Removable Patents (Class 281/34)
  • Patent number: 5338125
    Abstract: A modular binder is provided for quickly and easily binding a sheaf of papers to form a book. The modular binder comprises a pair of cover modules each including a cover leaf hinged to a spine segment, wherein the spine segments are identical and are adapted to interfit in face-to-face relation to retain the sheaf of papers. A spine lock clip is provided to interconnect the spine segments with a variable spacing according to the thickness of the paper sheaf. Auxiliary communication and/or entertainment modules such as an audio cassette player, one or more audio cassettes, etc., can be mounted onto one or both cover leaves of the two cover modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Inventors: Earl K. Forsse, Janis R. Forsse
  • Patent number: 5219437
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a fabric covered book cover having front and back leafboards and a spine wherein both leafboards are covered with a fabric material. One characteristic feature of the book cover is that the spine includes a plurality of longitudinal parallel seams which permit the spin to curl slightly and to fit comfortably in the cupped palm of the hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1993
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventors: Marc L. Moor, Jon R. Wyant
  • Patent number: 5209624
    Abstract: A sheet or plate (10) for use for example as a stiffening plate for a book cover comprises an adhesive layer (12) applied to a narrow zone extending along and adjacent to at least one end of the plate or sheet. The adhesive layer (12) is covered by a protective peel-off strip (13) having a free end portion (15). This free end portion is folded along a folding line (16), which defines an acute angle with the longitudinal axis of the protective strip, whereby the free end portion of the protective strip extends beyond said edge of the sheet so as to define an accessible gripping end. The plate or sheet (10) may be arranged and retained in abutting engagement with a second sheet or plate (21), such as a book cover. Now, the protective strip (13) may be removed by pulling the free end portion (15), whereby the sheets or plates may be interconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Assignee: CREA TO ApS
    Inventor: Soren K. Nicolaisen
  • Patent number: 5183295
    Abstract: A pair of laminates for a dust cover for a hardback book assures that the dust cover is protected from damage while also providing a means for adhesively securing the dust cover to the book. A polyester sheet is adhesively laminated to the outer surface of the dust cover. In like manner, a double backed adhesive sheet is laminated to the undersurface or back side of the dust cover. The double backed tape then provides a means for adhesively securing the dust cover to the front and back hard cover of the book and around the side edges thereof, and in which the ends of the dust cover laminate are adhered to the undersurface of the front and back hard covers of the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Assignee: Kent Adhesive Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles J. Barnette
  • Patent number: 5178414
    Abstract: A protective magazine cover consists of a pair of transparent polyester sheets secured at opposed lateral edges thereof by means of an appropriate pressure sensitive adhesive tape. A portion of the adhesive of the tape along the lateral edges thereof secures the sheets, while a portion of the pressure sensitive adhesive therebetween is adapted for making secured engagement of a magazine cover along either side of the spine thereof. In one embodiment of the invention, a tail of tape extends longitudinally from the ends thereof and is provided with a flap for making securing engagement with the inner page of the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Assignee: Kent Adhesive Products Co.
    Inventors: Edward L. Small, Philip M. Zavracky
  • Patent number: 5158325
    Abstract: An adjustable size book jacket is disclosed including a first pouch section that is composed of an elastic material and has a first opening formed therein for receiving the front cover of a book and generally conforming to at least a portion of the periphery of the front cover. A second pouch section is composed of an elastic material and has a second opening formed therein for receiving the back cover of the book and generally conforming to at least a portion of the periphery of the back cover. A junction section interconnects the first and second pouch section and extends across the binding of the book when the front and back covers are received by the first and second pouch sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Inventors: Mary L. Landis, Louise Petro
  • Patent number: 5092630
    Abstract: A protective book cover which comprises a sheet material with folded over top and bottom edges and side edges with short hems, with a fully stretchable flat band loop of elastic material contained within each hem. The side edges are folded over to the width of the back, forming side pockets for the insertion of a book cover within the side pockets, with the book cover snugly retained by the elastic material about the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Inventor: Michael J. Ostrowski
  • Patent number: 5087078
    Abstract: A protective cover for a book including cover sleeves consisting of two overlaying sheets bonded together along three edges adapted to fit over book covers or the like. Each cover having a plurality of tear away strips along an open end of the sleeve. Each of the strips bearing a line pressure sensitive adhesive overlaid with a removable protective facing. A line of pressure sensitive adhesive is positioned along the closed end opposite the strips and on the same side of the sleeve as the adhesive on the strips. An elongated narrow spine piece adapted to engage a book spine having a plurality of tearaway strips at least on one narrow end of the spine. Lines of pressure sensitive adhesive along the long edges of the spine piece on the same side thereof. Easily removable protective facing on each of the spine adhesive lines. When the cover is installed on a book or the like there is no attachment to the book surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1992
    Inventor: Geoff Phillips
  • Patent number: 5056663
    Abstract: An adjustable book cover and method wherein the book cover comprises a generally rectangular protective cover material wherein the length of the cover material may be easily adjusted through the use of releasable hook and loop fasteners or adhesive material and wherein the length of the material to fit the book to be protected is adjusted and pockets for the insertion of the book covers in said pockets by the employment of hook and loop fastener straps or adhesive material secured by elastic tabs to the cover material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Inventor: Michael J. Ostrowski
  • Patent number: 5051775
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus provided with a magazine in which sheets are stacked, the image forming apparatus comprising a flexible cover member for the magazine, which cover member is capable of adhering to and separating from a flange of the magazine, a cover removing unit which removes the cover member from the flange of the magazine while moving in one direction along the flange of the magazine, and a cover sticking unit which sticks the cover member on the flange of the magazine while moving in a direction reverse to the direction in which the cover removing unit moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Assignee: Minolta Camera Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukiyoshi Yamakoshi, Hiroshi Tomita, Hajime Takei, Fuminori Moro, Naoyuki Matsuda, Homare Sano
  • Patent number: 5029900
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Inventor: Herbert R. Axelrod
  • Patent number: 5013068
    Abstract: A protective envelope for a book having front and rear covers, and a binding area, the envelope comprising, a stretchable sheet defining front and rear sections adapted to closely overlie the front and rear book covers, the sheet having edges; a stretchable seam binding extending in a loop and attached to the edges; the front and rear sections having outer and inner sides, and including stretchable flaps extending adjacent the book cover side of the sheet sections, the flaps peripherally attached to the sheet section to form pockets for reception of the book covers into the respective pockets in conformed, retained position therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Inventor: David J. Maldonado
  • Patent number: 5004514
    Abstract: A protective book covering including a relatively long piece of sheet material and a relatively short piece of sheet material overlying the long piece, the longitudinal edges of the two sheets being sealed together. A seal and tear line extending transverse to their longitudinal edges joins the two pieces and forms a line of severance along which the pieces can be torn to produce two units, each unit having a pocket adjacent to the seal and tear line for accommodating one of the covers of a book. One of the units has a section, extending from the pocket of that unit, long enough to wrap around the spine of the book, and be secured to the other unit. The sheet material is preferably transparent plastic. The book covering can be made in a continuous manner by providing independent lengths of relatively wide and relatively narrow plastic sheet material, and placing the lengths in face-to-face contact so that their longitudinal axes extend in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: Brodart Co.
    Inventors: Joseph S. Pugliese, Charles L. Garman
  • Patent number: 4962951
    Abstract: A system for correlating one or more books with other related information comprises at least one book cover having preaffixed or preprinted on its front or outer surface prominent indicia of the subject matter of the book, and, companion storage means, such as note books, file folders or other storage means, having the same prominent indicia preprinted or preaffixed on its front or outer surface so that subject identification and the correlation of the several elements is readily perceived.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1990
    Inventor: Veronica A. Mechesney
  • Patent number: 4893979
    Abstract: A supplemental cover for and method of reinforcing a book with a spine, a first cover and a second cover is disclosed. The supplemental cover comprises a first sheet and a second sheet. The first sheet is stuff throughout. The second sheet comprises a flexible region and a stiff region. Both sheets are provided with a pressure-sensitive adhesive on one side. The first sheet is adhered to the first cover of the book. The flexible region of the second sheet is adhered to the spine of the book and the first sheet. The stiff region of the second sheet is adhered to the second cover of the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Inventor: Fred W. Alpers
  • Patent number: 4893837
    Abstract: A protective book covering including a relatively long piece of sheet material and a relatively short piece of sheet material overlaying the long piece, the longitudinal edges of the two sheets being sealed together. A seal and tear line extending transverse to their longitudinal edges joins the two pieces and forms a line of severance along which the pieces can be torn to produce two units, each unit having a pocket adjacent to the seal and tear line for accommodating one of the covers of a book. One of the units has a section, extending from the pocket of that unit, long enough to wrap around the spine of the book, and be secured to the other unit. The sheet material is preferably transparent plastic. The book covering can be made in a continuous manner by providing independent lengths of relatively wide and relatively narrow plastic sheet material, and placing the lengths in face-to-face contact so that their longitudinal axes extend in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Assignee: Brodart Co.
    Inventors: Joseph S. Pugliese, Charles L. Garman
  • Patent number: 4886299
    Abstract: A protective book cover of transparent plastic is formed with a strengthened spine section provided by a combination of a spine reinforcing strip and decreased height of the spine section of the protective cover. The book cover receiving pockets of the protective cover are formed with inwardly convex slant-cut edges to facilitate insertion of the book covers, and a card pocket is formed in one of the pockets by a slant-cut slit that is convex upwardly to provide an easily accessible opening. A heat weld seam forming the front and back cover pockets is provided with sharp rectangular inside corners for a closer fit of the protective cover to the book. The protective cover is adjustable for book width by forming it of a primary or outside panel that is scored for separation of a back cover portion which may be adjustably positioned and adhesively secured to a front cover portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Inventor: Gerard M. Ducorday
  • Patent number: 4863191
    Abstract: An article for forming a protective cover for a book has a first sheet for forming a protective cover with an adhesive coating and a backing sheet. One sheet has delineations facilitating the removal of surplus portions of the first sheet in the regions of the ends of the spine and corners of the book being covered. The spine delineations may be convergent series of regularly spaced parallel lines. The corner delineations may be regularly spaced parallel lines which traverse corner regions. The backing layer is formed as three separately removal portions whereby the book spine and each book cover may be covered in separate steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Assignee: Adhesive Paper Products Limited
    Inventor: Peter Termanis
  • Patent number: 4846500
    Abstract: A book cover which can be adapted to fit a wide range of sizes of books comprises a cover material adapted to be placed over the front and rear covers and the binding of the book to protect the book. Connectors are provided at two opposite ends of the cover material for connecting opposing sides of the cover material to one another to form sleeve-like configurations with the cover material adjacent the opposite ends which respectively receive the front and rear covers of the book in telescoping relationship. The portion of the cover material intermediate the opposite ends which are telescoped over the book covers is folded back and extends over the front and rear book covers and the book binding. A plurality of strips of material encircle each of the book covers to secure the portion of the cover material which is folded back and extends over the front and rear covers of the book to the adjacent covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Inventor: Kathy A. Klang
  • Patent number: 4832648
    Abstract: An aminated toy figurine which may be used as a cover for a book having a head and a body including a trunk and at least a pair of protruding appendages such as a pair of arms. Extending between the head and the trunk is a pivot member. One end of the pivot member is attached to the stuffing material inside the head. The other end of the pivot member is attached to the inside of the fabric forming the trunk. Extending and attached along the inside of the arms is a length of elastic. The length and elasticity of the elastic is such that when the arms are pulled together about a vertical surface, the elastic is tensioned forcing the fabric of the trunk and the pivot member to fulcrum against the vertical surface raising the head of the figurine. Alternatively, when the arms are moved apart, the tension on the elastic is reduced allowing gravitational forces to act on the head permitting the pivot member to pivot away from the vertical surface and thus lower the head of the figurine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: Those Characters From Cleveland, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Robert Theobald, Judity Thayer
  • Patent number: 4800110
    Abstract: A binder strip for home or office use in binding document pages includes a binder sheet having a full back cover section and a narrow front cover attaching flange section with a spine section interposed between the two. The spine section is provided with a number of closely adjacent beads of hot melt glue and the attaching flange section has a strip of peel-off pressure sensitive adhesive affixed to a free edge thereof. A front cover for the binder is totally separate from the binder and initially may not even be a part of the binder. The front cover is processed by any suitable home or office copier, embossing, foil stamping, color printing or like machine capable of custom processing a single sheet of ordinary document size. The processed cover is then attached to the attaching flange by means of the pressure sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1989
    Inventor: Gerard M. DuCorday
  • Patent number: 4795194
    Abstract: A cover jacket for a book or equivalent, having a jacket member with a front member to form a front piece for the book cover and a rear member to form a back piece for the book cover, the front and rear members being joined to each other and a pocket on the jacket member joined thereto. The cover jacket is manufactured by providing a first sheet of material to form a cover for the book, then placing a second sheet of material onto the front piece area of the first sheet overlying thereof, and then sealing the second sheet of material to the first sheet of material to form a pocket between the first and second sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Inventor: Nancy Etheredge
  • Patent number: 4744592
    Abstract: Laminate and method for protecting books using same. The laminate comprises a stiff rectangular sheet adhered through a pressure sensitive adhesive to a thin flexible transparent rectangular sheet, which is of the same height as but wider than the stiff sheet. The two sheets are juxtaposed so that 3 edges of each mutually coincide. The flexible sheet has a flexible rectangular side portion or extension to which the stiff sheet is not adhered. The stiff sheet is preferably of the same dimension as the book to be covered. To protect a book, one applies successively two laminates of preferred size so that each sheet is adhered to the outside of one book cover; and each flexible extension is adhered to the spine and the adjacent portion of the opposite cover. The back cover is preferably covered first. The laminates are cut to size when necessary. The spine and portions of each cover of a protected book have a two-ply covering, and the remaining portions of the book covers have one-ply coverings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1988
    Assignee: Kent Adhesive Products Co.
    Inventors: Charles J. Barnette, Gregory P. Brumbaugh
  • Patent number: 4650216
    Abstract: A paperback-hard cover conversion insert and a method for using same. The insert is usable with a hard book cover having two spaced-apart stiff panel portions and a flexible hinge portion therebetween. The insert includes a flexible sheet attachable to the panel portions; a narrow, stiff piece of material with a configuration typical of that of a spine of a book, having a first side which is convex and a second side which is concave; and a compressible resilient material having in cross-section a generally elliptical configuration. The narrow, stiff piece of material has its first side attached to the flexible sheet between said panel portions, and its second side attached to a first convex side of the compressible, resilient material. The second convex side of the compressible resilient material is attachable to the spine of a book to position the book between the panel portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1987
    Inventor: Dennis W. Carlson
  • Patent number: 4616851
    Abstract: In a book made up of a plurality of sheet members respectively constituting a pair of covers and a number of leaves therebetween and being fastened together with a spine of the book in a manner to permit relative angular displacements of the sheet members about the spine for opening and closing the book, at least the sheet members constituting the covers, and preferably all of the sheet members, are substantially stiff and have elongated openings extending therethrough along corresponding edge portions of the respective sheet members, and all of such openings are aligned when the book is closed and are accessible from opposite sides of the respective sheet members so that a hand can be extended through the openings for carrying the closed book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1986
    Assignee: Tuffy Books, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip Mann
  • Patent number: 4615541
    Abstract: The invention relates to a book, comprising a book cover blank and an inner book having a spine. The book cover blank is preferably formed in one piece, includes two inner cover portions, two outer cover portions, at least one spine member, and a spine portion. The inner cover portions are glued to the outer cover portions. At least one spine member is arranged on the inside over the spine portion without any bond thereto. The spine member is connected in one piece with the cover blank and is attached to the spine of the inner book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1986
    Assignee: Mohndruck Graphische Betriebe GmbH
    Inventor: Gerd-Georg Kwauka
  • Patent number: 4614364
    Abstract: An advertising insert cover having a rectangular sheet folded in two to form rectangular front and back portions, attached to which are inwardly folded flap portions extending partway over the inner side of its associated cover portion for retaining loose, free standing inserts within the cover. The flap portions contain slit tear lines extending perpendicularly to the outer edge of the front and back portions and forming segments of detachable coupons. In another embodiment, the flaps are omitted and the coupon segments are formed along the outer edges of the front and/or back portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Inventor: Allen A. Bortner
  • Patent number: 4605245
    Abstract: A flexible, transparent plastic book cover has a pocket portion attached to the front cover portion containing various pages or a booklet containing emergency medical information. The book cover is particularly adapted to fit telephone directories of any thickness. The book cover has a front cover section having a pocket to slide over the front cover of a phone book, and a rear cover section having a sleeve for slidably receiving the back cover of a phone directory. The third section, which is hingedly attached to a forward portion of the front cover section and extends rearwardly therefrom, is adapted to mount a booklet containing medical information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1986
    Inventor: Leonard B. Weaver
  • Patent number: 4600329
    Abstract: A folder for paper sheets comprising a carrier body (20) is provided, said folder consisting of a bottom (21), a back (22) optionally including a handling hole (36), and a cover (23), said parts being joined to each other by means of permanently foldable creases (26, 27). The bottom (21) is adapted to be provided with a line-up mechanism including U-clamps. At least those regions of bottom (21) and cover (23) which adjoin the back (22) have a greater width than the remaining areas of bottom and cover, so that equal-sized symmetrical lugs (28) are formed which are integral with the carrier body (20). Such a folder may selectively be set up either in upright position, in horizontal position or suspended in a suspension file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Inventor: Manuel Ferreira-Godinho
  • Patent number: 4597590
    Abstract: A protective wrapper for printed material includes an opaque cover into which the material is removably inserted and which conceals the identity of the material. Price information on the outside of the material is displayed through a small window in the cover. A tab having a foldable or removable portion projecting over a free edge of the cover is attached to or forms part of the cover. The identity of the material is initially displayed on the foldable portion of the tab. A purchaser of the material may conceal its identity from the general public view without hindering the purchasing process by folding the tab under the cover or removing the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1986
    Inventor: George A. Papouchis
  • Patent number: 4577890
    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 a so-called dust shield or protective book 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 of the fold under flap of the book cover may be torn off from the dust shield or cover and used as a book marker to mark one's place in the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1986
    Inventor: Gladys D. Boyett
  • Patent number: 4534582
    Abstract: An adhesive label for a container includes an instruction pamphlet 10 enclosed in a cover 11 adhesively secured by its rear face to the front face of a backing sheet 12, the rear face of which is coated with a pressure sensitive adhesive and carries a removable protective sheet. The cover 11 includes a first flap 19 which initially overlies a second flap 20 and which has its end edge glued by adhesive 25 to the backing sheet 12. Two lines 26, 27 of perforations adjacent the line of adhesive 25 define between them a strip which can be torn out to provide access to the pamphlet 10. The pamphlet 10 can subsequently be re-enclosed by inserting a tongue 24 on the second flap 20 into a slit 30 in the first flap 19.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1985
    Assignee: Denny Bros. Printing
    Inventor: Robin G. Howard
  • Patent number: 4527814
    Abstract: The present invention relates to protective covers for books having two cover sections and pockets for receiving book covers, locking flaps for locking the protective covers to the book covers, an adjustable spine section to accommodate books of different thicknesses, and a tear-away strip to hold together the two cover sections until they are ready for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1985
    Assignee: Book Covers Inc.
    Inventors: Leewood C. Carter, Robin P. Neary
  • Patent number: 4519630
    Abstract: A novel inexpensive but durable book cover is provided which enables hard cover books to be provided at a substantially decreased cost with respect to conventional hard cover books. The binder comprises cover members comprising overlying panels which are joined to provide pockets in which may be received the cover of a paperback book and a spine hinged to the cover members through fold lines. The interiors of the pockets are embossed to aid in the insertion of the paperback book covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1985
    Assignee: Professional Packaging Limited
    Inventor: Gordon W. Holmes
  • Patent number: 4497508
    Abstract: A protective book cover includes a pair of pocket sections for removably receiving the front and back covers of a book with the open ends of the pocket sections disposed toward each other. The pocket sections fit snugly on the book cover juxtaposed the book binding. The flap on one section is inserted into the other section while the flap on the other section secures both sections together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1985
    Inventor: Edward L. McHugh
  • Patent number: 4412692
    Abstract: An appliance for a book or the like having an outer panel with portions for securing the outer panel on the book, and a member mounted on the outer panel movable to and from a position within the book for marking a selected portion of the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1983
    Inventor: Donald E. Williams
  • Patent number: 4355822
    Abstract: A protective book cover includes a pair of pocket sections for removably receiving the front and back covers of a book with the open ends of the pocket sections disposed toward but spaced from each other by a distance less than the width of each pocket and with the pocket sections connected together by a spline joined to the outer members of the pocket sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1982
    Inventor: Edward L. McHugh
  • Patent number: 4341401
    Abstract: Book coverings for protecting and improving the aesthetic appearance of books of varying sizes in which an outer wrapping sheet, which may be opaque or transparent, is cut or folded to conform to the height of the book leaving end flaps for the front and rear covers, and wherein generally elongated leaflets are provided to be cut to a dimension slightly greater than the height of the book for attachment to the outer surface of the front and back cover portions of the wrapper adjacent the end flap to form a loop on the inside of the book cover, the end flap being tucked under the loop to form a finished cover. The leaflets may be opaque or transparent and may be trapezoidal in shape or rectangular. The covers are positively held by the loops on the books without direct attachment thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Inventor: Huguette C. Arntzen
  • Patent number: 4274659
    Abstract: There is provided a protective and adjustable book cover for paperback books and magazines and the like, which has two complimentary sized cover sections having opposed and spaced apart plies connected along three edges thereof forming a pocket with the remaining edges open. The plies are spaced apart a distance sufficient to receive therebetween the cover of an associated book or magazine and are connected by a spine between the complimentary pocket shaped cover sections. The spine has a transverse dimension substantially coextensive with the open edges of the cover sections, and finally means resiliently connect the spine to at least one of the cover sections to provide an adjustable book cover for paperback books or magazines of various thicknesses and size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1981
    Inventor: Joseph J. D'Ambrosio
  • Patent number: 4255065
    Abstract: Binders for telephone directories subjected to hard use, vandalism and theft, as in public telephone facilities and the like, and having a front cover panel, a rear cover panel, and a spine along whose opposite longitudinal edges the front and rear cover panels respectively are hingedly connected by living hinges, a thin metal member with oppositely extending wings adapted to lie between and against the bound edges of the pages of the directory and a thin-edged tongue adapted to penetrate the bound edges of said pages and project through a slot in the spine, a hole through the spine-projecting part of said tongue, and ring means coacting with said hole and said spine for locking said tongue and said wings in book-securing position to prevent removal of said telephone directory from said binder, said spine preferably having a thick segment with a transverse passage aligned with the hole in said tongue, and said ring means being passed through said passage and said hole to secure said metal member on said spine
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1981
    Inventor: Dominic R. Errichiello
  • Patent number: 4209187
    Abstract: A book cover for paperback volumes has folded-in longitudinal flaps at two opposed edges thereof. Each flap fits into two slits at the junction of the cover and the spine to lock the book into the cover. Optional reinforcing boards may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1980
    Inventor: Richard E. Forrest
  • Patent number: 4150844
    Abstract: A notebook for addresses comprises a base plate folded in two, a plurality of paper slips for records, each paper slip being folded in two at a substantially central transverse line so as to form front and rear flaps, said paper slips being steppedly arranged and attached to the base plate, and a cover having two pockets into which both end portions of the base plate are inserted. Preferably the cover has a transparent flap portion for showing therethrough indices printed to the end of the paper slip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1979
    Assignee: Yoshizawa Kobundo
    Inventor: Iwao Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 4139216
    Abstract: A wrap around cover for enclosure of mechanically bound papers is disclosed. More particularly, the cover fully encloses all four sides of a booklet or stack of bound papers in a single wrap around sheet to provide enhanced protection and aesthetic appearance. The cover comprises an integral blank of foldable material, the blank being scored and punched if necessary at predetermined locations prior to binding to accommodate both the type of binder and the size and number of pages being bound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1979
    Inventor: Donald F. Saint Clair
  • Patent number: 4128262
    Abstract: A flexible and readily attachable and removable protector for saddle stitched magazines, books, and the like, is formed of an integral, flexible sheet of transparent plastic having a reinforced spine projecting from a central portion. The spine extends from top to bottom of the sheet and is formed with a slot extending for nearly its full length so that the cover sheet and half of the pages of a magazine may be inserted through the spine slot and the magazine cover sheet may be inserted in pockets formed in the protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1978
    Inventor: Gerard M. Du Corday
  • Patent number: 3981522
    Abstract: A book holder for enclosing and holding books, said book holder having a pair of cover panels, a back panel hingedly connected between said cover panels, book holding means on the cover panels, and a transverse spring element mounted in and across said cover and back panels, the spring element being normally extended in a generally straight line and in a generally common plane to support the book holder and a book held therein, in substantially flat, open position. The spring element is resiliently bendable transversely of its length to close the book holder and book held therein. A book holding strap is transversely disposed across the book holder, extending across a book held therein when the book holder and book are both in open position, said strap extending around the book holder when the latter and the book contained therein are in closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1976
    Assignee: Emjay Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: William Bloom
  • Patent number: 3933375
    Abstract: The book cover is unique in that the unit can be sent in the normal manner through the mail as a card, and instead of being discarded when received, it is usable as a book cover for different thicknesses of books particularly those of the paperback type. The undesirable picture and title on the outer cover will be hidden. The cover folds into post card form and is secured by a tab disposed in an end slot, the tab being usable as a bookmarker when the cover is applied to a book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1976
    Inventors: Norman J. Humphrey, Lawrence A. Hages, Jr.