used to hold keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Inventor: James C. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 5829903
    Abstract: A writing implement includes a ball point pen and corresponding cap at one end, and a highlight marker and corresponding cap at the other end. The highlight marker cap includes an integral blade portion which functions as a bookmark. The writing implement and cap are adapted to be slidably received over the spine of a book wherein the blade portion of the highlight marker cap extends downwardly between the pages of the book, and the body of the writing implement extends downwardly along the outside of the book spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Inventor: Steven J. Collins
  • Patent number: 5820095
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a holder device that is mountable on a support and adapted to removeably secure elongated writing implements thereto. The holder device includes a base portion adapted to mount on the support and a pair of wing portions extending away from the base portion and converging toward on another to terminate in a free wing edge so that the wing portions and the base portion define a longitudinally extending channel sized to receive an elongated writing implement. The channel has a longitudinal mouth located between the wing edges whereby the writing implement may be inserted through the mouth into the channel. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention the channel has grooves therein to permit a variety of sizes of writing implements to be mounted. The invention includes alternative mounting structure, one embodiment has an adhesive layer on the base portion; another embodiment includes a clip structure for removeably mounting the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Inventor: John W. Stone
  • Patent number: 5806893
    Abstract: A loose-leaf binder stiffener, which has a body (20) with an integral U-shaped channel portion (28) that grips the upper edge of a binder for holding it in an open and flat position. The channel portion includes an upper leg (32) with a wedge shaped end (36) that is forced between the binders spine (22) and ring holding rigid strip (38). A C-shaped portion (56) of the body (20) holds and stores pens or pencils and a raised upright member (60) adds stiffness. Three embodiments of the upright member (60) include a card holder (62), a beam (68), and a second C-shaped member (56').
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Inventors: Ronald A. Wilson, Robert V. Tucker
  • Patent number: 5725250
    Abstract: A clipboard for retaining a writing instrument and loose papers. The inventive device includes a planar member with a clip member pivotally mounted thereto by a spring-loaded hinge. An engaging aperture is formed in the clip member for partially surrounding and capturing a writing instrument between the clip member and the planar member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Inventor: Jose Roberto Balderrama
  • Patent number: 5669635
    Abstract: A loose-leaf binder stiffener, which has a body (20) with an integral U-shaped channel portion (28) that grips the upper edge of a binder for holding it in an open and flat position. The channel portion includes an upper leg (32) with a wedge shaped end (36) that is forced between the binders spine (22) and ring holding rigid strip (38). A C-shaped portion (56) of the body (20) holds and stores pens or pencils and a raised upright member (60) adds stiffness. Three embodiments of the upright member (60) include a card holder (62), a beam (68), and a second C-shaped member (56').
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Inventors: Ronald A. Wilson, Robert V. Tucker
  • Patent number: 5560652
    Abstract: A combination of a writing instrument and a note pad or calendar wherein the writing instrument can be easily attached to and removed from the note pad or calendar, A through-hole in the note pad or calendar is adapted to receive a pocket clip typically found on many conventional pens. Preferably, the clip has an upwardly curved end to facilitate insertion of the clip into the hole, especially where the note pad or calendar includes a number of sheets of paper requiring that the hole pass through each of the sheets. In a preferred embodiment, the through-hole is located near an edge of the note pad or calendar. Thus, a pen or other writing instrument can be secured to the note pad or calendar by inserting the clip through the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Inventor: Martin Zoland
  • Patent number: 5498089
    Abstract: A holder for pen-like articles for use in conjunction with a loose-leaf ring binder is made from a sheet of resilient material having first and second edges. The sheet has series of holes near and parallel to the first edge. At least one of the holes is an elongate hole so that the holder can be installed in any one of a variety of loose-leaf ring binders having different spacings between rings. The sheet is curved back upon itself at the second edge to form a cylindrical passage suitable for holding a pen or similarly sized article. The resiliency of the sheet and the size of the passage allow the holder to accommodate a pen-like articles having a range of diameters and/or cross-sections that vary along the lengths of the articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Assignee: Deluxe Craft Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Motyka
  • Patent number: 5368333
    Abstract: A loose leaf binder for holding papers and supplies comprising a top cover having an exterior surface and an interior surface; a bottom cover having an exterior surface and an interior surface; a spine having an exterior surface and an interior surface; a hinge mechanism connecting the spine to the top cover and the spine to the bottom cover; a retaining mechanism coupled to the interior surface of the spine for holding papers; and a storage compartment coupled to the exterior surface of the spine for holding writing supplies therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Inventor: Ralph Arroyo
  • Patent number: 5351992
    Abstract: A portfolio of the notebook binder type, for holding and displaying a map, an index associated with the map, a writing pad, and writing implements. The portfolio has a front rigid cover including a pocket and a spring clip both located on the inner face. The pocket accepts the stiff backboard of a writing pad. The spring clip is used to retain the pad in the pocket. There is also a rigid rear cover having a pocket having a transparent inner face or a window, for retaining and revealing a map. A hinge pivotally attaches the front and rear covers, and includes hook and loop material for holding at least one writing implement on the inside surface of the hinge. The rear cover has a pivotally or hingedly attached flap of reduced width. The flap has a pocket for holding and displaying an index corresponding to the map, and has hook and loop material for holding the portfolio in the folded condition. The map, index, and writing pad are readily removable from the portfolio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Inventors: Douglas Chilson, Pamela Chilson
  • Patent number: 5265914
    Abstract: A document holder is disclosed including a semi-rigid inner member extending along at least a portion of the length of the holder. A layer of padding material is provided on one side of the inner member and a protective outer layer covers the padding material on the inner member. A suitable arrangement for securing at least one document against the inner member is provided along with a hinge that permits one portion of the holder to be folded over against the inner member in order to protect the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1993
    Inventor: David G. Russell
  • Patent number: 5219437
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a fabric covered book cover having front and back leafboards and a spine wherein both leafboards are covered with a fabric material. One characteristic feature of the book cover is that the spine includes a plurality of longitudinal parallel seams which permit the spin to curl slightly and to fit comfortably in the cupped palm of the hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1993
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventors: Marc L. Moor, Jon R. Wyant
  • Patent number: 5190317
    Abstract: A folder and writing instrument in combination, wherein the writing instrument is hooked to a front cover or back cover of the folder via a through-hole located on one of said covers. Preferably, the through-hole is located on the back cover and the front cover does not completely overlie the back cover thereby exposing the edge opposite to the spine of the folder. A writing instrument attached to the through-hole in this exposed area can be freely accessed and does not interfere with opening or closing of the front cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Inventor: Martin Zoland
  • Patent number: 5029899
    Abstract: A removable, protective book cover is provided which includes a jacket portion removably mountable in operative relationship with the binding of a book and having transparent overlay sheets secured thereto which may be disposed in operative relationship with the relevant pages of the book with which the cover is associated, said sheets incorporating hinges which facilitate the juxtaposition of the underside of the transparent overlay sheets in operative relationship with the relevant pages of the book so that maximum perception of the printed or other material on the page may be achieved by the person utilizing the book. Retaining element is provided to retain the cover in a desired closed, protective configuration between periods of usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Inventors: Patrice D. Schieppati, Daniel A. Schieppati
  • Patent number: 5020108
    Abstract: Various selected characteristics of digital (or analog) signals in an electrical circuit are converted into audible signals and transmitted as a sound pattern(s) through a speaker or headphones to a user. Such selected signal characteristics include pulse width, duty cycle, activity level (state changes), repetitive pattern comparison, and sampled signal level. Some representative types of differentiable noise or sounds include clicks, pitch, harmonics, noise bursts, ticks and tocks, and voice stopped consonants. By matching selected noise types with selected characteristics an audible display is generated which represents to the user various characteristics of the sampled signal either individually or collectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Inventor: Thomas D. Wason
  • Patent number: 5011188
    Abstract: A folder and a drawing implement, the implement including interlocking portion and the folder including holes for receiving the interlocking portion such that after receiving the interlocking portion front and back covers of the folder are locked together by the interlocking portion so as to close the folder, and the drawing implement is thereby attached to the folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Inventors: Martin Zoland, Mark Rossato
  • Patent number: 4986572
    Abstract: A pocket carrier is formed from a soft flexible material and features pockets for carrying and storing pencils or miscellaneous items. The carrier releasably attaches to a book via two elastic cords which separately engage each book cover by passing along the inside face of each cover and next to the pages such that the carrier rests on the book's spine and the pockets face outward, away from the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1991
    Inventor: Jon Kuykendall
  • Patent number: 4975137
    Abstract: A process of making a casebound hinged display mount having three rectangular panels and a pen holding slot formed in one edge of one of the rectangular panels for supporting the pen once the display mount has been set up. The process includes having a thin aluminum strip hinge with a visible groove in the case binding and aluminum strip hinge to make it easier to set up the display mount. The visible hinge line also allows the display mount to be shipped with a pen positioned in the visible groove and placed in the pen holding slot when the display mount is set up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1990
    Inventor: Carroll N. Cross
  • Patent number: 4974983
    Abstract: A card holder comprises a binder including a plurality of holder sheets each formed with a plurality of transparent pockets for holding business cards, and a plurality of blank sheets interleaved between the holder sheets, such that when the binder is open to expose one of the holder sheets on one side of the open binder, a blank sheet is simultaneously exposed on the opposite side of the binder permitting entry of information thereon pertaining to the card held by the exposed holder sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1990
    Assignee: Shakbar Investments Ltd.
    Inventor: Izhak Givati
  • Patent number: 4961596
    Abstract: A binder pouch is provided for use in conjunction with a binder or portfolio. The binder pouch includes a deformable storage unit having a top with separable first and second panels and a zipper, and a sidewall. The binder pouch also includes a strap fabricated at least in part from an elastomeric material. Preferably, the first and second panels are of a first color or design, the sidewall is of a second color or design and the strap is of yet a third color or design. The storage unit has a bottom surface preferably comprised of a portion of the strap. The sidewall is fixedly secured to the strap about the entire periphery of the sidewall. The storage unit is of a generally rectangular shape and is formed by a plurality of flaps on the top and sidewall which are secured to one another by stitches. The periphery of the top is less than the periphery of the sidewall, at the point where the sidewall is fixedly secured to the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1990
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Marc L. Moor
  • Patent number: 4948172
    Abstract: A clip board has an integrally formed elongated clip mounting member which has a groove means extending longitudinally therein. A U-shaped plate insert means is inserted in the groove means and opened upward. A bent rod has an engaging portion to engage with the board, two bent arm portions on two sides of the engaging portion, and two opposing end portions extending inwardly from the arm portions. The opposing end portions are received in the groove means with two coil springs respectively provided thereon. The coil springs have engaging portions which threads through the board and is bent to be engaged with the bottom side of the board. The upward extending portions of the insert means confines a channel above the coil springs to clamp therebetween releaseably a pen or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Inventor: Shih-Ho Chang
  • Patent number: 4932520
    Abstract: A waiters'/waitresses' wallet for holding order checks while a customer's order is taken, the wallet comprising a left and right hand cover, the left hand cover having a multi page pad thereon, and a plurality of clear plastic envelopes secured to the right hand cover, the envelopes having diagonal corner pockets for holding the checks while the order is taken, the envelopes holding the miniature menus or the checks after the order is taken. The multi page pad having perforated tabs which are removable and attachable to respective envelopes to identify particular tables/customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Inventors: Michael J. Ciarcia, John V. Hilliard