Index Tabs Patents (Class 40/641)
  • Patent number: 9895923
    Abstract: Disclosed is a divider adhesion strip assembly that includes a sheet with a front side and a bottom side having a perimeter that is defined by a first edge, a second edge, a third edge, and a fourth edge wherein the first edge is opposite the second edge and the third edge is opposite the fourth edge. A first laminate strip portion may be adhered to the front side of the divider sheet. The first laminate strip portion is positioned along the first edge of the sheet and extends between the third edge and the fourth edge. A plurality of apertures may be aligned adjacent the second edge of the sheet. A tab member having indicia thereon and an adhesive portion may be provided wherein the adhesive portion is configured to adhere to the first laminate strip portion such that the indicia extends past the perimeter of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Cushing
  • Patent number: 9174781
    Abstract: A holder includes a body, the body having a first and second receiver and a first and second cylindrical holder. The holder further includes a tie that is an elongated piece of shape-retaining deformable material and a cover covering the shape-retaining deformable material along the length of the elongated piece. The covering and the shape-retaining deformable material are bonded along their length. A first portion of the tie passes through the first cylindrical holder. A second portion of the tie passes through the second cylindrical holder, such that a loop is formed between the body and the tie, stretching from the first cylindrical holder to the second cylindrical holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Nite Ize, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard N. Case, Bowden Ormsbee
  • Patent number: 9044992
    Abstract: Decorative clip assemblies described herein are configured to clamp onto gift bags and other items a user desires to decorate. The assemblies herein include a decorative element operably coupled to the top of a binder clip, wherein the binder clip includes folding arms that allow the clip to open and close. Advantageously sleeves are used to cover the binder clip arms to provide many advantages to the assemblies herein, non-exclusively including support, aesthetic, messaging, and protective functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Aleta Joy Miller
  • Patent number: 8904687
    Abstract: A multiple indicia file flagging device provides a flag base having a side portion carrying an adhesive, and an opposing side portion carrying a flag pivot axle and locking pegs. A flag having a “T” configuration with a first vertical leg and a second leg pivotally engages with the flag pivot axle to pivot thereon between an inconspicuous position and a conspicuous position. Locking peg notches defined in the flag releasably engage with the locking pegs to secure the flag in the desired position. A transparent sleeve carried on the file flag opposite the pivot axle carries a removable and customizable second indicia tab such for communicating information to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Edward A. Payne
  • Patent number: 8875428
    Abstract: A tab status indicator system including a generally planar body portion and a tab coupled to the body portion and protruding generally outwardly therefrom. The system further includes an indicator movable between a deployed position, in which the indicator generally overlaps with the tab in a direction generally perpendicular to a plane of the body portion, and a retracted position, in which the indicator does not overlap with the tab or overlaps with the tab less than when the indicator is in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Acco Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. Rowe, Edward P. Busam, Kenneth P. Richied, Elizabeth M. Lacher
  • Patent number: 8745908
    Abstract: Index tab holders are movably mounted on top portions of file folders or data separation sheets to locate the tab holders in selected lateral locations without removing the tab holders from the file folders. Linear rails associated with the top portions of the file folders cooperate with ribs on the tab holders to mount and laterally guide the tab holders on the file folders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Merrill Hansen
  • Patent number: 8733003
    Abstract: A file folder assembly or divider with a tab capable of being slid in two non-collinear directions. According to one embodiment, the file folder assembly includes a file folder and a sliding tab assembly. The sliding tab assembly includes a rail secured to the file folder proximate to a top edge of the file folder. The sliding tab assembly also includes a tab and a coupling member. The coupling member couples the tab to the rail in such a way as to permit the tab to be slid horizontally back and forth along the rail and/or to permit the tab to be slid vertically up and down relative to the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Avery Products Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent H. Bowman, Jeffrey Herz, Jay K. Sato, Weiye Wu
  • Patent number: 8650784
    Abstract: The folder is formed from a single sheet, folded along a fold line to form opposing walls. Each wall, at its top, includes a retaining portion that folds over a metal or plastic channel rod and includes a series of horizontally-spaced holes. The holes extend vertically over the lower edge or a rib of the channel rod. Each channel rod extends laterally past the edge of the folder and includes notches or hook ends that engage a pair of rails. Each tab includes a clip portion that opens downward. The clip portion includes two vertically-oriented inner faces, one or both of which includes inward-facing dimples or protrusions that fit at least partially into the holes in the retaining portion. At least one optional protrusion may be locating, meaning that the top of the protrusion does not engage the channel rod when the tab is fully attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Marvin Halfen, David J. Gilbertson
  • Patent number: 8550330
    Abstract: An integral tab system for a 2-D or 3-D tab for a folder, and a method of making same is disclosed. The integral 2-D (flat) tab (20) is provided in the hanging folder itself without the need for additional tabs being affixed. The 3-D tab version (120) is created by an extension which is folded onto itself so that one edge surface is at an angle relative to the panels of the file folder allowing it to be read from the side. These tabs may also be supplied in a detachable form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Steven Charles Black, Duane Christensen, David Fasbender
  • Patent number: 8533984
    Abstract: A display apparatus that can be positioned within a file cabinet, a file drawer, a hanging file and/or any other suitable file index system. A container is formed by the sheet material. The container has an edge panel forming at least one releasable tab. The at least one releasable tab includes a flap extending from the tab. The flap allows for engaging the corresponding tab, and each tab can be released or positioned away from an outer surface of the edge panel. A label sheet or label assembly has printable labels and at least one identification label. The identification label has or displays an identifier that corresponds to a particular design parameter of the label sheet. The identification label can be attached to the tab. The container can house one or more label sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Timothy J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 8443534
    Abstract: A tabbing apparatus is provided that includes a pocket and a tab element disposed within the pocket in a retracted position. The tab element includes an indexing segment configured for protruding from the pocket in an extended position as a tab and for being received within the pocket in the retracted position, an anchor portion attached to the pocket, and an intermediate portion connecting the anchor portion and indexing segment and configured for folding to allow the indexing segment to move between the retracted position and the extended position. The indexing segment is configured for displaying writing thereon for indexing a file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Esselte Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Goodfellow, Braden Jones, Brian Causse
  • Patent number: 8360675
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to dividers and folders with tabs adjustable along at least two edges thereof. One embodiment is directed to a folder comprising a first panel, a second panel coupled to the first panel, at least one tab mating feature associated with the second panel, and a tab configured to mate with the at least one tab mating feature. The at least one tab mating feature is configured such that the tab is positionable in at least two positions along a first axis adjacent a first edge of the second panel and in at least two positions along a second axis adjacent a second edge of the second panel, wherein the first axis is transverse to the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Staples The Office Superstore, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Kent, Chad Kendall, Kara Brunetta, Patrick Conway, Irene Wong
  • Patent number: 8308054
    Abstract: A customizable folder is disclosed. The folder has an edge portion missing from a cover thereof, and is adapted to receive thereto a complementary piece to complete the space formed by the missing edge portion. Also disclosed is a kit for a customizable folder comprising a customizable folder and a plurality of complementary pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Esselte Corporation
    Inventors: Braden Jones, Juliet Kenney, Lauren Grassia
  • Publication number: 20120267424
    Abstract: A filing device having retractable tabs is disclosed. The tabs are movable between a retracted position and an extended position, such as to selectively position tabs that are extended along an edge of a folder or divider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: ESSELTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Goodfellow, Christopher Holman, Braden Jones
  • Publication number: 20120233894
    Abstract: A tab status indicator system including a generally planar body portion and a tab coupled to the body portion and protruding generally outwardly therefrom. The system further includes an indicator movable between a deployed position, in which the indicator generally overlaps with the tab in a direction generally perpendicular to a plane of the body portion, and a retracted position, in which the indicator does not overlap with the tab or overlaps with the tab less than when the indicator is in the deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael D. Rowe, Edward P. Busam, Kenneth P. Richied, Elizabeth A. Lacher
  • Patent number: 8266770
    Abstract: A badge holder for attachment to a garment includes a planar clip body having an opening therein forming a periphery structure in the clip body. A planar flexible spring member appends from a top portion of the periphery structure, with the free end terminating within the opening near a bottom portion of the structure and is coplanar therewith. The gap between the edge surface of the spring member and the interior wall of the periphery structure decreases in width from the bottom portion of the peripheral structure to the top portion of the peripheral structure. A plurality of projecting elements project from the surrounding edge surfaces of the spring member and from the front surface to assist in firmly holding the fabric in the clip. A badge mounting member projects from the front surface of the periphery structure upon which a badge can be mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Tecco, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Haas
  • Publication number: 20120201594
    Abstract: A tab system including a tab for attachment to a component, the tab having a display portion proximate to a first edge of the tab and a pair of attachment portions. Each attachment portion is located on a corner of the tab along a second edge opposite from the first edge. Each attachment portion includes curved or angled, generally parallel upper and lower edges, or, alternately each attachment portion includes a pair of generally parallel, spaced-apart outwardly-extending legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Edward P. Busam, Kenneth P. Richied, Kevin W. Witter
  • Patent number: 8141282
    Abstract: A filing device having retractable tabs is disclosed. The tabs are movable between a retracted position and an extended position, such as to selectively position tabs that are extended along an edge of a folder or divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Esselte Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Goodfellow, Christopher Holman, Braden Jones
  • Patent number: 8117774
    Abstract: A hanging file folder having fold-up label features can be comprised of a sheet of flat, foldable material having two doubled over ends. A first hanger member can be disposed within one of the doubled over ends and configured to couple to a hanging file drawer rail. A second hanger member can be disposed within the other of the doubled over ends and configured to couple to the hanging file drawer rail. A plurality of tab members formed of the flat, foldable material can be attached to at least one of the doubled-over ends and have pairs of ears extending to the sides of the tab members. The tab members can be positioned to be extended beyond an edge of the doubled over end to which they are attached by folding the tab members and inserting the ears into pairs of slots formed in the doubled over ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: American Pad & Paper LLC
    Inventor: Donald Meltzer
  • Patent number: 8074325
    Abstract: This is a unique, yet simple clip that also serves as a label for identification. It can be attached to a bundle of papers or on a file folder. It can also have adhesives for such attachment either on a permanent or removable basis. It can be used either in an office environment or in a home and can have a writable surface as well as having several embossed alpha-numeric or Braille characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Sten R. Gerfast
  • Patent number: 8024882
    Abstract: A machine-printable sheet material having pop-out index tabs. The index tabs have a printable region on a face of the sheet material opposite from the face from which the index tabs will pop-out. Each index tab is perforated along its perimeter except at a fold line. The index tab is rotatable at the fold line when it pops out. Each index tab has ears that are insertible into slits positioned from the edge of the sheet material such that when the ears are inserted into and engaged with the slits, the printable region extends from the edge of the sheet material to provide an index tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: John Falk Kelley
  • Publication number: 20110192120
    Abstract: A display apparatus that can be positioned within a file cabinet, a file drawer, a hanging file and/or any other suitable file index system. A container is formed by the sheet material. The container has an edge panel forming at least one releasable tab. The at least one releasable tab includes a flap extend ing from the tab. The flap allows for engaging the corresponding tab, and each tab can be released or positioned away from an outer surface of the edge panel. A label sheet or label assembly has printable labels and at least one identification label. The identification label has or displays an identifier that corresponds to a particular design parameter of the label sheet. The identification label can be attached to the tab. The container can house one or more label sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: Timothy J. Flynn
  • Publication number: 20110173855
    Abstract: A hanging file folder having fold-up label features can be comprised of a sheet of flat, foldable material having two doubled over ends. A first hanger member can be disposed within one of the doubled over ends and configured to couple to a hanging file drawer rail. A second hanger member can be disposed within the other of the doubled over ends and configured to couple to the hanging file drawer rail. A plurality of tab members formed of the flat, foldable material can be attached to at least one of the doubled-over ends and have pairs of ears extending to the sides of the tab members. The tab members can be positioned to be extended beyond an edge of the doubled over end to which they are attached by folding the tab members and inserting the ears into pairs of slots formed in the doubled over ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: American Pad & Paper LLC
    Inventor: Donald Meltzer
  • Patent number: 7980779
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to dividers with tabs adjustable along at least two edges of the binder. One embodiment is directed to a divider for use in a binder. The divider comprises a panel, the panel comprising a binding edge and a plurality of non-binding edges, and a tab. The panel comprises at least one binding feature adjacent the binding edge and at least one tab mating feature adjacent at least first and second edges of the plurality of non-binding edges. The tab is configured to mate with the at least one tab mating feature. The at least one tab mating feature is configured such that the tab is positionable in at least two longitudinal positions along the first non-binding edge and in at least two longitudinal positions along the second non-binding edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Staples The Office Superstore, LLC
    Inventors: Sasha Barausky, Ryan Shafer, Irene Wong, Tom Lutzow, Matthew Chace Carpenter
  • Patent number: 7980014
    Abstract: A system for a 3-D tab for a folder, a retrofit for existing folders to have a 3-D tab and a method of making same is disclosed. The 3-D tab is created by an extension or attachable element which can be folded onto itself so that one edge surface is at an angle relative to the panels of the file folder allowing it to be read from the side. This also aids in allowing the tab to be fed through a printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: David Fasbender
  • Patent number: 7966758
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for improved file folder identification is described. The apparatus includes a file tab having a tab portion rotatably coupled to a base. In one embodiment, a file folder identification apparatus is described. The apparatus includes a base comprising a first coupling portion and a second coupling portion adapted to couple to a file folder, the second coupling portion opposing the first coupling portion, and a tab portion comprising a temporary fastener detachably and rotatably coupled to the second coupling portion and a face configured to retain identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventor: Susan Scott Watts
  • Patent number: 7950175
    Abstract: A folded folder track with sliding tab either writable and/or channel tab which travels along the folded track area of the folder whereby the user can position the tab wherever it is needed along the top horizontal edge of the folder. This allows every tab in the filing system to be moved into a convenient, viewable position. Also, the user will be able to maintain the files in alpha numeric order without the tabs being hidden behind other tabs or without hiding other tabs which provides for quick and efficient retrieval of folders and the filing of folders. This folded folder track and writable tab will be of various lengths and colors to be of greater value for the user with multiple identification needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventor: Kitty Kay Kubusheski
  • Patent number: 7937862
    Abstract: A sliding accessory may be mounted on a rail of a file folder, binder, sheet protector, divider, or other device. The accessory may be initially provided on a printable sheet, and may be provided with one or more fold lines that enable the accessory to be folded into a desired configuration. The fold lines may also be used to form a male portion that may be inserted into the rail of the file folder for attaching the accessory to the file folder. The male portion may be provided on one or two sides of the accessory depending on a rail configuration of the file folder. The male portion may have securing portions that interconnect with securing edges of the rail of the file folder. The securing portions and securing edges interconnect in such a manner that enables the accessory to be slidably moved along the rail. The accessory may be produced from a printable sheet having one or more die-cut accessories formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Jay K. Sato, Mary Beth L. Chin
  • Patent number: 7857127
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for securely but removably tabbing one or more sheets of paper are disclosed. According to another aspect of the present invention, a kit includes a container and a first tabbed note assembly. The container includes at least a first compartment, and the first tabbed note assembly includes a first tabbed note and a first fastener. The first tabbed note has a first opening defined therein, and the first fastener is at least partially disposed in the first opening. The first tabbed note is positioned, or otherwise contained, at least partially in the first compartment. In one embodiment, the kit includes a divider that is inserted at least partially in the container such that the first compartment and a second compartment are defined at least partially by the divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventor: Janet K. Lau
  • Patent number: 7854081
    Abstract: A display apparatus that can be positioned within a file cabinet, a file drawer, a hanging file and/or any other suitable file index system. A container is formed by the sheet material. The container has an edge panel forming at least one releasable tab. Each tab can be released or positioned away from an outer surface of the edge panel. A label sheet or label assembly has printable labels and at least one identification label. The identification label has or displays an identifier that corresponds to a particular design parameter of the label sheet. The identification label can be attached to the tab. The container can house one or more label sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventors: Timothy J. Flynn, Thomas E. Flynn, Patrick J. Flynn, Neal Hermanson, Phil Revell, Steve Solberg
  • Patent number: 7849622
    Abstract: A clip has an inner convolution, an outer convolution, a connecting element, a stem and a label. The inner convolution generally includes a first leg and a second leg. The inner convolution legs have a distal end and a proximal end and the legs are connected at their proximal ends. The outer convolution generally includes a first leg and a second leg. The outer convolution legs have a distal end and a proximal end and the legs are connected at their proximal ends. The connecting element generally connects the inner convolution to the outer convolution such that the inner and outer convolutions are disposed in a substantially common plane, with the inner convolution within the outer convolution, and such that the connected proximal end of the inner convolution legs may be flexibly moved transversely or away from the connected proximal end of the outer convolution legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventor: Amal Flores
  • Patent number: 7793449
    Abstract: A clip is described that includes a clipping part for clipping to an object, and a tab part arranged to extend from the clipping part. The tab part includes a first plastics material and a second rubber material. This allows the tab part to be marked with ink from a conventional pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Esselte Corporation
    Inventors: Hans-Werner Groch, Steffen Seiffarth
  • Publication number: 20100139138
    Abstract: The present invention provides multipurpose a multi-purpose auxiliary member for use with a personal card that may be carried in a card carrying case having at least one compartment. The multi-purpose auxiliary member includes at least one attachment component attachable to an edge portion of the personal card and at least one extension component. Technology may be associated with either an attachment component and/or an extension component. In particular, the present invention provides a personal card removal tool multi-purpose auxiliary member that can be used secure a personal card and remove the personal card from a card carrying case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: CARDWARE, LLC.
    Inventor: John B. Miadich
  • Patent number: 7731442
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to dividers with tabs adjustable along at least two edges of the binder. One embodiment is directed to a divider for use in a binder. The divider comprises a panel, the panel comprising a binding edge and a plurality of non-binding edges, and a tab. The panel comprises at least one binding feature adjacent the binding edge and at least one tab mating feature adjacent at least first and second edges of the plurality of non-binding edges. The tab is configured to mate with the at least one tab mating feature. The at least one tab mating feature is configured such that the tab is positionable in at least two longitudinal positions along the first non-binding edge and in at least two longitudinal positions along the second non-binding edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Staples The Office Superstore, LLC
    Inventors: Sasha Barausky, Ryan Shafer, Irene Wong, Tom Lutzow, Matthew Chace Carpenter
  • Patent number: 7699349
    Abstract: A label including a first layer having a first surface adapted to being printed on and a second layer proximate to a second surface of the first layer. The second layer includes two or more sections having a gap therebetween. Each gap in the second layer defines a fold-line section in the first layer. The second layer covers substantially all of the bottom surface of the first layer except for the fold-line section. Another aspect provides a label having a first layer and a second layer attached to the first layer and having at least two sections separated by a gap, the gap being discernible through the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Steven MacWilliams
  • Patent number: 7690608
    Abstract: A mounting assembly is provided for securing objects to a substrate in a manner that permits the objects to be removed from the mounting assembly and from the substrate. The mounting assembly includes a planar sheet-like holder with opposite front and rear faces. A repositionable adhesive is applied across the entire rear face of the holder, and the holder is removably disposed on a release liner. A generally U-shaped cut is formed in the holder to define a flap. The flap can be repositionably attached to the object, while remaining portions of the holder can be repositionably secured to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Inventor: W. Rene Huber
  • Publication number: 20090307952
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for improved file folder identification is described. The apparatus includes a file tab having a tab portion rotatably coupled to a base. In one embodiment, a file folder identification apparatus is described. The apparatus includes a base comprising a first coupling portion and a second coupling portion adapted to couple to a file folder, the second coupling portion opposing the first coupling portion, and a tab portion comprising a temporary fastener detachably and rotatably coupled to the second coupling portion and a face configured to retain identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventor: Susan Scott Watts
  • Patent number: 7610707
    Abstract: File flagging apparatuses for hanging and traditional files are shown. The devices have a flag assembly that may be moved between extended and retracted positions. The flagging assemblies may also have a file label holder integrated thereinto. A locking mechanism may be included to keep the flag in position relative to the supporting base or label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Inventor: Edward A. Payne
  • Patent number: 7565760
    Abstract: The invention relates to a board that can be used especially as a board for a door in offices or administrative buildings. A base body (1) of said board comprises guiding grooves (2, 3) for an information carrier (4), on two opposing edges thereof, and a cover (5). Clamping slides (15) that can be introduced into a central groove (6) of the base body (1) are used to secure the position of the information carrier (4) and the cover (5), at least one of said slides being provided preferably with at least one display panel (23) that can be pivoted back and forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: “Durable” Hunke & Jochheim GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Horst-Werner Maier-Hunke
  • Publication number: 20090178320
    Abstract: A filing device having retractable tabs is disclosed. The tabs are movable between a retracted position and an extended position, such as to selectively position tabs that are extended along an edge of a folder or divider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: Andrew GOODFELLOW, Christopher Holman, Braden Jones
  • Patent number: 7536812
    Abstract: A system for a 3-D tab for a folder, a retrofit for existing folders to have a 3-D tab and a method of making same is disclosed. The 3-D tab is created by an extension or attachable element which can be folded onto itself so that one edge surface is at an angle relative to the panels of the file folder allowing it to be read from the side. This also aids in allowing the tab to be fed through a printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: David Fasbender
  • Publication number: 20090100730
    Abstract: A method wherein an indicia is selected from one of diverse indicia sources that promotes an informational application, a holder may be selected from a holder source specialized for the given application, and a display is selected from a display source. The indicia is placed in a suggested manner in the display or the indicia and holder unit are placed in the display such that the desired information is displayed. The flap portions of the display are manipulated to expose or conceal releasable, reusable adhesive portions, to suit the carrying of the display appliance, as in a book or bag, or the display of the display appliance from either side in a vertical or horizontal position, as on a cabinet, or wall. An easel insert oir easel attachment allows for a standing position on a counter top or table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: Aha! Concepts Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore Nathanson, Craig Adam Nathanson
  • Patent number: 7509765
    Abstract: A clip has an inner convolution, an outer convolution, a connecting element, a stem and a label. The inner convolution generally includes a first leg and a second leg. The inner convolution legs have a distal end and a proximal end and the legs are connected at their proximal ends. The outer convolution generally includes a first leg and a second leg. The outer convolution legs have a distal end and a proximal end and the legs are connected at their proximal ends. The connecting element generally connects the inner convolution to the outer convolution such that the inner and outer convolutions are disposed in a substantially common plane, with the inner convolution within the outer convolution, and such that the connected proximal end of the inner convolution legs may be flexibly moved transversely or away from the connected proximal end of the outer convolution legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Inventor: Amal Flores
  • Publication number: 20090007475
    Abstract: A tool and a method of using the tool for organizing a vertically stacked pile of thin items. The method involves the steps of (i) obtaining a plurality of separator plates, each having at least one edge tab bearing indicia descriptive of a defined class of thin items, (ii) placing a thin item belonging to one of the defined classes of items either (a) atop that separator plate bearing indicia descriptive of the class to which the thin item belongs and underneath any other separator plates positioned above that separator plate, or (b) underneath that separator plate bearing indicia descriptive of the class to which the thin item belongs and atop any other separator plate positioned below that separator plate, and then (iii) repeating step (b), with a consistent selection of subpart (a) or (b) of step (ii), for a plurality of thin items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventor: Linda R. Pollock
  • Patent number: 7467487
    Abstract: Index tabs having a mechanism for alignment with an edge of a mounting sheet, and methods for making and using the same. Embodiments exemplary of the alignment mechanism include various stopper constructions, pocket constructions, and the like. For example, a pocket can be formed within an index tab, such that the pocket contains an opening at the bottom for receiving an edge of a mounting sheet. The edge of the mounting sheet becomes aligned with the index tab when it fully engages the top of the pocket, which acts as a stopper. After alignment is achieved, the index tab is adhered to the mounting sheet. Various shapes and materials that are beneficial in the new tab constructions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Jay K. Sato, Norman Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 7434343
    Abstract: A portable attachment (1) with a clip allowed to be easily fitted to a portable object by integrally holding a specified used-article such as a diverging component-contained material having a smell components or medically effective components and the clip, wherein an intermediate material (5) and a rear sheet material (6) are stacked on the rear side of a synthetic resin front sheet material (4) and the peripheral edge portion thereof is sealed to form a front storage part (7) and a rear storage part (8), and the front storage part forming an opening part (9) with a fastener (20) in the upper part thereof and partly having a ventilation part (21) stores the diverging component-contained material so as to be extracted and retrieved and the rear side storage part (8) is formed such that the one end part (3a) thereof for holding the clip (3) is inserted into clip insert storage parts (8a) separately formed on both sides thereof and the other end part (3b) thereof for holding the clip is formed to have a locking
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: NS Planning Inc.
    Inventor: Tsukasa Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20080197176
    Abstract: File folders are provided having bent hangers from which a receptacle is suspended so that the top of the receptacle is beneath a rail-engaging portion of the hangers and/or beneath a top of the rail or other supporting structure of office storage equipment. The hangers of the file folder may also be collapsible for use outside the office storage equipment. The hangers may also have a grip, or handle, for removal of the file folder from the office storage equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: Anthony J. DeCarlo, Curtis Patrick Taylor, Daniel V. Perella, Chanseol Chung
  • Patent number: 7389598
    Abstract: An identification system for file folders having a front panel and a rear panel with a fold therebetween forming a pocket into which paper may be placed includes a rail disposed in the vicinity of a top edge of the rear panel of the file folder and extending across a width thereof, and a tab, including a pocket for inserting a file identifier, supported in frictional engagement with the rail for sliding motion on the rail across the width of the file folder. This permits easy adjustment of tabs as file folders are inserted and removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Inventors: Kevin Joseph Bunger, Dennen John Bunger
  • Patent number: 7383652
    Abstract: A stationery accessory system comprises a slidable tab including indicia of contents contained in or demarcated by the stationery accessory system and a sheet-like member including a rail; one of the slidable tab and the rail having a channel defined along a longitudinal aspect thereof, the channel defined by a wall of the rail, and the channel having a longitudinal opening narrower than a width interior to the channel measured parallel to the longitudinal opening; and the other of the slidable tab and the rail having an expanded edge, the expanded edge having a width greater than the longitudinal opening such that the channel and the expanded edge are slidably engageable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Fastrack LLC
    Inventor: Evan Glasberg
  • Patent number: 7334363
    Abstract: Index tab holders are movably mounted on top portions of file folders or data separation sheets to locate the tab holders in selected lateral locations without removing the tab holders from the file folders. Linear rails associated with the top portions of the file folders cooperate with ribs on the tab holders to mount and laterally guide the tab holders on the file folders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Inventor: Merrill J. Hansen