Abstract: The storage device of this invention provides an improved accessory holder for standard ring binders having a plurality of ring guides attached to a binder spine-mounted back plate. The device comprises a generally hollow housing member conditioned for placement against and attachment to the binder back plate, and within the rings themselves, so as not to interfere with the sheets or other contents of the binder. The housing member has a central cavity for holding accessory items such as pencils, rulers, and the like, and includes a cap or door for access to the central cavity.
Abstract: A device for writing in a shower or the like has a substantially flat support and a stack of sheets attached to said support and arranged so that the sheets are connected with each other along their upper edge and two lateral edges to prevent penetration of water between the sheets.
Abstract: In a clock-studying picture book, a picture book body illustrating respective picture patterns relating to various times of day is provided with a sound generator which, when a long hand or short hand, or both the long and short hands are controlled to point to a specific time, generates a sound making the specific time recognizable, so that the infant can study the clock and time while enjoying himself during play.
Abstract: A book-like receptacle having a plurality of clear cylinders for holding crayons on opposing book surfaces. Opposing cylinders being aligned in registry to lock the book in the closed position. A sleeve in the rear cover of the book enables the user to secure a coloring book to the receptacle.
Abstract: An elongated tubular body is provided for reception within the confines of closed rings of a "ring binder" and with the body spaced radially inwardly from the inner surfaces of the rings sufficient to enable sheets of paper slidingly engaged with the rings to slide thereabout without interference with the tubular body. The tubular body includes a first side opposing the base of the "ring binder" ring assembly from which the rings are mounted and the body first side is stationarily secured to the base. A second side of the body remote from the first side has a saddle cut opening formed therein and a thin wall cover closely overlies the second s de closing the opening and is guidingly mounted from the body for shifting relative thereto between positions opening and closing the opening.
February 22, 1988
Date of Patent:
April 11, 1989
Robert J. Steinfield, Sterling Woodruff
Abstract: A bookmark/writing instrument includes a thin, generally planar card made of a flexible material, and having a cutout section formed therein for receiving and holding a writing instrument. The writing instrument is made of athin generally planar piece of material dimensioned to fit within the cut-out section of the card in a co-planar relationship therewith. Structure is included for releasably holding the piece of material in place within the cut-out section of the card. A marking device is disposed on the piece of material to enable writing on or otherwise marking an object. At least one side edge of the card is substantially straight to provide a straight edge for marking.
Abstract: A folder is especially designed for use by an athletic coach or instructor. The folder includes a pair of stiff, rectangular supports or covers joined in the folding fashion by a linear hinge. On both the interior and exterior surface of at least one of the covers there are a plurality of releasable fastening elements, such as velcro pads. A rectangular chalkboard is provided having a top surface permanently marked with a diagram of the competition area and demarkation lines an athletic sport. The undersurface of the chalkboard is equipped with second, mating releasable fastener elements, that are releasably engageable with the first fastening elements. A magnetic board is likewise provided having a top surface permanently marked with a diagram of the competition area and demarkation lines of an athletic sport with the undersurface of the magnetic board equipped with second releasable fastening elements arranged in the same mirror image pattern as that on the surfaces of the cover.
Abstract: A durable binder for holding papers and the like includes exterior and interior cover sheets that are attached to each other by heat sealing to define relatively rigid panels separated by hinge panels. The hinge panels are each characterized by a multitude of minute separate depressed areas in which the cover sheets are connected, the depressed areas being surrounded by intersecting raised areas. The depressed areas can be of varying depth and can define pockets for holding writing instruments and other objects.
Abstract: A checkbook folder of integral three-ply construction includes a transverse hinge separating front and back cover panels. The folder is formed by an outer, transparent, rectangular sheet and two smaller, rectangular, inner sheets of synthetic plastic material each being superimposed in edge-to-edge relation with opposite edge portions of the outer sheet and the sheets are bonded together along their peripheral edges. Each cover panel includes a pocket having an opening facing toward the hinge of the folder. An opaque, unitary fibrous insert, imprinted on at least its outer surface, is disposed within the pockets and includes a fold line which corresponds to the transverse hinge.
February 9, 1984
Date of Patent:
January 28, 1986
Harvey W. Friedman, Jerry L. Kohli, Cynthia L. DeMur
Abstract: A portable folder type pencil case, includes, a cover sheet panel being foldable in half and including first and second half panels each respectively having an inner half panel overlaid and joined on an inner side of the cover panel, the first inner half panel having a non-adhesive lateral mid-portion and the second half panel having an adhesive lateral mid-portion for overlapping with the lateral mid-portion upon folding of the case, a first and second guard strip panel wherein an outer end portion of the first half cover panel is joined with the first guard strip panel and an outer edge end portion of the second half cover panel is joined with the second guard strip panel, and a single-face adhesive panel strip connected to the cover sheet panel adjacent the second guard panel strip and including a panel strip for reinforcement of the single-face adhesive panel strip, the second guard strip panel having an adhesive back face for being selectively securely engaged with the first guard strip panel.
Abstract: A leafed holder for writing pad, papers and accessories includes a pair of like-sized covers retained together by an elongate hinge or spine connecting adjacent side edges thereof and a leafed member hingedly positioned between the covers and retained adjacent the spine, and having a substantially rigid planar surface on one side thereof adapted for use as a writing or organizing surface. A second surface of the leafed member opposite the writing surface includes document storage pockets thereon, and the leafed member is selectably closably retainable with one of the covers in a manner to keep documents retained therebetween.
Abstract: Looseleaf notebooks having an integrally molded spine and front and rear cover panels with living hinge connections to the spine, the inside faces of said covers having a shallow, rectangular cavity for holding instructions, labels, decals, cards, etc., one or more snap-on pockets for holding a variety of articles, and pairs of snap-in ribs to hold pencils, rulers, etc.; the spine-remote edges of said panels optionally having integrally molded handles for carrying the notebooks, and page marker strips hingedly mounted on the rear cover panel.
Abstract: An interview or demonstration portfolio for prospective teachers and other professionals includes audiovisual components, demonstration slides and writings to highlight the competencies and performance skills of a candidate.
Abstract: A reusable writing board of "slate board" is both improved and of lower cost, avoiding use of the usual separate black-cardboard piece stapled to a backing. In a single printing operation, which is needed for face-printing anyway, the "slate" or background surface is provided on the same piece of paperboard. After further machine steps, a final operation of gluing and folding produces the finished slate board with a decoratively-printed head panel glued to extend down protectively over the top edge of the plastic work sheet covering the printed background. If desired, educational or informative discs can be rotatably secured under the head fold. Also, if desired, an air pocket can be formed under the head fold such that after writing by impressions through the work sheet, a sudden slap on the cover of the air pocket will raise the work sheet pneumatically to erase the writing.
Abstract: A guide device is provided along an edge of a plate-like member. A plurality of blocked spaces on the member extend alongside the guide device. A pointer is movably mounted in the guide means for manually selecting a desired one of the blocked spaces. A first knob is rotatably mounted on the member on one side of the blocked spaces in a plane perpendicular to the plane of the member. The knob has marks around its circumference indicating the hours and minutes of a day. A second knob is rotatably mounted on the member on the opposite side of the blocked spaces in a plane perpendicular to the plane of the member. The knob has marks around its circumference indicating the hours and minutes of a day.