Abstract: A sound-producing folding insert for a magazine is disclosed. A foldable support structure comprises a primary page and a secondary page. The secondary page is folded upon itself to form a pocket that retains a sound emitting means. The sound emitting means includes an electronic microchip sound generating device that includes a switch means connected at one end to a slidable tongue mechanism that is attached at the other end to the primary page, such that upon opening of the folding insert by separating the primary and secondary pages the slidable tongue mechanism allows the switch means to close, thereby activating the sound emitting means. Conversely, closing the folding insert brings the primary and secondary pages together forces the slidable tongue mechanism to open the switch means, and thereby deactivating the sounds emitting means. The sound emitting means is relatively flat and includes a generally flat speaker mounted to the secondary page.
Abstract: A method of making a pop-up device for a card, book, novelty, or the like with a sandwich-like structure including a base or back (300), a front or cover (200), and a tongue (130) disposed between. All three sections may be of equal length. The three sections are folded onto one another and glued to make the sandwich. The tongue has a protruding tab end (135) for a user to pull; the end distal the tab end is fastened to a portion of the cover. A pull-slot (325) cut out between the cover and back guides the tongue for pulling to eliminate shims. The cover is slit by two parallel cuts (210) and three crosswise creases. The cuts are parallel to the tongue. The creased portion of the cover pops up when the tongue is pulled by a user. The fold lines are perpendicular to the direction of the tongue movement.
Abstract: Pop-up items are provided which can either be mounted in three-dimensional form on a suitable supporting surface by means of pressure-sensitive adhesive carried by the item or can be affixed to facing panels of a letter or pages of a book. The item may include one or more basepieces plus a pop-up element or a pop-up element alone in the form of one or two panels. When one basepiece is attached, or when mounted between facing panels, upon opening, the pop-up element assumes a three-dimensional configuration as a result of pressure-sensitive adhesive bonding to the surface of a facing panel or page. A variety of methods for the mass production of such pop-up items from a continuous web, e.g., the printed and die-cut web from a web press, facilitate their inexpensive fabrication. These items are preferably marketed or distributed in groups, e.g.
Abstract: A pop-out slide and a method of fabricating the same from a single continuous web of material. The method comprises cutting a web of material to define a through slot and a cutout, such that the cutout in turn defines a pop-out member superimposable with and shaped and alignable for selective extension through the slot, slitting said web into two ribbons, one ribbon including said slot and the other including the cutout and the pop-out member. The method proceeds by stacking the ribbons in a position for aligning the pop-out member with the slot, applying a seam of glue adjacent the slot and marrying the ribbon carrying the pop-out member with the ribbon carrying the slot. Thereafter, the method proceeds by folding over the slot-carrying ribbon so as to fully enclose the ribbon carrying the pop-out member and such that the seam of glue extends through the cutout defining the pop-out member to adhesively secure with a facing surface of the slot-carrying ribbon to the other side thereof.
Abstract: Promotional pieces including pop-up structures and methods for mass production on a web press or the like are disclosed. After manipulating the web to create a double thickness in a region of two pop-up panels, die-cutting of the double-thickness region creates an identical pattern along edges of these panels which creates a desired artistic effect found earlier in hand-assembled items. These pieces may have a pop-up structure which includes a tunnel-like construction having apertures formed along a hinge line between two panels. Die-cutting may also be performed along both edges of a pair of folded-over pop-up panels.
Abstract: Method and apparatus for applying liquid acid to a treatment surface according to the teachings of the present invention is disclosed utilizing an acid pack formed in a preferred aspect by stencil cutting a supply stock of a layered assemblage including flexible, acid impervious material, pressure sensitive adhesive, and an adhesive covering. Specifically, a first stencil cut is made extending through the assemblage and a second stencil cut is simultaneously made extending through the adhesive covering while leaving the flexible material in tact dividing the adhesive covering into a central portion and a perimeter portion. The central portion of the adhesive covering is removable exposing the adhesive on the flexible, acid impervious material to allow securement of acid absorbing material thereto while the perimeter portion of the adhesive covering is maintained in a covering relation with the perimeter edge of the sheet for providing support for the flexible, acid impervious material.
Abstract: Method for manufacturing a picture- and/or textchanging slide, in which a piece of planar material is subdivided into three sections, of which two sections provided with changing strips formed by incisions are folded onto each other and are thereafter shifted in position relative to one another to bring the free ends of the changing strips of one section through the incisions of the other section, whereafter two of the sections are folded together into an envelope enclosing the third section and are glued together with a marginal portion of the third section, after which the slide is cut loose from the third section.
Abstract: A construction comprising a sheet of two contiguous detachable leaf members is folded and separated to form slide and sleeve components of the calculator. Fold lines in the sheet are formed parallel to a separation or tear line that divides one leaf member from the other leaf member. In assembling the slide calculator the leaf members can be separated before or after the folding operation. A marginal portion provided on one of the leaf members enables the sheet to be secured by adhesive or other suitable form of attachment to a newspaper or magazine, a package container, or a package label. In various embodiments of the invention an information readout is provided on reverse sides of the calculator including one embodiment wherein the printed format of the slide and sleeve components is applied to one surface only of the respective leaf member.
Abstract: A method of making a display mount for holding calendars, photographs, and the like, is provided with a rectangular backing panel, an intermediate spacing panel mounted adjacent thereto, and a partial face panel mount in the front of the intermediate panel. The panels have been case bound with a facing material and die cut to form one or more mounting wells therein. The pockets for the mounting well use only a partial face panel allowing for easy removal of the die cut portions, and the reduction of the weight of the display mount. The method includes cutting a single piece of planar material and scoring parallel lines for folding into three panels.