Phonograph Record Jacket Patents (Class 493/946)
  • Patent number: 5682990
    Abstract: An assemblage of a "jewel box"-packaged CD and a point-of-sales cardboard holder in the use of which holder a CD replicator loads the CD through a front opening into an internal box-like configuration having an interposed position between an external book-like configuration, and wherein both mentioned configuration components of the holder are adapted to advantageously be shipped flat to the replicator's facility to facilitate transportation and storage handling, and wherein further the flat condition is the result of not closing a rear opening of the box-like configuration which has no adverse consequence because a spine means of the book-like configuration serves as a closure for this rear opening when used in its intended book mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Inventor: Allen Schluger
  • Patent number: 5407067
    Abstract: A folding compact disk carrying case foldable about a center thereof to define interior right and left surfaces and including a plurality of pockets in the interior surfaces. Each of the pockets has an opening and a depth shorter than the diameter of each of the compact disks to allow a top portion of each of the compact disks to extend beyond the opening. A transparent flexible sheet is connected to a lip of each of the pockets for covering the top portion of each of the compact disks extended beyond the opening of each of the pockets. As a result, while the top portion of each compact disk is extended outside of each pocket for easy and quick access and removal of the compact disk, the transparent flexible sheet covering the top potion protects the surface of the compact disk and yet allows a quick recognition of the compact disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1995
    Inventors: Betsey J. Cotter, John R. Cotter
  • Patent number: 4992128
    Abstract: Holders for flat objects such as computer disks which can provide pages of a book which carries such objects, instruction for their use and etc. Each page is made of a single sheet of foldable material, preferably spunbonded olefin (such material being available from DuPont under their tradename "Tyvek"). The sheets are cut into the shape of rectangular center panels with bottom and side flaps extended therefrom; the side flaps extending from opposite side edges of the center panel and being off-set from each other. Since a single sheet is used it may be printed with visible indicia (e.g., the name of the manufacturer of and the computer program on the disks), prior to cutting, by conventional printing techniques in one pass through the press. The cut sheets (blanks) can then be manipulated in envelope manufacturing equipment which scores, applies adhesive lines and folds the flaps to provide a plurality of partially overlapping pockets, disposed one above the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1991
    Assignee: Information Packaging Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Sellar, James E. Reisdorf, Mark F. Lappies, Mark S. Valle
  • Patent number: 4822327
    Abstract: The blanks punched out from a film web and folded to form the jacket are then heated for a short time and cooled again in order to eliminate stresses in the jacket material which give rise to deformations and are also produced by the action of heat during processing of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernhard Lenz, Kurt Zwintzscher, Dietrich Gruehn, Hubert Fehrenbach, Norbert Holl
  • Patent number: 4793480
    Abstract: A storage container for a recording medium and related methods of manufacturing and assembling same are described. The storage container includes: a base; a recording medium holder having a compact disc clamp and being pivotally attached at a first end thereof to a first end of the base and the other end being a free end for movement relative to the base; a cover pivotally attached at a first end thereof to the first end of the base; and an actuator for moving the holder relative to the base. When the cover is lifted relative to the base, the actuator causes the holder to move from the first position to the second position and to automatically present the recording medium away from the base for facilitated removal and replacement. In one embodiment, the clamp can include two portions, one of which is a semicircular portion formed on the holder and the other of which is a raised semicircular portion formed on a tongue pivotally attached to the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Assignee: Shape Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony L. Gelardi, John Gelardi, Richard Rolfe, Alan B. Lowry, Craig Lovecky
  • Patent number: 4709812
    Abstract: The invention comprises a package for a compact disc formed from a prescored, preprinted unitary blank or sheet and at least one injection molded plastic compact disc holder. The invention also includes a method of making the package comprising the steps of securing at least one compact disc holder to a sheet or unitary blank, placing and securing a compact disc into each compact disc holder, folding the resultant assembly along fold lines, erecting a carton for the folded assembly, inserting the assembly into the erected carton and shrink-wrapping the resultant carton assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1987
    Assignee: AGI Incorporated
    Inventor: Donald W. Kosterka
  • Patent number: 4608039
    Abstract: An apparatus for folding envelope blanks comprises a plurality of platform assemblies which are rotatably mounted on a base. The platform assemblies are incrementally advanced around the base, and separate mechanisms located around the periphery of the base perform the individual folding operations. Particular advantages are achieved by including the side flap folding mechanism on the platform assemblies so that the folded flaps are held firmly in place until the envelope is removed from the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1986
    Assignee: Seaborn Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward T. Ferri, Jr., Paul E. Seaborn
  • Patent number: 4605125
    Abstract: A miniature flexible magnetic disk assembly having integrally formed motion limit stop projections along the length dimension of the disk assembly enclosure. The projections are formed from either side of the facing major wall portions of the enclosure by intruding a first and second pair of opposed major wall portion projections inwardly of the enclosure. Each projection has a concave outer surface, a convex inner surface and an abutment edge extending into the interior of the enclosure from each end of a progressive cut formed through the major wall portion a sufficient distance to provide an abutment edge forming an interference obstacle to the outer edge of the contained flexible disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1986
    Assignee: Dysan Corporation
    Inventor: Richard N. James
  • Patent number: 4268261
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for the continuous production of packaging wrappers from cut blanks of flat material. A flap-like portion of the blank material is abraded in a particular fashion to produce an area which upon folding and gluing provides a bonded joint having a thickness in the area of the bonding essentially equal to the thickness of the flat material of the wrapper. The packaging wrapper produced possesses an interior surface completely void of protrusions or uneven areas and an overall wrapper of even thickness throughout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Assignee: Firma Kohmann GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Kohmann, Wolfgang Heiber