Binder With Tab Or Fastener For Securing Sheet Patents (Class 402/500)
  • Patent number: 8882153
    Abstract: Recessed adhesive binding systems. One system can include a plurality of sheets arranged in a stack, each of the plurality of sheets having a front surface, a rear surface, and an exposed edge. At least one of the front surface and the rear surface of each of the plurality sheets can include at least one recessed adhesive positioned adjacent the exposed edge to form an at least partially exposed recessed adhesive, which can be selectively activated. The rear surface of a first sheet in the plurality of sheets can be positioned adjacent the front surface of a second sheet in the plurality of sheets, or vice versa, and the exposed edges of the plurality of sheets can be staggered, such that the exposed edge of the second sheet extends further outwardly from the stack than the exposed edge of the first sheet in the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: David C. Windorski
  • Patent number: 8381648
    Abstract: The present invention provides a page for binding in an album. The page includes a blank, printer paper sheet and a hinge strip mounted along an edge of the printer paper sheet, the hinge strip including a flexible line for allowing the hinge strip to bend along the flexible line and a portion for binding to an album. The paper sheet and the hinge strip are adapted to go through a printer together to provide a ready-to-bind printed page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Holmberg Company, Inc.
    Inventor: John Ratzloff
  • Patent number: 8256662
    Abstract: A file having first and second cover panels pivotally connected to each other at a hinge for movement between an open and closed position may be provided. The cover panels can overlap each other in the closed position to contain papers of a predetermined size therebetween. One or more superimposed pocket panels can be coupled to an inside of the first cover panel to define overlapping pockets dimensioned to hold the papers. The pocket panels can have first edge portions that define openings to the pockets, and the first edge portions can be staggered. The pocket panels may include an outermost pocket panel with an additional coupled edge. A labeling member can be provided that is associated with each pocket panel and configured for displaying identification information. The labeling members can extend beyond papers held in the pockets and can comprise tabs that can be staggered from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Esselte Corporation
    Inventors: Lauren Grassia, Juliet Kenney, Adam Martin, Braden Jones, Doug Hibler
  • Patent number: 8225717
    Abstract: The present invention provides a page for binding in an album. The page includes a blank, printer paper sheet and a hinge strip mounted along an edge of the printer paper sheet, the hinge strip including a flexible line for allowing the hinge strip to bend along the flexible line and a portion for binding to an album. The paper sheet and the hinge strip are adapted to go through a printer together to provide a ready-to-bind printed page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: John Ratzloff
  • Patent number: 8152050
    Abstract: A pocket assembly includes a major panel and a pocket panel coupled together to define a pocket between the panels. A divider is placed in the pocket to partition the pocket into two or more compartments. The divider comprises a securing element secured to at least one of the major and pocket panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Busam, Jonathan Wicks
  • Publication number: 20120082505
    Abstract: A folder is disclosed having one or more bound edges and one or more free edges, one or more folder tabs extending from one or more free edges, and a plurality of pages bound to the folder. The pages may be bound to the folder using adhesive, string, staples or other attachment mechanisms. The folder may fit within a traditional file drawer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Denise E. Sada, Benton E. Hendee, Kevin W. Witter, Christine Edwards, Anthony R. Seitz, Glen C. Gilmore, III, Kurtis M. Sward
  • Patent number: 8082843
    Abstract: The present invention provides a page for binding in an album. The page includes a blank, printer paper sheet and a hinge strip mounted along an edge of the printer paper sheet, the hinge strip including a flexible line for allowing the hinge strip to bend along the flexible line and a portion for binding to an album. The paper sheet and the hinge strip are adapted to go through a printer together to provide a ready-to-bind printed page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: John Ratzloff
  • Patent number: 7823927
    Abstract: Media binder systems with datum stops for registering physical media sheets are described. A media binder system that includes a cover, a binding system, and a datum stop. The cover includes an outwardly facing side and an inwardly facing side. The binding system is attached to the inwardly facing side of the cover and is operable to bind a spine end of a collection of physical media sheets to the cover. The datum stop protrudes away from the inwardly facing side of the cover and includes a datum stop surface against which a head end or a tail end of the collection is registerable prior to binding the collection to the cover. Methods of making media binder systems also are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Hoarau, Steven W. Trovinger
  • Patent number: 7794191
    Abstract: In a method for producing large-scale pages of a book, one or a plurality of long sheets of paper or other flexible material is folded in an alternative forward and reverse direction along a single axis, yielding an accordion fold structure. Such pages are bound along a single edge to yield a book of enormous proportion. According to one exemplary embodiment, each page of the book is of approximately five feet by seven feet in dimension, yielding a compelling visual display that may contain life-sized portraits, brilliant landscapes, detailed maps, a panoply of disparate visual images, text, diagrams, or blank pages for creative uses. Methods of binding may include tabbing folds of the pages and then stitching through the tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventors: Michael Hawley, Paul A. Parisi, Wladyslaw Hanower, Pam Hanower, legal representative, Pete Merrill-Oldham
  • Patent number: 7780370
    Abstract: A calendar binder having a rigid bar with a front surface and a rear surface, a recess centrally positioned on the rear surface of the rigid bar, a tab having a top end and a bottom end, and an adhesive layer on the rear surface of the rigid bar is adapted to secure the rigid bar to a calendar where at least a portion of the tab is positioned in the recess of the rigid bar. The respective materials for the rigid bar, the tab and the adhesive are suitable biodegradable materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Slideco NV
    Inventor: Murray Blumberg
  • Patent number: 7661900
    Abstract: A binder arrangement that has a plurality of covers hingably connected to a spine that spaces apart each cover such that each cover can carry a binder and be closed one on top of the other without either binder interfering with each other or case closure. Each binder includes a hold down page that is releasably attached by a hold down page latch that accommodates the binder holding contents having different thicknesses. In a preferred embodiment, the hold down page latch comprises a hook and loop fastener that has a loop strip fixed to a latch strap and a hook strip that is fixed to the hold down page. To increase the number of opening and closing cycles the binder arrangement can endure, the binder arrangement has sidewalls joined by a fastening arrangement that is resiliently anchored at one end to the spine, preferably by an elastomeric connector. In one preferred embodiment, the fastening arrangement is a zipper that is resiliently anchored at its zipper bottom stop by a piece of elastic fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Inventor: Adam Merzon
  • Patent number: 7654201
    Abstract: The present invention provides a page for binding in an album. The page includes a blank, printer paper sheet and a hinge strip mounted along an edge of the printer paper sheet, the hinge strip including a flexible line for allowing the hinge strip to bend along the flexible line and a portion for binding to an album. The paper sheet and the hinge strip are adapted to go through a printer together to provide a ready-to-bind printed page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Stone Editions, Inc.
    Inventor: John Ratzloff
  • Patent number: 7437994
    Abstract: The present invention provides a page for binding in an album. The page includes a blank, printer paper sheet and a hinge strip mounted along an edge of the printer paper sheet, the hinge strip including a flexible line for allowing the hinge strip to bend along the flexible line and a portion for binding to an album. The paper sheet and the hinge strip are adapted to go through a printer together to provide a ready-to-bind printed page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Stone Editions, Inc.
    Inventor: John Ratzloff
  • Patent number: 7160046
    Abstract: A fastening system comprising a stud (10) and a sheet of cover material (16); the stud (10) being formed with a groove (14), and the sheet of cover material (16) being formed with a hole (18) and two slits (20), the slits (20) extending away from respective intersections (22) with the hole (18) in respective directions which are not in alignment with one another; whereby, in use, the stud (10) is pushed through the hole (18) until the groove (14) in the stud (10) snaps into engagement with the hole (18) in the sheet of cover material (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventor: Leslie Paine
  • Patent number: 7107370
    Abstract: The present invention achieves technical advantages as a system (700) and device (200) that integrate the advantages of a paperless day planner portfolio with a paper-bound day planner portfolio to create a wireless day planner portfolio system (700). The system (700) generally includes an interface (410), a communication device (430) and a data entry system which may be located on a computing device (710).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Enfora, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Weinzierl, Kenneth Matthew Glover
  • Patent number: 7052045
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: Andy Park
  • Patent number: 7018125
    Abstract: A notebook device includes an intermediate connection member integrally coupled between a top and a bottom cover sheet members with folding lines. The intermediate connection member includes one or more bars and one or more straps coupled between the top and the bottom cover sheet members. The straps include a length greater than that of the bars, to form one or more curved or convex binder members between the top and the bottom cover sheet members. One or more sheet members may be attached to the intermediate connection member and retained between the top and the bottom cover sheet members with the binder member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Inventor: Ken Jui Su
  • Patent number: 6974273
    Abstract: A ring binder including an elongate base plate having ring segments fixed thereto, a flap hinged to the base plate having mating ring segments thereon swingable to open and close the rings, and a crankshaft journalled on the base plate for swinging the flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: World Wide Stationery Manufacturing Company Limited
    Inventor: Hung Yu Cheng
  • Patent number: 6955493
    Abstract: A system for binding books includes a flexible binding material in the form of a stud having top and bottom caps. The stud is inserted into signature staples that protrude from the body of the signature to form stud holes. The binding material can be any material that is extremely flexible, including silicone, metals, etc., as long as it allows the signatures to open in a lay-flat manner either at the signature interfaces or in the body of any signature. The flexible binding material can also be used to temporarily bind pre-punched pages of a book by inserting the flexible binding material into the pre-punched holes to facilitate lay-flat opening of the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Acquaviva, Thomas N. Taylor
  • Patent number: 6951432
    Abstract: A folder includes a board with one or more folding marks provided at the central position. The folding mark can separate the board into two folding panel boards. And, a folder body is provided at the inner face of a panel board adjacent to the folding mark, where a folder will take shape to hold the documents. The board is made of multi-layered sheets, with its middle layer including one or more foamed plastic layers. And, two plastic surface layers are attached to the surfaces of both sides of the middle layer. Thereupon, it is possible to enhance the ruggedness of the folder 20, reduce the manufacturing cost and offer more chromatism and diversity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Inventors: Jui Lin Chang, Shu-Hua Shih
  • Patent number: 6773195
    Abstract: A notebook including a plurality of sheets of paper, a binding mechanism binding the plurality of sheets together; and a cover bound to the plurality of sheets of paper by the binding mechanism. The cover includes first and second opposed panels coupled together and having a hinge line extending between the opposed panels. The cover includes a lower panel fixedly coupled to and facially abutting at least one of the panels to form a pocket therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: J. Michael Tims
  • Patent number: 6695519
    Abstract: A portfolio assembly including a first portfolio including a pair of opposed panels with a hinge line extending therebetween and a second portfolio including a pair of opposed panels with a hinge line extending therebetween. The first and second portfolios are directly coupled together at or adjacent to the hinge line of each portfolio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: J. Michael Tims, Bobby G. James, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6419416
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a filing device which includes simplified binding elements for removably binding a plurality of folder bags of a synthetic resin, and allows for easy attachment of the binding elements to a file cover thereof. The filing device comprises: a file cover including a front cover portion, a back cover portion, and aspine provided between the front and back cover portions; and a binding member fixed onto an inner side of the spine of the file cover and including an elongated base plate, a plurality of binding elements provided parallel to each other at predetermined intervals along the length of the base plate on an inner side of the base plate as projecting perpendicularly to the base plate, and hooks extending outwardly from longitudinally opposite ends of the base plate and bent into a U-shape so as to be hooked onto longitudinally opposite ends of the spine of the file cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Tomoda Giken Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Tomoda
  • Patent number: 6409447
    Abstract: A method of binding folded signature sections together into a book comprised of a signature comb element having teeth which are inserted through perforations in the fold of the signatures and the teeth having tabs which secure the signature comb in slots between two or more spine tapes. The spine tapes adjustably lock into the hinge of the covers by a tooth and pawl mechanism, further interlocking one or more signatures to the spine of the book and securely fasten together the signatures and book cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Tanarax, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Kent Malmros
  • Patent number: 6406208
    Abstract: File binder structure including multiple bent hooks arranged side by side. One end of the bent hooks is integrally connected together by a connecting strip. The other end of the bent hooks is bent into short plates. A stop slat with I-shaped cross-section is connected to the open end of the bent hooks. The connecting strip and short plates are respectively inserted into two channels formed on two sides of the stop slat. The bent hooks are conducted through the row of holes of the papers and then the stop slat is fitted with the short plates of the bent hooks and the connecting strip to fix the papers. It is very easy to assemble the stop slat with the bent hooks and disassemble the stop slat from the bent hooks. Therefore, it is very convenient to increase or decrease the number of the papers or replace the papers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Inventor: Yu-Hsien Hsu
  • Patent number: 6179332
    Abstract: A copy safe binder is disclosed. The binder includes a cover member including a coupling flap and a cover panel linked by a first fold line. The binder further includes a coupling member associated with the coupling flap for attaching loose sheets thereto. The cover panel is provided with a security strip secured to the cover panel adjacent to the fold line for preventing access to the coupling member for the removal of loose sheets from the binder without destroying a fully assembled binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Inventor: James D. Funkhouser
  • Patent number: 6036395
    Abstract: A reusable adhesive based notebook organizer that conveniently holds loose notes, papers and other similar items within the notebook is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Inventor: Leonardo Dona Dalle Rose
  • Patent number: 5967555
    Abstract: A binding system for temporarily holding a plurality of individual sheets in a book-like manner with the system having a plurality of individual tabs, each of the tabs having a binding edge, a separation edge, a first surface and a second surface with a flexible binding securing the binding edges of the plurality of individual tabs together as a unit, so the individual tabs can be folded back like a page of a book and an adhesive positioned on said individual tabs to hold a sheet of material thereto as the sheet of material and the tab are folded open like a book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Inventor: John K. Samelian
  • Patent number: 5836711
    Abstract: An adapter for holding a spiral bound booklet in a multiple ring notebook. The adapter comprises a flat carrier with holes to receive the notebook rings and supports an elongated rod which passes through the spirals of the spiral binding. End crowns are removable to allow removal of the elongated rod from the spirals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Inventor: Richard M. Stewart
  • Patent number: 5785446
    Abstract: A binding device for removably securing bound booklets into a storage binder is disclosed in which an elongate strip of semi rigid material is provided with adhesive or removable securing means by which it is attached to a rear surface edge portion of a bound booklet, and also punched holes or additional removable securing means by which it is attached to the inside of a conventional ring binder or other type of suitable hard cover storage binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel F. Dlugos
  • Patent number: 5683194
    Abstract: A strip for attaching a document to a binder without punching openings in the document or for reinforcing a document around openings formed in the document through which the document can be mounted in a binder. The strip comprises an elongate layer of thin flexible material, and a coating of repositionable pressure sensitive adhesive on one major surface along an inner edge portion. That layer is free of adhesive on both of its side surfaces along an outer edge portion. That outer edge portion is visually distinctive, and the juncture between the inner and outer portions is straight and visibly distinctive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: John J. Emmel, Alden R. Miles, Kim K. Tsujimoto
  • Patent number: 5590972
    Abstract: A reinforcement strip for attaching a torn page or additional page to a wire binding in a wire bound notebook. The reinforcement strip includes a reinforcement layer and an adhesive layer for attaching the reinforcement layer to the page. The reinforcement layer includes a plurality of apertures in a linear row adjacent an edge of the reinforcement layer and a plurality of slits. Each slit extends from the edge of the reinforcement layer to one of said apertures to form a passage for allowing a turn of a wire binding of a wire bound notebook to pass through. Each of the slits are generally angled to one side of a line normal to the linear row of apertures so that when the reinforcement strip is applied to a page the reinforcement strip effectively provides a continuous layer of reinforcing material between the holes and the edge of the page where tears typically occur. Also, disclosed is a kit for use in repairing or attaching a page in a wire bound notebook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Inventor: Sharyn B. Shobin
  • Patent number: 5378515
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a comer tab comprising: an elongated flexible strip; adhesive means overlying at least part of said flexible strip; and a protective release sheet overlying said adhesive means; said comer tab being characterized by straight lines and sharp comers and having a narrow middle neck portion and opposed wide end portions, said end portions being aligned along the center axis of said middle neck portion and being connected to said middle neck portion by tapered intermediate portions, each of said tapered intermediate portions having narrow ends adjacent said narrow middle neck portion and wide ends adjacent said wide end portions, the angles formed at the intersections of each of said intermediate portions with said narrow middle neck portion being about 135.degree., the angles formed at the intersections of each of said intermediate portions with said wide end portions being about 135.degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: E L Hatton Sales, Co.
    Inventor: Richard J. Hatton
  • Patent number: 5169255
    Abstract: What is disclosed is methods and apparatus for removing selected submerged sheets of paper from stacks of paper fastened in file folders by Acco-type fasteners. The apparatus is a superincumbent sheet remover consisting of a rigid plate having a paper clamp at one edge and notches on at least one edge for the prongs of the fastener which fastens the sheets of the stack in the file folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Inventor: Daniel L. Jensen
  • Patent number: 5169254
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new type of paper sheet file assembly and the method of inserting the individual sheets therein.A multiple element fastening sheet block initially attached to the file itself provides the capability of immediate placement of a letter or other paper document within the file, without requiring use of other preliminary modifying implements such as a two-hole punch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Inventor: George A. Arkwright
  • Patent number: 5127756
    Abstract: A multi-compartment device which is placed in a binder to organize and schedule a patients medical requirements. The device is constructed from a sheet of transparent vinyl material. The sheet includes one or more first compartments located in the center of the sheet for holding, for example, a picture of the patient and any other desired information. A second plurality of compartments are provided along an outer edge of the sheet for holding a patient name tag. Finally, the sheet includes a third plurality of compartments provided on an upper and/or lower edge thereof. Each third compartment holds a correspondingly shaped member which is moveable upwardly and downwardly within the compartment. In one position for each member, an end portion of the member is hidden within the compartment. When the member is moved to the other position within the compartment, the end portion thereof extends beyond the edge of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Inventor: Caroline V. Lumm
  • Patent number: 4990018
    Abstract: A photographic image holding sleeve (12) is adapted to be compatible with a multiple ring binder. The adaptor assembly (10) is a single sheet of mylar having a smooth surface (26) and an adhesive surface (24). The adhesive surface (24) is covered by a backing (32). The backing (32) is divided into two sections, the first section (34) being smaller than the second section (36). The first section (34) is removed so the adapter assembly (10) may be aligned properly and uniformly. The second section (36) is removed and the adapter assembly (10) is folded over itself (10) and the photographic image holding sleeve (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Assignee: Saxon, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Best, James F. Turner
  • Patent number: 4961666
    Abstract: A tab for adhesively securing and binding articles within looseleaf binders and like devices, where such articles cannot be conveniently provided with apparatus for engagement by the binder rings. The tab includes a central, apertured portion advantageously comprising bilaterally symmetric apertured sections separated by a central fold line, and wing portions, all adhesive-coated. The tab is prepared for use by folding the respective halves of the central tab portion against each other with apertures aligned. The tab may then be inserted in a binder ring, and the wings of the tab adhesively secured to the article to be bound. Advantageously a plurallity of such tabs are included in a tab stock, such tab stock including an adhesive coated tab substrate (preferably transparent) and backing sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1990
    Assignee: Dennison manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Warren R. Pitts, Barbara J. Burns, Ralph J. Shuman
  • Patent number: 4917523
    Abstract: A pocket size punch mechanism is provided to punch openings in cards or card-like objects, the punched openings have a cross-sectional configuration and spacing matching the configuration and spacing of a pair of rails in a commonly available card file. Also shown is mounting structure for adapting cards and card-like objects for mounting in the same type of two rail card file. A plurality of mounting members of a stiff stock material are fabricated on a sheet, the mounting members being individually removable from the sheet as needed to form a member having openings conforming to the configuration of the card file rails. A portion of the mounting member has adhesive thereon to secure to the back of the item to be mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Assignee: Merrick Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Merrick, John P. Merrick
  • Patent number: 4849056
    Abstract: An improved index card for use in conjunction with a rotary card file or the like includes means for displaying a business card. Slots, flaps, or adhesives may be used to secure the card to the index card. In one embodiment, the index card includes a frame which is folded over the business card to give a framed finished appearance. In some cases, the business card is removably secured to the index card, while in others, the business card is permanently secured to the index card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Inventor: John Ristuccia, Sr.
  • Patent number: 4840406
    Abstract: Two methods for mounting index tabs to coiled wire bound stenographic notebooks are disclosed. The first method involves providing one or more elongated transparent plastic envelopes having a plurality of aligned apertures adjacent a lower envelope edge, the apertures surrounding turns of the coled wire, the envelopes also having two open side portions and an upper closed envelope edge portion, and inserting index tabs through the open side portions until the tabs are contained within the envelopes. A "snap-on" version, marketed apart from the notebook, is disclosed in addition to tabs which are affixed to the coiled wire during manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1989
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Warren R. Pitts
  • Patent number: 4790680
    Abstract: A multi-purpose clip for clipping papers and also useful in a fastener structure for a paper file, comprises an elongated member formed with a pair of longitudinally-spaced holes adjacent to one edge to receive the fastening elements of the paper file. The elongated member is further formed with a slot extending from each of the holes to the opposite edge of the elongated member such that the slots permit the elongated member to be removed from the fastening elements by moving the elongated member laterally in the direction of the opposite edge. The slots also define a center jaw and a pair of end jaws for clamping together the papers overlying the place in the file where one or more papers are to be added or removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Assignee: Shakbar Investments Ltd.
    Inventors: Izhak Givati, Ehud Baruch
  • Patent number: 4703951
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bookbinding formed of quires (1) sewn along seams (2) to tapes, cords or the like (3), which are assembled with the plats (4), end-papers (5) being inserted between the plats and the quires. The end-papers (5) are made of flexible material resistant to folding and tearing and are sewn to the quires (1). The plats (4) are substantially thicker than the tapes or cords (3) and are provided externally with recesses (9) in the shape of notches or slots formed by molding, stamping or thermoforming, in registry with the bands or cords (3), the width and depth of these recesses (9) being such that the bands or cords (3) will be fully retracted therein without protruding above the surface of the plats, these recesses extending into apertures (12) having a cross-section matching that of the bands or cords (3) for allowing them to be threaded through these apertures (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1987
    Inventor: Jean De Gonet
  • Patent number: 4660855
    Abstract: An index tab for use in conjunction with computer paper includes a female jaw and a male jaw pivotally attached along a common edge such that they are movable between an open position and a closed position wherein projections from the male jaw extend through perforations along the margin of the computer paper and frictionally engage registered apertures in the female jaw. A tab section is attached to and extends from the common edge and extends outwardly from the margin of the computer paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Inventor: Joseph A. Pagliaccio
  • Patent number: 4643452
    Abstract: An elongated strip of sheet material is adapted to be attached along the bottom edge of a business card to convert the card to an index card suitable for filing in a card file, such as a rolodex, without having to punch holes in the business card. The elongated strip of sheet material has predetermined openings along one edge for attachment to a card file and an adhesive coating along the opposite edge thereof for attachment to the business card. A strip of adhesive covering material covers the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Inventor: Kwei K. Chang
  • Patent number: 4561794
    Abstract: An attachment for a folder to enable the removable attachment to the folder of correspondence by a pin with the correspondence being removable with the pin so as to be retained in a bound form when removed from the folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Inventor: John W. Smallwood
  • Patent number: 4542603
    Abstract: A sign for displaying prices and other information, in which at least one numeral character is changeable to display any numeral from zero through nine. A plurality of flap members are each pivotably attached to a flat foundation portion of the sign by resilient clips which hold a portion of each flap closely against a flat front side of the foundation member, thus holding the entire flap against the front side of the sign to prevent the flaps from being caught by wind. The flaps can be overturned by use of a tool including a spatula-like end, to display selectively a background colored face of the flap, covering a contrastingly colored portion of the foundation member, or to display the opposite face of the flap, which is of the contrasting color, and uncover the contrastingly colored portion of the foundation member. The spring clips are movable to permit the flap to be overturned, yet resiliently urge the flap against the front side of the foundation member at other times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Inventors: Bert E. Streeter, Larry G. Robinson
  • Patent number: 4430015
    Abstract: A fastening means for attaching documents and other items to the wire binder of notebooks, tablets and the like is disclosed. The fastener comprises a plurality of tabs positioned adjacently such that they form a notch which opens on and provides access to an aperture in which the wire binder is retained upon insertion of the fastening means into a notebook or similar wire bound medium. The opening between the notch and aperture formed by the tabs is smaller than the diameter of the wire forming the binder. In one embodiment the tabs are formed with a bulbous head. In another embodiment the head is formed with at least one oblique side and the neck is formed with at least one arcuate side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1984
    Assignee: Mead Corporation
    Inventor: John J. Nerlinger
  • Patent number: 4350195
    Abstract: A device for storing documents is provided with a flat rectangular member. A rectangular strip is disposed above and overlies one side of one surface of said member. A plurality of posts are employed, said posts being disposed between and secured to said strip and said member in spaced apart positions. A flexible rectangular sheet has at least one section having on one side thereof a like plurality of notches. Each notch is aligned with and detachably engages a corresponding post. The section can have a pocket for storing documents therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1982
    Inventors: Gundar Viesturs, Eric A. Viesturs
  • Patent number: 4244660
    Abstract: A container for marking instruments comprises a support strip having a plurality of pockets attached to a carrier so as to interact with other pockets on another support strip for the purpose of securing the marking instruments neatly in place when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Inventor: George L. Aronson