Abstract: A binder for papers, photographs, or other sheet-like materials is provided with a cover having one or more window openings defined therein. A flat, transparent protective sheet is located in contact with the inside surface of the binder cover and a backing sheet overlies the protective sheet. The backing sheet is secured to the peripheral margin of the protective sheet, and elsewhere as required, to delineate at least one, and preferably a plurality of pockets. The pockets are formed between the backing sheet and the protective sheet. An elongated slit in defined through the backing sheet behind each pocket created. The peripheral edges of the backing sheet are permanently secured to the inside surface of the binder cover. Photographs or other flat display materials may be inserted into the pockets formed between the backing sheet and the protective sheet through the elongated slits. The pockets are delineated so that they are aligned with the window opening in the cover.
Abstract: A shallow box binder cover is provided for a binder containing a plurality of pages. The cover has a stiff, opaque core through which a plurality of display openings are defined. These display openings are surrounded by the structure of the cover core. A separate transparent plastic blister or box is located in each of the display openings. Each transparent box has a raised interior bubble surrounded by a base having mounting flanges projecting laterally from opposite sides of the periphery of the base. These mounting flanges are held against the inside surface of the front cover core so that the raised interior bubbles project into the display openings and into close proximity to the outer surface of the cover core. A front cover liner is disposed across the bases of the boxes to define separate, hollow enclosed cavities within the interior portions of each of the bubbles. Selected three-dimensional objects are placed within the bubbles before the front cover liner is disposed across the bases of the boxes.
Abstract: A ring binder (100) has a center spine (102) and end leafs (104). The spine section has jaws (108) formed on each side which extend the length of the spine section. Each end leaf has one end (104a) insertable into one of the jaws and thereafter held in place by serrations (110) forming the jaws and which frictionally engage the one end of the leaf to keep it permanently in place. A binder ring assembly (10) includes binder rings (18-22) and a mechanism (14,16) for opening and closing the rings. The spine section includes rivets (72) integrally formed at each end of the spine section and the binder ring assembly includes a cover (12) having corresponding openings (68a,68b) for attaching the binder ring assembly to the spine section. This binder construction allows different width end leafs to be used with a common spine section to form a variety of different size binders using a common spine section.
Abstract: An improved binder formed of two cover portions made of rigid material joined together with a living hinge. A closure flap with a second living hinge joins the free ends of the cover opposite the binder spine. An improved method of attaching a pocket to the binder is also disclosed. The use of such a technique on rigid polypropylene material allows roll feeding of materials, eliminates the need for a chipboard, allows existing printing and sealing machinery to be employed in the manufacture of the binder, and provides improved durability and aesthetics at a low cost.
October 7, 1998
Date of Patent:
February 29, 2000
Avery Dennison Corporation
Stuart Karten, Paul Kirley, Dennis Schroeder
Abstract: A pull tab accessory device for any type of binder but most particularly for a ring binder having multiple rings such as the commonly known "three ring binder". In one embodiment the tab may be an extension of the spine of a book or binder elongated as desired and tapered to form a surface which may be readily grasped by the thumb and fingers of a person. The extension is pliable and deformable to form an angle of ninety degrees with the spine if required. A second embodiment is an elongated flexible member having one or more legs provided with an aperture at one end and with a tab suitable for grasping by the thumb and fingers of a person at the end remote from the aperture. The aperture is shaped in cross-sectional dimension to slide over the lowermost ring of a ring binder.
Abstract: A device is disclosed for binding together sheet-like articles such as photos or documents. In combination, the device includes a first cover and a second and a plurality of sheet-like articles interposed between the covers and secured therebetween by adhesive. A first closure member is secured with respect to the first cover and the second cover includes a second closure member coacting with the first closure member, whereby the closure members secure the covers in an article-protecting relationship.
Abstract: A book puller (10) has a main body (23) with generally square end portions (13, 14) and a center portion (12) having concavely curved outer edges (68). The center portion (12) has a reinforcing layer (24). The end portions (13, 14) are attached to the front and back covers of a book by pressure sensitive adhesive, with the junctures (19, 20) between the center portion (12) and the end portions (13, 14) positioned at the spine edges (21, 22) of the book. The center portion (12) loops around the spine (66) of the book and is spaced therefrom to form a handle (38). Pulling forces exerted on the handle (38) by inserting a finger behind it are distributed by the concave edges (68) to the end portions (13, 14). The pullers (10) may be manufactured by separating a roll of body forming material from its backing material, inserting a strip of reinforcing material therebetween, pulling the three layers through pressure rollers, and die cutting the pullers (10).
Abstract: A wrap-around cover for a bound book which includes a rectangular sheet having a center portion that abuts the book spine, with the side portions of the sheet being folded inwardly to overlie the front and rear covers of a book to be protected, and with the distal portions of the rectangular sheet being formed with inwardly-facing flaps. These flaps receive the outer portions of the front and rear covers of the book to removably retain the wrap-around cover on the book, and with the wrap-around cover being formed of a flexible synthetic plastic material so printing on the front and rear book covers is visible.
Abstract: A book jacket is described that can fit around a book independent of its thickness while enabling the placement of a display at a desired location with respect to the book such as its spine or front cover. In one book jacket a pocket and a sleeve are used for attachment to the front and back covers of a book and separated by a floating spine region. In another book jacket a pair of sleeves are used separated by a floating spine region. In another embodiment a flat sleeve book shield is provided that is convenient to apply to books of different thicknesses. The spine regions are uninterrupted and flexible so as to conform to the shape of many spine thicknesses. The book jacket is particularly suitable to fit around conventional directory books such as telephone books, catalogs, and airline schedules.
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: A container for marking instruments comprises a support strip having a plurality of pockets attached to a carrier so as to interact with other pockets on another support strip for the purpose of securing the marking instruments neatly in place when not in use.