Removable Patents (Class 281/34)
  • Patent number: 10349761
    Abstract: A fitted sheet (800) includes a first side margin (106) and the second side margin (107) folded about a first fold line (104) and a second fold line (105), respectively, toward a central panel (108) such that sides of the first side margin and the second side margin are separated by a separation (208). A first edge (209) and a second edge (211) occur where the first side margin and the central panel abut, while a third edge (210) and a fourth edge (212) occur where the second side margin and the central panel abut. The first edge includes a first seam (405), while the second edge includes a second seam (406). The third edge includes a third seam (407), while the fourth edge includes a fourth seam (408). Each seam is applied by a different sewing operation. At least two seams are different in color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Syed Binali, Kelly Martinucci
  • Patent number: 9334076
    Abstract: A label assembly for a customizable gift box. The label assembly includes a label and a back sheet having alignment tabs for aligning the box blank to the label. The alignment tabs are raised to expose adhesive material of the label. The box portion is aligned on the adhesive with the tabs, and then the partially adhered label can be fully exposed and wrapped around the box portion. The label can be used as a box bottom or top wrapping, or can form a top for a bottom box portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Timothy J. Flynn
  • Publication number: 20150014978
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cover for at least partially enclosing a stack, the stack comprising at least two sheets, the cover comprising: a front cover member for placing at the front side of the stack; a rear cover member for placing at the rear side of the stack and connected to the front cover member, a spine crease or spine part on a spine side for connecting the front cover member and the rear cover member at least in the assembled state with the stack, and front coupling means for coupling the front cover member to the respective side of the stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Paul Gokkel
  • Patent number: 8480132
    Abstract: Provided is a book cover core body and a kit, which are used for manufacturing a book cover member which allows the original book to be finished easily, accurately, and neatly when an individual prepares an original book according to his taste without having to use an auxiliary tool such as a ruler and a stabbing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Kobayashi Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8210571
    Abstract: A book cover (10) having a spine (26) and end covers (32) on either side of the spine (26) wherein the spine and end covers (32) are all formed from a single, folded blank (12) and the end covers (32) comprise at least two adhered layers of the folded blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Roylebind Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Clifford Royle
  • Patent number: 8191745
    Abstract: The Secured Children's Book and Toy Holder that attaches to a child's car seat, stroller, or other children's transport device utilizing the Secured Children's Book and Toy Holder's seat belt harness connector loop and pads of mating hook and loop fastener material attachment ribbons that securely hold children's books and toys in a child's lap, preventing them from being dropped or thrown. The Secured Children's Book and Toy Holder is made of fabrics with strategically located reinforced button holes and a covered zippered back access panel to allow secure attachment of three books and/or multiple toys through the use of pads of mating hook and loop fastener material attachment ribbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Janice Everett Gray
  • Patent number: 8147944
    Abstract: An apparatus formed or molded from a transparent material to cover a book, composition book, or notebook of various sizes is provided. The transparent apparatus is double layered with an opened ended top edge to allow for paper of various weights to be inserted within the double layered body and mutually spaced inward folded portions. The inward folded portions are deep enough to slide the front and back covers of a book, composition book, or notebook into it for a secure fit. The inward folded edges are affixed and sealed through all thickness of the cover body at the bottom edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Rachel Latrell Moore
  • Patent number: 7931303
    Abstract: Printed products (2), in particular newspapers or magazines with different supplements are, for distribution, packed into a covering sheet e.g. made of paper. The covering sheet (1) comprises at least one region, which is completely punched-out and/or at least one region (7), which, due to a partial punching out is easily removable from the covering sheet (1). The punched-out region is a window (6), through which the title and/or the headline of a newspaper or magazine packed into the covering sheet (1) is visible. Partially punched-out regions (7) of the covering sheet (1) are marked by corresponding printing as voucher, reply card, collector's card, punch-out sheet or toy and are removed from the covering sheet (1) for functions other than the covering function of the covering sheet (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Ferag AG
    Inventor: Guido Steffen
  • Publication number: 20100264639
    Abstract: An embellished album covering is configured to appear as an article of clothing. An album covering can enhance the appearance of a photo album, scrapbook, memory book, and the like, be customizable, and can commemorate an event or time period. An album covering can be configured to have the appearance of a military uniform, comprising authentic military service fabric, and having embellishment consistent with an authentic military uniform, such as a collar and front pockets. A military service album covering can be personalized with proper placement of name tape, rank insignias and various military uniform adornments. An album covering can be configured to slidingly receive an album, and be removable from the album. A kit can include an album, an album covering configured to cover the album, and various adornments for personalization of the album covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Heather Lovern, Charles Lovern
  • Patent number: 7793986
    Abstract: An improved structure for book cover includes a cover layer, a left positioning plate and a right positioning plate, wherein the left and the right positioning plates are disposed above the cover layer and the edges of the cover layer can be folded inwardly for being adhered or stitched at the edges of the left and the right positioning plates, and the left and the right positioning plates respectively have a protruded left binding portion and a protruded right binding portion which both have plural holes corresponding to each other for fixing loose leaf papers between the left and the right positioning plates directly by a spiral so as to form a book. Through the improved structure of book cover in the present invention, the manufacturing process can be simplified and the cost of labor and material can be saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: C. & T. Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chiu-Lieh Liang
  • Publication number: 20100181752
    Abstract: A removable spine for a book having pages bound together by a binder coil includes a base supporting a pair of spaced arms, the base and arms being of a length generally corresponding to a height of the binder book. The base has a width substantially equal to a width of the binder coil, while each of the arms joined together have a distal portion oriented to engage a portion of an outer surface of the book and a proximal portion in a clearance orientation with respect to the binder coil. The spine may be slid over the coil for mounting on the book, and may be easily removed from the book. The arms may be pivotally affixed to the base to allow the book to be opened with the spine in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventor: ARTHUR VENDITTI
  • 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: 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: 20090198512
    Abstract: A method of storing a medical file carrier in a healthcare facility includes disposing a first portion of the medical file carrier in a first pocket of a removable carrier cover, substantially covering an outer surface of the medical file carrier with a surface of the carrier cover, and defining a non-covered region exposing a second portion of the medical file carrier for review in the healthcare facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventor: Marie Faircloth
  • Publication number: 20090179414
    Abstract: A protective covering for a paperback book provides a generally rectangular, foldable, protective sheet divided into a plurality of linearly adjoining panels. These panels include a front flap panel, a front cover panel, a spine panel, a rear cover panel, and a rear flap panel. Preferably each one of the adjacent panels is separated by at least one scoring line, allowing the panels to be easily and selectively folded around the outside of a paperback book. Adhesive portions are engaged with each one of the flap panels as well as the spine panel, each adhesive portion preferably providing a low-tack, reusable adhesive that enabling the protective covering to be easily attached and removed without leaving marks or residue on the book.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: Sharon Nevitt, Janine Penaflor
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20080217903
    Abstract: Applicant/inventor clearly discovered that book covers could be in a novel and unobvious way, used to carry the book within the book cover if there was included—a carrying handle as a component/feature of the new form of book-carrier-cover. Such book-carrier-cover may be configured so that the means for carrying was a removeably attachable at least one handle system which handle system was removeably attachable to a chosen section of the book cover and which handle system when attached is hideable within or upon the book cover. A plurality of books could be carried that way (1—maybe 3 or 4 depending on the book size) if each book had on such a book-carrier-cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventor: Kendra Ro Bonczar
  • Publication number: 20080111366
    Abstract: A detachable notebook has a front cover, a rear cover and a notebook body. The notebook body has a front endpaper facing the front cover, a rear endpaper facing the rear cover and sheets sandwiched between the endpapers. The covers each comprise at least one magnetic strip disposed therein. The endpapers each comprises at least one magnetic strip disposed therein, and thus the covers and the notebook body are magnetically coupled together by way of the opposite magnetic strips. Alternatively, the front cover and the rear cover are formed as a unitary housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventor: Jian Tao
  • Patent number: 7334819
    Abstract: An adjustable book cover (10) comprising a front cover (12) and a rear cover (30) that is integrally attached to the front cover (12). A front cover retaining pocket (48) is attached to the front cover's inner surface (24), and a rear cover retaining member (70) is attached to the rear cover's inner surface (42). Attachment means (92) are located on the rear cover's inner surface (42) and the retaining member's outer surface (80). The book cover (10) is dimensioned so that when the book cover (10) is placed on a book (100), the rear cover's left edge (36) can be folded inward, which allows the attachment means (92) on the rear cover's inner surface (42) to interface with the attachment means (92) on the retaining member's outer surface (80). The rear cover's left edge (36) can be folded inward various distances to accommodate books of different thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Kittrich Corporation
    Inventor: Robert S. Silverman
  • Patent number: 7290801
    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: June 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Kittrich Corporation
    Inventor: Robert S. Silverman
  • Patent number: 7090252
    Abstract: A dual sided integral composite image product and method of make same. The image product includes a first support substrate having a separate image layer thereon and a second support substrate having separate image layer thereon. The second support substrate being secured to the first support substrate so as to form the dual sided integral composite image product. A fold line is provided on said image product about which the integral composite image product may be folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph A. Manico, Dale F. McIntyre, John K. McBride
  • Patent number: 7021853
    Abstract: A body and pouch combination including a body having a front cover and a rear cover pivotally coupled together. The front cover has a generally flat, planar outer surface having a body attachment structure located thereon. The combination includes a pouch that can cooperate with the body attachment structure to removably attach the pouch to the outer surface, the pouch having an inner storage cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Lindsay R. Hall, Thomas J. Africa, Mark R. Stockstill
  • Patent number: 7008134
    Abstract: An optical storage media management system and process for storing and organizing a relatively large collection of optical discs in the form of a display binder with a plurality of display sheets including associated indicia matching a positional identifier indicating the location of the disc. In one embodiment, the binder is used in conjunction with a table of contents indicating the position of individual optical discs in relation to the binder contents and a centralized database for storing optical disc information in a categorized format in cooperation with a computerized table of contents generator for generating the table of contents for the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Inventor: Bradley P. Lane
  • Patent number: 6942413
    Abstract: An optical storage media management system and process for storing and organizing a relatively large collection of optical discs in the form of a display binder with a plurality of display sheets including associated indicia matching a positional identifier indicating the location of the disc. In one embodiment, the binder is used in conjunction with a table of contents indicating the position of individual optical discs in relation to the binder contents and a centralized database for storing optical disc information in a categorized format in cooperation with a computerized table of contents generator for generating the table of contents for the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventor: Bradley P. Lane
  • Patent number: 6644694
    Abstract: A foldable, weather-resistant reference guide for wearing on the arm, torso, or leg. The foldable, weather-resistant reference guide is attached to a soft, flexible keeping member that holds the reference guide in a folded configuration. The keeping member is connected to or comprised of at least one flexible strap such as an elastic strap that encircles the arm, torso, or leg. The reference guide itself is made of a synthetic fiber paper for weather-resistance. The reference guide folds-up when not in use and is held in place by the keeping member so that the reference guide does not interfere with any physical activities such as snow skiing. The keeping member and reference guide can be opened, unfolded, refolded, and closed with only one hand, even while wearing bulky gloves. The entire invention is made of flexible materials that are comfortable, durable, and safe to a person wearing the article and participating in a rigorous physical activity. The reference guide is typically a map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Phillip Seawright
  • Patent number: 6601874
    Abstract: A bookbinding repair kit containing instructions, diagrams and equipment to carry out repair to damaged or torn backing shoulder joints of any book, the equipment comprising a complete endpaper consisting of one evenly folded sheet of paper with a double-sided adhesive strip no less than 7 mm and no more than 10 mm in width but of a particular length, with a peel away backing paper attached to the endpaper adjacent one side of the endpaper fold, a double-sided self adhesive strip of mull cloth of a particular width and length, two thirds of each side of the mull cloth being covered with a peel away backing strip and the remaining third adhered to the adhesive side of a sconelined, one sided self-adhesive paper the same size as the endpaper, the endpaper side without the adhesive strip being glued to the plain side of the scorelined paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Inventor: Gennaro Raffaele Amitrano
  • Patent number: 6419274
    Abstract: A book covering, for example for protecting a dust jacket on a hardback book, has a transparent front sheet (10) and overlapping upper and lower rear sheets (12,14) which can be secured together by means of an adhesive strip (26). In an alternative embodiment, one of the rear sheets may be omitted and the adhesive (26) applied to the upper edge of the transparent front sheet (10). That sheet may then be folded over by the required amount, according to the size of book to be covered, and secured to the rear sheet (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Book Protectors & Co.
    Inventor: James Geddes
  • Patent number: 6267236
    Abstract: A protective case for protecting and covering a portable computer having an upper surface, a lower surface and a side surface includes a first surface, a second surface, a connecting member and a plurality of elastic members. The first surface covers the upper surface of the portable computer, and the second surface covers the lower surface of the portable computer. The connecting member covers the side surface of the portable computer and connects the first surface and the second surface. The elastic members are inserted into the connecting member to enforce the connecting member to be attached to the portable computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: SamSung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeong-Hwan Seok
  • Patent number: 6257622
    Abstract: The improved cloth book cover according to the invention has a spine area, and a front and back cover portion having pockets at the two lateral edges in which the front cover and the back cover of a book may be inserted. The cover is made from an elastic fabric, preferably spandex, so that the cover is elastically retained on the book. The cloth material is also preferably water resistant and flame retardant. An optional pocket located on the outside spine area of the book cover may be fashioned to contain pens, pencils, rulers, etc. A method of making the cloth book cover uses overlock stitching along the top and bottom edges of the cover and along the unfolded edges of the pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Inventor: Sharon A. Peker
  • Patent number: 6247730
    Abstract: A book has two covers and a set of book pages contained between the covers. The covers close to form a shape which has an external appearance resembling the head of a creature, with two eyes and a mouth. The two covers are joined to one another along a minor portion of the circumference, and are connected along the remaining portion of the said circumference by a releasable fastener such as a zip such that the fastener (the zip) forms the mouth. The pages of the book can be accessed by releasing the fastener and hinging open the two covers about the minor portion of the circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Top That Publishing plc
    Inventors: Barrie John Henderson, Simon Peter Couchman
  • Patent number: 6199359
    Abstract: A positioning unit for a yarn splicer mountable to a creel in a yarn winding operation includes a rolling unit attachable to the creel, a main support member secured to the rolling unit, and a slide unit supporting the yarn splicer. The slide unit is slidably mounted to the main support member. In one arrangement, the main support member includes an air cylinder, and the slide unit includes an actuator driven by the air cylinder. In another arrangement, the slide unit is secured to the main support member for manual positioning by a creel attendant and is supported by a counterweight assembly. The positioning unit enables a creel attendant to easily and readily position a mechanical splicer or the like relative to yarn packages on a creel to facilitate yarn package maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Cone Mills Corporation
    Inventors: Rubin Hart, Maurice Willis
  • Patent number: 6155738
    Abstract: An organizer includes sample cards which are mounted on pages which, in turn, are stored within a binder. Each of the sample cards bears a color sample and an associated written description for a particular cosmetic product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Inventor: Tammye Lynn King
  • Patent number: 6010106
    Abstract: A display board including a pair of opposing edges 1, 1' with at least one flap 3, 3', 4, 4' at each edge. The flaps between them holding a fold-over article, such as a magazine. Each flap being foldable along the edge 1, 1' onto the display board, so that the flap will be inside the fold-over article when that article is on the display board. The flap, or a part of the flap, is also foldable at right angles to the edge, so that upon mounting of the article on the board, folding the flap inside the article adjacent its spine and then folding the article onto itself, party of the flap B can be arranged on top of the article with the right angle fold 7 of the flap behind the spine of the article, whereby the article is prevent from falling off the display board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Posit Design Ltd.
    Inventor: Richard Clive Commissar
  • Patent number: 6007103
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Inventor: Shirley J. Tomasello
  • Patent number: 5967690
    Abstract: A ring capture mechanism of a loose-leaf binder includes a first plate having a U-shaped slot of continuous circumference designed to receive a ring of the binder through the slot within the circumference. The first plate moves across a second plate having a straight slot of continuous circumference designed to receive the ring of the binder, and locks the arms of a ring contained in both slots in the legs of the U-shaped slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Specialty Loose Leaf, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul R. Tibbetts
  • Patent number: 5853259
    Abstract: A binder labeling assembly used with a report binder having sheets retained by binder posts for facilitating quick and easy identification of the report binder. The binder labeling assembly comprises a front cover having a cutout window, a cover label for the rear edge, and a tab label for the rear edge, to permit instant identification in situations such as the following: when the report binders are lying in it horizontal position, when the report binders are arranged in the upright position on the bookshelves, or when the report binders are stacked on top of each other in storage boxes or in mailing packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1998
    Inventor: George E. Murray, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5839762
    Abstract: A structure of book page for binding a book or album comprising an elongate sheet composed of a plurality of continuous sections each including a wide rectangular portion abutting a narrow rectangular portion divided by a first and a second folding lines, a pair of flap members abutting two ends of the wide rectangular portion and divided by a pair of third folding lines, a pair of trapezoidal indentations in two ends of the narrow rectangular portion engageable with the trapezoidal flap members. Both the flap members and the narrow rectangular portion are folded upward along the second and third folding lines and attached to the upper surface of the wide rectangular portions. Where the sections are folded downward along the first folding lines. So that a continuous double-layer book pages are therefore accomplished with a trapezoidal concave in the inside margin of each of the outmost pages for receiving the trapezoidal flaps of a pair of hard covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Inventor: Lee Ho-Chou
  • Patent number: 5769477
    Abstract: The covering includes a rectilinear sheet of material having top, bottom and side edges and handles laterally spaced from one another along a top edge of the sheet material. A bottom panel may be folded about a first foldline to overlie the sheet material and side panels are folded about second foldlines perpendicular to the first foldline to overlie the sheet material. Each side panel with an end portion of the folded bottom panel forms a pocket for receiving a corner of a book cover. By disposing the book covers into the pockets of the side sections, the covering not only covers the book but forms a carrier with the book being supported along the bottom foldline of the pockets when held by the handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Inventor: Nicki L. Lehrer
  • Patent number: 5622385
    Abstract: A removable, reusable, wrap-around cover for a paperback book consisting of a single sheet of semi-rigid synthetic plastic material, vertically scored with multiple lines to allow it to fit around varying thickness of book, with two pairs of flaps on each side and a single loop of elastic at the center of the sheet. The main sheet wraps around the covers and spine of the book, and folds over the edges of the front and rear covers to keep the cover on the book. The flaps are formed such that when the main sheet has been folded around the book, they can be folded onto the insides of the covers and linked together so that the two pairs of flaps form a pair of bands that keeps the edges of the main sheet folded around the covers of the book. The elastic loop stretches around the entire assembled cover and book, and keeps the book shut to protect it from damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Inventor: Christopher S. Yeh
  • Patent number: 5556134
    Abstract: A cover for a dust jacket that protects a bookcover is provided with a substantially clear film which has spaced apart longitudinal edges, with an exterior surface opposite an interior surface, a plurality of paper strips with an exterior side and an adhesion side which has a pressure sensitive adhesive disposed thereon, the adhesion side having a film edge complementary with a strip edge, the film edge is bonded to the exterior surface of the longitudinal edge of the film, and a release material correspondingly disposed on the strip edges. The present invention also includes a method for affixing the cover to a dust jacket that protects a bookcover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Assignee: Kent Adhesive Products Co.
    Inventor: Charles J. Barnette
  • Patent number: 5540512
    Abstract: A portfolio for securing a multileaf specimen on a page of the portfolio includes a plurality of pages bound together at respective edges. A multileaf specimen including a plurality of connected leaves is fixed via its base leaf to a predetermined one of the portfolio pages. The plurality of leaves is movable between a closed position, wherein the leaves are arranged in stacked relation, and an open, unsecured position to facilitate viewing. The multileaf specimen is secured in the closed position by a securing strap having a first end adhesively secured to one of the plurality of leaves and a second end releasably secured to the predetermined page adjacent the multileaf specimen. As such, the multileaf specimen is releasably secured in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Inventor: Jane H. Pinzauti
  • Patent number: 5499846
    Abstract: A hardcover for reinforcing the binding end cover of a periodical. The inventive device includes a front cover envelope for receiving the front cover of the periodical, and a rear cover envelope for receiving the rear cover of the periodical. The front and rear cover envelopes include overlapping binding panels which can be adhesively secured to the binding of the periodical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1996
    Inventor: Jason L. Phillip
  • Patent number: 5474332
    Abstract: A removable, reusable, wrap-around cover for a paperback book consisting of a single sheet of semi-rigid synthetic plastic material, vertically scored with multiple lines to allow it to fit around varying thickness of book, with two pairs of flaps on each side and a single loop of elastic at the center of the sheet. The main sheet wraps around the covers and spine of the book, and folds over the edges of the front and rear covers to keep the cover on the book. The flaps are formed such that when the main sheet has been folded around the book, they can be folded onto the insides of the covers and linked together so that the two pairs of flaps form a pair of bands that keeps the edges of the main sheet folded around the covers of the book. The elastic loop stretches around the entire assembled cover and book, and keeps the book shut to protect it from damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Inventor: Christopher S. Yeh
  • Patent number: 5472237
    Abstract: An adjustable book cover includes a pair of panels which are joined togther to form a flat tubular member of extended length. A relatvely narrow adhesive layer is deposited proximate to each of the longitudinal edges of the panels. A narrow strip of release film is positioned on each of the adhesive layers. The tubular member, which may be stored as a roll or in flat form, is cut to an appropriate length sufficient to cover the width of the book plus an amount sufficient to securely engage the book cover. The tubular member is then folded along its longitudinal edges to accomodate the height of the book. The release layers are removed and the adhesive layer maintains the width of the tubular member. The ends of the book covers are inserted into the ends of the tubular member and the adjustable book cover is mounted on the book in a secure manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Inventor: Vairavapillai A. Rajeswaran
  • Patent number: 5470109
    Abstract: An adjustable book jacket for covering 100% of the external surface area of book covers in a wide range of book sizes is disclosed. A LYCRA-spandex fabric is cut in a unique diamond shaped pattern which eliminates waste fabric during production, and assures that the differential X and Y axis stretch characteristics of the fabric are properly located on the book jacket. Books of various size are neatly and snugly covered without visible seams, including the external spine portion of the book cover which is secured by the unique spine corner locking mechanism inherent in the combination of the diamond shaped pattern and the two way differential stretch nature of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Inventor: Dennis Grande
  • Patent number: 5429238
    Abstract: A comic book protection apparatus includes a document cover having generally flexible, generally rectangular front and rear panels each having at least one longitudinal edge, the edges positioned in vertical spaced relation. A spine extends between and is connected to one of the longitudinal edges of each of the front and rear panels. The spine is connected to the front and rear panels at generally right angles thereby forming a comic book receiving channel. The cover is constructed of a generally translucent material and is of a size and shape to substantially cover and protect a comic book between the front and rear panels. Finally, the document cover may be inserted into a generally rectangular cover-receiving envelope having front and rear envelope panels, the panels being connected to each other on at least two sides. The envelope is of a size and shape to receive and enclose the document cover between the front and rear envelope panels and is constructed of a generally translucent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1995
    Inventor: Wayne L. Fritz
  • Patent number: 5370419
    Abstract: A plurality of component holder members for a purse, each having a base plate arranged at one or both sides pockets or cases for carrying any of credit cards, bank cards, calling cards, commutation tickets, a driver's license, coins, banknotes, etc. and provided at one edge with joints, are applicable and a desired number of them can be joined together with a binder through their joints in order to form a particular configuration of the purse which is required by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Inventor: Hiromitsu Takayama
  • Patent number: RE34759
    Abstract: In the .[.higher priced grade of books, which for example are known generally as the "hard copies" as distinguished from the more economically priced.]. so-called "paper backs", it is customary to protect the books .[.by.]. .Iadd.with .Iaddend.A so-called .[.dust shield or.]. protective cover. These protective covers are generally highly colored and carry a pictorial image of the author, or of some primary incident in the story. When it is necessary to put down the book without finishing reading it in one sitting, it is desirable to have a book marker so that one's place can be quickly and easily found so that the story can be continued without regression. Frequently a portion of a page of newspaper or magazine is torn off to provide a small book marker. By the present invention a narrow perforated .[.edge.]. .Iadd.strip .Iaddend.of the .[.fold under flap of the book.]. .Iadd.protective .Iaddend.cover may be torn off from the .[. dust shield or.]. .Iadd.protective .Iaddend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Inventor: Gladys D. Boyette