Book Patents (Class 283/52)
  • Publication number: 20140151995
    Abstract: A coupon organizer formed as an accordion style folder having transparent pockets, transparent folder partitions, and appropriately entitled partition tabs. The size of the instant coupon organizer can vary but is usually sized to fit conveniently inside a shopper's purse for easy access and availability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Kerry Webber - Scalzo
  • Patent number: 8177260
    Abstract: A coupon for providing an incentive for a user to participate in physical activity. The coupon detects the physical activity of a user and indicates to the user when the threshold of physical activity has been reached. Once the coupon has indicated that the threshold has been reached, the user may redeem the coupon for a reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Switch2Health Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour, James Wickstead, John Gardner
  • Publication number: 20110227325
    Abstract: a) The method of making these playbooks would depend on the sports league marketing/printing department. I would sell the idea and a sample coupon booklet along with coupon verbiage and their art department (or their outside contractor) would design the perforated coupon booklet (which will be color coordinated with their team colors and logo) and placed out on display at sports, department, and card stores all year long. Once their design template is created, it will be easy for them to produce each year by just changing the year. This is a new gift idea and there are currently no sports playbooks in stores. This new and unique idea is aimed at pleasing the sports enthusiast in a very satisfying way by eliminating stress and tension on game day and so the enthusiast can sit back and enjoy the sporting event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Dina M. DeGree
  • Patent number: 6969091
    Abstract: A book that is capable of displaying one or more coins related to its theme, including a front cover and a back cover. At least one book cover defines one or more apertures that are capable of receiving coins. The book theme is displayed on at least one of the book covers. The book may optionally include one or more caps that may be inserted into and removed from the coin-receivable apertures. These caps will preferably display images that are related to the theme of the book. The invention provides a coin specific display that stores and displays one or more coins in an appealing manner, and that also conveys or provides additional information about the theme displayed on the coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Anderson Press Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard Hilicki, Harold Anderson
  • Publication number: 20040012192
    Abstract: A coupon manager is provided including a front end, back end and a central processor for facilitating the processing and settlement of coupons. The coupons are received from customers at the front end which may include a cashier register. The cashier scans a bar code on the coupons and the scanned information may be supplied to the back end. The received coupons are delivered to the back end for imaging and processing. The back end determines whether the coupons are valid. Valid coupons are destroyed and sent to a destruction bin, and invalid coupons may be sent to one of a number of other bins. The processed information is forwarded to the central processor which collates the information from a number of stores and reports the information to manufacturers for settlement. The present invention also provides a booklet having a listing of discounted items identifiable by a single bar code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Inventors: Merritt W. Dixon, James B. McCreary
  • Publication number: 20030001379
    Abstract: A coupon manager is provided including a front end, back end and a central processor for facilitating the processing and settlement of coupons. The coupons are received from customers at the front end which may include a cashier register. The cashier scans a bar code on the coupons and the scanned information may be supplied to the back end. The received coupons are delivered to the back end for imaging and processing. The back end determines whether the coupons are valid. Valid coupons are destroyed and sent to a destruction bin, and invalid coupons may be sent to one of a number of other bins. The processed information is forwarded to the central processor which collates the information from a number of stores and reports the information to manufacturers for settlement. The present invention also provides a booklet having a listing of discounted items identifiable by a single bar code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2002
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Inventors: Merritt W. Dixon, James B. McCreary
  • Patent number: 6328339
    Abstract: A coupon manager is provided including a front end, back end and a central processor for facilitating the processing and settlement of coupons. The coupons are received from customers at the front end which may include a cashier register. The cashier scans a bar code on the coupons and the scanned information may be supplied to the back end. The received coupons are delivered to the back end for imaging and processing. The back end determines whether the coupons are valid. Valid coupons are destroyed and sent to a destruction bin, and invalid coupons may be sent to one of a number of other bins. The processed information is forwarded to the central processor which collates the information from a number of stores and reports the information to manufacturers for settlement. The present invention also provides a booklet having a listing of discounted items identifiable by a single bar code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Inventors: Merritt W. Dixon, III, James B. McCreary
  • Publication number: 20010040371
    Abstract: A booklet is provided which is easily formed in the in-line finishing process part of a web printing press operation having a plurality of sheets or layers, each sheet or layer having multiple removable portions positioned about a central portion used to attach the layers or sheets to one another. The removable portions of the booklet are particularly useful as coupons, advertising material or the like. The booklet may be attached to a newspaper, magazine, catalog or the like by extending the outer edge of one of the removable portions so such outer edge can be attached to the newspaper, magazine, or the like. The booklet may also be removable from the newspaper, magazine, catalog or the like by placing perforations between the attachable extension and the outer removable portion. Also provided is a method of making the inventive booklet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2000
    Publication date: November 15, 2001
    Applicant: dahlquist
    Inventor: Ake L. Dahlquist
  • Publication number: 20010022445
    Abstract: A coupon manager is provided including a front end, back end and a central processor for facilitating the processing and settlement of coupons. The coupons are received from customers at the front end which may include a cashier register. The cashier scans a bar code on the coupons and the scanned information may be supplied to the back end. The received coupons are delivered to the back end for imaging and processing. The back end determines whether the coupons are valid. Valid coupons are destroyed and sent to a destruction bin, and invalid coupons may be sent to one of a number of other bins. The processed information is forwarded to the central processor which collates the information from a number of stores and reports the information to manufacturers for settlement. The present invention also provides a booklet having a listing of discounted items identifiable by a single bar code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Publication date: September 20, 2001
    Applicant: dixon
    Inventors: MERRITT W. DIXON, JAMES B. MCCREARY
  • Patent number: 6209918
    Abstract: A coupon holder and presentation article comprises a band made of a flexible sheet material, such as paper and the like, that has a first planar surface and a second planar surface. The design includes a designation on the first planar surface that will imply a fold line, score or other like specification, to divide the first planar surface into plural zones, The second planar surface will reflect similar zones as the first planar surface. The band will be printed to include information and/or photographs, drawings, illustrations, graphics, and the like, about (but not limited to) any type of product, service, special offer, discount or coupon for any type of business.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Inventor: Roth K. Christopherson
  • Patent number: 5780133
    Abstract: The variable value retail coupon system comprises a sheet which is covered to hide coupons and two offers with each coupon. First and second longitudinal perforation lines, preferably parallel and along the side edges, extend to separate the offers from the coupons. One of the edge tear tabs defined by the perforation lines is chosen and torn away before opening and making the coupons visible so that a selection is made from between the two coupon offers with the tearing away of a chosen one of two edge tear tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Inventor: John A. Engstrom
  • Patent number: 5106090
    Abstract: A unitary device for selling tickets of chance that has a master ticket with visible data thereon and concealed indicia representing winning data. A plurality of chance tickets are pivotally joined to the master ticket such that any one of the chance tickets may be selected for purchase by pivoting with respect to each other and with respect to the master ticket. One of the chance tickets has concealed data matching the winning data concealed on the master ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Assignee: Ace Novelty Co., Inc.
    Inventor: W. Loren Greenwood
  • Patent number: 4915287
    Abstract: Disclosed is a set of communications documents, each of which includes an integrated envelope and return coupon with intelligently imaged variable and non-variable information. Alpha/numeric characters are provided on the document and scannable by character recognition machines. The envelopes may be plow- or buckle-folded and each has an attached coupon and flap whereby the coupon can be removed from the envelope, inserted into the envelope and the flap sealed to the envelope. Each document is arranged in a set or collection of documents in serial order and packaged such that orderly use of the documents can be effected, with each document so used being unique unto itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: Moore Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Volk, Kenneth R. Greulich
  • Patent number: 4906026
    Abstract: A pad of bank checks in which the check pad comprises multiple logos containing advertising coupons which are designed to be perforated for easy removal, and a series of bank checks each with a rotating advertising logo and/or slogan matching the sequential representation of the coupons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: Image/Chek Corporation
    Inventors: Melvin T. Gordon, Jr., Raju Venkatapathy
  • Patent number: 4685699
    Abstract: An improved structure and method for a promotional article is provided. A multi-page structure includes one or more pages of gallery-quality paper for receiving on their first sides high quality printed reproductions suitable for retention and framing as an immediate incentive gift for the recipient, and on their second sides promotional information and/or advertisements. Redeemable coupons for use in conjunction with the promotional and/or advertising copy are also provided by a structure adapted to permit removal of the coupons without reducing the value or impact of the incentive gifts. The resulting structure may be used as a free standing insert for newspapers or other publications, or alone as a promotional brochure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1987
    Inventor: Ronald T. Hirasawa
  • Patent number: 4636179
    Abstract: A folder has a base sheet including a base tab portion on one outside edge. An overlapping sheet extends over an inside surface of the base sheet to provide a pocket between the overlapping sheet and one part of the inside surface of the base sheet. The overlapping sheet includes an overlapping tab portion which extends over the base tab portion to provide a plural thickness tab. At least part of the overlapping tab portion is affixed to the base sheet to provide a pocket with at least one closed lateral edge. The base sheet also includes a flap portion extending therefrom, which flap portion is folded into overlying relationship with another inside surface of the base sheet. The flap portion includes an area having the shape of a rotary file card which may be detached from the folder to provide a rotary file card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Assignee: Gentile Brothers Screen Printing, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan F. Gentile, Mark A. Gentile
  • Patent number: 4606555
    Abstract: There is provided a diet control device and method for use by a dieter in administering a diet plan of particular food items which includes a booklet having a first cover, a second cover foldable relative to the first cover, and a plurality of cards attached to one of the covers, with each card being marked to represent a different day in the diet plan. Each of the cards includes a plurality of slits to form a plurality of individually removable and disposable tabs or splints. Each of the tabs or splints is detachably connected to one of the cards and is marked with predetermined diet information. In use, one or more tabs or splints are adapted to be removed from the booklet when the dieter has selected a particular food item within the diet plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1986
    Inventor: Florence Adams