Book Or Leaf Holder Patents (Class 281/45)
  • Patent number: 10065443
    Abstract: A paging device allows a user to flip a stack of papers very swiftly. The paging device integrates a rubberized tip and an ergonomic handle with gel rests in stress points. The paging device further includes a set of accessories such as a detachable highlighter and a detachable magnifier. The highlighter is in the form of a wheel. Either of the highlighter and magnifier is housed with a cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Gwendolyn Elaine Simmons Eldridge
  • Patent number: 9987869
    Abstract: Disclosed is a stationery item that includes a cover and removable contents forming a refill. The refill includes: a block of stacked pages forming two main outer surfaces by a certain thickness; a binding that binds the pages of the block together at the back of the block; and a flexible covering strip that covers the binding. The covering strip includes: a back portion which outwardly covers the binding and which is provided with magnetic elements, and two side portions that are attached to both of the main surfaces of the block, respectively. The refill can be removably attached to the back of the cover which includes built-in magnetic means for attracting the magnetic elements of the refill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: PAPERLAB PARIS
    Inventors: Emeric Philippe Marie Thibierge, Patrice Girona
  • Patent number: 9941149
    Abstract: The invention relates to a retaining system for handling substrate stacks, including a retaining surface for retaining a first substrate, and one or more recesses provided relative to the retaining surface, for retaining first magnetic bodies for securing the first substrate relative to a second substrate that is aligned with the first substrate. Second magnetic bodies are applied on a holding side of the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: EV GROUP E. THALLNER GMBH
    Inventors: Erich Thallner, Friedrich Paul Lindner
  • Patent number: 9801443
    Abstract: The invention described is for a book like or portfolio style cover or case for a portable, hand held electronic device. This cover includes a notch that allows the user to more easily hold the electronic device while attached to the cover. A notch is located on at least one side provides space for the user's hand so that the electronic device rests between the user's thumb and fingers in a natural position with the fingers behind the cover so that the device can be cradled in the hand. More particularly, the cover can have front and back panels joined by a hinge into which the notch extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: David Marrell Rogers
  • Patent number: 9623698
    Abstract: A book for use with augmented reality applications includes a plurality of stiff leaves, each side of which forms a page of the book. On each page a respective fiduciary marker is positioned substantially in the middle of the page. Each fiduciary marker comprises a different respective asymmetric pattern capable of indicating the scale and orientation of the book to an augmented reality application and of indicating the respective page, and a non-alphanumeric pattern positioned closer to an outside edge of the page of the book than the fiduciary marker. The non-alphanumeric pattern on a respective page is capable of indicating at least the opposing page pair comprising the respective page on which the non-alphanumeric pattern is positioned, when used in conjunction with the scale and orientation of the book as indicated by a fiduciary marker on a different page to that of the respective non-alphanumeric pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Lucas-Woodley, Nicholas Andrew Lord, William Oliver Sykes, Adrien Bain
  • Patent number: 9403398
    Abstract: A notepad cover for support and protection is provided. The notepad cover includes at least three panels that are removably attachable to a notepad. The at least three panels include a first panel, a second panel, and a third panel. The first panel and third panel are hingedly connected to opposing ends of the second panel. A notepad is securable within the first panel and the second panel via an elastic band. The third panel is adapted to fold in between the notepad secured therein to provide support and protection for the notepad pages therein. The third panel may also fold behind the second panel and serve as a rigid support to write or draw thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Agustin M. Latosquin, III
  • Patent number: 9290034
    Abstract: A folder system including a folder having a first panel and a second panel pivotally coupled to the first panel along a pivot line. The folder further includes a spine portion positioned between the first and second panels at the pivot line, wherein said spine portion includes a hole formed therethrough. The spine portion further includes a slit extending from an outer edge of the spine portion to the hole to enable a binding device to be passed through the slit into the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: ACCO BRANDS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward P. Busam, Richard H. Harris
  • Patent number: 9168779
    Abstract: A clipboard is defined by a planar support having a back surface that retains at least one magnet, thereby permitting releasable attachment of the clipboard to a metallic supporting surface. A dry-erasable steel surface is secured to the front of the support and a hinge clip attached enables at least one paper to be secured to the front side of the clipboard as well as at least one magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: W.A. Krapf, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Q. Krapf, Artem G. Sivak, Dana Castronova
  • Patent number: 9022681
    Abstract: First and second plates have a space between them. Each plate has parallel top and bottom edges, parallel inner and outer edges, and interior and exterior surfaces. First and second fingering assemblies include fingers fabricated of a flexible material. Each finger includes a terminal projection extending into the space between the support plates. The fingers may move into and out of the space between the support plates. First and second tubes are provided. Each tube is coupled to the inner edge of an associated plate. Each tube has circumferential recesses with C-shaped clips positioned within the circumferential recesses. In this manner the tubes are secured together. Also in this manner rotation of the tubes and support plates is allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: Susan L. Rodenbeck, Ab Mobasher
  • Patent number: 8985633
    Abstract: A foldable and unfoldable pop-up article with a tensioning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Douglas P. Bodziak
  • Publication number: 20150048610
    Abstract: A system including a panel having a panel opening and a coupling device coupled to the panel. The coupling device includes a coupling device opening and a flange positioned adjacent to the coupling device opening. The coupling device opening at least partially overlaps with the panel opening, and the flange is elastically deflectable to allow a binding mechanism to pass the flange and into or out of the coupling device opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Richard H. Harris, Noah E. Dingler, Patrick B. Nolan, Michael A. Dotsey, Andrew J. Miller
  • Publication number: 20150014979
    Abstract: This invention, The Wind Cure Band Folder, replaces the common band folder, which offers the singular utility of providing a place to store sheet music. The Wind Cure Band Folder not only stores sheet music but also provides a solution to the perennial problem of how to keep one's sheet music from blowing away when rehearsing or performing outdoors. It does this by using transparent material for both the pockets and flaps on the inside of the band folder, and by providing a way to attach the band folder itself to the music stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Wesley Robert Waggoner
  • Publication number: 20150008661
    Abstract: A bookholder apparatus adapted to support a plurality of pages of reading material and to be slidable across a support surface includes a front cover, a back cover, and a spine operable coupled to the front cover and the back cover. The bookholder allows the container to be moved between an open position and a closed position, wherein the plurality of pages are supported within the container. A plurality of roller elements are mounted to an outer surface and within a perimeter of at least one of the front cover, the back cover, or the spine to allow the bookholder to slide and/or roll across a support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: W.W. Grainger, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Edward Pencak
  • Publication number: 20140346764
    Abstract: A clipboard case having an interior compartment, a top writing surface, which top writing surface includes a dry-erase board. The clipboard case combines the functions of a clipboard with those of a paper-carrying case and a white board writing surface. The clipboard case is hinged along its left side to allow a user to open it and access interior compartment for storage and has a latch for closure. At the back of the top surface may be situated a spring-loaded clip assembly for retaining papers on the top writing surface. In one embodiment, a calculator is attached to the clip assembly. The top writing surface includes a non-porous, dry erase surface, also known as a whiteboard which may be recessed into the top writing surface thereby making it flush with the top surface. The whiteboard is utilized to write upon using a dry erase pen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Jungkun Lee
  • Patent number: 8893881
    Abstract: A foldable organizer for restaurant waiters includes a folding case which may hold a notepad, an elongated compartment for storing paper money and receipts, a leaf having pockets for holding cards in the elongated compartment, and an exterior pocket for holding a card. The exterior pocket may be produced from a v-shaped opening integrally formed in a flexible shell that surrounds a backing. A separate insert is capable of being attached to one end of the folding case, and remains between the two halves of the folding case when in the closed position. The insert including a plurality of pages for holding cards, wherein each of the plurality of pages is joined at one end to create an accordion structure. A strap or clip for fastening the insert to the folding case is located adjacent the end opposite the one end where the plurality of pages are joined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan Neil Schneider
  • Patent number: 8882153
    Abstract: Recessed adhesive binding systems. One system can include a plurality of sheets arranged in a stack, each of the plurality of sheets having a front surface, a rear surface, and an exposed edge. At least one of the front surface and the rear surface of each of the plurality sheets can include at least one recessed adhesive positioned adjacent the exposed edge to form an at least partially exposed recessed adhesive, which can be selectively activated. The rear surface of a first sheet in the plurality of sheets can be positioned adjacent the front surface of a second sheet in the plurality of sheets, or vice versa, and the exposed edges of the plurality of sheets can be staggered, such that the exposed edge of the second sheet extends further outwardly from the stack than the exposed edge of the first sheet in the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: David C. Windorski
  • Patent number: 8876165
    Abstract: A clipboard having a board assembly with a front face and a rear face. A clip assembly is mounted onto the board assembly. The board assembly docks onto a docking assembly. The front face is defined by a top edge, a bottom edge, and first and second lateral edges. The rear face has first and second lower interior channel guide edges and first and second higher interior channel guide edges. The board assembly tapers from the top edge towards the bottom edge. The first and second higher interior channel guide edges terminate forming a channel neck. The channel neck is a channel to receive the docking assembly. The rear face further has at least one grip section that extends from the first or second lateral edge. The front face has a recessed face, and the clip assembly has a docking station, a spring assembly, and a writing instrument holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: George Albert Maggi
  • Publication number: 20140291977
    Abstract: A folder including a folder body having a first panel and a second panel pivotally coupled together. The folder further includes a stand pivotally coupled to the first and second panels, the stand being movable to a support position wherein the stand is configured to support the folder body in a propped position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Richard H. Harris, Patrick B. Nolan, Noah E. Dingler, Laura E. Reasoner
  • Publication number: 20140265297
    Abstract: A unitary writing tab for clipping to a substrate comprising a top writing surface, an opposed bottom layer and a flat, firm, leveling shelf secured against and between the top writing surface and the bottom layer. A clip is fixedly secured against and between the flat leveling shelf and the bottom layer and configured such that the writing tab can be clipped to a substrate. The writing tab provides an efficient and inexpensive means for inscribing information on documents or other materials clipped thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Steven M. Schofield
  • Publication number: 20140265298
    Abstract: A double-sided clipboard system where each side of the double-sided clipboard system functions at least as a clipboard. The double-sided clipboard system may include a secondary retention system such as an elastic band for retaining clipboard items. The clipboard system may comprise a shoulder strap for carrying the system in different orientations. An attachable accessory bag is provided for containing and carrying the shoulder strap, writing instruments, and/or other supplies. The accessory bag may include an adjustable cinch which functions as an adjustable bag closure apparatus. A capture mechanism for a writing instrument or other compatible item is provided that enables the user to conveniently insert into and remove from the capture mechanism a writing instrument. The capture mechanism can be a surface-mounted mechanism or mounted via a through-hole of the main board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: David T. Cooper
  • Patent number: 8814215
    Abstract: A response form security device is provided for use with a generally planar response form having an answer area bearing answer blanks upon which a respondent makes marks to indicate a plurality of responses. The security device includes a sleeve adapted and constructed to slidably receive and cover the response form. An access window is formed in the sleeve, and permits visual access by the respondent to a number of fewer than all of the answer areas of the response form. The length of the sleeve and the configuration of the answer window are chosen so as to prevent anyone other than the user from seeing a number of marks on the answer area sufficient to observe a repeatable pattern of marks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Leonore Martin Neary
  • Publication number: 20140151994
    Abstract: A display for documents or information contained in transparent pouches (2) or other similar elements, includes at least one assembly composed of a row of pouches (2) and a support (1) including a system (3) for holding the row of pouches (2) on the support (1), each pouch (2) having a fastening and pivoting side (4) provided with at least one pivoting element (5), the holding system (3) being arranged such as to allow each pouch (2) to be fastened removably and to be pivoted in the manner of the pages of a book. The holding system (3) consists of at least one magnetic fastening site (3) that is able to retain the pivoting element(s) (5) of each pouch (2) by magnetism and to enable transverse movement of the fastening and pivoting side (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: TARIFOLD (SOCIETE PAR ACTIONS SIMPLIFIEE)
    Inventors: Benjamin Baruteaud, Jean-Marc Barthel
  • Publication number: 20140125048
    Abstract: A media binder has an inner assembly and a case assembly, The inner assembly includes inside boards pre-attached to a binding mechanism. Adhesive is placed on outward surfaces of the inside boards. The case assembly includes a cover sheet with at least one marginal edge attached to surface boards and at least one loose edge. To customize cover, a printed cover is inserted in-between the cover sheet and the surface board through an opening formed by the loose edge. The case assembly is then laminated. The laminated case assembly is combined with the inner assembly using the adhesive on the inside boards. A one-piece media binder has cover sheets wrapping around surface boards forming pockets. The surface boards are partially attached to paste downs. To customize cover, printed covers are inserted into the pockets, and the paste downs are then attached to the surface boards to seal loose edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gary J. Dispoto, Eric Hoarau, Tze-Yin Sarah Ni
  • Publication number: 20140001741
    Abstract: A document binder for bonding one or more books includes a cover, a holding base, a first holding member, a second holding member and at least one rod. The cover has a front cover, a back cover and a back board disposed between the front and back covers. The back board has a base plate pivotally connecting the front and back covers. The holding base is secured on the base plate and immobile. The first and second holding members are secured on the opposite end of the holding base and projecting there-from. The rods go through the spine portion of the books and the two ends thereof are arranged in the holding members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: FARN WANG
  • Patent number: 8616798
    Abstract: A cover (10) is disclosed for holding objects such as papers and reports. The cover (10) is formed of a member (20) having a front cover (22), a spine (24) and a back cover (26). A first portion (32) and a second portion (38) are folded over to encapsulate a prong fastener (12). The second portion (38) is then fastened to the back cover (26) with adhesive tape (58). The first and second portions (32, 38) can be part of a fastener assembly (70) having a third portion (72) that is secured to the inner surface (62) of the back cover (26). In a modification, a flap (128) can be hinged to the side of the back cover (126).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Lockhart Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory L. Lockhart, Eric S. Israel
  • Publication number: 20130320659
    Abstract: The Tray is a support for books that creates a horizontal space where one did not exist previously. By hooking it to a seat or rail in front of one, one can provide oneself with a sturdy support to allow hands-free reading. The Tray frees ones hands so that one may do other tasks like take notes, use reading aids, or hold small children.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: DeWayne Taylor, Chad Davidson
  • Patent number: 8517196
    Abstract: A positioning structure for a clipboard contains a first cover and a second cover. Two grooves are formed on a connection of the first cover and the second cover. The first cover includes two first recesses, and the second cover includes two second recesses, two retainers are attached in the two first recess and the two second recess. The first cover also includes a first slot, a second slot, and a third slot. The second cover also includes a first notch, a second notch, and a third notch. Each of plural positioning members includes an integrally formed abutting block, an actuating section, a first inserting piece, two second inserting pieces, and a cutout. The plural positioning members are inserted in or removed from the first slot, the second slot, the third slot, the first notch, the second notch, the third notch by using a plurality of first inserting pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Chun Yuan Chang
  • Patent number: 8443534
    Abstract: A tabbing apparatus is provided that includes a pocket and a tab element disposed within the pocket in a retracted position. The tab element includes an indexing segment configured for protruding from the pocket in an extended position as a tab and for being received within the pocket in the retracted position, an anchor portion attached to the pocket, and an intermediate portion connecting the anchor portion and indexing segment and configured for folding to allow the indexing segment to move between the retracted position and the extended position. The indexing segment is configured for displaying writing thereon for indexing a file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Esselte Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Goodfellow, Braden Jones, Brian Causse
  • Publication number: 20130049347
    Abstract: The present invention includes a pageprop device including a retaining wall, a base and, in some embodiments stabilizing tab, which can be used by a user to view a page of bound material in a “hands free” manner. In addition, the angle between the beginning portion of the retaining wall and the beginning portion of the base is selected to ensure that sufficient light is displayed on the page of the bound material that is of interest to the user. Rectangular wedges are used to fix this angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Whoman BAHRAMI
  • Patent number: 8348140
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clip file, comprising a clip body with a front and a rear clip jaw (5) made from sheet steel, wherein both clip jaws (5) are connected by means of a yoke and the rear clip jaw rests against a rear wall of a rear cover of the file, while the front clip jaw (5) presses against a section of a multiply folded strip (2), provided with a window (4), formed from the longitudinal edge of the rear cover folded towards the front of the file and the strip (2) forms a stop which cooperates with a counter stop formed from an edge of the front clip jaw (5) folded inwards. According to the invention, the clip body may be provided with a defined grip point by means of a projection embossed in the center of at least the front clip jaw, the apex of which faces the yoke of the clip body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Durable Hunke & Jochheim GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Horst-Werner Maier-Hunke
  • Patent number: 8308121
    Abstract: A portable multiple form organizer comprises a writing panel capable of supporting and securing multiple sheets of paper in a side-by-side format. A plurality of clips is spaced across a long edge of a front surface of the writing panel with suitable space between to fit a standard full sheet of paper. A mounting mechanism comprising a plurality of hooks permanently affixed to a rear surface of the writing panel allows the organizer to suspend from a support surface. A pair of arms attached to a bottom rear surface of the writing panel provides a standoff for the writing panel away from the vertical support surface, such that the writing panel is not perpendicular to the ground allowing a user to comfortably use the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas J. Poplawski
  • Patent number: 8246080
    Abstract: A longitudinally foldable compartmentalized clipboard with a passageway for storing papers without creasing; The clipboard has a front side for writing with at least two frame members that are joined by a living hinge, and a releasable locking means including mating shapes formed into the frame members that couple with a friction fit when the case is opened in a writing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Bridget Renee Bennett
  • Publication number: 20120169037
    Abstract: A shopping organizer is provided that includes a front cover, a back cover, a front inner flap, and a back inner flap. A compartment for retaining individual printed media carriers such as coupons is formed by the front cover and the front inner flap so that storing and carrying loose coupons is facilitated. The shopping organizer also includes a plurality of berths, each berth for retaining a “key chain” type of bar coded card or for retaining a “wallet card” type of bar coded card. The shopping organizer can optionally include a pen retaining loop, a writing pad for writing down a shopping list, and a calculator. The shopping organizer is foldable to a smaller carry size in which the card berths are interleaved between the front and back covers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Richard J. White, III
  • Publication number: 20120138666
    Abstract: A file folder is comprised of the conventional elements of a back cover, a plurality of compartment dividers, and a front cover located in front of the compartment dividers. According to the novel features of the invention the front cover is formed of a lower face portion and an upper shield portion delineated from the lower face portion by a laterally extending fold that extends across the entire width of the front cover. The upper shield portion is biased toward an extended disposition to project upwardly above the upper edges of the compartment dividers. Furthermore, a latch is provided on the upper shield portion and a catch is located on the lower face portion of the front cover. The catch is engageable with the latch when at least part of the shield portion is forced downwardly, bending in articulated fashion into a disposition facing the lower face portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Bon S. Ong
  • Publication number: 20120119481
    Abstract: A desk leaf base includes a base and a binder. The base is formed of a trapezoidal tubular body that is formed in a trapezoidal shape in a side view, closed from a bottom surface to a certain height in both sides, and opened in an upper portion therefrom. An inclined front wall of the tubular body is removed from one side to the other side, in a range from the certain height to a height higher than the certain height and lower than a top surface. The binder is mounted along an elongated top surface of the base, and includes an elongated body and a plurality of rings. The elongated body is mounted along the top surface of the base with an approximately same width as the top surface. The plurality of rings are mounted on the body and capable of opening and closing. Each of the plurality of rings includes linear portions that protrude from the body so as to extend inclining upward on front and back sides when closing. Accordingly, the desk leaf base which allows the leaf group to easily be replaced is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: CALENDAR KOKOKU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yutaka Hirahara
  • Publication number: 20120091308
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a two clip double sided clipboard. The two clip double sided clipboard may comprise a flat clipboard with a clip on each flat surface of the clipboard. The clips may include pads for resting on the flat surfaces of the clipboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: LaRue D. Small, Jeannie C. Small
  • Publication number: 20120025513
    Abstract: A device for holding a fillable form includes a writing tray adapted for placement of the fillable form, the writing tray having walls defining a perimeter of a planar surface of the writing tray. A card holder is formed in at least one of the walls. The card holder includes a groove extending inwardly from one of the walls into a body of the writing tray. The groove is configured to hold an edge portion of an identification card in a press fit engagement with the remainder of the identification card being located outside of the groove. An edge ridge is formed along at least one of the walls and extends above the planar surface of the writing tray. The edge ridge facilitates retention of the fillable form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel S. Woods
  • Patent number: 8100435
    Abstract: A revised adhesive fastener pack, and its arrangement in a book-like ringless paper binder, enables inserted pages to be turned, and the immediate filing of a paper by eliminating a separate fastening and unfastening step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: George A. Arkwright
  • Publication number: 20110219606
    Abstract: A scrapbooking page alignment device for temporarily aligning at least two adjacent scrapbook pages having retention receivers extending from their respective spine edges, the device comprising (i) a base; and (ii) two or more spaced retention posts extending from said base; where said retention posts are dimensioned to temporarily receive the retention receivers of the two adjacent scrapbook pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Gail A. Kane, Michael D. Kane
  • Publication number: 20110210022
    Abstract: A waiter or waitress portfolio organizer containing specifically configured pockets each of which are adapted for holding currency, a multi-page order pad, completed order receipts, billing receipts and a writing utensil. The organizer also contains easy accessible transparent pockets configured to only hold 5 or less sheets of point of sale (POS) paper receipts less than 3½ in width and 0.06 mm to 0.1 mm in thickness for waiters or waitress to easily read papers for restaurant drink or dinner specials or special waiter or waitress notes. The organizer that is built of durable materials that withstands long periods of use, maintains a sleek, professional appearance and has a thin profile for easy storage. The organizer contains a versatile, easy to use system of tools to help restaurant servers present specials to customers, take orders, maintain records of all orders, maintain bills, and maintain collected currency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventor: Katrina Degel
  • Patent number: 8006354
    Abstract: A plate clip including a seat plate having a reel and a base plate, a pressing frame is pressed on the base plate by a spring, and an open handle. The open handle forming a lever is disposed on the pressing frame, and its fulcrum is at the reel. When a user opens the plate clip to clamp papers, he can press down the open handle to lift the pressing frame easily by the lever function, thus the finger of the user would not be injured accidentally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: LECO Stationery Manufacturing Company Limited
    Inventor: Hung Yu Cheng
  • Publication number: 20110127180
    Abstract: A lottery scratch ticket holding device (1) having a board (2) with a front surface (3), a rear surface (4), a top portion (5) and a bottom portion (6). A clip (7) is located along the top portion of the board and used for attaching, holding and storing scratch tickets (9) and other lottery tickets on the holding device. A receptacle (8) is located across the bottom portion of the board. The receptacle is used to collect any scrapings created as a user scratches the opaque covering off a scratch ticket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: David A. Vogias
  • Publication number: 20110101669
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a pad of paper comprising a plurality of sheets joined together at a joined edge portion, the joined edge portion having at least one hole therethrough is disclosed. The apparatus includes a substantially rigid support member including a front surface and a back surface, the support member configured to support the pad of paper at an edge portion of the support member, wherein the edge portion includes a recess that is arranged to allow a portion of the plurality of sheets to be accessed from the back surface of the support member; and at least one fastener member provided at the edge portion of the support member and projecting forwardly therefrom, the at least one fastener member being configured to be received in the at least one hole in the joined edge portion of the pad of paper being engaged with the front surface of the support member so as to removably secure the pad of paper to the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: IdeaStream Consumer Products, LLC
    Inventor: Curtis Patrick TAYLOR
  • Publication number: 20110095515
    Abstract: A novel magnetically enhanced carrying case having a plurality of recesses formed in an inner wall, each recess having a recessed surface thereof proximate to the outer wall, and a magnet retained in each of the recesses, with the magnet being positioned substantially against the recessed surface of the recess proximate to the outer wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • 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: 20110031732
    Abstract: The present invention provides a retractable dual-purpose file folder, including a retractable chamber with a front panel, a rear panel, a retractable bottom wall, two retractable side walls and an accommodation space. A plurality of three-sided sealed spacers is arranged at intervals into the accommodation space of the retractable chamber, the bottom of which is coupled onto the retractable bottom wall. There is a multi-section locator, including first and second locators. The first locator is arranged onto the front panel, and the second locator arranged on the rear panel. The invention includes positioning bands, each with a positioning end located securely on the front panel and a moveable end with a mating portion mated securely with the first and second locators. The retractable dual-purpose file folder can be accommodated into the brief case and placed uprightly on the table for meeting the diversified customer requirements with better applicability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: James C. HUANG
  • Publication number: 20110031733
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable file folder, including a main body, a hanging portion and a locating zipper. The locating zipper includes a first zipper tooth, a second zipper tooth and a zipper head. The first and second zipper teeth are fitted separately with a meshing side on the first and second cover plates of the main body; and the hanging portion is arranged at inner side of the first cover plate for hanging of the file folder. The users can increase the number of file folders depending on the growing quantity of files, and permit the file folders to be used collectively, thus improving its functionality and applicability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: James C. HUANG
  • Publication number: 20100225101
    Abstract: In order to newly provide a folder that facilitates insertion of a document fastener into a narrow slit and that is improved in durability by making use of a property of a document fastener whose folded state can be kept due to resin, the document fastener is so arranged to comprise a plate material (a) made of resin having a body part (11) extending longitudinally and a pair of folded pieces (12) extending from the body part (11), wherein a thickness of both end portions (14) of the plate material (a) is formed to be thinner than a thickness of other portions of the plate material (a), a boundary(13) between the body part (11) and the folded piece (12) is made to be foldable, and the folded state on the boundary (13) can be kept by making use of the properties of the resin itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Seiichi Koike, Yukinori Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20100187804
    Abstract: An eye protective cover capable of supporting multi-purpose contents is disclosed. The cover includes front and back covers (20 and 30) which are foldably coupled to each other by a main coupling part (10). Front and back collapsing covers (25 and 35) are coupled, respectively, to upper surfaces of the front and back covers (20 and 30) by separation lines (25a and 35a) in such a way as to overlap the front and back covers (20 and 30). An angle holding unit is provided between the front or back cover (20 or 30) and the corresponding front or back collapsing cover (25 or 35) to hold an angle between the front or back cover (20 or 30) and the corresponding front or back collapsing cover (25 or 35).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Jeong Woo Park
  • Publication number: 20100147751
    Abstract: A holder for flat objects according the invention includes an endless belt made of a flexible sheet material, wherein an end portion of the belt is folded into itself forming an inner bend and an outer bend with the inner bend disposed inside of the outer bend. A set of first and second support rods are disposed side by side in parallel to each other, the first rod at the bottom of the inner bend and the second rod at the bottom of the outer bend. A pair of third and fourth rods extend through parallel endwise openings in the belt between the inner and outer bends, which third and fourth rods are disposed side by side in parallel to each other with the belt is wound over the third and fourth rods so that the belt can slide over the third and fourth rods, whereby movement of the first rod away from the second rod causes sliding movement of the belt over the third and fourth rods. In a preferred embodiment an inside surface of the belt is attached to one or both of the first and second rods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventor: James M. Pippin