Item Secured To Carrier By Aperture Or Pocket Patents (Class 40/537)
  • Publication number: 20100115810
    Abstract: A loose-leaf card holder adapted for storing and displaying professionally graded sports cards is disclosed. The loose-leaf card holder comprises a holder body including a backing sheet having at least one backing lateral side edge and at least one backing transverse side bottom edge. The holder body further includes a plurality of front sheets. Each front sheet has at least one lateral side edge and at least one transverse side bottom edge. Each front sheet is being heat-sealed to the backing sheet with at least one backing lateral side edge and at least one backing transverse side bottom edge to form at least one pocket. Each pocket has a top loadable open-access end such that the professionally graded sports cards may be inserted into the pocket. The holder body further includes a binding portion having a plurality of binding holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventor: LAWRENCE MORERA
  • Publication number: 20090183404
    Abstract: An album (10) is described for collecting thin and flexible objects (22), in particular photos or portraits, comprising a multitude of sheets (12) folded in half along a central folding line (14) and joined together with a binding (16) positioned at such central folding lines (14). Each sheet (12) therefore creates a pair of pages of the album (10). At least part of the sheets (12) is provided, on at least one of the two facing surfaces of each sheet (12), with a frame or perimeter border (18) fastened to the surface of each sheet (12). At least one of the sides of the perimeter frame (18) is not joined to the surface of the sheet (12), so as to be able to be lifted in such a way as to define a passage slit (36) to slide in or take out a photograph (22) or another document of substantially the same size as each sheet (12) between the perimeter frame (18) and the corresponding sheet (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventor: Mario Acerboni
  • Patent number: 7398611
    Abstract: A photo album insert for holding at least one photograph and at least one compact disc. The insert includes at least two sheets of generally planar material, where at least one of the sheets is substantially transparent. Both of the sheets have a top edge, a bottom edge and first and second opposing side edges. The sheets are generally fixed relative to each other. The insert also includes at least a first photograph stop disposed between the transparent sheet top edge and the transparent sheet bottom edge to define at least a first photograph receiving area, and at least a first compact disc stop disposed between the first photograph stop and the transparent sheet bottom edge to define at least a first compact disc receiving area. The first compact disc receiving area overlaps with and at least partially extends below the first photograph receiving area, and the first compact disc receiving area and the first photograph receiving area cooperate to define a first photograph/compact disc pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Pioneer Photo Albums, Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany Boxer, Sheldon Plutsky
  • Publication number: 20080072469
    Abstract: A bound book for displaying photographs and the like including a carrier sheet arrangement folded at least once to provide two carrier sheets separated by a fold and having respective dimensions similar a pair of display sheets, such as photographs, to be displayed. The display sheets are mounted on the respective carrier sheets by respective fastening layers. In one embodiment, the fastening layers include pressure sensitive adhesive and an associated support structure to prevent the pressure sensitive adhesive for adhering during assembly of the book when the display sheets are initially positioned over the fastening layers. The carrier sheet arrangement, display sheets and fastening layers are positioned within a cover assembly, with pressure then being applied to the cover assembly so as to activate the pressure sensitive adhesive and thereby secure the respective display sheets to the respective carrier sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: Kevin P. Parker, Wayne Kasom, Harold P. Hocking, Nicholas G. Paget
  • Patent number: 7347453
    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: June 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Anderson Press Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard Hilicki, Harold Anderson
  • 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: 6966134
    Abstract: A pocket chamber calendar and an assembly blank therefor which calendar is provided with a slit entering into said chamber for receiving a notice or the like so that a portion of the notice when positioned in the pocket chamber extends outwardly therefrom for ease in removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Inventor: Chi Lung Ngan
  • Patent number: 6913290
    Abstract: Album pages for storing cards securely in place without slipping are disclosed. The album pages comprise a pocket located on a backing sheet. In a further embodiment, the pages comprise a sleeve located on the opposite side from the pocket. When a card mounted within the inventive album pages, the cards are securely retained within the pages and do not slide. The cards can be any type of generally flat items, such as photographs, greeting cards, invitations, or postcards. The invention also comprises an album page containing the inventive pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Cardswell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathalie T. Warriner, Marshall L. Weingarden
  • Patent number: 6846531
    Abstract: This invention relates to a water-absorbent film construction, comprising: a water-absorbent film layer overlying a base layer, the water-absorbent film layer being comprised of at least about 40% by weight of at least one 2-oxazoline polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard S. Mientus, Dana M. Boyd, Ramin Heydarpour, Sriram Vankatasanthanam, Prakash Mallya, Norman Yamamoto, Frank Yenjir Shih, Chitto R. Sarkar, Christine K. Hibberd, Zhisong Huang, Arthur G. Castillo
  • Publication number: 20040006901
    Abstract: A bidirectional album for the storage of photographs and the like in which typically rectangular photographs may b retained in either a latitudinal or longitudinal vertical orientation. Each page of an album leaf is partially covered by a transparent sheet attached along several of its edges to a leaf page. Additional lines of attachment between the transparent sheet and leaf page are disposed and oriented so as to permit horizontal storage of photos and the like between the attachment lines. Photos and the like can also be stored in a vertical orientation under the sheet adjacent the storage lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventor: Jason I. Ruebens
  • Patent number: 6601327
    Abstract: A bidirectional album for the storage of photographs and the like in which typically rectangular photographs may be retained in either a latitudinal or longitudinal vertical orientation. Each page of an album leaf is partially covered by a transparent sheet attached along several of its edges to a leaf page. Additional lines of attachment between the transparent sheet and leaf page are disposed and oriented so as to permit horizontal storage of photos and the like between the attachment lines. Photos and the like can also be stored in a vertical orientation under the sheet adjacent the storage lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Pioneer Photo Albums, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason I. Ruebens
  • Patent number: 6453592
    Abstract: A holder for holding and displaying coins and souvenirs, includes a front panel and a back panel secured together to hinge about a common axis along a common edge, and an inner panel pivotally secured to hinge about a common axis along a common edge of the back panel, a mounting face on the inside surface of each of the front and back panels, and a mounting face on opposite faces of the inner panel, or on loose sheets that can be added or removed, such as a three ring binder, each mounting face is formed with a plurality of vertically spaced rectangular surfaces, each rectangular surface having a pair of laterally disposed mounting positions for receiving and mounting a coin or souvenir, each mounting position defined by a planar surface bound by an upper and a lower groove, and a transparent retaining sheet covering each of the mounting positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Inventors: David B. Pliler, Matthew A. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20020020091
    Abstract: A bidirectional album for the storage of photographs and the like in which typically rectangular photographs may b retained in either a latitudinal or longitudinal vertical orientation. Each page of an album leaf is partially covered by a transparent sheet attached along several of its edges to a leaf page. Additional lines of attachment between the transparent sheet and leaf page are disposed and oriented so as to permit horizontal storage of photos and the like between the attachment lines. Photos and the like can also be stored in a vertical orientation under the sheet adjacent the storage lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventor: Jason I. Ruebens
  • Publication number: 20020020092
    Abstract: The loose leaf, dual sided, designer photograph album page being presented allows for a variety of items, such as photographs, to be stored and displayed through pages depicting a particular theme or design that enhances or highlights the material being presented. Collection of the various designer album pages results in the creation of a customized and personalized photograph album that goes beyond the personal touch derived from the use of photographs and memorabilia alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventor: Iris M. Kurka
  • Publication number: 20010042328
    Abstract: An album page for displaying articles, such as photographs, includes an intermediate, preferably opaque, sheet and a pair of outer sheets made from a transparent plastic material. Die cuts are provided in the immediate sheet at a plurality of locations, and the two outer sheets are adhered to one another at the locations defined by the die cuts. The preferred album page does not use adhesives to bond either outer sheet to the intermediate sheet, and the die cut/seal areas are arranged to permit display of rectangular objects in either horizontal or vertical positions. The invention features an arrangement, which insures that horizontally displayed objects are supported on both sides of the bottom edge thereof to enhance the overall aesthetics of the filled page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Publication date: November 22, 2001
    Applicant: Intercraft Company
    Inventors: Paul Raymond Matteau, John P. Jordan, Paul Mylander
  • Patent number: 6253475
    Abstract: A bidirectional album for the storage of photographs or similar objects in which typically rectangular photographs may be retained in either a horizontal or vertical orientation. Each page of an album leaf is partially covered by a transparent sheet attached along several of its edges to a leaf page. Additional lines of attachment between the transparent sheet and leaf page are disposed and oriented so as to permit horizontal storage of photos and the like between the attachment lines. Photos and the like can also be stored in a vertical orientation under the sheet adjacent the storage lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Pioneer Photo Albums, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason I. Ruebens
  • Patent number: 6205693
    Abstract: A holder for holding and displaying coins and souvenirs, has a front panel and a back panel secured together to hinge about a common axis along a common edge, and an inner panel pivotally secured to hinge about a common axis along a common edge of the back panel, a mounting face on the inside surface of each of the front and back panels, and a mounting face on opposite faces of the inner panel, or on loose sheets that can be added or removed, such as a three ring binder, each mounting face is formed with a plurality of vertically spaced rectangular surfaces, each rectangular surface having a pair of laterally disposed mounting positions for receiving and mounting a coin or souvenir, each mounting position defined by a planar surface bound by an upper and a lower groove, and a transparent retaining sheet covering each of the mounting positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Inventors: David B. Pliler, Matthew A. Stevens
  • Patent number: 6154993
    Abstract: A leafable program table for use in a music box includes a frame having opposed end and side peripheral strips and a plurality of intersecting strips forming a row of rectangular fields and a row of approximately square fields. The square fields are larger than the rectangular fields. Title pages of content booklets for compact discs may be held in the square fields, and lists of song titles may be held in the rectangular fields. Each rectangular field also includes a recessed field into which a numbered label corresponding to a compact disc may be adhered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: NSM Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wilhelm Menke, Borge Heidersberger
  • Patent number: 6023790
    Abstract: A removable pocket is formed over a flat surface such as the front of a shirt by adhesively securing to the fabric a treated and embossed label-type applique made of two plies of paper permanently bonded about their peripheries and in which a slit along a top edge allows access to the pouch thus formed between plies. The pouch may be filled with merchandise and temporarily sealed with a removable strip. A postcard format printed in the back of the removable pocket allows its use as a mailer. A type of pouch having a transparent front may be conveniently used as a document display. The above-described various devices are preferably manufactured using label printing presses that print a glue pattern that binds the edges of the plies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Inventor: Frederick B. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 5676399
    Abstract: A sports team folder for organizing players of a team according to the positions being played. The inventive device includes a front cover and a rear cover pivotally coupled together. A plurality of storage pockets are coupled to a first one of the covers and removably hold a plurality of player cards. A plurality of position pockets and bench pockets are secured to another one of the covers and can each receive an individual one of the player cards. The position pockets are each labeled for a corresponding position on a sports team such that a player card for a particular player can be positioned into a corresponding position pocket before or during play of a game to assist a coach in tracking players of the team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Inventor: Thomas J. Hollerbach
  • Patent number: 5598651
    Abstract: A side sign with a traversable web has a web roll mechanism mounted at each end of a frame member contained in signage apparatus. Each of the web roll mechanism contains a web roll rotatably mounted therein. A hand crank journaled in the web roll mechanism is connected to the web roll so that rotation of the hand crank will rotate the web roll and traverse the web across a window in the signage apparatus to display desired indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignee: Milwaukee Sign Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Robert B. Aiken, Robert C. Clapper
  • Patent number: 5426876
    Abstract: Calendar Photo Album having a pad of assembled sheets suitably mounted to turn as leaves and presenting pairs of opposed pages, one of the pages of each pair bearing a calendar page of a different month of the year, and the other page of each pair bearing a picture holding member for displaying photos and the like. This arrangement provides the opportunity to include and interchange multiple snapshots, photographs, or other graphic work at one time. Pictures and the like can be inserted in all of the calendar pages and may easily be interchanged with other photos at any time without disassembly of the Calendar Photo Album. Each picture holding member holds pictures and the like by one of the following attachment methods: 1) Adhesive material for attachment and interchanging of varying-sizes of photos, 2) Diagonal slits for inserting and interchanging varying sizes of photos, 3) A window frame cut-out with plastic sleeves for receiving and interchanging photos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Inventors: Brian T. Jagoe, Janette N. Jagoe
  • Patent number: 5421665
    Abstract: A device for storing and providing ready access to cards having a substantially rigid base member with a continuous rectangular wave-shaped slit therein. The slit forms a first set of tabs and a second set of tabs. The device further includes translucent card holders mounted on the base member for storing the cards. Each card holder has complementary slots for receiving the first set of tabs. The second set of tabs retain each card holder in place to prevent disengagement from the first set of tabs. Each card holder can be flipped to provide access to other card holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Inventor: Gerson Strassberg
  • Patent number: 5412886
    Abstract: A calendar and mail sorting structure which includes a series of monthly calendar sheets joined to a bottom sheet member by a binding along top edges of the sheets and with the sheets being rotatable on the binding enabling each sheet to be successively rotated into a front viewing position. Each of the sheets have a series of rows of slots. Indicia is mounted on front sides of the calendar sheets in adjacency to the slots for viewing when each sheet is successively rotated into the front viewing position at a front side of the calendar. Mail supports are mounted on the calendar and mail supporting structure between the bottom sheet member and the current monthly calendar sheet for supporting mail from behind the current monthly sheet when mail is inserted through the slots from a front viewing position of the current monthly calendar sheet while leaving a part of the mail protruding from the slot at a front side of the current monthly calendar sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1995
    Inventor: Maureen T. Quinn
  • Patent number: 5353534
    Abstract: A device for holding a variable number of rear-illuminated advertisement carriers formed of a poster-like blanks. Each advertisement carrier is mounted in a pocket that is open on one side and formed of a transparent flexible sheet material. The pockets can be positioned from a rear chamber to a visible front area by a drive device and then returned to the chamber. The pockets are connected into a disengageable chain of pockets that is contacted and driven by motor driven gears, belts or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Inventors: Angelika Fassauer, Peter Haluszka
  • Patent number: 5323553
    Abstract: An album sleeve for storing and displaying at least one baseball card. The sleeve is created from a rectangular blank of transparent plastic film having three transverse fold lines whose parallel positions are such that when the blank is folded on the first line, it then defines a front panel overlying a rear panel. The second fold line is adjacent the end of the front panel to define a broad flap section which is folded over the back of the rear panel to complete the sleeve. The third fold line is adjacent the end of the rear panel to define a narrow flap section that is folded down to form an expandable internal pocket, the pocket being spaced from the second fold line to define a sleeve border that is hole punched so that the sleeve may be retained in a loose-leaf ring binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Assignee: Enbee Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Candido
  • Patent number: 5301445
    Abstract: An album page for insertion and centering of rectangular images is disclosed.A storage and display page includes a backing sheet for supporting the image, and at least one pocket comprising a transparent sheet located in face-to-face relation with respect to the backing sheet. The pocket is defined by attachment between the backing sheet and the transparent sheet along the bottom of the pocket and along two opposing side edges of the pocket and along two opposing side edges of the pocket. Two brackets extend upwardly from the bottom edge, and retain the images in a fixed and centered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Assignee: The Holson Burnes Company
    Inventor: Thomas Hoffmeister
  • Patent number: 5289651
    Abstract: An improved photo display device of the type having a housing with frame and double photograph envelope providing dual photo viewing as presented within the frame, a first improvement consisting of an alternative picture rotating mechanism that includes both a manual ratcheting system on one side of the housing and a motor drive or automatic ratcheting system on the other side, and a second improvement that consists of a unitary housing/frame formation that receives a spindle assembly directly through the front frame which is then secured by side entry and snap-fit of right and left ratcheting knob assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Inventor: Thomas L. Byers
  • Patent number: 5269086
    Abstract: A multi purpose decorative frame and special date reminder for multiple photos/images. The date/information which is positioned next to its allied photo/image, in a symmetrical frame. When the front panel is rotated the date/information and photo/image can be singularly revealed while in the remaining frame openings only the photo/image will be visible bringing attention to the opening revealing both photo/image and date/information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Inventor: William A. Tomes
  • Patent number: 5183296
    Abstract: A photograph album for holding a plurality of leaves in a laterally disposed relation to each other. The album includes an elongate generally U-shaped binder for receiving an edge portion of the leaves. The binder includes a first and second retainer hingedly secured to opposing ends of the binder, such as with an integrally molded living hinge. The retainers are movable between an opened and a closed position. In the opened position, the leaves may be inserted into or removed from the binder. In the closed position, the free end of the retainers engage respective slots in the leaves to retain the leaves in the binder. The retainers include outwardly extending tabs to engage respective openings in the binder to thereby lock the retainers in the closed position. Other aspects of the invention includes a cover for the album and a storage folder for holding a plurality of the covered albums. The album is amenable to assembly using automated technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Assignee: Qualex
    Inventor: Stanislaw A. Policht
  • Patent number: 5119574
    Abstract: A collector's album includes a binder and at least one display page having a plurality of pockets to receive collectible display items such as sports cards, stamps, slides, and the like. Each display page has transparent front and back panels with the front panels having pockets defined by recessed base surfaces and peripheral retaining walls. Retaining members are cooperative with the peripheral retaining walls to releasably retain display items and associated transparent display covers within the corresponding pockets. In one embodiment, transparent lids are hinged to the front panel to overlie the pockets and retain collectible items within the pockets for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Assignee: U.S. Sample Company
    Inventor: Michael J. King
  • Patent number: 5073059
    Abstract: The present application discloses a display system for visual display purposes comprising a supporting structure adapted for supporting at least one display pad, the supporting structure having first cooperating releasable retaining pins adapted to releasably hold the pad and having second cooperating releasable retaining apertures adapted to operate in conjunction with the first cooperating releasable pins, the second cooperating releasable aperture being for mounting the pad with the first cooperating releasable pins to the supporting structure. Also disclosed is a display pad which includes a plurality of sheets of material joined together to form the pad, the pad having a first side with binding for securing the first side of the pages of material together along the side and an opposed end provided with second cooperating releasable retaining apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Inventor: Joseph P. Josephson
  • Patent number: 5015319
    Abstract: An in-line processing system for processing a supply of paper into a disposible programmable rack or organizer is provided. The processing system may be integrated into a publishing or assembly system for making a magazine or other booklet from a paper supply. Paper is processed into a programmable organizer by laying down a pattern of adhesive stripes on the surface of the paper and by cutting a pattern of slits in the paper and then folding the paper over itself forming a two-ply sheet held together by the adhesive stripes and defining longitudinal pockets across the two-ply sheet. The pattern of slits form openings in the pockets. A programmable rack may be made as a unit or may be integrated into a magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Inventor: Richard Wilen
  • Patent number: 5002417
    Abstract: A detachable photoalbum, which comprises two opposite casings, covered by related covers with folding lines; a side casing connected between the opposite casings, a binder means with at least two sticks, and a plurality of loose bags. Each bag has inserted therein a sheet to divide the bag into two halves and has formed thereon at least two holes so as to be hanged on the sticks.The combinations of opposite casings and side casing, and the binder means and the side casing are finished by the technique of pins and holes. And above casings and binder means are made of elastic material, such as plastic or acryl resin, therefore the photoalbum is easily detached and assembled as an ordinary cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Inventor: Junior Hsu C.S.
  • Patent number: 4965948
    Abstract: A bi-directional album for the storage of photographs and the like in which typically rectangular photographs may be retained in either a latitudinal or longitudinal vertical orientation. Each page of an album leaf is partially covered by a transparent sheet attached along several of its edges to a leaf page. Additional lines of attachment between the transparent sheet and leaf page are disposed and oriented so as to permit horizontal storage of photos and the like between the attachment lines. Photos and the like can also be stored in a vertical orientation under the sheet adjacent the storage lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1990
    Assignee: Pioneer Photo Albums, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason I. Ruebens
  • Patent number: 4934739
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and improved design associated with the fabrication and construction of a prebound album wherein the individual pages of said album are selectively interchangeable in accordance with the invention, each particular page evidencing a new and unique method of fabrication and construction capable of having mounted thereon, in accordance with the invention, a photograph or other item for display purposes so as to achieve an overall aesthetically appearing album design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Assignee: Albumx Corp.
    Inventor: Enzo Stancato
  • Patent number: 4911777
    Abstract: Photograph slide sleeving material is manufactured by cutting pocket opening slots in an elongated first web section of polymer film material as the web is continuously moved through a slot cutting station. The slotted first web section and an adjacent elongated second web section of polymer film material are continuously moved through a laminating station where they are laminated at locations forming pocket bottom walls and side walls. An elongated web of photograph slide sleeving material having a plurality of rows of pockets emerges from the laminating station and is continuously moved through a perforating station where it is perforated between adjacent rows of pockets. Ring binder storage files and hanging storage files are assembled by separating sheets of slide sleeving material from the elongated web and attaching storage mounts having adhesive edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Assignee: Pakon, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Truc, Nils Lund-Nielsen
  • Patent number: 4831758
    Abstract: A CD jukebox display unit is disclosed for displaying the program information on CD covers. The unit includes a housing adapted for mounting to a jukebox and having a transparent front portion. A plurality of frames adapted to support a compact disc cover are supported within the housing for pivoting about spaced and substantially parallel axes slanted rearwardly in the rear of the housing. A horizontal track is provided adjacent the housing front portion and supports a slide member which carries a knob biased forwardly therefrom. A finger is secured to the knob and projects rearwardly therefrom so that when the knob is pushed rearwardly, the finger engages a selected one of the tabs provided on each of the support frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: Seeburg Phonograph Corporation
    Inventors: Bernhard O. Williams, Arthur R. Harth
  • Patent number: 4782610
    Abstract: The present invention provides an assembly for displaying a sign, including a sign frame and one or more lights disposed on the frame, with each light including one or more electrical conductors for conducting electric current thereto from an electric power source. The display assembly includes an electrical conductor associated with the frame and connectable to the electric power source, a light socket interconnectable with the frame and having a socket opening for receiving the light inserted therein, a connector interconnectable with the light socket and having at least one electrical conductor disposed for electrical contact with the electrical conductor on the light when the light is inserted into the light socket and the light socket is interconnected with the conductor. The electrical conductor on the connector is interconnectable in electrical contact with the electrical conductor on the frame in order to establish electrical communication between the light and the electric power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1988
    Assignee: Marketing Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: David U. Hillstrom, Donald R. Gaines, Donald L. Gaines, John E. Chandler
  • Patent number: 4670076
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a visible file pocket support panel (120) for use in supporting "n" (where "n" is any whole integer) file pockets (100) having front and back upper and lower pocket tips (102, 103, 104, 105) coextensive with the upper and lower edges of the file pocket and a hinge pin (110) extending transversely through the file pocket (100) adjacent the upper edge (108) thereof and projecting laterally beyond the sides of the file pocket with hinge elements (112) nonrotatably mounted on the projecting ends of the hinge pin (110); and, which can be readily fabricated from two basic lightweight elements--viz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1987
    Inventor: Alan F. Davies
  • Patent number: 4614450
    Abstract: A portable index card holder is designed for carrying in notebooks or simply carrying by itself. The holder comprises a flexible member approximately the size of a notebook page having secured to its front surface a plurality of transparent sheets in an overlapping array between the top and bottom of the supporting member. These transparent sheets each includes small strip overlays defining front and rear pockets for receiving and supporting the lower marginal edge of an index card in such a manner that any one card can easily be inspected by simply lifting up the sheets above the same. The transparent feature permits reading both the front and rear sides of an index card without having to remove the same from the transparent sheet and holding member. Further, several such members can readily be inserted in a notebook such as a 3-ring binder for organizing many different cards in conjunction with other items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Inventor: Rhoda Neiman
  • Patent number: 4607443
    Abstract: Visible index systems having hinged pockets to which cards or other information bearing components can be detachably affixed. A novel tip fixed to the main body of the pocket forms recesses into which information bearing components can be inserted to hold them against the faces of the main pocket component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1986
    Inventor: Alexander P. Janssen
  • Patent number: 4602447
    Abstract: A window envelope 10 for a card file having a pair of parallel bottom guide rails includes a back panel 11 and a pair of front panels 12 and 13 formed of transparent resin sheet material and joined together to form a pair of laterally adjacent pockets for storing viewable objects. Seams along the top 21, the lateral sides 22 and 23, and a lower line 24 extending between lateral sides 22 and 23 close three sides of each pocket, and the pocket openings are along a central vertical gap where the edges 32 and 33 of the front panels are spaced apart. Notches 25 in bottom region 26 allow the envelopes to be mounted and leafed in guide rail card holders for filing 35 millimeter slide mounts 15, coins 16, stamps, and other thin objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1986
    Inventor: Irene B. Feingold
  • Patent number: 4507885
    Abstract: A thermoplastic album page molded as a single piece, includes an integral flap and is assembled with other such pages to form a bound album. The resulting album requires no extrinsic binding hardware, locks each photograph or other displayed item in place within a page, and permits an album of any thickness to be assembled and to be opened flat to any page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1985
    Inventor: Wolcott S. Kinnard
  • Patent number: 4468053
    Abstract: An address book foldable about a center fold line, and including pockets having pocket openings adjacent to the fold line, so that address labels, inserted into the pockets, cannot accidentally fall out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1984
    Inventor: Velma L. Bradley
  • Patent number: 4458435
    Abstract: A material display which incorporates removable material swatches and type matched fixed material swatches. The removable swatches, once removed, may be returned to the display as desired, the fixed swatches showing the proper position for the removable swatches and covering the fixed swatches when in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1984
    Assignee: Economy Color Card Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Don Ackerman
  • Patent number: 4447973
    Abstract: An album leaf with insertion pockets for mounting of planar rectangular articles and comprising at least two superimposed layers of especially plastic, the lower or intermediate layer being opaque while the other layer or layers being transparent, the layers being joined together along the peripheral leaf edges and along frame lines defining the article pockets, the album leaf having a horizontally oriented rectangular format with a margin along one of the short sides of the leaf for binding purposes, the leaf with reference to the binding margin being symmetric relative to the longitudinal center axis of the binding margin, so that the leaf may be turned around said axis and the leaf having a length on the short side being substantially at least equal to the sum of the length of one short and one long side of an article, while having a length on the long side being substantially equal to twice the length of the article on the long side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1984
    Inventor: Hans Wihlke
  • Patent number: 4361974
    Abstract: Dental radiographic film holder in one embodiment comprising two sheets with aligned openings and detachable portions adjacent the openings, to be detached to form larger openings for larger films. The openings in the back sheet include widened edge portions for insertion of film into the holder. In another embodiment a single sheet has first front and back, spaced apart, sheet portion to form slots to receive films, sections of the sheet portions being detachable to form a larger opening that is bounded at least in part by second, spaced apart, front and back sheet portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Inventor: Nelson Wood
  • Patent number: 4356649
    Abstract: A two-ply stamp album page in which cut-outs in the upper-positioned ply form recessed compartments for maintaining the stamps in place therein, and wherein the compartments are completed by plastic strips attached in spanning relation across the cut-outs and functioning as partial closures or covers for the compartments. The recess of the compartments, as well as an inert chemical coating on the compartment surfaces adjacent each stamp rear adhesive surface, obviates any inadvertent adhesive attachment to said stamp surface, said recess preventing the direct application of weight or pressure upon the stamp as might contribute to said inadvertent attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1982
    Inventors: Maxwell Diamond, Jack Rose
  • Patent number: 4319418
    Abstract: A versatile collapsible ornamental solid having a fully enclosed hollow interior is disclosed. The collapsible ornamental solid is cut from a single sheet of paper or similar material, folded and bonded, and encircled by an elastic band. Additionally, other collapsible ornamental solids having hollow interiors, generally in the shape of spires, are disclosed. These can be bonded to the basic collapsible ornamental solid and the combination collapsed so as to be substantially flat. The collapsible ornamental solids remain in the collapsed state as long as restraining pressure is applied substantially perpendicular to the faces of the collapsed ornamental solids, but automatically deploy by reason of the encircling elastic band when such restraining pressure is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Assignee: Felix Transport
    Inventor: Felix Transport