Index Only Patents (Class 283/41)
  • Publication number: 20140001742
    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: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventors: Tara M. Green, Regina A. Reichert, Monica L. Brox, Ronald Ugolick
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8024882
    Abstract: A machine-printable sheet material having pop-out index tabs. The index tabs have a printable region on a face of the sheet material opposite from the face from which the index tabs will pop-out. Each index tab is perforated along its perimeter except at a fold line. The index tab is rotatable at the fold line when it pops out. Each index tab has ears that are insertible into slits positioned from the edge of the sheet material such that when the ears are inserted into and engaged with the slits, the printable region extends from the edge of the sheet material to provide an index tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: John Falk Kelley
  • Patent number: 7950175
    Abstract: A folded folder track with sliding tab either writable and/or channel tab which travels along the folded track area of the folder whereby the user can position the tab wherever it is needed along the top horizontal edge of the folder. This allows every tab in the filing system to be moved into a convenient, viewable position. Also, the user will be able to maintain the files in alpha numeric order without the tabs being hidden behind other tabs or without hiding other tabs which provides for quick and efficient retrieval of folders and the filing of folders. This folded folder track and writable tab will be of various lengths and colors to be of greater value for the user with multiple identification needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventor: Kitty Kay Kubusheski
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20100072264
    Abstract: A tab system for a folder (10a), and a method of making same is disclosed. The tab is enlarged to carry more information/indicia. The visual indicia space (16a), i.e. the viewable space on the front (32a, 36a) of the folder which allows viewing of the enlarged tab is achieve without violating the overall size restrictions (40a) of the file folder. Instead, the front of the folder adjacent to the tab on the back panel, is cut away (32a,34a) to expose a greater portion of the back panel (14a) and allow an increase in visual indicia space. The remaining portion of the front panel, not adjacent to the tab may also be cut away (34a) to allow other enlarged tab files, with offset tabs, (22d, 21a) to be viewable behind the present file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: Darryll Dodson
  • Publication number: 20090026209
    Abstract: A system for organizing very similar articles in a container so that the user can readily identify the desired article. A “menu” may be used to readily identify the articles, which preferably are non-food, consumer items, such as bandages or first-aid supplies. The “menu” may be provided in the lid of the container. If desired, the “menu” may be fixedly provided in the lid of the container, such as on the interior-facing surface of a flip-top or hinged-lid of the container. The articles may be organized in an insert or tray that is removable from a shell portion of the container so the shell can be used for other purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Elysha Huntington, Anthony B. Gallo, David Lutness
  • Publication number: 20090026752
    Abstract: An improved tabbed divider making apparatus is disclosed. The machine preferably improves upon existing tabbed divider making machines in its ease of use and efficiency. Among other elements, the machine may include a paper feeder, a processing section, and an output tray. An improved film delivery system is also disclosed, as well as methods relating to manufacturing of tabbed dividers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Mark Kucera, Kevin Hartnett, Thomas J. Richmond
  • Publication number: 20080169637
    Abstract: In an application to organize and store decals, an apparatus includes a back portion, a spine, and a cover. A first end of the spine is attached to the back portion. A set of sheets is attached between the back portion and the spine. Each of the sheets is cut to include strips that extend out from the spine. A set of decals is contained on each of the sheets. A first edge of the cover is attached to the back portion. The second edge of the cover is capable of engaging a second end of the spine. The cover is sized to cover the sheets and engage the spine in a closed position and is capable of rotating into an open position to reveal the sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Applicant: American Crafts, LC
    Inventors: David Ryan Page, Sarah Jacqueline Champion, Mandy Dudley Douglass, Nicole LaRue, Britt Jane Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20080152412
    Abstract: The present invention performs labeling that matches the information recorded on a recording medium. A recording/reproducing apparatus (10) is an apparatus that labels the content stored on a recording medium (20) on the recording medium (20), and includes a control unit (11) that acquires label information for labeling the content and a printing unit (12) that labels the label information on the recording medium (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Mamoru Shoji, Toyoji Gushima, Akira Muto, Takeshi Nakajima
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7290802
    Abstract: A second surface micromotion display includes a see-through base having a first surface, defined in the art as a front surface facing a viewer, and a second surface, defined in the art as a rear surface opposite to the front surface and facing away from the viewer, an image formed over the second surface, a micromotion textured pattern formed over the image, and a reflective layer over the micromotion textured pattern, such that the illusion of motion is viewable through the base as reflected from the reflective layer through the micromotion textured pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Serigraph, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Scott Scarbrough, Daniel C. Faul
  • Patent number: 7258497
    Abstract: In a printing apparatus, it is checked if a tab paper print setup is made. If it is determined that the tab paper print setup is made, it is checked if the face to be printed is the obverse or reverse face. If it is determined that the face to be printed is the obverse face, first drawing data is generated; if face to be printed is the reverse face, second drawing data is generated by adjusting the first drawing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Kujirai
  • 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: 7048307
    Abstract: A display includes a base having a front surface, an adhesive pattern formed over a first area of the front surface, a reflective layer over the adhesive pattern, and may include an image formed over a second area of the front surface which is at least partially not occupied by the reflective layer. A manufacturing method improves economy of manufacture by combining a texture pattern layer and an adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Serigraph, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Scott Scarbrough, Daniel C. Faul
  • 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: 6890111
    Abstract: In a printing apparatus, it is checked if a tab paper print setup is made. If it is determined that the tab paper print setup is made, it is checked if the face to be printed is the obverse or reverse face. If it is determined that the face to be printed is the obverse face, first drawing data is generated; if face to be printed is the reverse face, second drawing data is generated by adjusting the first drawing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Kujirai
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6752428
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: ACCO Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Sapienza, John E. Peters, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6594933
    Abstract: An index tab assembly may include a liner sheet with an adhesive releasing surface and an overlying plastic sheet with die cut partial fold tabs therein, and with a layer of pressure sensitive adhesive between the two sheets. The tabs include two printable areas of substantially equal size and a securing area extending from one of the printable areas. The securing area has a narrow strip area adjacent the printable area which is free from adhesive. In use, the tabs are removed from the liner, the two printable areas are folded together, and the resultant step or lip and the adhesive free area cooperate to facilitate accurate placement of the index tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Omar S. Attia, Donald R. Miller, Andre M. Saint, Jay K. Sato
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 6149202
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a page marker carrier assembly which is a unit for transporting a page marker which allows a consumer to open the assembly and remove the page marker and position the marker onto a page of a catalogue. The page marker carrier assembly is comprised of a combination of units that include a primary unit that consists of a layer of face stock having an adhesive layer which attaches to a liner material and is coated with adhesive on its top surface to affix the secondary unit, composed of a folded sheet of material that is coated on either side with a release coating. A tertiary unit is composed of a material, paper or plastic or synthetic that is coated on the side facing the release coating on the secondary unit with a pattern or strip of adhesive, either permanent, removable or repositional. A layer of adhesive is positioned between the primary and secondary units. The construction is designed to provide a carrying unit for the page markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Bertek Systcms, Inc.
    Inventor: Shuji Anzai
  • 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: 6127013
    Abstract: A system for identifying characteristics of objects on which they are positioned and tracking the identified objects when sold. The system includes a master tracking sheet and a plurality of identification sheets. Each of the identification sheets includes a plurality of removable self adhesive labels positioned therein. Each label has indicia identifying a particular characteristic of a respective one of the objects printed thereon and a code separating the labels into groups. Each group identifies an owner of the objects on which the labels of that group are adhered. The master tracking sheet includes a plurality of columns, each column being associated with a respective group of labels. The indicia relates to at least one of price, condition, inventory codes and conditions for sale of the object on which the labels are adhered. When an object is sold, the monetary value on a label adhered thereto is inserted in the correct column on the tracking sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Inventor: Andrea Todd
  • Patent number: 6106018
    Abstract: A tab index system is provided for attachment to the cover of a typical three-ring style loose leaf binder. The index system includes a plurality of tabbed dividers having a plurality of tabs and a card holder containing a removable label card. The label card includes a plurality of labels corresponding to the tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Acco Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy E. McKeown, Fred E. Cecala, Marcia E. Lausen, Julian F. Brown
  • 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: 5996130
    Abstract: Tab material which is wrapped tightly around an edge of a sheet is adhered flat to both faces of the sheet. The sheet is passed through a printer, and indicia is printed on both sides of a tab material fold line on at least a portion of the tab material on one of the faces. Then, the tab material portion is released from that face, folded onto itself on the fold line, and the end of that portion is re-adhered to that face but closer to the sheet edge. Thereby, the folded tab material portion extends out from the edge and has indicia printed on both sides thereof to define a tab. Pursuant to one embodiment, a series of these tab material portions line that face along the edge, separated from one another by die cut lines. The user can then select the portion to be released from the face, folded onto itself and its end attached to the face to define an outwardly extending tab at the desired place anywhere along the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Rick J. Verhines
  • 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: 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: 5897143
    Abstract: A new way of citing pages in an alphabetically indexed printed reference material such as dictionaries and thesauruses. It implement a structured method for locating items in those materials and reduces the number of tasks and the frustration involved. This new way involve dividing the reference material into sections. Each section is divided into sub-sections (group of pages). Each page will have two header items (words) indexing range of the items (words) located in the page. The pages in the sub-section is sited so that the header items of each page is just above the header items of the previous page. Locating a word in done through two or three steps. First locating the section, then locating the sub-section (whenever applicable), and finally locating the page. This is done by browsing the header items (words) on each page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Inventor: Hassan Baaqeil
  • 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: 5792297
    Abstract: The tabbed edge of a divider sheet has at least one strip releasably attached thereto. The strip helps the printer (or copier) sense the sheet when being fed strip end first or last (landscape direction) into the printer or copier. When fed in the portrait direction, the strip guides the sheet along the feed tray guides thereby preventing skewing of the sheet. After the printer or copier has printed the desired indicia on the tabs and/or body of the sheet, the strip is removed from the sheet and discarded. The strip can be attached to the sheet with adhesive or by a microperforation line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Hunter, Sonia Owen, Gustav Allen Ray
  • Patent number: 5624138
    Abstract: A dictionary provided on inner pages with letter indexes capable of conveniently and rapidly searching for desired words. The dictionary includes a plurality of first letter index blocks indicative of the same letters being arranged at the same positions of the inner pages, respectively, and shaped into the same; a plurality of second letter index blocks including two groups being provided respectively on the front and back sides of each inner page such that their index blocks are arranged in alphabetical order, and ones of the second letter index blocks indicative of the same letters being arranged at the same positions of the inner pages, respectively, and shaped into the same, and the first letter index blocks and one of the second letter index blocks each indicative of the second letter of words recorded on each corresponding inner page, being printed with a depth of color enabling them to be distinguished from the other index blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Inventor: Sae J. Park
  • Patent number: 5468085
    Abstract: First and second index divider sheets, each having outward tabs vertically offset from one another, and a table of contents page are provided, with first and second labels releasably attached to the front of the table of contents page generally adjacent to but spaced from first and second descriptive field areas of that page. The page is passed through a printer or copier and custom indicia are printed in the same operation on the labels and in the field areas. The labels are then removed by the user and attached by their adhesive backings to the respective tabs on one or both sides thereof. The labels before printing are adhered directly to the table of contents page inward of the descriptive field areas, to a removable carrier strip which itself is adhered to the front of the page or to a tear-away strip at the bottom of the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Brant D. Kline
  • 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: 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: 5303760
    Abstract: A window blind covering arrangement including a set of window blind slat cover members that detachably fit over existing window blind slats for purposes of changing the associated existing decor. Each blind cover member including attachment features that facilitate a fast way of slip-over attachment to the structure associated with the existing window blind slats. Each blind slat cover member is provided with a code member that is associated with a panoramic scene portion of a larger composite panoramic scene which is depicted by the full set of slat cover members. The coded blind slat cover members facilitate selecting and installing a proper sequence of blind slat cover members to produce the composite panoramic scene of a preselected subject, such as a sports scene, a mountain scene, a seaside view, a city lights scene, or of an other subject. The displaying of the composite panoramic scene being controlled by selectively operating the window blind drawing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Inventor: Joe A. Perez
  • Patent number: 5288107
    Abstract: The present invention provides a label having multiple information fields. The label includes two substantially parallel vertical columns. Each of the vertical columns is divided into at least two cells. The upper and lower cells of the first vertical column each have several blocks of optical character recognition alphanumeric characters to identify unique information in regard to the information to be stored in the media, the media, the label itself or the site in which the media is to be stored. The characters and/or the cell background can be color-coded to provide additional information. The lower cell of the second vertical column includes a single block having a string of alphanumeric characters with a color-coded background to correlate to the latter two characters of the string. This information is provided to identify the storage site of the media. The upper cell of the second vertical column includes a machine-readable indicia, such as a bar code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: Engineered Data Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mack E. Johnson, Daniel A. Benade, Edward S. Folga
  • Patent number: 5249546
    Abstract: A printers convenience item may be added to a volume such as a book, magazine, folder containing a stack of papers or the like. The convenience item provides a bookmark which projects away from a side page in the volume so that it may fold over edges of the pages to act as a bookmark. In some embodiments the base of the bookmark is wide enough to function as a thumb tab. Preferably, the book mark is made of a durable material such as a heavy duty paper or a plastic paper substitute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1993
    Inventor: Joseph F. Pennelle