Blank Position Markers Patents (Class 283/39)
  • 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: 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: 20120049503
    Abstract: A notebook for use by a student attending a school is disclosed. The notebook includes a front cover, a back cover, a binding mechanism, and a plurality of writing paper sheets. Each sheet includes advertising content and a useable portion thereunder which can be utilized by a student for taking notes during class. The notebook may include a divider to separate the writing sheets into multiple subjects. The advertising content may be for local or national businesses. The advertising content is arranged in a predetermined manner throughout the notebook and includes an advertiser's logo in combination with artwork depicting the culture of a particular school or university, or in combination with artwork depicting the advertiser's culture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Alexander V. Garashchenko, Klajdi Cake
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7699349
    Abstract: A label including a first layer having a first surface adapted to being printed on and a second layer proximate to a second surface of the first layer. The second layer includes two or more sections having a gap therebetween. Each gap in the second layer defines a fold-line section in the first layer. The second layer covers substantially all of the bottom surface of the first layer except for the fold-line section. Another aspect provides a label having a first layer and a second layer attached to the first layer and having at least two sections separated by a gap, the gap being discernible through the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Steven MacWilliams
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7553270
    Abstract: A page indicator tab (1) may be provided by cutting out a tongue-like section in parallel with free side edge (2) of a paper page. The section (1) is provided at a predetermined distance from the side edge (2), thus providing a remaining strip (3) between the section (1) and the side edge (2). The section (1) is folded along an oblique line (5) in relation to the side edge (2) and then pushed through a slit (6) already formed between the section (1) and the strip (3). The section (1) is now held in place by the counteracting forces from a base part (4) of the section (1) and the strip (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Inventor: Leif Normann Rasmussen
  • 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: 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: 6969092
    Abstract: A file folder blank can be folded to form a file folder. The file folder blank is designed for single side printing. The file folder blank can be folded to reveal printed indicia to two directions of a single panel. The printed indicia can be printed by a standard desktop type of printer. The printed indicia can include graphics, location indicator, content indicators, pictures, graphs or the like. In addition, top taps or side tabs are integrally formed with the file folder blank that can be printed with identifying indicia. In some applications, the identifying indicia comprises a repeating set of color bars that can be individualized during printing of the folder blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Steve C. MacWilliams, John A. Calkins
  • 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: 6581971
    Abstract: A file folder blank can be folded to form a file folder. The file folder blank is designed for single side printing. The file folder blank can be folded to reveal printed indicia to two directions of a single panel. The printed indicia can be printed by a standard desktop type of printer. The printed indicia can include graphics, location indicator, content indicators, pictures, graphs or the like. In addition, top taps or side tabs are integrally formed with the file folder blank that can be printed with identifying indicia. In some applications, the identifying indicia comprises a repeating set of color bars that can be individualized during printing of the folder blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: The Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Steve C. MacWilliams
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6099189
    Abstract: An index divider sheet assembly adapted for feeding into ink jet printers and the like for a printing operation on the sheet body and/or the index tab of the assembly. The assembly includes a divider sheet having a tab extending out of one edge and a reinforced binding edge flap. The divider sheet can be manufactured from ink jet receptive top-coated white cardstock. A guide strip along the tab edge assists the assembly being fed and passing through the printer despite the presence of the tab. The binding edge flap is folded over onto the body of the sheet and held thereon to reduce the width dimension of the assembly so that it can be fed into and passed through the printer. After passing through the printer, the guide strip is removed and the flap is unfolded. To improve feed of the assembly from a printer feed tray having corner guides, the flap is manufactured to have notches cut out of both ends thereof to define thin legs along the flap fold line and at both corner ends of the flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Sonia Owen, Galen C. Wong, Richard M. Housewright, II
  • Patent number: 5975580
    Abstract: A method of systematizing a process for a user, in which the process has steps. Each step has a corresponding tab. The user sequentially performs the steps of the process in a sequence defined by an order of tabs. One step is linked to a subsequent step. Performing the step will affect the subsequent step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Inventor: Anthony Insalaco
  • Patent number: 5966852
    Abstract: An index sheet which may be accommodated by and directly printed upon by a conventional printer. The index sheet is formed from a rectangular shaped stock sheet having a body portion, at least one index tab portion, and a guide portion, all of which are separated by a plurality of perforations. After the stock sheet is directly printed upon, the index sheet may be formed by removing the guide portion and any excess index tab portions so that a single index tab portion extends outwardly from the body portion to identify, separate, or otherwise distinguish the materials being indexed. A first plurality of index sheets stacked in a first position may be used with a second plurality of index sheets which are inverted and stacked in a second position to create a continuous staggered edge of index tab portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: ACCO Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Drzewiecki
  • Patent number: 5947525
    Abstract: An improved index divider label application kit that includes at least one set of divider sheets and at least one set of precut labels removably attached to carrier strips which are removably secured to a backing sheet. The divider sheets have outwardly extending tabs vertically offset from one another for receiving the precut labels. The precut labels are spaced apart on the carrier strips to align substantially with the tabs on the divider sheets. A user may (1) separate a carrier strip and precut labels affixed to that carrier strip from the backing sheet, (2) place and align the carrier strip across the divider sheets such that the precut labels are placed on the tabs of the divider sheets, and (3) pull the carrier strip upwardly and away from the divider sheets such that the precut labels separate from the carrier strip and remain on the divider tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Russ Pollman
  • Patent number: 5876145
    Abstract: A stationery appliance for use with a loose leaf ring binder that has at least two closure rings capable of holding punched sheets in an organized manner. The appliance comprises a grouping device selectively encircling a plurality of the sheets to define an integral group thereof and maintain the integral group segregated from all of the other sheets held by the closure rings of the ring binder. The grouping device is selectively releasable to permit inspection of individual sheets of the integral group or removal of individual sheets from the ring binder. In one embodiment, the grouping device includes an elongated strip of flexible sheet material extending between first and second ends, the strip including a bight portion intermediate the first and second ends to define an upper elongated flap generally contiguous with an uppermost sheet of the integral group of sheets and a lower elongated flap generally contiguous with a lowermost sheet of the integral group of sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Inventor: Robert J. Datum
  • Patent number: 5695219
    Abstract: A new and improved index tab for identifying each individual video tape, audio tape, compact disc, or the like in a collection whereby an index tab having identifying indicia is affixed to the outside of the case containing the tape or disc, the tab being positioned to project beyond the edge of the case when the case is set on the opposite edge so the indicia printed thereon may be easily viewed without requiring movement of the case or assumption of an uncomfortable body position by the viewer, the index tab comprising a clip formed from a strip of thin stiff flexible transparent material such as plastic, the clip having at the top an integral pocket formed therein for receiving a label, the clip also having at the bottom an integral planar base, the base having a coating of pressure-sensitive adhesive on one side whereby the index tab may be attached to the tape or compact disc case, and a planar label formed of stiff paper or the like having a surface suitable for writing upon, the label being releasedly
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Inventor: Larry B. Crawford
  • Patent number: 5683113
    Abstract: An improved index tab which comprises a rectangular portion which provides a space for the placement of labels or other indicia. Extending from adjacent corners along the longitudinal margin of the rectangular portion are upper and lower feet. The lower foot is semi-elliptical, having a linear edge parallel to the longitudinal margin of the rectangular portion. The upper foot extends outward from the longitudinal margin of the rectangular portion, curving slightly downward relative thereto. A slotted offset is disposed between the upper foot and the rectangular portion. Upper and lower feet are inserted into corresponding holes along the folded edge of an item having a folded edge. A slight downward pull on the rectangular portion locks the edge of the upper hole into the slotted offset, and a pull in the opposite direction allows removal of the index tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Inventor: Ferdinand A. Petrucci
  • Patent number: 5462783
    Abstract: A label dispensing sheet for incorporation within a book such as a telephone directory, dictionary or the like, includes a facing sheet of heavy paper stock releasably secured to a relatively thin backing sheet or liner by a pressure sensitive adhesive and containing a series of indicia bearing labels or tabs adapted to be applied to the pages of the book to designate the various alphabetical headings, sub-headings, categories or divisions thereof. The facing sheet and liner have overlying, extended edges for binding the label dispensing sheet proper within the book with corresponding portions of these extended edges being die cut and perforated, respectively, to form a lock and release construction holding the sheet securely in place in the book while permitting its ready removal therefrom during tab assembly to the book pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1995
    Inventor: Dennis Esselmann
  • Patent number: 5409753
    Abstract: A removable and reusable publication marker for use in placing an emphasis on significant segments of text, most particularly, specific chapters and verses of the bible. The markers are of nominal thickness and are fabricated from transparent plastic materials of varying colors so as to not impede with the legibility of the bible text. The markers have a light adhesive backing which permits the same to be applied to a page adjacent a desired segment of text and which permits the same to be easily removed from the page and reused if desired. Each color may correspond with a particular area or topic of study. The markers are removably attachable to one or more release sheets. When not in use, the release sheets are retained in an storage pocket which, in turn, is inconspicuously attachable to a the printed publication. The pocket may be provided with a color chart associating the various colored markers with corresponding topics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Inventor: Roberto J. Perez
  • Patent number: 5366776
    Abstract: A pad assembly comprising a multiplicity of flexible sheets each having (1) a similarly sized body portion that has pressure sensitive adhesive on its rear surface and is sized and adapted so that its front surface can be written on, and (2) a smaller tab projecting beyond an edge of the body portion that can be positioned to project from the edge of a sheet to which the sheet is adhered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Timothy A. Mertens
  • Patent number: 5358280
    Abstract: A group of cards containing printed information on one or more selected topics and interconnected to form a deck of such cards. The deck may include a title card bearing indicia denoting a particular topic of information on other cards in the deck, and also may include one or more cards containing general information on the topic, as well as subject cards containing information on one or more specific items relating to the topic. The subject cards include indicia, preferably along a marginal portion of the card, denoting the particular subject for which that card, or the facing surface of the card, contains information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1994
    Inventor: Thomas C. Scales
  • Patent number: 5283091
    Abstract: A sheet for temporarily marking a portion of a document. The sheet comprising an elongate layer of flexible polymeric material having a coating of repositionable pressure sensitive adhesive on a second end portion while being free of adhesive on both of the side surfaces along a first end portion thereof. The first end portion is visually distinctive, and the adhesive coated second end portion is generally transparent when adhered to a substrate. The second end portion has a coating along one of its side surfaces that visually distinguishes the second end portion from a substrate when the second end portion is adhered to a substrate while being sufficiently transparent to afford reading indicia on the substrate through the second end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Wayne K. Darvell, Thomas J. Barnidge, Karyn A. Roszak
  • Patent number: 5165316
    Abstract: A chain merchandising apparatus includes a frame, a cabinet secured to the frame, and chain support means mounted to the frame and located within the cabinet for supporting a plurality of chain containers. A chain cutter is moveably fixed to the apparatus so as to be selectivity adjustable vertically and horizontally in relation thereto for permitting a user to position the chain cutter substantially adjacent to a preselected chain container supported on the chain support means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1992
    Assignee: LaClede Chain Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Richard D. Hayes
  • Patent number: 5127677
    Abstract: The invention relates to security means for securing the sequential order of the pages of a book such as a passport, or other such security document, by enabling the convenient detection of any removed pages through a visual inspection of the book. Specifically, the invention provides a means of marking the unbound edges of the pages of a book whereby any subsequently missing page(s) may be detected upon a visual review of the unbound side of the book. The tamper-proof comprises a plurality of pages, a spine at a first side of the pages and a visually detectable marking on each one of successive ones of the pages at the outer edge of the side which is opposite the first side. The markings collectively depict a visual image across the outer edges of the opposite sides of the pages such that the absence of any one of the successive pages is identifiable upon viewing the image. Preferably, the markings are printed by means of invisible fluorescent ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Assignee: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
    Inventor: Trevor Merry
  • Patent number: 5123676
    Abstract: A records management kit for use in setting up and maintaining a cross-referenced, easily enterable, file folder - based document filing and retrieval system comprises a file guide book, a file index, a series of file folders, and a series of file folder labels. The file guide book has a series of page sets separated by headings or tabs, each including at least one main category page and subsequent subcategory pages. Each main category page has subcategory headings and can have associated file indicia marks positioned thereon which correspond to file indicia marks positioned on the associated subcategory pages. The pages of the file guide book are color (and possibly indicia)--keyed to the file folder labels and are also keyed to main category, and subcategory (and possibly file indicia) information printed on the file index sheet together with an expanded listing of specific document types relating generally to the various main categories and subcategories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Inventors: Donald D. Donnelly, Nora J. Donnelly
  • Patent number: 4978143
    Abstract: An exemplary book indexing system according to the invention includes an index table (10 or 12) which has thereon a first series (23) comprising names in alphabetical order of book chapters or similar parts to be indexed, and a second series (24) comprising numbers in non-numerical order, one number of the second series being aligned with each word of the first series. A plurality of tabs (13) each bearing one of the numbers in the second series (24) may be attached to appropriate pages of a book (10) so that the chapters thereof may be quickly referenced. A tab layout strip (14) aids in placing tabs (13) manually on book (10.) The indexing system according to the invention is especially useful for books such as the bible which are frequently cited by the name of the biblical book in which a passage appears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Inventor: Thomas H. Ericson
  • Patent number: 4973086
    Abstract: A records management kit for use in setting up and maintaining a cross-referenced, easily enterable, file folder--based document filing and retrieval system comprises a file guide book, an index sheet, a series of file folders, and a series of file folder labels. The file guide book has a series of tabbed page sets each including a main category page and subsequent subcategory pages. Each main category page has subcategory headings and associated file indicia marks printed thereon which correspond to similar information printed on the associated subcategory pages. The pages of the file guide book are color and indicia--keyed to the file folder labels and are also keyed to category, subcategory and file indicia information printed on the file index sheet together with an expanded listing of specific document types relating generally to the various categories and subcatergories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Inventors: Donald D. Donnelly, Nora J. Donnelly
  • Patent number: 4930813
    Abstract: A recipe collection for compiling menus is equipped with a large number of cards of the same format (1, 12, 16) which have on their upper edge (2) at least one tab (4) to be used for sorting purposes and on the surface of the card menu components, ingredients and instructions for their preparation. Each card (1, 12, 16) has in the region of its tab (4) an edge-sealed opening (5) which is arranged in alignment with openings of additional cards. Each card has a distance marker (9, 10, 11) according to its calorie content of the menu component or ingredient in each case in a scale allocated to the total length of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Inventor: Volker Pudel
  • Patent number: 4738471
    Abstract: A method for checking the integrity of a series of printed sheets of the type in which a consecutive series of codes is printed on the sheets is provided which reduces significantly the time necessary for checking after collation of the sheets and significantly reduces the possibility of error in collation. The method includes printing on an extreme edge of each of the sheets a mark which is positioned on the edge in dependence upon the code printed on the sheet. Thus when the sheets are collated and fanned so that the extreme edges are exposed, the marks can be observed in a stairstep pattern so that any omitted marks or improperly positioned marks can readily be observed indicating an incorrect positioning of a sheet or the omission or addition of sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Inventor: Allan Nielsen
  • Patent number: 4585253
    Abstract: An indexing system for file folders of the type having a tab along one edge includes a pattern of variable length fields formed on the tab. Each field carries indicia of a size proportionate to the field length. The indicia are visible along the edge of a folder placed in storage. When a series of folders are juxtaposed the indicia combine to form a visual pattern which directs a user's eye to the proper location for removing or replacing a particular folder. The indicia comprise color-coded bars which readily create the visual pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Assignee: The Shaw-Walker Company
    Inventor: David A. Beisswanger
  • Patent number: 4560600
    Abstract: A continuous form for making one or more index sheets comprises an elongated strip of material perforated along a first line or a first set of lines transverse to the length of the strip. When the strip is split along the first set of lines a plurality of individual sheets are obtained. At least one sheet is perforated along a second line which is so positioned on such sheet that when it is split along the second line an index sheet of predetermined shape is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Inventors: Jacob A. Yellin, Richard N. Koss
  • Patent number: 4523776
    Abstract: A method for adding a reinforced labelled tab to a folder edge of a file folder of a file system is disclosed. The tab is prepared by applying a plurality of labels to a carrier web which has a pressure sensitive adhesive backing covered by a removable protective strip. A transparent reinforcing high tensile strength film is bonded to the carrier web and over the labels. A tab extension member is added to an edge of a file folder by use of the carrier web. The extension member is approximately the same thickness as the folder edge and the carrier web is of a width more than twice the width of the extension member so as to be securable to the spaced sides along the folder edge. The protective strip is removed and the carrier web applied to both of the folder sides with the extension member secured between folded opposing adhesive portions of the web to provide a unitary labelled tab on a folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1985
    Assignee: Datafile Limited
    Inventor: Donald T. Barber
  • Patent number: 4445711
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a color-coded filing system for uniquely identifying documents to be filed and retrieved. The document to be filed has sequential filing characters applied along the top and side edges thereof. Marker tabs are provided which are pressure sensitive, adhesive-backed and transparent and have a colored peripheral border that defines a two-position transparent aperture. A positively applied filing character is provided in the first position of the tab aperture and the second position of the marker tab is blank. The marker tabs can be applied over the filing characters on said document so that the characters on the document appear in the second position of said aperture next to the characters on the tab. Both characters are of a similar size, color and shape so as to provide a unique and visually acceptable identification for said document. The filing characters can be either numerals or letters which can be used on the top or side edge of the document for drawer or shelf filing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1984
    Inventor: Walter F. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 4422672
    Abstract: An index sheet for a bound volume consisting of a panel of flexible material, having a width corresponding to the width of the pages of the volume, a tab on the right-hand edge of the panel to carry indicia, adhesive on the left-hand edge of the panel, and a removable cover for the adhesive which can be removed when the panel is inserted between the pages of the volume thus securing the panel in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1983
    Inventor: Kurt L. Levi
  • Patent number: 4345396
    Abstract: Spring loaded devices for spacing index strips and other components of a visible index with respect to a frame supporting those components and for removably attaching items to or holding them against the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1982
    Inventor: Alexander P. Janssen
  • Patent number: 4255622
    Abstract: A luminous aid for indicating a pre-selected emergency number disposed in proximity to means for indicating the appropriate digits to be used on a telephone dial serves to permit the telephone to be operated without requiring additional illumination. A marking assembly for so preparing the telephone includes a pliant sheet of coated material carrying both a label indicating the emergency number as well as continuously luminous markers for use in marking two digits on the telephone dial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1981
    Inventor: Robert E. Reed