With Pockets Patents (Class 281/31)
  • Patent number: 10017002
    Abstract: A pocket device including a first major panel and a second major panel coupled together along a major fold line. The pocket device includes a first pocket panel coupled to the first major panel and defining a first pocket with the first major panel, the first pocket panel having an edge positioned adjacent to a mouth of the first pocket. The pocket device further includes a second pocket panel coupled to the second major panel and defining a second pocket with the second major panel, the second pocket panel having an edge positioned adjacent to a mouth of the second pocket. The pocket device has a first reinforcing material positioned on the first pocket panel adjacent to the mouth of the first pocket, wherein the first reinforcing material is spaced apart from the edge of the first pocket panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Bobby G. James, Jr., Edward P. Busam, Peter M. Bartlett
  • Patent number: 9802438
    Abstract: A board book album having stiff pages constructed from layers of white board material and having “hidden pockets,” each pocket holding two photographs, back-to-back, that are framed in die cutout openings in each page. Spacers to which the backs of the spreads forming the pages are glued allow each page to accommodate the thickness of the photographs without damaging the outer 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: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Laura J. Miranti
  • Patent number: 9754318
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying relative spending pattern data includes a process for displaying relative spending pattern data and/or an application for displaying relative spending pattern reports whereby, data representing various financial transactions is obtained and categorized by a computing system implemented financial management system. The financial transaction data is then stored. A user is then provided with a user interface including a capability to activate a selected item in order to generate a relative spending pattern data report for the selected item. Once an item is selected and/or activated, relative spending pattern report parameters are automatically selected based on historical transaction data and/or input by customers/users. A relative spending pattern report is then prepared using data from the computing system implemented financial management system and the relative spending pattern report parameters provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: J W M Spies, John Reed Flora
  • Patent number: 9722984
    Abstract: A first device requests a protected resource (managed by a second device). A first authentication is performed by the second device upon receipt of the request. The second device provides an audio message back to the first device, which plays the audio message over a speaker. A third device captures the audio message as audio and uses the audio message to request a second authentication from the second device. The second device provides an authenticated session handle back to the first device for accessing the protected resource when both the first and second authentications are successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: NetIQ Corporation
    Inventors: Lloyd Leon Burch, Michael F. Angelo, Baha Masoud
  • Patent number: 9665245
    Abstract: A book which simultaneously displays physical content and related digital media. The content and coordination of the digital and physical media will be established by the end user of the book. The book may display specific digital media via an electronic device in response to the selection of specific physical page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventors: Kristin Miller, Lucas Miller
  • Patent number: 9424811
    Abstract: A digital collage creation kit is provided. The digital collage creation kit may include a digital photo cutter, a digital stamper, and a digital transforming tool. The digital photo cutter, the digital stamper, and the digital transforming tool may be configured to interact with a touch-screen surface of a computing device executing the digital collage creation kit application. Upon executing the digital collage creation kit application by the computing device, the digital collage creation kit may generate a digital collage creation environment, in which a digital collage may be created based on input received from one or more of the digital photo cutter, the digital stamper, and the digital transforming tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Crayola LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Thomas Moll, Brian Nemeckay, Stephen Weiss
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140333057
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a book jacket which can accommodate eyeglasses and a book. The book jacket includes a book jacket main body and pockets disposed respectively at two ends of the book jacket main body. An inner layer is disposed at the inner surface of the book jacket main body. When the book jacket is folded, the folding inner layer spine portion and the folding book jacket spine portion define an accommodating space therebetween. The book jacket spine portion has a slit, and a storage pull tab, one end of which is fixed to the inner layer spine portion, and the other end of which passes through the slit of the book jacket spine portion and extends outward. The inner layer spine portion has a bookmark. The present disclosure cleverly forms an accommodating space for storing eyeglasses in the book jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: ACTION EYEWEAR CORP.
    Inventor: CHOON KHEANG NG
  • Publication number: 20140251854
    Abstract: A cover includes a spine, a front panel hingedly connected to the spine, and a back panel hingedly connected to the spine. A web of material interconnects the front panel and the back panel at a spaced distance from the spine so as to define a compartment between the spine and the web of material. The cover is adapted to cover an article that displays text or other images, and the compartment is adapted to store an article that may be used with the covered article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Holy Bauble LLC
    Inventor: Tara O'Brien Flanigan
  • Publication number: 20140183852
    Abstract: A cover assembly joins with a book to enable a sheet to display from the book, and to provide protection to the sheets within the book. The book includes a check book. The sheet slides between a transparent upper cover and a transparent lower cover through a sheet reception portion. The sheet orients in a direction by which an image or text on the sheet is visible through one of the covers. The upper cover and the lower cover join at a cover binding end that pivotally opens and closes the covers in conjunction with a book binder. The cover assembly includes a preprinted ornamental portion that forms a perimeter frame for the sheet and contains a theme. The cover assembly overlays the outer cover of the book, not affecting the functionality of the book or a plurality of book sheets inside the book.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Mehri Mafi
  • Publication number: 20140151995
    Abstract: A coupon organizer formed as an accordion style folder having transparent pockets, transparent folder partitions, and appropriately entitled partition tabs. The size of the instant coupon organizer can vary but is usually sized to fit conveniently inside a shopper's purse for easy access and availability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Kerry Webber - Scalzo
  • 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: 20130313816
    Abstract: A notebook includes a top cover, a bottom cover, a spine that bonds both covers and that has a bonding means, and sheets bonded by said bonding means. The notebook has three borders comprised by the edge or thickness of each of the sheets. The notebook has a first base bonded to the sheets, wherein a cover is bonded by three of its sides to the first side, thus leaving an unbonded side. The notebook has a second base bonded to the sheets, which has a tabs zone housing at least one tab. The notebook may include a coating resulting from a dye spraying procedure over the borders. The dye has a desired viscosity that when it contacts the border, only an amount of dye that covers the edge or thickness of each sheet is absorbed, thus preventing the dye from smearing towards the inner part of the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Carvajal, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventor: Gloria MONTIEL CUAMATZI
  • 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: 8505977
    Abstract: A book of sleeve protected pages bound together to form a sleeve bundle cradled inside a receiving channel formed by a hardcover spine and longitudinal flanges extending from the spine and a method of binding thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Magen Hasefer Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoel Duparc
  • Publication number: 20130049345
    Abstract: An improved front or back cover panel of a bound or loose-leaf notebook, book, journal, planner, calendar, ring binder, or the like, is provided with a notch, groove or slot on the outside surface of the cover panel, with a strap permanently or removably affixed to the outside surface of the front or back cover panel and extending across the notch, groove or slot, to removably receive and retain a pen, pencil, stylus or other type of writing instrument in the notch, groove or slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: CLEMENTINE PAPER, INC.
    Inventor: David Imbernino
  • Patent number: 8141907
    Abstract: The invention relates to a document folder (10, 110, 200) with a document pocket (12), defined by a front cover (14) and a back cover (16) made of plastic foil, used for holding documents, comprising a label strip (24) movable in relation to the document pocket (12) that, in a first position, extends at least partially beyond the outline of the document pocket (12) on one first side (20). According to the invention, the label strip (24) is permanently connected to the document pocket (12) and can be folded into a second position, around a fold (22) parallel to the first side (20), onto the front cover (14) or the back cover (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Esselte Leitz GmbH & Co KG
    Inventor: Steffen Seiffarth
  • Publication number: 20110291398
    Abstract: A method for pre-planning a funeral comprising a memorial book with special features to summarize thoughts, wishes, memories, and plans after one's death is herein disclosed. The memorial book allows a person to plan for their funeral services while also serving to preserve a person's memory through their own thoughts, remembrances and memorabilia. The memorial book comprises a plurality of pockets binder and multiple sections that contain personal and important information. With all such information gathered in a single place, it relieves the next of kin from having to make difficult decisions that have already been made by the deceased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Tara Lea Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8013028
    Abstract: An embedded recycled container sheet binder includes a front cover and a back cover, the front cover and the back cover being connected to one another for opening and closing, at least one of the front cover and the back cover being, at least in part, a plurality of flattened recycled containers embedded in a plastic base, and each of the plurality of flattened recycled containers being visibly recognizable. The plurality of flattened recycled containers is preferably embedded between a base substrate of plastic and a top layer of plastic. The base substrate is a recycled plastic base substrate selected from the group consisting of clear plastic, opaque plastic, colored plastic and combinations thereof. In some preferred embodiments, the embedded recycled container sheet binder the top layer is a recycled plastic selected from the group consisting of clear plastic, opaque plastic and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: B Green Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth P. Glynn
  • Publication number: 20110140407
    Abstract: A sheet secures at least one media or marketing material, such as a CD, onto the sheet for placement as a display or for sale. The sheet warns shoppers that a CD has been removed. The sheet has at least one flap extending through the center of the CD leaving the upper half visible. The flaps are formed with cut lines as a radial line, a band, a business card, or an artistic flap. Generally opposite the flap, one tab grips the CD. A baseline, also a cut line, extends about 1.5 times the thickness of the CD to each end of the cut line. A CD is inserted into the rear of the sheet below the tab and the flaps to secure it upon the panel. The cut line, flaps, and tab can be used singly or in multiples. The CD remains secured until a consumer breaks the flaps after purchase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: SCOTT Vincent KLEIN
  • 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: 7789430
    Abstract: An easel pad having a ledge for supporting an instrument, such as a marker, or a separate smaller notepad in the cover of the easel pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Cardinal Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Wittmeyer, Jr., Lance M. Sparks
  • Publication number: 20100187801
    Abstract: The children's organizational notebooks are a system of calligraphy notebooks that are color-coded to relate to a particular academic class or subject. For example, a green notebook could relate to a computer class, a red notebook could relate to a science class, etc. The notebooks are fashioned to employ different calligraphy (first, second, third, quadrille 5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm and regular lines). As presently contemplated, the notebooks will be available in eight different, bright colors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Frances M. Ramos-Dones, Mario De La Cruz
  • Patent number: 7762589
    Abstract: A document storage device is configured to receive a spine label. The document storage device includes a spine, a spine cover cooperating with the spine to define a pocket, and a sleeve member operable to at least partially surround the spine label to define a removable spine insert that is inserted into the pocket. The sleeve member remains in the pocket with the spine label and is removable from the pocket to remove the spine label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: ACCO Brands USA LLC
    Inventors: Jack B. Hough, Sue Y. Kim, Stephen P. Corr, Timothy P. Grady, Marilyn J. Morgan, Philip E. Hague, Jason C. Campbell
  • Patent number: 7758077
    Abstract: A flexible, preferably elastic empanelled book cover (12) that has pocket portions (25) to receive the covers of a book (10) that is inserted therein. The cover (12) consists of a unitary hexagonal sheet of pliable material such as “SPANDEX”, having extended upper and lower edges, with each edge bisected by a slot (32) of predetermined width that extends orthogonally. Fold lines (34, 36 and 38) form a laterally-extended rectangle, with the side fold lines (38) forming the lateral apices of the hexagon two triangular flap portions (20) of the cover pockets. The in-folded upper and lower flap portions of the hexagon are attached to each other and to the triangular side flap portions, to form the pocket portion (25), with lock stitching (27) at the innermost juncture by the spine opening. A central top and bottom fold-over engages the spine of the book in stabilizing relation. The unitary hexagonal blanks can be economically mass produced from roll material (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Kittrich Corporation
    Inventor: Robert S. Silverman
  • Patent number: 7753411
    Abstract: A book cover, formed from an elastomeric polymer material, has pocket portions for receiving the covers of a book. The pocket portions form an elliptically shaped access slot that encases covers inserted into the pocket portion and have peripheral edges that fold over and cover the top and bottom edge of the book spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Kittrich Corporation
    Inventor: Robert S. Silverman
  • Patent number: 7726695
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cover for a book having a wire concealment feature incorporated therein. The cover of the present invention generally comprises a front panel, a rear panel attached to and extending from the front panel, and a middle panel that extends from the opposite side of the rear panel. The inwardly facing surface of the front panel includes an elongated tab attached to or integral with its inner edge, with the tab including a longitudinally extending series of holes formed therethrough. A coiled wire passes through the holes formed through the tab, and a book is also attached to the coiled wire thereby interconnecting the book to the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Abby J. Howes
  • Publication number: 20100127489
    Abstract: A notebook includes a front cover, a back cover, an insert retaining panel, and an implement holder. The front and back covers each have first and second major sides and are movable relative to each other between open and closed positions. The panel cooperates with the back cover to form a pocket to receive an insert between the back cover and the panel. The implement holder is formed from a flap portion of the back cover into a sleeve for retaining an implement therein. The front cover and back cover are integrally formed and are foldable along at least one crease therebetween, and the panel is an integrally formed extension of the back cover. The flap defines a raised edge forming a stop against which an edge of an insert rests for proper positioning of the insert between the front and back covers. The notebook includes a spine integrally formed with the front cover and the back cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: TIMEPLANNER CALENDARS, INC.
    Inventor: Lawrence Edward O'Boyle
  • Patent number: 7682216
    Abstract: An article including a book, a closeable housing and an object in a compressed state in the housing is disclosed. The object is compressed foam that expands into a figure when the housing is opened. The book has one or more characters and the figure is representative of one of the one or more characters. The housing is preferably in a back cover of the book. The compressible toy is made from a compressible and expandable foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventor: Donald Spector
  • Patent number: 7654577
    Abstract: A notepad system includes a piece of generally flat backing material, and a plurality of generally rectangular notepads removably mounted to the piece of backing material. The plurality of notepads are located immediately adjacent to each other and define a recognizable shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Amy Elizabeth Glosh, Jill Marie Broering
  • Patent number: 7654576
    Abstract: A flexible, preferably elastic empanelled book cover (12) that has pocket portions (25) to receive the covers of a book (10) that is inserted therein. The cover (12) consists of a unitary hexagonal sheet of pliable material such as “SPANDEX”, having extended upper and lower edges, with each edge bisected by a slot (32) of predetermined width that extends orthogonally. Fold lines (34, 36 and 38) form a laterally-extended rectangle, with the side fold lines (38) forming the lateral apices of the hexagon two triangular flap portions (20) of the cover pockets. The in-folded upper and lower flap portions of the hexagon are attached to each other and to the triangular side flap portions, to form the pocket portion (25), with lock stitching (27) at the innermost juncture by the spine opening. A central top and bottom fold-over engages the spine of the book in stabilizing relation. The unitary hexagonal blanks can be economically mass produced from roll material (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Kittrich Corporation
    Inventor: Robert S. Silverman
  • Patent number: 7648173
    Abstract: An adjustable book cover (10) consisting of a unitary hexagonal sheet of stretchable fabric (16) that is preferably coated with an elastomeric polyurethane resin (15). Interstices (19) of the fabric (16) are filled with at least a single layer of polyurethane resin (15), creating an impermeable waterproof barrier while maintaining the elastic functionality of the book cover (10). The hexagonal sheet has flap portions defined by fold lines (44,46,48) that delineate a laterally formed rectangle within the fabric polygon. Extended edges of the upper and lower shaped flap portions are each bisected by a slot (41) of predetermined depth, thus forming an access aperture (21) for the covers of a book when selected flap portions of the hexagon are secured together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Kittrich Corporation
    Inventor: Robert S. Silverman
  • 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: 20090250919
    Abstract: A book cover, formed from an elastomeric polymer material, has pocket portions for receiving the covers of a book. The pocket portions form an elliptically shaped access slot that encases covers inserted into the pocket portion and have peripheral edges that fold over and cover the top and bottom edge of the book spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventor: Robert S. Silverman
  • Publication number: 20090189386
    Abstract: The invention relates to a document folder (10, 110, 200) with a document pocket (12), defined by a front cover (14) and a back cover (16) made of plastic foil, used for holding documents, comprising a label strip (24) movable in relation to the document pocket (12) that, in a first position, extends at least partially beyond the outline of the document pocket (12) on one first side (20). According to the invention, the label strip (24) is permanently connected to the document pocket (12) and can be folded into a second position, around a fold (22) parallel to the first side (20), onto the front cover (14) or the back cover (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventor: Steffen Seiffarth
  • Publication number: 20090146407
    Abstract: A flexible heat shrinkable plastic book cover with two pockets allowing the front and back cover of the book to slide into. Once the covers are within their sleeves hot air is applied from a hair dryer, heat gun or other heat emitting air flow device. When the hot air comes into contact with the heat sensitive plastic wrap it causes it to shrink and form itself snuggly around the book creating a sealed membrane around the outer cover of the book. Said cover may or may not have printing and or graphics on and about the cover and inside the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventor: Ronald Reda
  • Publication number: 20090140511
    Abstract: An album for photographs and similar collectable items comprises a set of one or more straps extending from the album and arranged to either wrap around the edges of the album to hold it closed, or to provide stability to the album when it is opened in an easel configuration for display of the album contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: The Antioch Company
    Inventor: Marcus G. Pestl
  • Publication number: 20090121470
    Abstract: A wallet size bank card booklet is provided, and a method for forming the same, having a cover and a booklet insert. The cover has a width dimension ranging from about 4¾ inches to 5¼ inches and a height dimension ranging from about 3? inches to 3? inches. A transverse fold divides the cover into a front cover panel and a rear cover panel. The booklet insert in the form of a number of leaves has dimensions substantially the same as the dimensions of the cover, the leaves also having a transverse fold and forming pages. An opening is formed in the front cover panel. An adhesive layer is applied to the inner surface of the front cover panel and a transparent sheet is adhered to the inner surface of the front cover panel, the transparent sheet being larger than the opening, but shorter and narrower than the front panel, leaving an L-shaped marginal adhesive along two adjacent edges of the inner surface of the front panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: William B. Exline, Christopher P. Exline, Michael P. Exline, Walter M. Beaton
  • Publication number: 20090079180
    Abstract: A system and device to facilitate binding and storage of loose articles for later viewing and use thereof is provided, including at least one attachment strip having a free edge and opposing first and second faces, a border formed along a side of the attachment strip and having a plurality of openings, adhesive applied to an adhesive area on at least one of the opposing first and second faces of each attachment strip, and a view window area formed between the adhesive area and the border that is transparent to enable viewing therethrough. Preferably a removable liner covers the entire adhesive area prior to its use, after which the liner is removed and the adhesive area is applied directly to the article to be stored in the binding device. The binding device can then be retained in a conventional binder, such as a three-ring binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: Dalia Z. Zuniga
  • Publication number: 20090020998
    Abstract: A book cover holds a coloring book and includes a removably mounted storage page that holds coloring implements such as crayons and the like. The storage page holds pages of the coloring book not being used out of the way while allowing easy access to the coloring implements. When not in use, the book cover allows the coloring book and crayons to be securely stored and transported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventor: Deborah J. Gernenz
  • Patent number: 7478965
    Abstract: A portable carrier for papers, including two generally rectangular panels connected along one side and defining an interior there between. A closure is secured along three edges to the exterior of one of the panels to define a pouch between the one panel and the closure, with the pouch having an opening along a fourth edge. Two straps extend substantially parallel to two of the secured edges of the closure, with the straps each being secured in the pouch with one end at the pouch opening and the other end in the pouch adjacent the secured closure edge opposite the pouch opening. A pad is slidably connected along one side to the straps and has a storage position substantially within the pouch and a writing position outside the pouch on the closure. A mount is adapted to secure writing paper to the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: It's Academic of Illinois, Inc.
    Inventor: David Shapiro
  • Patent number: 7478837
    Abstract: A book cover (20), which may be formed or molded from an elastomeric polymer material, has pocket portions for receiving the covers (20) of a book (10). The pocket portions may form an elliptically shaped access slot (25) that eases insertion of the covers (20) into the pocket portion. The access slot (25) may be aligned with and parallel to the spine of the book (10) and contain recesses (23) to engage the top and bottom of the spine in a spine locking engagement. The peripheral edges (11) of the book cover, and also the edges (11) of the access slot (25), may be reinforced, such as by thickening the material at these locations, for increased strength. The book cover (20) may have various visual effects or indicia, and may be textured or patterned, which may increase the grip of the book cover (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Kittrich Corporation
    Inventor: Robert S. Silverman
  • Patent number: 7469930
    Abstract: An album (10) for photographs and similar collectible items comprising a cover (1) in which at least one window (2) is formed for display of a photograph or other flat object. The window is formed by a window frame mounting base (102) having an L-shaped cross sectional profile and a window frame cover (101) having an L-shaped cross-sectional profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: The Antioch Company
    Inventor: David J. Thomsen
  • Patent number: 7441977
    Abstract: A portfolio including a panel and a removable and reversible article carrying board. The panel and board have a fastening arrangement, preferably a hook and loop fastener, for releasable engagement therebetween. The board preferably has at least one fastening arrangement located on each side. At least one fastening arrangement preferably extends outwardly beyond the board or panel to engage a fastening arrangement located on an away facing board or panel side. In a preferred embodiment, each board side has a fastener strip disposed along side edges and the panel has a pair of spaced apart outwardly extending fastener strips that each engages a fastener strip on the away facing board side and that also each engages a fastener strip on the toward facing board side. The board can include an expandable elastic pocket of bonded and preferably heat sealed construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Inventor: Adam Merzon
  • Publication number: 20080257940
    Abstract: A pocket assembly includes a major panel and a pocket panel coupled together to define a pocket between the panels. A divider is placed in the pocket to partition the pocket into two or more compartments. The divider comprises a securing element secured to at least one of the major and pocket panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Edward Busam, Jonathan Wicks
  • Publication number: 20080252063
    Abstract: A multifunctional cover device with a detachable PDA device includes a front cover, a back cover, and at least one rotatable accessory panel connected to the front cover at one side for holding the PDA device and a lighting lamp. The accessory panel is mounted at a concave surface of the front cover when it is folded and at this time, the lamp and the PDA device are aligned with the windows of the front cover. When the accessory board is rotated through 180 degrees from the concave surface of the front cover, it forms an extending front cover panel. According to another structure, the accessory board is slidably mounted in the hollow front cover. Therefore, the user is able to use the PDA device while reading and writing with illumination and sound by playing the PDA device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: SHENZHEN WANG LING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPM
    Inventor: Yimwai Yau
  • Publication number: 20080211221
    Abstract: A notebook system, including a plurality of notebooks each having a front cover and a back cover connected along one edge by a binding, and a pocket provided on an outer side of the front cover and/or the back cover of each of the notebooks. The front cover or back cover of one of the notebooks is insertable into the pocket of another of the notebooks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Tina Asquith, Esther Mun
  • Publication number: 20080211222
    Abstract: A book with markable pages constructed of washable material and removably disposed between two pillow-like covers, namely, a first pillow and a second pillow. The first pillow includes a first edge and a first periphery and the second pillow includes a second edge and a second periphery. The second edge is hingedly connected to the first edge. The book further includes a fastener positioned along and between the first periphery and the second periphery. The book is closeable and lockable. One or more of the markable pages defines a pocket for accepting a support sheet. The book further includes, disposed between the first pillow and the second pillow, one or more display pages each having a plurality of display pockets, and one or more pouch pages each defining an openably closeable storage pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventor: Michael L. Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7398611
    Abstract: A photo album insert for holding at least one photograph and at least one compact disc. The insert includes at least two sheets of generally planar material, where at least one of the sheets is substantially transparent. Both of the sheets have a top edge, a bottom edge and first and second opposing side edges. The sheets are generally fixed relative to each other. The insert also includes at least a first photograph stop disposed between the transparent sheet top edge and the transparent sheet bottom edge to define at least a first photograph receiving area, and at least a first compact disc stop disposed between the first photograph stop and the transparent sheet bottom edge to define at least a first compact disc receiving area. The first compact disc receiving area overlaps with and at least partially extends below the first photograph receiving area, and the first compact disc receiving area and the first photograph receiving area cooperate to define a first photograph/compact disc pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Pioneer Photo Albums, Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany Boxer, Sheldon Plutsky