Binder With Visual Identification Means Patents (Class 402/3)
  • Publication number: 20150052792
    Abstract: A notebook labeling system that includes a variety of mounts to detachably attach a label to a notebook. The label includes an indicia surface that forms a visible, external display of indicia along a longitudinal axis of a notebook binder. The indicia identify and categorize the notebook. The label includes a mounting surface that utilizes an adhesive, clasps, and an elastic cord to attach the label to the notebook. The adhesive adheres to a pair of covers on the notebook for mounting the label to the notebook. The clasp pivots to a clamped position to form a tight clamp on the pair of covers or the binder. The clamp secures the label to the notebook. The elastic cord wraps around the cover to mount the label to the notebook. The label is viewable from an upright position, a flat position, or when multiple notebooks are stacked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: John Iovine
  • Patent number: 8717143
    Abstract: A binder management system having a cabinet with shelves for removable storage of searchable binders. Each binder has a body with front and rear covers and a spine. Inside the body is a binder mechanism for removably retaining sheet media. Each binder has externally extending upper and tower ohmic contact members which ohmically engage conductive members mounted on the shelf surfaces near the front. Each binder has a binder identification circuit coupled to an LED mounted on the binder spine in a location visible when the binder rests on a shelf. When a binder identification signal from a host computer is presented to the shelf conductive members it is transferred by the binder contact members to the binder identification circuit. If the signal matches, the LED is activated to aid the user in finding the binder. An LED and an optional audible indicator are mounted on the shelves to further aid the user in finding the sought binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Silicon Valley Micro E Corp.
    Inventors: Shengbo Zhu, Su Shiong Huang
  • Publication number: 20120093569
    Abstract: A binder management system having a cabinet with shelves for removable storage of searchable binders. Each binder has a body with front and rear covers and a spine. Inside the body is a binder mechanism for removably retaining sheet media. Each binder has externally extending upper and tower ohmic contact members which ohmically engage conductive members mounted on the shelf surfaces near the front. Each binder has a binder identification circuit coupled to an LED mounted on the binder spine in a location visible when the binder rests on a shelf. When a binder identification signal from a host computer is presented to the shelf conductive members it is transferred by the binder contact members to the binder identification circuit. If the signal matches, the LED is activated to aid the user in finding the binder. An LED and an optional audible indicator are mounted on the shelves to further aid the user in finding the sought binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Silicon Valley Micro E Corporation
    Inventors: Shengbo Zhu, Su Shiong Huang
  • Publication number: 20120080876
    Abstract: A binding cover having a transparent overlay cover disposed over and around the spine of the binding is configured to provide a label pocket on the spine portion of the binding cover wherein a label may be inserted easily without tools or rigid label material. In several embodiments the label pocket provides a fixed label space. In another embodiment the label pocket opens along the spine when the binding cover is opened, and returns to a closed position when closed, thereby retaining a label inserted therein. In another embodiment a method for forming the label pocket is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Andrew Christian Bowers, John William Pigg, JR., James Robert Schultz, JR.
  • Patent number: 8033042
    Abstract: A device for fastening labels to binders which exhibit slots arranged in pairs at a mutual distance from each other for receiving end sections of label holders, and for firmly locking the end sections in the slots. The label holder is pocket-shaped, is flexible, and exhibits rows of recesses along lateral edge sections opposing each other. Hook-shaped locking elements distributed in rows are received inside the slots. The row of recesses and locking forms formed are adapted to each other in terms of shape for lockable receiving, interacting in pairs, of the respective locking elements in a suitable recess after insertion of the respective label end sections in a suitable slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: KEBA Sweden AB
    Inventors: Tage Haraldsson, Tore Haraldsson
  • Patent number: 7717639
    Abstract: A binder for holding papers or other objects is described. The binder comprises a window which enables a user to identify the contents of the binder. The outer surface of the window may be substantially flush with the outer surface of the binder. At least one tab may be located behind the window which enables a user to load a label and holds the label such that it is viewable through the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Staples The Office Superstore, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Zins, Aidan Petrie, Daniel Nelsen
  • Publication number: 20100067973
    Abstract: A case system comprises a case and one or more identification plugs. The case comprises two or more surfaces, and at least one surface of the two or more surfaces comprises a plurality of holes disposed thereabout. The plurality of holes sized and shaped to accept and maintain in position one or more identification plugs. The one or more identification plugs comprise a post portion sized and shaped to selectively mate with at least one of the plurality of holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Seema Lopez
  • Publication number: 20090152862
    Abstract: A device for fastening labels to binders which exhibit slots arranged in pairs at a mutual distance from each other for receiving end sections of label holders, and for firmly locking the end sections in the slots. The label holder is pocket-shaped, is flexible, and exhibits rows of recesses along lateral edge sections opposing each other. Hook-shaped locking elements distributed in rows are received inside the slots. The row of recesses and locking forms formed are adapted to each other in terms of shape for lockable receiving, interacting in pairs, of the respective locking elements in a suitable recess after insertion of the respective label end sections in a suitable slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: KEBA Sweden AB
    Inventors: Tage Haraldsson, Tore Haraldsson
  • Patent number: 7469930
    Abstract: An album (10) for photographs and similar collectible items comprising a cover (1) in which at least one window (2) is formed for display of a photograph or other flat object. The window is formed by a window frame mounting base (102) having an L-shaped cross sectional profile and a window frame cover (101) having an L-shaped cross-sectional profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: The Antioch Company
    Inventor: David J. Thomsen
  • Patent number: 7406790
    Abstract: A labeling member is disclosed which attaches to the coil used for the coil binding of documents. The member may be affixed as an aftermarket upgrade to existing coil binding products. In embodiments, the member serves at least two functions. First, the member presents a face along the edge of a coil which may be marked or labeled to allow identification of the coil bound document when shelved or stacked. Second, the member adds structural rigidity to the bound document when placed vertically on a shelf by making the coil more rigid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Inventor: Aric M. Gnesa
  • Publication number: 20080141573
    Abstract: A labeling member is disclosed which attaches to the coil used for the coil binding of documents. The member may be affixed as an aftermarket upgrade to existing coil binding products. In embodiments, the member serves at least two functions. First, the member presents a face along the edge of a coil which may be marked or labeled to allow identification of the coil bound document when shelved or stacked. Second, the member adds structural rigidity to the bound document when placed vertically on a shelf by making the coil more rigid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Aric M. Gnesa
  • Patent number: 7320554
    Abstract: A document storage device configured to receive a title sheet. The document storage device including a cover having a cover lip and a cover sheet coupled to the cover. The cover sheet is movable between an open position and a closed position such that when the cover sheet is in the closed position, at least a portion of a first edge engages the cover lip and defines a title sheet space between the cover and the cover sheet that is configured to receive the title sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: ACCO Brands USA LLC
    Inventors: Jack B. Hough, Sue Y. Kim, Stephen P. Corr, Timothy P. Grady, Marilyn J. Morgan, Philip E. Hague, Jason C. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20070177932
    Abstract: An apparatus for compiling all vital and pertinent information necessary in regard to an accident. The apparatus comprises a foldable binder member having each of a predetermined shape and a predetermined size and formed of a predetermined material. There is at least one worksheet having predetermined information printed thereon and disposed within the foldable binder member for recording all such vital information that is needed regarding such accident. A closure member is disposed on the binder member for keeping the binder member securely closed and protected, a portion of the closure member is disposed on a base portion of the binder member and a second portion of the closure member is disposed on a top portion of the foldable binder member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: Sharon Ott, Elizabeth E. Martinez
  • Patent number: 7100775
    Abstract: A binder for a suspension file has a body, a cover mounted on the body and a control element mounted inside the body. The control element has two rods and a pinion gear. Each rod has a rack gear formed on the inner end and a hook formed on the outer end, and the pinion gear is mounted between the rods and engages the rack gears. One of the rods has a controller securely attached to the rod and extending out of the body. When the controller is pushed or pulled, the hooks will extend or retract simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Inventor: Wei Kang Yeh
  • Patent number: 6854915
    Abstract: A binder for papers, photographs, or other sheet-like materials is provided with a cover having one or more window openings defined therein. A flat, transparent protective sheet is located in contact with the inside surface of the binder cover and a backing sheet overlies the protective sheet. The backing sheet is secured to the peripheral margin of the protective sheet, and elsewhere as required, to delineate at least one, and preferably a plurality of pockets. The pockets are formed between the backing sheet and the protective sheet. An elongated slit in defined through the backing sheet behind each pocket created. The peripheral edges of the backing sheet are permanently secured to the inside surface of the binder cover. Photographs or other flat display materials may be inserted into the pockets formed between the backing sheet and the protective sheet through the elongated slits. The pockets are delineated so that they are aligned with the window opening in the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Inventor: Bon S. Ong
  • Patent number: 6695518
    Abstract: An improved system for labeling the spine of a binder is disclosed. The system includes an improved flexible label leader to load labels into a binder slot. The leader includes a first end portion having an adhesive section for adhering a binder label thereto. It also includes a second end portion for pulling the label adhered to the first end portion into a binder slot and a middle portion between the first and second end portions that resides in said binder slot. The adhesive section of the first end portion in detachable from the remainder of the leader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventors: Paul E. Ruble, Jacqueline T. Ruble
  • Publication number: 20030213154
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for labeling the spine or edge of a binder. In an embodiment, the device comprises a housing, a clip attached to the housing and a label encased within the housing. The housing further comprises a base portion and a cover portion, wherein the cover portion is adapted to enclose a label within the base portion of the labeling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventor: Andy Park
  • Patent number: 6644882
    Abstract: A folder includes a spine having a base and first and second spine hinge portions. The spine defines a longitudinal axis and has an exterior surface that is curved around the longitudinal axis. The folder also includes a first cover having a first cover hinge portion pivotably attached to the first spine hinge portion. The first cover has a first curved portion with an exterior surface that is curved around the longitudinal axis. The folder further includes a second cover having a second cover hinge portion pivotably attached to the second spine hinge portion. The second cover has a second curved portion with an exterior surface that is curved around the longitudinal axis. The spine and the first and second curved portions together define a generally rounded contour around the longitudinal axis when the folder is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: ACCO Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Julian Francis Brown, Timothy John Parsey, Timothy Edward McKeown, Fred Edward Cecala
  • Publication number: 20020135177
    Abstract: The preferred method includes the steps of receiving a design, resizing the design to a predetermined size, separating the design into multiple images, which when properly tiled form the design, and printing the design on multiple sheets of paper. The article is preferably a binder having a pocket disposed about the binder's cover. The pocket has an interior length substantially equal to the predetermined size, which when the properly tiled sheets are inserted in the pocket the sheets form a single, continuous, unbroken design which is viewed through the pocket. The pocket is preferably a clear overlay but may include in various embodiments lenticular lenses, which provide the ability to insert a combined design interlaced, such that when viewed through the lenticular lenses at various angles results in the separate visualization of the two designs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventor: Stephen R. Welch
  • Patent number: 6368005
    Abstract: A three ring binder includes a spine, front cover and back cover, each of which includes a substantially solid base plate and an outer plastic shell. The spine and front cover each includes a rectangular picture frame, the outer edges of which are aligned with and welded to the bottom and side edges of the spine and cover. A clear plastic membrane is secured to the frame's interior covering the opening in the picture frame. The frame top edges are spaced inwardly and free of the shell to form insert pockets. Display inserts are slidably mounted within the insert pockets defined by the frames. The spine insert includes an upper folded edge, and includes an outer pin head. Pulling upwardly on the pin head withdraws the insert. Mount-mats of a semi-solid paper are provided in the pockets to receive thin, flexible paper for insertion into the frame pockets. The inserted mat holds the display material with the insert pocket. The frame may be of thin flexible opaque plastic sheet material less than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: H.C. Miller Company
    Inventors: William J. Streff, Kenneth R. Green
  • Patent number: 6364559
    Abstract: A folder that has a spine that is hinged to two covers. The preferred covers have a convex portion that extends around a binding mechanism over most of the distance of that the binding mechanism protrudes inwardly from the spine support portion that extends outwardly with respect to a portion of the cover pivotably attached to the spine. A concave portion is located adjacent the convex portion towards the free end of the binder. The preferred folder portion of the binder has projections that are deformed through openings in the binding mechanism to secure the binding mechanism to the folder. A preferred cover has an arcuate cross-section extending parallel to the hinges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: ACCO Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Julian Francis Brown, Timothy John Parsey, Timothy Edward McKeown, Fred Edward Cecala
  • Patent number: 6213668
    Abstract: A folder that has a spine that is hinged to two covers. At least one of the covers has a support portion that extends outwardly with respect to a portion of the cover pivotably attached to the spine. The support portion is located between the hinged portion and another portion disposed opposite therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Acco Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Julian Francis Brown, Timothy John Parsey, Timothy Edward McKeown, Fred Edward Cecala
  • Patent number: 6213516
    Abstract: A document presentation folder is formed from a base sheet of stiff material and a front cover. The front cover is formed with an exposed outer sheet of a nonopaque material and an inner sheet that forms a pocket with the outer sheet. The base sheet is folded in articulated fashion to define a spine demarcation and a narrow front cover attachment strip which has an attachment edge. One side of the outer front cover sheet is positioned against and overlaps the portion of the front cover attachment strip immediately adjacent thereto. The outer cover sheet and the front cover attachment strip of the base sheet are attached together by a single, continuous linear heat seal. A title sheet is removably inserted into the pocket defined between the inner and outer sheets of the front cover. A printed indicia on the face of the title sheet is thereby clearly visible through the nonopaque outer sheet of the front cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Inventor: Bon S. Ong
  • Patent number: 6109812
    Abstract: An insert for a window formed in a binder spine. The insert can be separate or part of a binder sheet. The insert is readily removable from said spine to be relabeled to indicate the materials located in the binder. The insert can be pivotally mounted relative to the spine or can be provided with openings that resiliently connect the insert to the rivets that secure the spine to the ring holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: ACCO Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen R. Welch
  • Patent number: 6024508
    Abstract: A folio having a flip-over pad is disclosed. The folio has a front cover, a back cover, and, attached to the back cover, a pad holder into which a note pad or pad of paper may be inserted. The pad holder is configured such that the note pad can be stored between the front and back covers when the folio is closed and access to the pad is not needed or can extend around a front edge of the front cover to lay flat on the front cover when the folio is closed and access to the pad is desired. This configuration allows the folio to be in a normal closed position during use of the pad, rather than having the covers folded back in an extreme position with the cover outside surfaces facing each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: ACCO Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Lippeth, Robert J. Long
  • Patent number: 5988685
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new customizable folio or report cover system that is useful for presenting customized optical characteristics to both the outer and inner faces of a folio cover. The customized optical characteristics are presented at the outer and inner faces of the folio cover as the result of selective replacement of insert sheet(s) that are placed into a pocket formed between the outer and inner faces of the folio cover. The outer and inner faces of the folio cover each have at least one cutout section(s), of any desired shape or design, through which selective part(s) of the replacement sheet(s) can be viewed. The insert sheet(s) have optical characteristic(s) that are different from those of the outer and inner faces of the folio cover, at least in those areas of the insert sheet that can be seen through the cutout section(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Post-Fax Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Leibe Mogelonsky, Douglas G. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 5951189
    Abstract: This binder (10) includes a front cover (12), a rear cover (14) and a spine (16) and is provided with a transparent label holder (50) which extends across the spine (16) and is attached to at least one of the covers (12,14). The label holder (50) provides an open upper margin (52) and is attached at the side margins (60, 62) and at least partially attached at the lower margin (54) to retain the label (100) which thereby has an increased area for label information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: American Trading and Production Corporation
    Inventor: Debra Winzen
  • Patent number: 5882038
    Abstract: A document folder is constructed so as to allow an individualized title to be custom made for use with a folder formed of a sheet of stiff cover stock that is folded to delineate front and back covers. The front cover of the folder is formed with at least a title viewing window defined therethrough. A stiff title backing of a size no greater than the front cover is engaged with the front cover so that the backing is disposed immediately behind the front cover. The backing may be formed as an extension flap of the stock from which the front and back covers are formed, or it may be a separate structure inserted into a pocket behind the front cover. In either case a title sheet is preferably provided and the backing is equipped with means for releasably holding the title sheet in contact with the interior surface of the front cover and in contact with the backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Inventor: Bon S. Ong
  • Patent number: 5876143
    Abstract: A document binder is formed with front and back covers hinged together in articulated fashion with a spine located therebetween. An overlay is provided across the outer surface of at least the front cover and the spine and is secured by fusion to inner and outer, plastic cover sheets that encapsulate a flat, stiff, front cover core, spine, and back cover core therebetween. A front cover title sheet pocket is defined between the overlay and the outer, plastic cover sheet. The title sheet pocket is of a narrow enough width to readily accommodate title sheets printed on paper of standard width, such as eight and a half inches. The fabrication technique employed allows a title sheet pocket to be created for the front cover of the document binder which snugly confines the title sheet and prevents it from shifting laterally as occurs in conventional devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Inventor: Bon S. Ong
  • Patent number: 5853259
    Abstract: A binder labeling assembly used with a report binder having sheets retained by binder posts for facilitating quick and easy identification of the report binder. The binder labeling assembly comprises a front cover having a cutout window, a cover label for the rear edge, and a tab label for the rear edge, to permit instant identification in situations such as the following: when the report binders are lying in it horizontal position, when the report binders are arranged in the upright position on the bookshelves, or when the report binders are stacked on top of each other in storage boxes or in mailing packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1998
    Inventor: George E. Murray, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5720564
    Abstract: This binder (10) includes a front cover (12), a rear cover (14) and a spine (16) and is provided with a transparent label holder (50) which extends across the spine (16) and is attached to at least one of the covers (12,14). The label holder (50) provides an open upper margin (52) and is attached at the side margins (60, 62) and at least partially attached at the lower margin (54) to retain the label (100) which thereby has an increased area for label information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Inventor: Debra Winzen
  • Patent number: 5711627
    Abstract: A flexible spine binder with an open pocket extending the length of the spine and a stiff elongate member insertable into such pocket transforming the flexible spine into a stiff spine and also providing means for labelling the binder. The binder is made of film vinyl, polypropylene or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Inventor: David R. Chapman
  • Patent number: 5330279
    Abstract: A loose-leaf binder (40) or other bound work has a slot (44) defined between the outer surface of a cover or spine (48) thereof, and a transparent overlay (46) attached over the spine (48) into which a label (54) can be inserted. The overlay (46) is sealed to the spine (48) along its longitudinal edges. An elongated, flexible label leader (42) extends through the slot (44) and protrudes therefrom at its opposite ends. An adhesive portion (52) is formed on a surface (42e) of an end portion (42b) of the leader (42). The label (54) may be inserted into the slot (44) by releasably adhering an end of the label (54) to the adhesive portion (52) of the leader (42), and pulling on an opposite end portion (42c) of the leader (42), thereby pulling the attached label (54) into the slot (44). A loop portion (42f) extends from the end portion (42b) of the leader (42), and is folded back and adhered to an opposite surface (42d) of the end portion (42b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Inventor: Paul E. Ruble
  • Patent number: 5163768
    Abstract: A combined binder and suspended file assembly has an elongated spine defining an elongated triangular channel with two substantially planar elongated members integrally formed in a hinged relationship to the edges of the channel. The binder and file assembly further includes pins and mating securing recesses wherein the pins are integrally formed on one of the elongated planar members, and the recesses are formed in the opposite planar member, such that the pins are inserted through holes in the sheets of paper to bind the paper. The binder and file assembly is suspended from a two rail suspension filing system by two retractable hooks, each of the hooks slidably engaged to one of the ends of the spine member and further wherein the hooks and spine member include interfitting recesses and ridges so as to enable the hooks to lock in a retracted position and in an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E. Salisbury, Robert C. Amrich, Vytautas K. Beleckis
  • Patent number: 5087223
    Abstract: A multiple ply assembly for use as a travel ticket folder is disclosed. A first and second ply define at least two panel sections and are connected to define a sleeve within one of the panel sections to accommodate insertion of material into the sleeve. The assembly also comprises a means for restricting transverse movement of the material from the sleeve. The assembly comprises two plies of substantially the same size which are joined along one entire side and partially joined along a parallel opposing side. A non-joined portion on the opposing side forms an opening to the ticket sleeve. The assembly has two score lines defining three adjacent panels facilitating folding of the assembly into one-third portions. Itinerary information can be printed directly onto the folder. Alternatively, additional plies can be connected to the folder and itinerary information can be printed directly onto the top additional ply and reproduced onto succeeding plies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1992
    Assignee: National Graphics Company
    Inventor: Rudolph T. Kaluza
  • Patent number: 5069567
    Abstract: A structur for containing incorporation documents and a corporate seal embosser the structure including a top element of a selected width defining the top and an angled display wall for carrying a sample of a corporate seal to identify the contents of the structure, a fixed side wall dependent from the top structure and of a substantially selected width, a fixed side dependent from both the top and the angled display wall rectangular but for an angled edge shaped to meet the display wall a bottom hinged to the fixed side and of substantially the selected width, a lid hinged to the bottom for movement with the bottom into position in engagement with the fixed side wall and the top element, the lid being of a similar shape to that of the fixed side, a collapsable side wall hinged to the fixed side and of substantially the selected width for movement to meet the lid and the top element when the structure is closed, wall closure means coupled to the collapsable side wall and to the top element to releasably retai
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1991
    Assignee: Sterling Marking Products Inc.
    Inventors: Cameron L. Fink, Anthony J. Gentile
  • Patent number: 4998840
    Abstract: A loose-leaf binder (10) or other bound volume has a slot (24) defined between the outer surface of a spine (12) thereof, and a transparent overlay (22) attached over the spine (12), into which a label (30) can be inserted. The cover (22) is sealed to the spine (12) along its longitudinal edges (46). An elongated, flexible label leader (26) is designed to extend through the slot (24) and protrude therefrom at its opposite ends. An adhesive portion (28) is formed at one end of the leader (26). The label (30) may be inserted into the slot (24) by releasably adhering one end of the label (30) to the adhesive portion (28) of the leader (26), and pulling on the other end of the leader (26), thereby pulling the attached label (30) into the slot (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Inventor: Paul E. Ruble
  • Patent number: 4892333
    Abstract: Provided is an insertion device for paper sheet materials into window pockets. The invention is composed of two elongated flat prongs composed of a stiff but flexible material that are joined at one end to form a handle. Paper sheet material is placed between the elongated flat prongs which act as a shield therefor during insertion of the invention into a window pocket. A finger placed on a protruding edge corner of the paper sheet allows withdrawal of the invention from the window pocket without removing the paper sheet. The invention may be used for extraction of the paper sheet as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Inventor: Ronald F. Krulich
  • Patent number: 4875793
    Abstract: A notebook binder supporting device or label holder device for a paperboard note book having removable sheets retained by binding strips which pass therethrough. Said device is formed from heavy sheet material and has a substantially flat label portion adapted to bear against the rear edges of the sheets of the notebook, said device also having an integral substantially flat flange portion extending forwardly from the label portion in a plane disposed at an angle 90 degrees from the plane of the label portion. Said device is secured by binding strips passing through holes therethrough, the paper and cover portions. Said device functions as a binder to hold paper and as a label holder as well as supporting means for the entire paperboard notebook binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1989
    Inventor: William C. Deem
  • Patent number: 4856817
    Abstract: A binder having recesses at both sides of the spine to enable easy grasping for removal from a shelf. The spine recesses also facilitate carrying of the binder. Carrying of the binder is additionally facilitated by a hand-hold recess opposite the spine recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Marc L. Moor
  • Patent number: 4832520
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new article of manufacture consisting of a label means, such as label holder, for identifying or indexing printed matter or the like bound with a conventional tubular ring plastic binder consisting of a spine from which a series of generally evenly spaced plastic tangs extend in a curvilinear manner describing a complete loop terminating under the said binder spine. The other side of the spine is generally straight and smooth. One such binder is commercially available under the "Cerlox" and "Surelox" trade marks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Inventor: James S. Artindale
  • Patent number: 4681472
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for locating a label on the spine of a bound work. An elongate leader extends through a slot formed when an overlay cover is placed on and sealed to the spine of the bound work, and out each end of the slot. The leader includes an adhesive portion in the vicinity of one end onto which a label can be affixed. The leader is pulled longitudinally through the slot, causing the label to enter the slot through one transverse edge. Pressure is then applied to the label via the overlay cover, and the force on the leader is continued until the leader separates from the label, leaving the label at a desired position along the spine of the bound work. The label can be removed from the spine in a similar fashion by sliding the adhesive portion of the leader through one transverse edge of the slot until it adheres to the label. The leader and label are then withdrawn from the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Inventor: Paul E. Ruble
  • Patent number: 4596482
    Abstract: A backing for quickly and inexpensively affixing a title label to a comb binding without special equipment to yield a neat professional looking product. The backing is preferably comprised of a transparent U-shape strip secured to the comb binding and a U-shape label strip adapted to be retained between the backing strip and comb binding spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1986
    Inventor: Willard M. Salzer
  • Patent number: 4341401
    Abstract: Book coverings for protecting and improving the aesthetic appearance of books of varying sizes in which an outer wrapping sheet, which may be opaque or transparent, is cut or folded to conform to the height of the book leaving end flaps for the front and rear covers, and wherein generally elongated leaflets are provided to be cut to a dimension slightly greater than the height of the book for attachment to the outer surface of the front and back cover portions of the wrapper adjacent the end flap to form a loop on the inside of the book cover, the end flap being tucked under the loop to form a finished cover. The leaflets may be opaque or transparent and may be trapezoidal in shape or rectangular. The covers are positively held by the loops on the books without direct attachment thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Inventor: Huguette C. Arntzen
  • Patent number: 4315642
    Abstract: One piece, molded, looseleaf books adapted to hold paper sheets with punched holes therein, said books having a spine with a longitudinal, vertical cavity in the rear, outer face, a removable, snap-in or press-in spine insert fitted in said cavity, said book optionally having a pivotable lower segment adapted to swing about a horizontal, transverse hinge to provide a diagonal leg serving as an easel-like stand for the open book, a second, longitudinal, vertical cavity in the inner face of said spine, a snap-ring assembly mounted in said second cavity, a front cover panel and a rear cover panel pivotally connected to opposite longitudinal edges of said spine by living hinges, and one or more shallow cavities in the front face of said front cover to receive graphic insert panel(s).Still another innovation pertains to the shape of the rear, outer face of the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1982
    Inventor: Dominic R. Errichiello
  • Patent number: 4302032
    Abstract: A clip-on identifier is provided for a loose-leaf ledger book of the type having a front binder bar with a front cover pivotally attached thereto. The clip-on identifier is formed from a transparent material and includes a middle portion extending across a flat front side of the front binder bar of the ledger book, and inner and outer edge portions for closely engaging inner and outer edges of the front binder bar. The outer edge portion of the clip-on identifier includes an integral magnifying lens for enlarging the appearance of an identifying label located adjacent the outer edge of the front binder bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1981
    Inventors: Richard A. Randall, George M. Close
  • Patent number: 4244603
    Abstract: Book comprising uncreasable and water-proof cards (6) of a thickness remaining constant in time, these cards being produced from plastics, the text thereon being printed by typographic or offset or other process in a manner known per se. The thickness of the cards is comprised between 0.20 and 0.26 mm and polyvinyl chlorides or polystyrene can be used as plastics. Each card has a configuration comprising converging edges (9, 10) at one end provided with a circular cut-out (7) for a prin connecting all the cards (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Assignee: Prototypon Establishment
    Inventor: Laura De Monti
  • Patent number: 4190374
    Abstract: A binder for hole-punched papers having a pair of covers and a spine, the outer side edges of which are connected to one of the covers, the spine being divided into a pair of longitudinally extending half-sections, having adjacent longitudinally extending inner edges. One of the half-sections has at least one rigid member extending transversely across substantially the entire width of the spine, to form a label holder and the other half section is provided with a recess for accommodating the rigid member in relationship in the closed position of the covers, the rigid member being accessible for insertion and removal of a label in the open position of the covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1980
    Inventor: Stig E. V. Lindell
  • Patent number: 4172332
    Abstract: A photograph album includes front and rear covers and a plurality of album pages releasably bound together. The front cover is constructed to present a picture frame comprising an outer frame assembly having a mat sheet provided with a plurality of various sized openings therein. The frame assembly frames a plurality of photographs and each opening in the mat individually frames each photograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1979
    Assignee: The Holes-Webway Co.
    Inventors: William W. Holes, Roger A. Wenstrom, John P. Ratzloff