Maps Patents (Class 283/34)
  • Patent number: 9259955
    Abstract: A binding system (30H) having separate page images (81), (82), and (84) each of which present a portion of a complete map or image. The page images are printed within binding system (30H) which comprises three or more main pages (80a), (80b), and (80c) bonded to a main spine (21), and one or more secondary pages (86a) mounted on secondary spine (23a). Main spine (21) and secondary spine (23a) are substantially perpendicular to each other and bisect each other. Thereby allowing pages to be turned both vertically and horizontally without significantly altering the binding systems overall dimensions when open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Gary Dean Ragner
  • Patent number: 9119458
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable informational display device capable of being worn by a user. The device comprises a body-mounted band, wherein said band has a first outwardly facing surface and a second inwardly facing surface and a substrate having a first end and a second end whereby said first end depends from said second inwardly facing surface, wherein said substrate contains an informational display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: FASTENFO, INC.
    Inventor: Hilary J. Ward
  • Publication number: 20140097607
    Abstract: There is disclosed a race guide elevation map system for navigating elevation terrain on a racecourse. In an embodiment, the system includes a temporary tattoo carrying an elevation map disposed thereon, the elevation map having distance demarcations in combination with elevation data. The system further includes a location input such as, for example, an elapsed-distance input, an elapsed-time input, or a coordinate input. The elevation map is configured to provide the athlete with the elevation terrain on the racecourse based on the location input. There is also disclosed a method of navigating elevation terrain on a racecourse. In an embodiment, the method includes affixing a temporary tattoo carrying an elevation map having distance demarcations in combination with elevation data. The method further includes receiving a location input to provide the athlete with the elevation terrain on the racecourse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Trent Beachy
  • Publication number: 20130310201
    Abstract: An apparatus and method using the apparatus to simulate a golf game using a driving range and a putting green. A course card having a pictorial schematic representation of a hole of a golf course is used to plan and record strokes made at the driving range. The golfer estimates the distance and direction from the marked position on the course card to the cup, chooses a club, and then drives a ball in a desired direction and with a selected force towards the green and cup. Each stroke taken by the golfer is recorded on the course card and marks the landing location of the ball from the stroke on the course card. This process continues until the golfer deems that his/her ball would be on the green of the hole being simulated. The hole may then be putted at a putting green.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Paul Stanley, Dennis W. Lemley
  • Publication number: 20130088005
    Abstract: A product and method for displaying athletic data and certain information on skin is described. Said information being, but not limited to, an athlete's pacing goals for an athletic event, a course map, or other event information helpful to an athlete while competing in an athletic event. Said information preferably being displayed in the form of a temporary tattoo that can be applied to an athlete's skin so that the information is readily available and convenient to use during the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: Sporting Innovations Group, LLC
    Inventor: Sporting Innovations Group, LLC
  • Patent number: 8260545
    Abstract: A method is described for generating a navigation chart. The navigation chart includes a plurality of allocated areas corresponding to symbols for a plurality of chart features. The method includes identifying an unallocated area of the navigation chart proximate to a symbol for one chart feature of the plurality of chart features. A first label and a second label are determined for the one chart feature. The first label includes a plurality of feature attribute indicators, and the second label includes a subset of the plurality of feature attribute indicators. A label is selected from among the first label and the second label based on dimensions of the unallocated area. At least a portion of the unallocated area is allocated to the selected label, and the navigation chart is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Sven D. Aspen, Kevin S. Schlatter, Robert Henry, Stephen A. Lewis, Danny M. Price, Robert Black
  • Publication number: 20120104740
    Abstract: A scorecard for use when playing a game of golf, or a simulated golf game at a practise facility, wherein the scorecard comprises a series of maps depicting each golf hole on the course, and wherein a grid system overlays the maps of the golf hole. The grid lines on each map for each hole provide an indication of yardages so that the golfer can determine strategies for playing the hole, and then record the outcome of each shot. The same scorecard can be used in playing a simulated golf game at a driving range which is marked with a grid system which correlates to the grid system depicted on the scorecard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Woodrow L. Pelley, Jeffery V. Hadfield, Claudio Castricone, George Mazzaferro
  • Publication number: 20120098247
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed technology comprise a general method and device for designing a nearly unlimited range of return flow fluid dynamics systems. Additionally, it allows an improved method for designing GHX (ground heat exchange) field designs. An entire piping system can be developed from two components: a load circuit with multiple optional fittings, and a supply/return Pipe Pair with a multiple optional fittings on each pipe. These units can be linked together in the computer interface workspace, emblematic of a three dimensional GHX field design. As a designer links these components together, the piping system expands in size and complexity. Regardless of the complexity of the designed system, the embodiments of the disclosed technology determine the relationship between individual components, families of components and the overall GHX field. A diverse range of fluid dynamics results and an automatic sizing system is developed in embodiments of the disclosed technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: CELSIA, LLC
    Inventor: Barry Lee Petersen
  • Patent number: 8094043
    Abstract: One embodiment is to visually direct the focus of the user to specific road segments on a road map surface by the use of colors or symbols overlaid on certain roadways shown on a road map. In numerous embodiments, it will provide the user with a quick visual reference to the location of certain road segments which meet the map designers pre-requisite criteria which would vary for different types of maps, and which would visually indicate different levels of enjoyment that could be anticipated or expected along these certain road segments by the use of various colors or shades of colors, or the use of symbols of various sizes such as dots or stars. Our application would respond to the unfulfilled needs of certain segments of the travelling public such as motorcyclists and RVers, their desire often for enjoyment more than expediency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventors: Scott Calhoun, Court Barlin Butler, Joyce Ann Butler
  • Patent number: 7611602
    Abstract: A method of fabricating maps and other objects presenting multiple sets of spatially related information. Spatial alignment data, such as geographical boundaries is selected. First and second images are created by aligning or mapping first and second sets of information to the spatial alignment data. A lens sheet or lenticular material is fabricated, and based on the lens sheet configuration, the first and second images are combined to create an interlaced image including alternating strips from the first and second images. The interlaced image is printed on a substrate or the reverse side of the lens sheet, and the substrate is bonded to the lens sheet such that the interlaced image is sandwiched between the lens sheet and substrate. The first image is visible when the map or object is in a first position and the second image when the map or object is rotated to a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Urban Mapping, LLC
    Inventor: Ian H. White
  • Publication number: 20090058071
    Abstract: A booklet with removable cards, together with a variety of systems, methods, and applications associated therewith. Embodiments can be incorporated into books, booklets, maps, catalogs, travel guides, schedules, and other printed information and materials. In one embodiment, the booklet comprises a travel guide having a plurality of information cards as pages. Each information card can provide information about a travel destination, language translation, cultural pointers, or other information. The cards are bound using a first ring fastener that can be opened by the reader so that one or more cards can be removed from the booklet, and carried in a wallet, on a second ring fastener, or as a second booklet, distinct from the main booklet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Hui Ting Cheng, Marusia Musacchio
  • Patent number: 7494471
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking and informing about a physical, emotional, or physiological cycle, such as a menstrual cycle, includes at least one definition entry and at least one date indicator. Each definition entry defines indicia such as color to represent a stage of a physical, emotional, or physiological cycle. Each date indicator includes a date section and a tracking section corresponding to each date section. The date section of the date indicator indicates at least one date, wherein the tracking section is capable of being marked so as to indicate indicia corresponding to a definition entry to signify the stage of the physical, emotional, or physiological cycle for each date. According to one embodiment, the date indicators are arranged according to phases of the moon to allow correlation of a user's cycle to the lunar cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventor: Marina Alzugaray
  • Patent number: 7474310
    Abstract: Methods and systems for associating two objects in a drawing application with one another are provided. Embodiments of the invention are directed toward a method in a computing environment that includes receiving a command to designate a target and designating the target. The method can further include identifying a subject and providing a suggested association of the subject with the target. The method can still further include receiving a command to accept the suggested association and associating the subject with the target as suggested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Dan R. Albertson, Barry Christopher Allyn, Daniel J. Clay, Craig L. Daw, Evan F. B. Moran
  • Patent number: 7416221
    Abstract: A multiple fold product includes a relatively rigid substrate, such as paperboard, which has upper and lower surfaces. Slots are selectively cut into the substrate at the desired fold locations. The slots divide the substrate into an array of interconnected rectangular sections that are arranged in horizontal rows and vertical columns and which are interconnected by tabs. A first transparent, flexible sheet of material is mounted on the upper surface of the substrate. The first sheet of material has selected intelligence reverse printed on its lower surface such that the printed material is interposed between the substrate and the first sheet of material when the first sheet of transparent material is mounted on the substrate. A second transparent, flexible sheet of material is mounted on the lower surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventors: Steven N. Kruchko, David H. Kruchko
  • Patent number: 7316517
    Abstract: The present invention provides an incentive for buying a ring binder or a spiral notebook. The incentive is provided by having the binder or notebook include one or more internal folded sheets, preferably in the form of poster panels, which may be disposed within the binder or notebook and thereafter removed and, in the case of multiple sheets, unfolded for display separate from the binder or notebook. The poster panel or panels may coordinate with artwork on the cover of the binder or notebook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Fashion Accessory Bazaar LLC
    Inventor: Steve Russo
  • Patent number: 7118134
    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: June 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph A. Manico, Dale F. McIntyre, John K. McBride
  • 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: 7004507
    Abstract: A flat sheet of paper, or other thin flexible material, has information printed on one side in the form of a plurality of discrete panels or areas of text or images, while the entire other side is taken up by a large-scale, poster-like pattern. The panels or areas of text or images, are defined by crease lines created by folding the sheet of material. These creases are formed using a perpendicular fold method described in detail in this application. Each fold is perpendicular to the previous fold, creating a grid-like pattern, with each panel in the grid pattern containing a discrete quantity of text or images. When the invention is at its most folded state it has a relatively compact size. As the invention is unfolded, the panels of text or images are revealed in a specific sequence in order to tell a story or communicate some other type of sequentially ordered information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Neil Barnett Shulman
  • Publication number: 20040251678
    Abstract: There is provided a foldable product, such as a map, which is formed from a sheet (10) of material such as stiff paper. The sheet (10) has predetemlined folded and unfolded configurations by virtue of a predetermined pattern of fold lines (12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 23, 24). The fold lines are provided partly by creases and partly by lines of perforations depending on the stress in a particular area during folding and unfolding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventor: Derek Dacey
  • Map
    Publication number: 20040130140
    Abstract: There is provided a map 10 in the form of a folded sheet of paper or paperboard. In the embodiment shown, the sheet is folded in concertina fashion about a number of parallel fold lines to define a number of panels 12 including a front panel 12a. A compass 13 provided in a plastic moulding 17 is secured at the top of the front panel 12a. The moulding 17 has a short flange at its topmost edge, which flange is generally perpendicular to the plane of the front panel 12a so as to extend over the top edges of the folded panels. The flange can be printed on its external surface for reference purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventor: Derek Dacey
  • Patent number: 6752427
    Abstract: A folding booklet is disclosed having a booklet cover and one or more of booklet pages in which are formed a plurality of spaced apart longitudinal fold lines defining a plurality of longitudinal panels and a plurality of transverse fold lines defining a plurality of transverse panels. The longitudinal panels can be folded along the longitudinal fold lines to overlay one another and the transverse panels can be folded along the transverse fold lines to overlay one another. The cover can then be folded along a booklet cover fold line to completely contain the folded booklet pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Inventor: Richard Wilen
  • Patent number: 6746052
    Abstract: An information storage device having a first part such as an insert on which information is provided and a second part comprising a holder for the first part, whereby the first part may be stored in the second part. The edges of the first and second parts may be provided with lips for mating together to provide interlocking parts whereby the first part may be pulled outwardly to expose the information thereon but is prevented from being completely separated from the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Inventor: Henry Reynolds
  • Patent number: 6669235
    Abstract: A method of producing a folded item having printed information thereon to provide information to the user of a product is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Inventors: Joseph M. Vijuk, Robert Vijuk
  • 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: 6516547
    Abstract: A map, having a printed map sheet made of paper sheet and having a printed image and transparent plastic films applied either as a laminate or as a lining, optionally PET film, on the front and reverse sides of the map sheet, also has fold lines of a fanfold extending in one direction. At least two cross fold lines extend perpendicular to the fold lines of the fanfold, optionally central of the map sheet. A web or spine portion of the map sheet, located between the cross fold lines, can bear a printed title for the map. The cross fold lines can form a spine for the map when the map is folded perpendicular to the fold lines of the fanfold along the two cross fold lines. A range for the space between the cross fold lines can be selected, and that range can be from 2 to 20 mm. Embossed lines in the map sheet or in the plastic films can predefine the fold lines of the fanfold and the cross fold lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Berndtson & Berndtson GmbH
    Inventor: Kay Berndtson
  • Patent number: 6482085
    Abstract: Forms, such as mailing forms, constructed as a single sheet or multiple sheets of standard paper size, which are printable by a single pass through a standard non-impact printer are described. Certain variations of the forms can be configured to be extendible to provide additional surface area for the form exceeding standard paper size. The extendible form can be adapted for use with mailing forms such as multi-part collated unit sets. The forms can be useful for providing a Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note having each part thereof printable by a single pass through a non-impact printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Laser Substrates, Inc.
    Inventor: Warren M. Fabel
  • Patent number: 6454307
    Abstract: An accordion-folded page book with a binding which compresses the pages of the book but is not permanently fastened in one location, thereby allowing the binding to be moved from one position which allows access to one set of pages, to a second position which allows access to a second set of pages; whereby sliding the binding and flipping the book over enables the user to have access to the opposite sides of the pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Innovative USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Polick
  • Publication number: 20020125712
    Abstract: A large rectangular map, or chart, that is reduced to small and uniformly-sized display areas, in two or more vertical sections, having leaves in each section for easy directional leafing (right to left, left to right, up tab, down tab) to all selected display areas. There is no folding or unfolding. This leafing format is made possible by simply making folds for four or more even-numbered panels in the vertical dimension (first fold inward, outward, inward, etc.), slitting the horizontal outer folds between the right and left edge panels, fanfolding lengthwise into an odd number of vertical creases that form a vertical strip of the eight right edge panels, vertically fanfolding this strip into a tab, or tabs, overlaying them upon the bottom two panels, and abutting the four corner panels to create the base map paging format of four panel display pages. A foldable cover is required to anchor the format for permanency, stability, and storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Inventor: Lyle Ely Felderman
  • Publication number: 20020101072
    Abstract: A method of specifying a location on a surface. The invention also relates to an article having a surface on which the location is or can be specified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Inventor: Stephen Dominic Infield
  • Patent number: 6410114
    Abstract: The invention provides a sheet material (10) having a first set of folds, the sheet material further comprising a rotatable disc (8) attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Inventor: George Wallace McDonald
  • Patent number: 6390508
    Abstract: As part of a method of producing a customized chart for use with chart recorder apparatus, a user desiring the customized chart is provided with a list of questions including, for example, the size of the chart; the graduations of the chart with respect to a first chart dimension; and the graduations of the chart with respect to a second chart dimension. The questions are input to a software applications program operative to generate a datafile containing a graphical representation of the desired chart based upon the answers received. The datafile is delivered to a printing facility, where the chart is physically produced in accordance with the data file, then delivered to the user. One or more of the steps associated with the method may be carried out over a remote communications link such as a telephone to enhance convenience. For example, the step of inputting the answers may take place over a communications link from a remote location using phone lines and voice, modem or Internet protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Inventor: Matthew Levine
  • Patent number: 6354985
    Abstract: In a map with a pattern of folding lines along which the map can be folded, it is easy to find geographical regions shown on the map due to two portions connected via a common center area and each having a plurality of folding lines in equidistant portions in a direction parallel to two parallel limiting lines, the map being folded on successive lines alternatingly in opposite directions so as to form a plurality of flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Kartographie Huber
    Inventor: Franz Huber
  • Patent number: 6306072
    Abstract: The inventive method bases on a consequent realization of the following two conditions: firstly on the consequent separation of the “immaterial or virtual sphere” of information from the “material or real sphere” of the paper and secondly on the consequent standardization of the printed information to a form such that a further processing after printing is not necessary. The consequent separation between information (immaterial sphere) and paper (material sphere) leads to an irreversible combination of the two only in the location where and at the time when the printed information is delivered to the ordering end-customer (reader) in form of a commodity unit, i.e. when contents, location and time of such a commodity unit are defined by the ordering customer. The advantage is that information can be recorded and organized considerably faster and in particular can be copied and transported considerably more simply in the immaterial sphere than this is the case in material sphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Ferag AG
    Inventor: Werner Honegger
  • Patent number: 6276723
    Abstract: A travel brochure includes a sheet having at least three vertical fold line portions defining respective first and second left panels and first and second right panels. Each defines an upper edge. A map corresponds to a selected geographic area and is positioned on the first and second left panels on one side thereof. The map has color coated portions corresponding to designated roads. A set of flip-up brochures are positioned on each first and second right panel on the same side of the sheet as the map. Each set of flip-up brochures includes an upper edge that is secured along an upper edge of the respective first and second right panels. At least one set of flip-up brochures includes printed indicia corresponding to an address of a geographic attraction. The printed indicia is color coated to the color coating of the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Inventor: Marlene Willard
  • Patent number: 6209919
    Abstract: A folder comprising a sheet (1) which is pleated in a concertina-like fashion (10, 11, 12) and which, in a pleated state, is folded around fold lines (14, 15) that extend perpendicularly to the pleat line (10, 11, 12) in the pleated sheet, wherein the sheet (1) is surrounded by a protective cover (2) when in a fully folded-up state. The two sheet fold-lines (14, 15) extending perpendicular to the pleat lines (10, 11, 12) face in mutually the same direction, so as to enable the two end-panels of the pleated sheet (1) to be folded in overlapping relationship with the center panel. The cover (2) is a paperboard cover against which one pleated panel (40) of the sheet is fastened in a centered position on one side of the cover (2), wherein the cover also includes fold lines (24, 25) which coincide generally with the fold lines (14, 15) on the sheet (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Mediacard AB
    Inventors: Eric Nilsson, Magnus Ottenstedt
  • Patent number: 6189933
    Abstract: A large rectangular map, or chart, that is reduced to small and uniformly-sized display areas, in a top half section and bottom half section, having leaves in each section for easy directional leafing (right to left, left to right, up tab, down tab) to all selected display areas. There is no folding or unfolding. This leafing format is made possible by simply making three folds horizontally (inward, outward, inward), cutting a slit along the horizontal centerline between the right and left edge panels, fanfolding lengthwise into an odd number of vertical creases that form a vertical strip of the eight right edge panels, making a single horizontal fold of this strip into a tab, and abutting the four corner panels to create the base map paging format of four panel display pages. A foldable cover is required to anchor the format for permanency, stability, and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Inventor: Lyle Ely Felderman
  • Patent number: 6158777
    Abstract: A system for folding a sheet of material is provided. Creases are formed in the sheet representing fold lines for the sheet. A plurality of first indicia markings are provided on the sheet with each first marking being positioned so as to align with a respective one of a plurality of second indicia markings when the sheet is correctly folded along the crease lines. In an embodiment, the sheet size is a multiple of 2 inches by 3.5 inches to allow the sheet to be folded into a business card size which will readily fit into a pocket, purse or a wallet. In an embodiment, the sheet is folded so as to have a final folded size of no greater than 20 square inches. To permit an easy and full viewing of any particular segment of information printed on the sheet, the sheet is folded by a plurality of lateral and longitudinal folds to provide a plurality of panels bounded by fold lines. Discrete segments of information are printed on the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Inventor: Brian M Twardosz
  • Patent number: 6120228
    Abstract: A wallet size pocketed booklet which has been adapted to hold a card having the dimensions of a conventional credit card, and is particularly designed to be carried in the credit card compartment of a wallet or similar size compartment holder. The use of a resin emulsion adhesive, a vinyl acetate ethylene copolymer emulsion, in the pocketed booklet makes it possible to create a properly formed pocket closed on three sides for holding and protecting the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: William Exline, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher P. Exline
  • Patent number: 6110551
    Abstract: A wallet size card book which has been adapted to hold a card having the dimensions of a conventional credit card, and is particularly designed to be carried in the credit card compartment of a wallet or similar size compartment holder. The use of an adhesive strip extending along the marginal edges between a first and second leaf in the card book makes it possible to create a properly formed pocket for holding and protecting the card. The preferred adhesives for the strip include latexes of polyvinyl ethylene, polyvinyl acetate, other acrylics, and copolymers thereof. The preferred adhesive is a polyvinyl acetate copolymer latex having a glass transition temperature (Tg) approximately room temperature or below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: William Exline, Inc.
    Inventors: William B. Exline, Michael P. Exline
  • Patent number: 6103332
    Abstract: Folded sheet means (20.sup.1, 10) (e.g. substantially one-half or one-third of credit card size) (e.g. in the form of a kit of parts) comprises a sheet (22.sup.1, 12) of paper or like material with a first set of concertina folds (26.sup.1, 14) and a second set of concertina folds (28.sup.1, 16) transverse to the first set, at which folds (26.sup.1, 28.sup.1, 14, 16) the sheet (22.sup.1, 12) can be folded and unfolded, connection means (106.sup.1, 52) adapted to serve as or as part of means for releasably connecting between the folded sheet means (20.sup.1, 10) and another object, and holding means (24.sup.1, 22, 24) adapted for releasably holding the folded sheet means folded. Said holding means comprises an envelope or other container (24.sup.1), said sheet (22.sup.1) being adapted to be retained therein, e.g. with the aid of friction and/or at least one inwardly directed lip (34.sup.1). The folded sheet material (22.sup.1) may be (e.g. removably) in a carrier (96.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Inventor: George Wallace McDonald
  • Patent number: 6095919
    Abstract: A form, such as a mailing form, constructed on a single laminated sheet of standard paper size, which is printable by a single pass through a standard non-impact printer, and extendible to provide additional surface area for the form exceeding standard paper size. The extendible form can be adapted for use with mailing forms such as multi-part collated unit sets. The form is useful for providing a Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note having each part printable by a single pass through a non-impact printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Inventor: Warren M. Fabel
  • Patent number: 6056321
    Abstract: Booklets produced from a web of material which is cut, folded and joined in a manner that allows presentation of multiple pages of material. Tabs, which are cut from the web of material, are folded and joined to each other in to create a ribbon which winds through the "pages" of the booklet to allow the pages to be unfolded without expanding the booklet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Inventor: Andrew Donley
  • Patent number: 6056323
    Abstract: Apparatus for use in producing articles (136), each comprising a sheet (10) folded with a first set of concertina folds and transverse to these a second set of concertina folds (180) and two stiff portions (22, 24) attached to opposite outer segments (166) of the folded sheet (10), comprises means (26, 12, 28, 20) to supply the folded sheet (10) and stiff portions (22, 24) and attach them together and maintain the sheet (10) folded before, and/or during at least a part of. the attaching step, the guide means (20) cooperating with flights (14) to push the elements of articles (136) therealong, the flights controlling the mutual relative position of the separate elements by being stepped and guide means (20) being shaped to vary the positions of the elements relative to the flights (14) during the movement. Supply means for cards (22, 24) are arranged to reciprocate and supply cards alternately from two stores (26, 27). Gluing stops short of all edges of the folded sheet (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Inventor: George Wallace McDonald
  • Patent number: 6045158
    Abstract: A book assembly and method of making the same, made of at least one generally planar sheet having an upper side and a reverse side with writing thereon. The sheet is provided with a plurality of primary folds, secondary folds and slits or cuts forming a series of panels that are arrange to be folded one on top of another in an accordion fashion. The panels are formed in adjacent sets of two with the width of each panel in a given set is the same and respective panel sets have widths that progressively decrease to expose a margin area on an outer edge of the panel set immediately therebelow. The margin area is sufficient in size to permit printed indicia. The book assembly has folded sections that can be selectively opened in several different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Inventor: Patricia Bergstresser
  • Patent number: 6007895
    Abstract: An article comprising a folded sheet, that is able to be unfolded, the folded sheet comprising a plurality of segments defined by folds lines, with at least one stiff portion provided at one of said exposed segments of the folded sheet, wherein at least part of the stiff portion comprises a transparent material and the folded sheet is folded with two sets of concertina folds, and one of said concertina folds being transverse of the other of said concertina folds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Inventor: George Wallace McDonald
  • Patent number: 5984362
    Abstract: An improved volume of map, chart, or large image data, constructed of two complimentary books in which a comprehensive data region (10) is divided into a plurality of rectangular segments (22). The segments are separated into two groups as if a checkerboard pattern of alternating light and dark rectangles (34), (54) existed. The segments are further divided in half and made into facing pages or leaves (90), with each book (82), (86) containing generally half the sum of the data segments of the comprehensive map. The facing leaves are further ordered by two-dimensional coordinate based on row (98), and column (94) of the segments. The two-dimensional facing leave coordinate (130) is clearly printed on facing leaves.An oversized cover (118) contains applicable coordinate scales or measure rules (110) on the inner sides of the visible area (122) of oversizement when the book is open. The scales are aligned to and applicable to the facing leaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Inventor: Edwin Roy Christman
  • Patent number: 5945195
    Abstract: Apparatus and process for use in producing articles each comprising a sheet folded with at least one set of concertina folds which can be unfolded, wherein the article comprises at least one stiff portion attached to an outer segment of the folded sheet, and in which the apparatus is capable of supplying the folded sheet and at least one stiff portion and attach them together and maintain the sheet folded during at least part of the approach to the attaching step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Inventor: George Wallace McDonald
  • Patent number: 5938243
    Abstract: A paper product, such as an advertising brochure, a cover or the like, is formed by using the novel method of the present invention. In the present method, a continuous moving web of paper is provided. The web is longitudinally slit at positions offset to one side of a longitudinal axis of the web, preferably a centerline axis, at spaced positions to form a plurality of longitudinal slits which are separated from each other by a continuous portion of the web. Thereafter, adhesive is deposited on the web at a position offset from the longitudinal slit, and preferably along a side margin of the web. A first portion of the web is folded over onto a second portion of the web along a fold line at a position between the longitudinal slit and the adhesive. Next, the first portion is secured to the second portion by the adhesive to form a secured section. The longitudinal slit is thereafter positioned between the secured section and the fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Inventor: Ronald F. De Santo
  • Patent number: 5928753
    Abstract: A foldable article comprises a sheet of material (20) having a first plurality of concertina folds (22) and a second plurality of concertina folds (24). The second plurality of concertina folds (24) are oriented transverse to the first plurality of concertina folds (22). A first tab (30) is disposed at a first edge of the sheet of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Cary D. Perttunen, William L. Reber
  • Patent number: RE36395
    Abstract: A folded sheet article (20) comprises a sheet (22) of material having mutually transverse sets of concertina folds (24, 26) and two diagonally opposite stiff portions (28, 30) at respective corner segments (32, 34) of the sheet (as disclosed in the inventor's prior U.S. Pat. No. 5,156,898) and has a pocket (40) at at least one of the segments (32, 34). Pocket (40) may be formed separately, may comprise the stiff portion (28), which may be folded back onto itself to form the pocket (40), or may (alone or together with said portion (28)) be formed from the sheet (22). The stiffening may be provided by a removable card (58) in pocket 40). Such card (58) may bear coded information (60) related to information (62) borne by sheet (22). Pocket (40) may have an egress retarder (64) to retard egress of a card (58).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Inventor: George Wallace McDonald