Plurality Of Position Markers Patents (Class 283/37)
  • Patent number: 10028560
    Abstract: A wallet organization system and apparatus relating to wallet card differentiating tabs is disclosed. The tabs are configured to adhere to conventional cards contained in wallets with at least one adhesive surface. The tabs are equipped with a label which may be customized via included personalization, as well as a variety of colors, helping users rapidly differentiate between layered cards in a wallet, and provide for easy removal of the target card in need of removal from the wallet for use. A bendable portion of the tabs facilitates the use of wallet cards within magnetic strip readers and ATMs without removal of the tabs from the cards. The adhesive is configured to be reusable and durable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Charmaine Simmons
  • Publication number: 20150023723
    Abstract: A document management system and method for efficiently managing documents across multiple subject areas of personal record-keeping, and for allowing a user to quickly identify and process documents that may require future action. An example system includes a first container or organizer having one or more dividers therein, the dividers retaining documents in separate categories, and further includes document retention guidelines aimed at identifying documents that may be removed from the organizers and discarded. The document retention guidelines may specify particular retention actions for managing the documents, and time periods for retaining particular documents in the organizers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Trisha J. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140125049
    Abstract: File folders are provided having bent hangers from which a receptacle is suspended so that the top of the receptacle is beneath a rail-engaging portion of the hangers and/or beneath a top of the rail or other supporting structure of office storage equipment. The hangers of the file folder may also be collapsible for use outside the office storage equipment. The hangers may also have a grip, or handle, for removal of the file folder from the office storage equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Ideastream Consumer Products, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony J. Decarlo, Curtis Patrick Taylor, Daniel V. Perella, Chanseol Chung
  • Patent number: 8696030
    Abstract: An omniview contents display system which is a quick, at-a-glance system for locating sections of any book or magazine, providing the chapter and range of pages, as well as having an indicator line that visually guides the user-reader's eye to a chapter bar. The chapter bar is a block style marking on the edge of the pages opposite the binding that designates the exact location of the chapter or section within the book. The exact location of a chapter can be easily located despite the book or type of printed and bound media being in a closed condition. The chapters, page ranges, and indicator lines may be printed on the covers as well as on the inside pages at the outside margins and allows the reader-user to quickly locate any section of the book from an open or closed book condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Arnold Erisalu
  • Patent number: 8523234
    Abstract: A set of sheet dividers comprises a first plurality of sheet dividers, each divider comprising a sheet with a tab extending therefrom at a different location and for a first length along the same side as all other dividers in the first plurality; and a second plurality of sheet dividers, each divider comprising a sheet with a tab extending therefrom at a different location and for a second length along the same side as all other dividers in the second plurality, the second length being shorter than the first length, the second plurality being divided into subsets of dividers having their tabs adjacent one another and overlaid by the tab of a corresponding one of the first plurality of sheet dividers when the subset and corresponding one of the first plurality of sheet dividers are stacked together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventors: Tara M. Green, Regina A. Reichert, Monica L. Brox, Ronald Ugolick
  • Patent number: 8454055
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventors: Hui Ting Cheng, Marusia Musacchio
  • Publication number: 20130049348
    Abstract: An organization aid device, an organization aid carrier device, system, and method for organizing and retrieving cards is disclosed. The organization aid device allows for organization of plurality of card-like devices and quick identification of a particular card-like device from a stack of similar card-like devices, such that when a plurality of card-like devices are stored in a confined carrier, a desired card-like device can be accurately retrieved from the rest of the card-like devices and/or from the confined carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Amber LEMNA, Elizabeth A. HATTARA
  • Patent number: 8289579
    Abstract: A variable guilloche includes at least two guilloche curves, printed in a common space and having at least one point of overlap. The at least two curves are plotted from equations having variables corresponding to a specified data string of steganographic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven J. Simske, Henry Sang, Philippe Mucher
  • Patent number: 8196964
    Abstract: A sticky note pad includes at least two stacks of sticky note sheets. Each sticky note sheet has a note-writing region, an index tab region projecting from a right lateral edge thereof, and a removable pressure sensitive adhesive layer provided on a bottom face thereof in proximity to a left lateral edge thereof. The index tab regions of the sticky note sheets of one of the stacks are staggered with respect to the index tab regions of the sticky note sheets of the other stack in a top-to-bottom direction, and are aligned to the same in a direction parallel to the lateral edges of the sticky note sheets. A glue layer binds the left lateral edges of the sticky note sheets of all the stacks. A partition sheet is adhered to the bottom face of a lowermost sticky note sheet of an upper stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Taiwan Hopax Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsung-Tien Kuo, Jen-Rong Liu, Chin-Chung Tsai, Shih-Chin Wen
  • 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: 20120111930
    Abstract: A pocket liner for an organizer. The organizer includes an outer casing having a front panel, a bottom panel, a rear panel, an extension panel portion and a closure cover, all hinged and serially connected to each other at adjoining edges. The outer casing includes a pair of side panel sheets extending between the front panel and the rear panel defining an enclosed opening. At least one divider is provided to subdivide the opening into pockets. The pocket liner includes a medial portion positioned as a lower retaining portion disposed between adjacent walls. The pocket liner is attached at one end to the divider and at a second end to an adjacent wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Stephanie Catherine Maistrellis
  • Publication number: 20110186195
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wallet card insert which further comprises a tab on each sleeve. The tab system allows one with many sleeves in their wallet to find particular cards, IDs, photos, and the like without undue searching effort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Pamela S. Cohen
  • Patent number: 7934751
    Abstract: An improved label sheet assembly and application kit including an optional liner sheet, a carrier strip, and a removably attached label facestock sheet. The application kit further includes a stacked group of tabbed sheets and an alignment guide. The label facestock sheet assembly includes a plurality of cut lines defining a perimeter of a plurality of facestock labels spaced from one another in an offset manner that substantially corresponds to a set of staggered tabs extending outwardly from a stacked group of divider sheets. The carrier strip is defined by a plurality of cuts having substantially the same shape as a portion of the perimeters of the facestock labels, but with slightly smaller dimensions as its respective label. The user may separate the carrier strip from the liner sheet, exposing an adhesive back of the precut labels and place and align the carrier strip across the divider sheets such that the precut labels are placed on the tabs of the divider sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur G. Castillo, Le Hoa Hong, Douglas William Martin, Elizabeth Marie Sanchez, Jesus Angel Urbina Moriel, Carlos Lobato Ramón, Jose Elias Pinto Muñoz, Ronald Ugolick, Jerry Grant Hodsdon, Anahit Tataryan
  • Publication number: 20110073638
    Abstract: A file having first and second cover panels pivotally connected to each other at a hinge for movement between an open and closed position may be provided. The cover panels can overlap each other in the closed position to contain papers of a predetermined size therebetween. One or more superimposed pocket panels can be coupled to an inside of the first cover panel to define overlapping pockets dimensioned to hold the papers. The pocket panels can have first edge portions that define openings to the pockets, and the first edge portions can be staggered. The pocket panels may include an outermost pocket panel with an additional coupled edge. A labeling member can be provided that is associated with each pocket panel and configured for displaying identification information. The labeling members can extend beyond papers held in the pockets and can comprise tabs that can be staggered from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: ESSELTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lauren Grassia, Juliet Kenney, Adam Martin, Braden Jones, Doug Hibler
  • Publication number: 20100171299
    Abstract: Disclosed is an address book for storing and retrieving information related to one or more websites. The address book includes a plurality of address book leaves and a binding mechanism to removably secure the plurality of address book leaves together. Each of the plurality of address book leaves includes at least one information template configured thereon for storing the information related to the one or more websites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventor: Rhonda Myers
  • Publication number: 20100140914
    Abstract: An organizer for assisting a medical patient to record information provided by a physician or other healthcare provider for later review by the patient or patient caregiver includes a front and back cover bound together and to interposed sheets, dividers and other materials disposed between the covers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Laurel Stoll
  • Patent number: 7722082
    Abstract: A system for inserting numeric labels automatically includes: a setting module (10) configured for setting label properties of inserting numeric labels to define a numeric labels configuration; an input/output module (12) configured for reading the label properties, importing a technical drawing file to be inserted with the numeric labels; a selecting module (14) configured for extracting an array of references to be inserted with the numeric label from the technical drawing file; and a labeling module (16) configured for labeling the references in the array of references with numeric labels correspondingly according to the numeric labels configuration. A related method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Kuang Chang, Xin-Yuan Wu
  • Patent number: 7684088
    Abstract: The invention describes a process to prevent counterfeiting or alteration of a printed or engraved surface, characterized by the incorporation of a signature of the form of a digital mark into parts or the entire document, and in particular a digital mark technology to hide information in an invisible way through over-printing by using a method called asymmetric amplitude modulation. This method can be applied to any type of printed material such paper, packaging, or any other surface. Visible information can also be printed over the digital mark. As an application example, applied to a paper document the digital mark can be used to guarantee the document authenticity, as it would be destroyed by a copy process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Alpvision S.A.
    Inventors: Frederic Jordan, Roland Meylan, Martin Kutter
  • Publication number: 20090134615
    Abstract: A set of sheet dividers comprises a first plurality of sheet dividers, each divider comprising a sheet with a tab extending therefrom at a different location along the same side as all other dividers in the first plurality and to a first extent from the opposite side of the sheet, and a second plurality of sheet dividers, each divider comprising a sheet with a tab extending therefrom at a different location along the same side as all other dividers in the second plurality and to a second extent from the opposite side of the sheet that is greater than the first extent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: Tara M. Green, Regina A. Reichert, Monica L. Brox, Ronald Ugolick
  • Publication number: 20090134616
    Abstract: A set of sheet dividers comprises a first plurality of sheet dividers with tabs defining gaps therebetween when stacked together, and a second plurality of sheet dividers with tabs at locations corresponding to the gaps in the first plurality of sheet dividers when the first plurality of sheet dividers and the second plurality of sheet dividers are arranged in a stack, the length of the tabs of the second plurality of sheet dividers being greater than the gaps in the first plurality of sheet dividers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: Tara M. Green, Regina A. Reichert, Monica L. Brox, Ronald Ugolick
  • Publication number: 20090134617
    Abstract: A set of sheet dividers comprises a first plurality of sheet dividers, each divider comprising a sheet with a tab extending therefrom at a different location and for a first length along the same side as all other dividers in the first plurality; and a second plurality of sheet dividers, each divider comprising a sheet with a tab extending therefrom at a different location and for a second length along the same side as all other dividers in the second plurality, the second length being shorter than the first length, the second plurality being divided into subsets of dividers having their tabs adjacent one another and overlaid by the tab of a corresponding one of the first plurality of sheet dividers when the subset and corresponding one of the first plurality of sheet dividers are stacked together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: Tara M. Green, Regina A. Reichert, Monica L. Brox, Ronald Ugolick
  • Patent number: 7338084
    Abstract: The present invention is a book made of plural inner sheets with specific cutouts at specific locations at the open margin edge. Each sheet is colored or printed with different animal characters or graphic elements. The sheets are arranged and bound in such a way that when an user flips through this invention at specific location of the open edge, only specific pages after another are viewed. The specific pages are all designed with the same specific colors or the same graphic elements depending on which location of the open edge the user holds to flip through the pages. The appearance of the book changes by the user trying out different locations for flipping the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Inventor: Jihyun Ahn
  • Publication number: 20080018093
    Abstract: The printer as an image forming apparatus supplies a plurality of types of tab sheet, and distinguishably discharges the tab sheets that became no longer necessary according to the type of tab sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Toshimi Shinchi, Tamotsu Sakuraba
  • Patent number: 7208212
    Abstract: A label applicator kit comprising a holder including first holding means for holding a first set of tabbed materials such that the tabs of the first set are staggered, exposed and in a first line and a second holding means for holding a second set of tabbed materials such that the tabs of the second set are staggered, exposed and in a second line that is parallel to and spaced from the first line. The holder being a pouch, the first holding means being a first pocket of the pouch and the second holding means being a second pocket of the pouch. The pouch being in a sets-holding condition when the first holding means is holding the first set and the second holding means is holding the second set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Sung Do, Jerry G. Hodsdon, Galen C. Wong
  • Patent number: 7128957
    Abstract: A pad of index tabs includes a plurality of sheets, each sheet comprising a front and a back, and an area of removable adhesive along a top edge of the back. The sheets are applied to one another at respective areas of removable adhesive to form a pad. Each sheet has a plurality of index tabs removably adhered thereto. The tabs are partially coated with removable adhesive and have an edge portion that is not coated with adhesive. Each of the tabs has on an edge thereof a writing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Adam Bratter
  • Patent number: 7070104
    Abstract: An article scannable by a data capture device has an informational surface and a signature section disposed on the informational surface. The signature section has a signature area and at least two alignment bars A first alignment bar is disposed at a first end of the signature section relative to writing direction. A second alignment bar is disposed at the end of the signature section opposite the first end. The first and second alignment bars are within the signature section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: The United States Postal Services
    Inventors: Karen E. Schenck, Charles E. Bravo
  • Patent number: 7066494
    Abstract: The present invention consists of a magnetic page marker comprised by a pair of laminar walls which form a clip applicable to the edge of the page that is intended to mark. Into the clip, there is a pair of magnetic means which clasp said page, whose admission into the clip is facilitated by an inner cover. The bookmark has a signalling tab which jutts out notoriously respect the edges of the pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Nicolaś Javier Di Prinzio
  • Patent number: 7025382
    Abstract: An index tab labeling system for use with suspended file folder of the type having vertical slots along an upper margin, the labeling system comprising a flexible index tab having a single layer of flexible material with lugs for insertion into the vertical slots in the file folder. A pad of labels is affixed to the index tab by a releasable adhesive. The pad of labels has multiple labels which are held to each other by releasable adhesive. The user may write index information on the uppermost label and when the index information requires changing, the uppermost label may be peeled off and the next label is made available for index information to be entered thereon. A pad of three labels is considered to be optimum. When all the labels in one pad are used, a new pad of labels may be releasably adhered to the index tab. In an alternative embodiment, each of the labels may be supplied with a portion that does not have a releasable adhesive applied to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Inventor: Joey Martin Wiggins
  • Patent number: 6942413
    Abstract: An optical storage media management system and process for storing and organizing a relatively large collection of optical discs in the form of a display binder with a plurality of display sheets including associated indicia matching a positional identifier indicating the location of the disc. In one embodiment, the binder is used in conjunction with a table of contents indicating the position of individual optical discs in relation to the binder contents and a centralized database for storing optical disc information in a categorized format in cooperation with a computerized table of contents generator for generating the table of contents for the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventor: Bradley P. Lane
  • Patent number: 6883423
    Abstract: A customized application of index tabs to dividers and other types of indexing material includes a releasably attachable alignment tool. The alignment tool includes a plurality of indicia printed thereon for guiding the placement of a desired number of index tabs. The indicia indicate by positioning of both numerals and lines where an index tab is to be placed on an indexing material, depending on the number of index tabs that are to be placed. The alignment tool may also be positioned on a sheet and removable from the sheet to align index tabs on different documents. Multiple alignment tools may also be positioned on a sheet and removable to align index tabs on documents of different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Norman Yamamoto, Jay K. Sato
  • Publication number: 20040195821
    Abstract: A multi-use file folder construction (10) including a single sheet of material (20) such as heavy bond paper stock (21) provided with an offset crease line (22) to form a front file face (23) and an enlarged rear file face (24) wherein, the upper end (24′) of the rear file face (24) is provided with a transverse horizontal perforated line (26) which is intersected by either truncated vertical perforation liens (25′) or truncated vertical slits (25) that form a plurality of detachable tab elements (27) on the upper end (24′) of the rear file face (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventor: Gina S. Ghent
  • Patent number: 6764101
    Abstract: An improved file folder specially adapted to conventional printers and optical scanners and a system and method for printing and using the improved folder. The improved folder has an enclosure for holding documents and printable panels with an integrated tab and integrated document labels. The folder panels, integrated tab and labels are printed with machine-readable identifying indicia and text in one pass through a standard printer. The tab is foldable such that folder identifying indicia and text are visible from either the front or back side of the folder. After printing, the documents labels are removeable and affixable to the folder documents. Images of the folder documents are captured with a standard optical scanner which also reads the document identifying indicia printed on the labels. The document images form a database indexed according to the indicia printed on the document labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Steve C. MacWilliams, Frank C. Kezmoh
  • Patent number: 6635333
    Abstract: A stereolithographically fabricated marking for a semiconductor device component, such as a packaged or unpackaged semiconductor device or another substrate. When the marking is formed on a semiconductor device with a stereolithographically formed package structure, the marking may be integral with the package structure. The marking may be formed as apertures through or recessed areas in one or more stereolithographically fabricated layers of material. Alternatively, the marking may include one or more stereolithographically fabricated layers that protrude from a surface of a semiconductor device component. The marking may be formed directly on a surface of a packaged or bare semiconductor device component. As an alternative, the marking can be fabricated separately from a semiconductor device component, then secured thereto. Methods of stereolithographically marking semiconductor device components are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ford B. Grigg, James M. Ocker, Rick A. Leininger
  • Patent number: 6568531
    Abstract: A box for storing sandpaper sheets, open at the front and top, and containing a series of indexing dividers with integral tabs annotated with appropriate sandpaper grit sizes. At the aft portion of the index divider are two lateral tabs which project outward and are retained in a vertical groove along the right and left sides of the box. The lateral tabs prevent the index dividers from sliding forward and allow the index dividers to ride up or down in the vertival slots as the stack of sandpaper sheets changes. The lateral tabs function as a unique lifting mechanism to permit the index divider to be raised enough to provide ample clearance to easily insert or remove a sheet of sandpaper. When the index divider is lowered into place it compresses all sandpaper sheets below it to keep the sandpaper sheets from curling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Inventor: Donald E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6550417
    Abstract: A single card having a pair of icons on each side thereof, distributed longitudinally. Each icon includes a representation of an open book showing facing pages and a dot indicating upper or lower locations on a page of the book. A letter R or L indicates whether the location is on the right or left page. A modified form includes a double arrangement for use in the case when the pages of the book have two columns on each page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Inventor: Joe Hendershot
  • Patent number: 6543379
    Abstract: This invention relates to the separating of papers in a file folder and to a simple, minimalist formation of a multi-separator leaf which can be easily attached to a file folder or integrally formed with a file folder and whose multiple sections can be split apart and used to provide individual dividers for separate batches of paper. A single leaf comprising a leaf body and a leaf hinge portion is provided, where the leaf body is separable into a plurality of marker tab sections, —while remaining hingedly attached to the leaf hinge portion. The multi-separator leaf is provided as a separate entity where the leaf hinge portion can be attached at the spine of a file folder so as to become a part thereof. The multi-separator leaf can be attached at the spine of the file folder and provided as an integral part of a file folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Productive Environments Inc
    Inventor: David C. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 6489007
    Abstract: A stereolithographically fabricated marking for a semiconductor device component, such as a packaged or unpackaged semiconductor device or another substrate. When formed on a semiconductor device with a stereolithographicaily formed package structure, the marking may be integral with the package. The marking may be formed as apertures through or recesses in one or more stereolithographically fabricated layers of material, or the marking may include one or more stereolithographically fabricated layers that protrude from a surface of a semiconductor device component. Raised markings may also be formed on the surfaces of packaged or bare semiconductor device components. Alternatively, the marking may be fabricated separately from a semiconductor device component, then secured thereto. Methods for stereolithographically marking semiconductor device components are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ford B. Grigg, James M. Ocker, Rick A. Leininger
  • Publication number: 20020134298
    Abstract: This invention relates to the separating of papers in a file folder and to a simple, minimalist formation of a multi separator leaf which can be easily attached to a file folder or integrally formed with a file folder and whose multiple sections can be split apart and used to provide individual dividers for separate batches of paper. The invention provides for a single leaf comprising a leaf body and a leaf hinge portion, where the leaf body is separable into a plurality of marker tab sections, while remaining hingedly attached to the leaf hinge portion, and where the leaf hinge portion can be attached to or is integrally attached at the spine of a file folder so as to become a part thereof, for providing a selective means of separating one or more sheets of paper between successive marker tab sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 1999
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventor: DAVID C. SCHWARTZ
  • Patent number: 6416083
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a filing element such as a suspended file or file folder for the introduction of documents and an identification strip, characterized in that the identification strip exhibits at least one series of sites, each of which is identified by an alphanumeric labeling that is permanent and invariable for the totality of the elements of a filing system, with one of the sites of the series also having at least one colored identification labeling, with the choice of the labeling colors and the labeling site being specific to the given filing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Inventor: Roland Mercier
  • Patent number: 6409409
    Abstract: A foldable paper sheet is formed having a sheet body portion, a sheet lower side flap extending out from a lower side edge of the sheet body portion, a pocket panel extending out from a bottom edge of the sheet body portion, and a pocket side flap extending out from a side edge of the pocket panel. The pocket side flap is folded in towards the pocket panel, the pocket panel is folded up and the pocket side flap is glued to the back face of the sheet body portion. The sheet lower side flap is folded and glued to the pocket panel. The pocket panel is thereby secured along both side edges to the sheet body portion, has an open top and thus defines a pocket on the back of the sheet body portion. The pocket panel can have a finger notch at the center of its top edge. A tab is cut out of the edge portion of the sheet body portion to form a tabbed divider sheet. The tab advantageously can be formed at any location along the edge portion including at a lower location directly adjacent to the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce D. Bauman, Andrew S. Gordon, Russ D. Pollman
  • Patent number: 6371680
    Abstract: Divider means for dividing a set of pages, especially but not exclusively in a binder, into groups of pages. The divider means comprise a single sheet of material which is cut into a plurality of divider portions of the sheet, each extending from a common connecting portion of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Folders Galore Limited
    Inventor: Hugh Webb
  • Patent number: 6364366
    Abstract: A composite label sheet, is provided for comprising: a face sheet having perimeter features and having first and second sides, said first side having at least one or more regions, each region comprising a die cut self tabbing label, said each of said die cut self tabbing labels comprising an upper tab portion, a lower tab portion connected thereto, and a base portion connected to said lower tab portion; a coating of pressure sensitive adhesive disposed on said second side of said face sheet; and a liner having two sides, a first side and a second side, said liner having perimeter features substantially equal to said face sheet, where said first side of said liner is attached to said second side of said face sheet pressure sensitive adhesive, said first side of said liner having its face adapted to be releasably fixed to said pressure sensitive adhesive, such that said each of said at least one regions of die cut self tabbing labels is thereby separable from said releasably adapted face of said liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Productive Environments, Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 6364362
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an educational planner for providing a cooperative system of planning books and folders that promote socially beneficial aims while providing assistance and organization of course materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventor: Pamela L. Severin
  • Publication number: 20020033595
    Abstract: An indexing system with a label display configured for connection to a stack holder for placement adjacent a stack of sheets held in the stack holder. The display has a label portion disposed in a viewing position beyond the stack and is configured for displaying label indicia thereon for identifying a section of the stack. A divider is configured for dividing the section of the stack from other sections and for mounting in the stack holder within the stack. A tab connected to the divider and positionable extending beyond the stack and over the label portion is configured to permit viewing of the indicia therethrough with the divider held in the stack holder. An indexing system package and a system for displaying indexing system packages is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2001
    Publication date: March 21, 2002
    Inventors: Mark C. Sapienza, John E. Peters
  • Patent number: 6357797
    Abstract: A cover apparatus for a book is provided. The cover apparatus includes a body portion that defines a substantially plainer protecting surface which attaches to an inner page of a book. The cover apparatus also includes a folding piece portion extending laterally to the body portion. The folding piece portion is formed with a plurality of laterally extending folding piece strips which are separably disposed one relative to the other in substantially parallel manner. The folding piece portion has formed thereon a plurality of longitudinally extending folding lines such that each folding piece strip may be bent along at least a portion of one folding line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Inventor: Chun-Yang Lee
  • Patent number: 6299401
    Abstract: A blank is provided adapted for forming into a file folder. The blank comprises a planar sheet having a first surface and a second surface. The sheet has a first cover portion joined to a second cover portion along a mutual cover hinge line. The sheet is adapted for folding about the cover hinge line such that the first cover portion and second cover portion overlie each other and the folder is adapted to receive sheet material therebetween. The first cover portion includes a tab extension along one edge thereof either adjacent to the fold line or opposite thereto. The tab extension includes an inner tab portion and an outer tab portion joined together along a mutual hinge line. Folding the tab extension about the tab fold line causes the outer tab portion to overlie the inner tab portion forming a tab which extends from an edge of the first cover portion beyond the second cover portion when the second cover portion is folded to overlie the first cover portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Inventor: Peter L. Pacione
  • Patent number: 6244628
    Abstract: A Bible topic referencing system and method using adhesive-backed tabs to locate Bible verses corresponding to various pre-selected topics found in the Bible. The tabs are arranged in linear rows corresponding to a topic and picture icons are contained on the tabs and correspond to the various pre-selected topics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Inventor: Peter D. Muller
  • Publication number: 20010002751
    Abstract: A foldable paper sheet is formed having a sheet body portion, a sheet lower side flap extending out from a lower side edge of the sheet body portion, a pocket panel extending out from a bottom edge of the sheet body portion, and a pocket side flap extending out from a side edge of the pocket panel. The pocket side flap is folded in towards the pocket panel, the pocket panel is folded up and the pocket side flap is glued to the back face of the sheet body portion. The sheet lower side flap is folded and glued to the pocket panel. The pocket panel is thereby secured along both side edges to the sheet body portion, has an open top and thus defines a pocket on the back of the sheet body portion. The pocket panel can have a finger notch at the center of its top edge. A tab is cut out of the edge portion of the sheet body portion to form a tabbed divider sheet. The tab advantageously can be formed at any location along the edge portion including at a lower location directly adjacent to the pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 1998
    Publication date: June 7, 2001
    Applicant: bauman et al
    Inventors: BRUCE D. BAUMAN, ANDREW S. GORDON, RUSS D. POLLMAN
  • Patent number: 6145883
    Abstract: A filing system based on an alpha numeric system in which the numeric portion is based upon birth dates and the alphabetic portion on the names of the individuals within the filing system. A label has color coded areas thereon corresponding to the birth date of an individual, and a color coded label designating the initial of the last name of the individual. A second label bears the individual name. The labels are placed upon a file folder which is then placed into a filing system broken into main sets and subsets. The main sets are arranged chronologically according to the date, while the subsets within each set are arranged alphabetically as a function of the individual's surname.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Jeter Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Jack W. Jeter
  • Patent number: 6139210
    Abstract: A holder assembly has a holder having at least a plurality of pockets. The pockets each have a transparent wall. A plurality of printed sheets are disposed in the pockets. Each sheet faces a respective wall. One or more inserts are disposed in the pockets between respective printed sheets and walls. The inserts each have an ink receptive layer and a support layer. The layers are transparent to visible light. The ink receptive layer can have a deposit of invisible ink that is an encodement of information that, preferably, relates to the respective printed sheet. Two or more holders assemblies can be bound together to provide an album.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David J. Nelson, Robert C. Bryant