Book Patents (Class 283/63.1)
  • Patent number: 10183521
    Abstract: A resin sheet includes a plastic layer and at least one cylindrical lens. The resin layer has a first surface and a second surface that is the surface on the opposite side from the first surface. The cylindrical lens is formed on the first surface and extends along a first axis. The resin layer is provided with a print portion that is colored by exposure to a laser beam. The print portion includes a focal point of the cylindrical lens. The resin layer is configured allow a laser beam that enters the cylindrical lens to pass through to the print portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi Kaizuka
  • Patent number: 9583022
    Abstract: An apparatus for teaching fine motor skills to a special needs student. The apparatus has a plurality of different personal life-skills training tools that more accurately replicate the skill encountered in real life. When the apparatus is arranged in its primary orientation and rests against the student's body, the life-skills training tools replicate the orientation of the objects relative to the orientation encountered by the student in real life. The apparatus includes a configurable platform having a plurality of walls. A plurality of hinges pivotally connect each wall with at least one other wall. The walls of the platform can be oriented and arranged in at least a first configuration forming a housing enclosing the training tools, and a second configuration wherein all of the walls are coplanar. The walls can also be oriented and arranged in at least a third configuration wherein none of the walls are coplanar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: Joshua Brown
  • Patent number: 8858148
    Abstract: Binding equipment and false cover forming equipment for hardcover books are disclosed. The false cover forming equipment carries out false covers, by positioning a pair of endpapers in correspondence of lateral binding flaps of a respective backstrip, arranging folds of the endpapers at a pre-assembling distance associated with the thickness of the text block and gluing margins of past-down sheets of the endpapers with binding edges of the backstrip. The binding equipment is feedable, at a cover input “IC”, with the false covers for carrying out book blocks by gluing the backstrips of the false covers with the binding edges of corresponding text blocks and refolding the pairs of endpapers on the respective text blocks. An electronic processing unit is settable for the control of the false cover forming equipment and the binding equipment as a function of the dimensions of the hardcover book to be bound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Tecnau S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giuliano De Marco, Armando Aprato, Francesco Modica, Gianrico Scarton, Francesco Terrusi
  • Patent number: 8616798
    Abstract: A cover (10) is disclosed for holding objects such as papers and reports. The cover (10) is formed of a member (20) having a front cover (22), a spine (24) and a back cover (26). A first portion (32) and a second portion (38) are folded over to encapsulate a prong fastener (12). The second portion (38) is then fastened to the back cover (26) with adhesive tape (58). The first and second portions (32, 38) can be part of a fastener assembly (70) having a third portion (72) that is secured to the inner surface (62) of the back cover (26). In a modification, a flap (128) can be hinged to the side of the back cover (126).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Lockhart Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory L. Lockhart, Eric S. Israel
  • Patent number: 8585093
    Abstract: The booklet comprises a number of sheets between a cover, and each sheet has a front side and a rear side. At least one data page is provided that is joined to the cover in a fixed manner. The data page comprises a flexible layer and this flexible layer projects with an area out of a data carrier. On this area, the data page is joined to the cover and to the remaining sheets. The flexible layer is flatly joined to at least one other layer, for example, by welding or bonding and is thus inseparably bound without a mechanical joining part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Trüb AG
    Inventors: Paul Christen, Stefan Egli, Christof Stutz, Oliver Fankhauser, Stephan Hofstetter
  • Patent number: 8534707
    Abstract: An information page (1) of a security document, includes: an information part (3), on the upper or lower surface of which part of the information recorded on the information page (1) can be seen; and a flexible connecting part (2) with good bending strength for attaching the information page (1) to a security document. To ensure that detaching the information part and the connecting part from each other leaves visible marks, the connecting part (2) has a netlike structure, and the connecting part (2) is arranged to penetrate into the information part (3) in the immediate vicinity of the upper or lower surface of the information part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Setec Oy
    Inventors: Jari Herlin, Maila Korhonen, Teemu Pohjola, Taru Syrjänen, Mika Holmberg
  • Patent number: 8505977
    Abstract: A book of sleeve protected pages bound together to form a sleeve bundle cradled inside a receiving channel formed by a hardcover spine and longitudinal flanges extending from the spine and a method of binding thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Magen Hasefer Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoel Duparc
  • Patent number: 8480132
    Abstract: Provided is a book cover core body and a kit, which are used for manufacturing a book cover member which allows the original book to be finished easily, accurately, and neatly when an individual prepares an original book according to his taste without having to use an auxiliary tool such as a ruler and a stabbing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Kobayashi Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8353536
    Abstract: A flip-book for educating a user is which employs two book components; a first book component and a second book component is described in this invention. An initial portion of the first book component includes a first cover and an initial portion of the second book component includes a second cover. The cover is positioned on the opposite side of the flip-book. The first component and the second component share a book spine. At least one page of ancient religious text is associated with the first book component. At least one page of modern day text is associated with the second book component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventor: Kathleen Lemp Andres
  • Patent number: 8336915
    Abstract: The booklet comprises a number of sheets between a cover, and each sheet has a front side and a rear side. At least one data page is provided that is joined to the cover in a fixed manner. The data page comprises a flexible layer and this flexible layer projects with an area out of a data carrier. On this area, the data page is joined to the cover and to the remaining sheets. The flexible layer is flatly joined to at least one other layer, for example, by welding or bonding and is thus inseparably bound without a mechanical joining part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Trüb AG
    Inventors: Paul Christen, Stefan Egli, Christof Stutz, Oliver Fankhauser, Stephan Hofstetter
  • Publication number: 20120319394
    Abstract: The booklet comprises a number of sheets between a cover, and each sheet has a front side and a rear side. At least one data page is provided that is joined to the cover in a fixed manner. The data page comprises a flexible layer and this flexible layer projects with an area out of a data carrier. On this area, the data page is joined to the cover and to the remaining sheets. The flexible layer is flatly joined to at least one other layer, for example, by welding or bonding and is thus inseparably bound without a mechanical joining part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Trüb AG
    Inventors: Paul Christen, Stefan Egli, Christof Stutz, Oliver Fankhauser, Stephan Hofstetter
  • Patent number: 8287205
    Abstract: A helical plastic coil is used for binding a collated book having a stack of pages with aligned holes along one edge of the book where a leading end of the filament is fed into a first hole at a first end of the book and the coil is rotated about its axis such that the leading end is threaded through the holes by entering each of the holes until the coil is threaded through all of the holes. The leading end of the coil is sheared by an anvil and blade so as to define a leading apex and a leading surface inclined rearwardly from the leading apex along the filament and across the filament. The leading apex is arranged such that, as the leading end enters each of the holes in turn, the leading apex is located on the leading end of the filament at a position thereon facing away from the trailing end of the coil and spaced from the end of the hole facing the first end of the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Gateway Bookbinding Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Desjarlais, Walter D. Klassen
  • Publication number: 20120256408
    Abstract: A creative illustration book is provided that has a story page that has pre-printed text of a written story, and an illustration page that does not have any of the pre-printed text of the written story. The illustration drawn by the user is located on the illustration page. The illustration may be removable from the illustration page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Tara Anne Malia
  • Patent number: 8210787
    Abstract: A cover feeding device for a book binding machine features a transport device for feeding covers (1) decollated from a magazine (11), a conveyor (12) that is arranged underneath the plane of motion of the book blocks (7) a pressing device (14) that presses the covers against the spine and a printing unit (17) that prints content (8) onto the cover (1). The transport device comprises a turning device (21, 31a, b, 41) for transporting the covers (1) such that the outside (3) is at least partially directed upward during their infeed, and the printing unit (17) is arranged above the cover transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Dirk Rygol
  • 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: 8182189
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a pro label book includes printing static indicia on a web of label material, applying an adhesive to each portion of the web of label material that will become a label page in a pro label book that is not the portion of the web of label material that will become a top page of a label book to be formed if the adhesive is applied to a top surface of the web of label material or a bottom page of a label book to be formed if the adhesive is applied to the bottom surface of the web of label material, printing variable information on the web of label material, sheeting the web of label material to form label pages, and batching the label pages together utilizing the applied adhesive. Certain embodiments include attaching one of a backer or a cover to the web of label material following the printing static indicia step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, John Cammarata, Tom Hogan, Daniel Hedger
  • Patent number: 8123254
    Abstract: A non-cellulose based deformable substrate having at least one fold line is configured to be able to be directly mounted on a frame or included in a publication. The substrate is configured to reduce the propagation of stress along the at least one fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: G.B.D. Corp.
    Inventors: Helmut Horst Gerhard Conrad, Ron Hills, Wayne Ernest Conrad, Nina Kanevsky Conrad
  • Patent number: 8123449
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing hard book cases (covers) can make cases including tucked and folded corners. The apparatus can track the progress of the book case throughout the assembly process and can accurately align the unfinished assembly with the tucking and folding devices of the apparatus. Short runs of different sized book cases may be quickly and efficiently manufactured on a single apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: GP2 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom Porat
  • Publication number: 20110285123
    Abstract: Pre-printed sticky notes that are pre-printed with one or more messages, thereby enabling a user of the invention to decorate a home, office, or other structure or object with the sticky notes to convey a message or expression without writing the message herself. Because the notes are all printed with messages, a user of the invention can easily and rapidly place one, some or many such notes on the wall, object, or any other surface so as to decorate it, thereby sending a “loud” message or expression to the intended recipient. The user can also use a single sticky note, or larger amounts of the pre-printed sticky notes, to convey a message in a greeting card, letter, scrapbook, photo album, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Cynthia Sue Hasko Wittke
  • Patent number: 8042836
    Abstract: A reversibly bound book is provided. A first cover strip is wrapped around the first edge of a first cover board, passes over the first side of the first cover board and along the first side of the second cover board. One end of a second cover strip is wrapped around the second edge of the second cover board, strip passes along the second side of the second cover board and over the second side of the first cover board. The cover boards are only attached to each other via the cover strips and can be rotated and turned inside-out. One book can have two different appearances simply by rotating the cover boards with respect to each other. At least one floating spine is bound to one cover board, serving as a spine in one configuration and a closure in the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Candlepants, Inc.
    Inventor: Ellen Barrett Dudley
  • Patent number: 7967341
    Abstract: An interleaf is disclosed, as well as a process and device for producing an interleaf, in particular for a book-like identification document. At least one additional layer (26) made of thermally resistant plastics is laminated onto at least one layer (24) made of thermoplastic elastomer, a section (42) of the at least one additional layer (24) being integrated into a folding region (31) without producing a thickened region on the outer side of the at least one layer (24) made of thermoplastic elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Bundesdruckerei GmbH
    Inventors: Enrico Hahn, Carsten Senge
  • Patent number: 7883115
    Abstract: A multi-page printed medium features an advertising insert and includes a first printed page and a second printed page, and an insert located between the first and second pages. The insert includes a sheet having a fold separating a first panel and a second panel with a bending memory along the fold. A portion of a first adhesive is applied between the first panel and the first page and a second portion of adhesive is applied between the second panel and the second page. The second portion of adhesive has lesser adhesion than the first portion of adhesive such that when the second printed page is moved away from the first printed page the second page separates from the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: Richard Ignatius Keefe
  • Publication number: 20100306134
    Abstract: A system to establish and track fitness and diet for well-being is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a workbook includes at least one plan to improve well-being, instructions for following the at least one plan, forms to implement the at least one plan, and motivational aids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Roger Leslie Maxwell, Kathleen Wolfe Maxwell, Daveda Lamont-Tadeushuk
  • Patent number: 7832771
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of a security document in addition to a security document comprising at least one security cambric (15) and at least one transponder unit (21) which is fully encompassed by laminated layers (22,23) forming a laminated layer sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Bundesdruckerei GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Hoeppner, Michael Radtke, Detlef Märtens, Manfred Paeschke, Jens Ehreke, Thomas Löer, Rainer Seidel, Michael Knebel
  • Patent number: 7758079
    Abstract: The invention relates to a personal document in the form of a book, comprising a book cover, a multi-layered personalised side which contains personalised data, in addition to inner pages. The personalised side and the inner pages are secured by means of a seam to the book cover. The multi-layered personalizing side is provided with a central area which is made of a textile layer which is joined on both sides to a thermoplastic layer which covers the central area until the projecting end. A RFID element comprising an IC element is integrated into the central area for the contactless transfer of biometric data of the personal document owner. The personalised side is sewn by means of a seam in the region of the projecting end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Bundesdrukerei GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Beyer-Meklenburg, Michael Knebel, Detlef Klepsch
  • Patent number: 7748747
    Abstract: The invention concerns an individualized security document (1) and a method of individualizing a security document. The individualized security document (1) has a number of pages (12 to 15) which are connected together by means of stitching or adhesive. In addition integrated into the security document by means of stitching and adhesive is a single-layer or multi-layer film body (2) which is provided with an individualized optical security element and which is folded in the region of the stitching or adhesive. The fold divides the film body (2) into a first part (21) on which the individualized optical security element is arranged and a second, preferably flap-shaped part (22) which is permanently connected to a plastic body having at least one machine-readable security element, wherein the at least one machine-readable security element has an electronic circuit for RF identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: OVD Kinegram AG
    Inventors: Achim Hansen, John Anthony Peters
  • Publication number: 20100038894
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include personalized books as well as methods and kits for providing personalized books. One method includes, providing an adult with a list of interview information to be obtained from a child; providing the adult with a list of particular drawings to be obtained from the child; obtaining the interview information from the child in the form of a number of personal comments provided by the child; obtaining a-number of drawings from the list of particular drawings, the number of drawings independently created by the child at the direction of the adult; and creating a personalized book by combining the obtained number of drawings created by the child and the obtained number of personal comments in a particular arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: I See Me! Inc.
    Inventor: Maia B. Haag
  • Patent number: 7654575
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include personalized books as well as methods and kits for providing personalized books. One method includes: providing an adult with a list of interview information to be obtained from a child; providing the adult with a list of particular drawings to be obtained from the child; obtaining the interview information from the child in the form of a number of personal comments provided by the child; obtaining a number of drawings from the list of particular drawings, the number of drawings independently created by the child at the direction of the adult; and creating a personalized book by combining the obtained number of drawings created by the child and the obtained number of personal comments in a particular arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: I See Me! Inc.
    Inventor: Maia B. Haag
  • Patent number: 7614837
    Abstract: A manufacturing system for manufacturing a personalized photo book includes a computer configured to receive image data from a user, a digital offset printer configured to print a first image on a book page in response to the image data received from the user, a digital silver-halide printer that can print a second, image on a book cover in response to the image data received from the user, and a book binder configured to bind the book page and the book cover to form a personalized photo book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Shutterfly, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Kevin Anderson, Jennifer Marie Dean, Kenneth Ray Niblett, Jr., Russ Ennio Muzzolini
  • Publication number: 20090206593
    Abstract: A printed work, such as a book or a card, may include one or may pages having a first layer having an image on a surface thereof, a second layer covering at least a portion of the first layer and having a flap configured to move between a closed position, in which the image is covered by the flap, and an open position, in which the flap exposes the image, and a third layer covering the second layer and having a portion being movable relative to the second layer to expose the flap. Methods of displaying such a printed work are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: Transglobal Communications Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven C. Prescott
  • Publication number: 20090146411
    Abstract: Provided are combinational articles comprising, as a pair, a depiction of the front side of an object, the depiction being on a planar body and a depiction of the rear side of the same object, the depiction being on a separate planar body, and provided are also an ornament obtained by working the combinational articles into a form suitable for decoration as well as a card, a picture book, a room divider, an article of clothing and a painting each comprising the combinational articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventor: Hiromi Sakai
  • Publication number: 20080284155
    Abstract: The booklet comprises a number of sheets between a cover, and each sheet has a front side and a rear side. At least one data page is provided that is joined to the cover in a fixed manner. The data page comprises a flexible layer and this flexible layer projects with an area out of a data carrier. On this area, the data page is joined to the cover and to the remaining sheets. The flexible layer is flatly joined to at least one other layer, for example, by welding or bonding and is thus inseparably bound without a mechanical joining part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: TRUB AG
    Inventors: Paul Christen, Stefan Egli, Christof Stutz, Oliver Fankhauser, Stephan Hofstetter
  • Publication number: 20080265559
    Abstract: A non-cellulose based deformable substrate having at least one fold line is configured to be able to be directly mounted on a frame or included in a publication. The substrate is configured to reduce the propagation of stress along the at least one fold line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: 2089275 ONTARIO LTD.
    Inventors: Wayne Ernest Conrad, Kina Kanevsky Conrad, Helmut Horst G. Conrad, Ron Hills
  • Patent number: 7257851
    Abstract: A pillow book with flexible fabric sheets disposed between to pillow covers. A first pillow includes a first pillow interior edge portion and a second pillow includes a second pillow interior edge portion. The second pillow interior edge portion is connected to the first pillow interior edge portion. The pillow book includes a plurality of leaves connected to the first and second pillows and disposed between the first and second pillows when the pillow book is in a closed position. Each of the plurality of leaves has a leaf interior edge portion disposed between and connected to the first pillow interior edge portion and the second pillow interior edge portion. The leaves are formed from a single folded fabric sheet. Each of the plurality of leaves defines a pocket containing a nonwoven support sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Senario, LLC
    Inventor: Michael L. Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7108287
    Abstract: A high speed method for producing a booklet containing a personalized mail reply form, a set of personalized return address mail stickers, event and endorsement stickers, and a collated tablet of personalized note paper, such as stationary. The entire booklet can be inserted into a window envelope or polywrapped, revealing the mailing address for postal delivery. Alternatively, the booklet can be edge tabbed to mail without an envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Moore Wallace North America, Inc.
    Inventors: John Vanderheiden, Bill Hujet, Cheryl May
  • Patent number: 7094454
    Abstract: A multi-color multi-ply note pad includes a plurality of note sheets, each of which has a perforated tear line that divides the note sheet into a stub portion and an inscribing portion, a binding member that binds the stub portions of the note sheets in a stack, and a repositionable adhesive layer provided on each of the note sheets at the inscribing portion of each of the note sheets and disposed adjacent to the tear line. The stub portions of the note sheets remain intact in the stack through the binding member when the inscribing portions of middle ones of the note sheets are removed from the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Taiwan Hopax Chems. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsung-Tien Kuo, Jen-Rong Liu, Chin-Chung Tsai, Hsieh-Chang Hsieh
  • Patent number: 7029034
    Abstract: A calendar is provided for behavior modification as well as a method for using the same. The calendar has calendar sheets and informational sheets. The calendar has objectives sections, data collection sections, analysis sections, non-date pages and/or detachable pages for use by an individual. The calendar may be customized and/or pre-designed for an individual or by the individual. In use, the behavior information may be recorded on the calendar sheet. Information associated with daily, weekly, and/or monthly behavior may be recorded. The information may include weekly and/or monthly averages and/or summations, delta calculations, and/or minimum/maximum data. The calendar may be adapted to measure or track indicators, such as, for example, developmental progress, caloric intake, amount and type of exercise, amount of fat, sodium or sugar, amount of cigarettes smoked, blood pressure measurements, weight gain or the like. A bottom space may also be provided to record monthly goals and/or objectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Inventor: Patricia M. Newell
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6945564
    Abstract: An expense receipt diary of a notebook-type (10) consisting of a front cover (12), a back cover (14), and a plurality of interior pages (16), secured together by binding (18) on one side. The front of each interior page (16) consists of a mounting area (24) that contains a plurality of adhesive strips (28). Each strip (28) is comprised of a release liner (30) and an underlying adhesive (32). Receipts (34a) may be attached to the underlying adhesives (32) by removing the liners (30) and pressing the receipt (34b) onto the exposed adhesives (32). The recording area (20) is located on the reverse side of the mounting area (24). The recording area (20) is a printed surface where the employee can record details pertaining to the receipts attached (34b) to the mounting area (24) of the same sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventor: Roberto Hernandez
  • Patent number: 6926307
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photo journal scrapbook which combines the attributes of a photo album, a scrapbook, and a journal in a single book. The book has a number of pages, a front and back cover, and a binder to hold the binder and pages together. The book may also include pocket pages to include larger items, and can be supplemented by the addition of pop-in pages by the user. Each page of the photo journal scrapbook has two different sides so that when the photo journal scrapbook is opened, frames for displaying photographs are present on one page, while lines with text prompts are present on the other page. This facilitates the inclusion of textual description alongside the included photographs. The photo journal scrapbook also utilizes variable size frames that can be altered to fit photographs of a variety of sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventor: Robyn L. Mathews-Lingen
  • Patent number: 6896294
    Abstract: An page marking device is disclosed. The marking device is part of a book. The book has a tab assembly carrier. The carrier has a plurality of removable tabs disposed on the carrier. Printed indicia is located on the tabs. The tabs are secured to the carrier by a non-aggressive adhesive allowing the tabs to be removed from the carrier relocated and/or removed again as required by the user of the device. Printed indicia may also be located on or beneath said carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Imtek, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Bidanset, Aaron Hollander
  • Patent number: 6752427
    Abstract: A folding booklet is disclosed having a booklet cover and one or more of booklet pages in which are formed a plurality of spaced apart longitudinal fold lines defining a plurality of longitudinal panels and a plurality of transverse fold lines defining a plurality of transverse panels. The longitudinal panels can be folded along the longitudinal fold lines to overlay one another and the transverse panels can be folded along the transverse fold lines to overlay one another. The cover can then be folded along a booklet cover fold line to completely contain the folded booklet pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Inventor: Richard Wilen
  • Patent number: 6749229
    Abstract: A promotional card including a base card defining front and rear surfaces with at least one of the surfaces having indicia thereon and a token attached to at least one of the surfaces of the base card. In one example, the token is an informational booklet that is removably attached to the base card. An overlaminate is disposed over at least a portion of the informational booklet, the overlaminate includes at least one weakened region between the informational booklet and at least one of the top and bottom edges of the base card. The informational booklet is attached to at least one of the surfaces of the base card and contains at least one non-adhered edge and at least one adhered edge with the adhered edge being the leading edge for feeding the promotional card into a high speed processing machine that will feed the promotional card into a multi-page article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Rock Ridge Technologies, Co.
    Inventor: Michael R. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 6746052
    Abstract: An information storage device having a first part such as an insert on which information is provided and a second part comprising a holder for the first part, whereby the first part may be stored in the second part. The edges of the first and second parts may be provided with lips for mating together to provide interlocking parts whereby the first part may be pulled outwardly to expose the information thereon but is prevented from being completely separated from the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Inventor: Henry Reynolds
  • Patent number: 6742811
    Abstract: An editorial and stationery article, such as a diary, exercise-book, book, magazine, newspaper, file-holder, etc., having particular ergonomic features, characterized in that it has a structure that can be opened as a book, with sheets or pages of quadrilateral shape, with the back or spine side oblique to the upper and lower sides, so that in the open position at least the lower sides converge towards the opening central axis, with convergence according to the obliquity angle of the spine side with respect to said upper and lower sides, so as to have a substantially user-enveloping configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Zamaz S.r.l.
    Inventor: Marco Mazza
  • Patent number: 6742812
    Abstract: A menu book includes a plurality of pages having transparent sleeves into which menu sheets can be inserted. A flexible, heat-sealable flange extends along a selected edge of each page. The pages are superimposed with the flanges being disposed adjacent each other. The flanges are heat-sealed together to bind the pages into a book. Preferably, the pages and flanges are made of textured vinyl. A particularly desirable method for manufacturing the pages includes the steps of providing a first sheet of transparent heat-sealable material, providing a second sheet of transparent heat-sealable material, superimposing the first and second sheets, forming first and second laterally spaced pages by joining the first and second sheets to each other with heat-sealed seams, the seams of the first and second pages that are adjacent to each other being spaced to define a web therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Inventors: Gerard M. Ramella, Thomas M. Ramella
  • Patent number: 6726251
    Abstract: A booklet having a base, a plurality of pages having at least one mounting portion and a plurality of display portions. The mounting portions are hinged with respect to the display portions. The mounting portions have page engaging members, and the base has base engaging members. The base engaging members are configured to engage the page engaging members to attach the mounting portions to the base and to provide for the mounting portions to move with respect to the base to allow the display portions to move to a greater extent than the display portions would move without such movement of the mounting portions, to allow the display portions to lie more flat against one another when the pages are turned. The base engaging members may include pins mounted on the base, and the page engaging members include holes formed through the mounting portions, the pins extending through the holes. The holes may be elongated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: JLG Omniquip, Inc.
    Inventors: Marty Spaeth, Dave Petrovic
  • Patent number: 6712396
    Abstract: A soft book comprised of foam pages bound by a book binding portion and a plurality of page binding portions is presented. A front cover page, a rear cover page, and at least one page, each having a perimeter, are provided, with the pages forming a spine portion, with the book bound such that at least a portion of the perimeter each page is approximately flush with the binding portions. The pages of the book may include impressions or cutouts that may be made in various shapes. Cutouts may provide a puzzle-type game for children. Various binding materials may be used, preferably chosen to provide sufficient support for the flexible foam pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Inventor: William Derraugh
  • Patent number: 6702331
    Abstract: A concertina-bound foam-based book is presented, comprising a plurality of foam pages, each having a first edge and a second edge. The first edge is opposite the second edge on each page, and the pages are bound along their first edges and second edges in a concertina fashion with a water-resistant binding means. When fully opened, the concertina-bound foam-based book opens as a string of pages and such that when closed, the pages of the concertina-bound foam-based book form a stack of pages. A variety of specific binding means and binding materials may be used in conjunction with the present invention. A method for making the concertina-bound foam-based book of the present invention is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventors: William Derraugh, Michael John Morris
  • Patent number: 6698797
    Abstract: A pocket size booklet for keeping statical records of a particular person from birth and for keeping records of an adult person. Non-tearing waterproof pages made from a synthetic material are used, and the data is printed, or data is written, on the pages with an indelible ink. The pages include a water mark on each page. Pages may include medical history, physical conditions, surgeries, medications, and vaccination records of a person or child. Pages may be provide on which to place the footprints and fingerprints of a new born child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Medical Documents, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott E. Lackey, James R. Jinright, Kenneth R. Burton, Jr.