File Folder Patents (Class 493/947)
  • Publication number: 20140125049
    Abstract: File folders are provided having bent hangers from which a receptacle is suspended so that the top of the receptacle is beneath a rail-engaging portion of the hangers and/or beneath a top of the rail or other supporting structure of office storage equipment. The hangers of the file folder may also be collapsible for use outside the office storage equipment. The hangers may also have a grip, or handle, for removal of the file folder from the office storage equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Ideastream Consumer Products, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony J. Decarlo, Curtis Patrick Taylor, Daniel V. Perella, Chanseol Chung
  • Patent number: 7976450
    Abstract: A post-processing apparatus, includes: a restraining unit that restrains a periphery of the back portion of the booklet; a pressing unit that presses the back portion of the booklet restrained by restraining unit so that a curved back face of the back portion of the booklet is formed into a flat back face; an expanding amount judging unit that judges the expanding amount of the booklet in a thickness direction thereof before the pressing operation by the pressing unit; and a relief amount adjusting unit that, based on the judgment result of the expanding amount judging unit, adjusts a deformation amount of the back portion of the booklet in the thickness direction thereof caused by the pressing operation of the pressing unit, the relief amount adjusting unit being located between the restraining unit and the pressing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshio Endo
  • Patent number: 7153254
    Abstract: A method of making a presentation folder with attached pockets comprising forming the pockets from a cardboard or multi-ply sheet and attaching the formed pockets to a scored generally rectangular folder sheet of cardboard or multi-ply sheet wherein the scored fold divides the sheet folder in two halves. Each preformed pocket is attached to each of said folder sheet halves in alignment with the bottom and side of the sheet, with a slit or opening across the top of the pockets for insertion of documents and the like. A kit is also provided which comprises the scored sheet folder and the preformed pockets for attachment to each side of the sheet folder in order to form the presentation folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventor: Mark S. Cordes
  • Patent number: 7101331
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for manufacturing a folder which has front and back panels with a divider there between. The divider front and back panels and divider are taped together along a spine of the folder such that the panels and divider can be turned like the pages of a book. There may be one, two, or three or possibly even more dividers with all of the dividers being secured in place at the spine of the folder. The tape(s) may be pleated so that the panel-to-divider and/or divider-to-divider compartments can expand. This pleating technique can also be employed to give expansibility to the single compartment of a file folder which does have internal dividers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Data Visible Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Patton Janssen, Jr., Samuel Aston Loyd, Jr., Timothy Lee Worley
  • Patent number: 6874968
    Abstract: This invention relates to pockets for holding a single or a small batch of sheets of paper, and particularly to the construction of an enclosure which provides “direct write” storage and access for a top leaf enclosed therein, where one entry lip of the pocket is on a border of one edge of the pocket forming a “book edge” for retaining the margin side of a leaf, and dual corner tab pockets are on the opposing edge's corners for retaining one or both corners opposing the margin edge of said leaf, thereby allowing the secure entry of one or more leaves therein, allowing the encoding of the sequence position of the leaf when placed therein as to a place in either “last in first seen” or “last in last seen” position, offering secure sequential viewing along the book edge when the ends secured under the corner tabs are both free, and providing for direct writing on the surface of the top leaf when the pocket is laid face up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Productive Environments, Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 6758802
    Abstract: An automated system and process for managing paper files, particularly medical records contained in file folders and the like, in a file storage system having a predetermined size or limited expansion capacity. A shelf manager system includes a computer program and database which tracks the thickness of individual file folders, the capacity of storage shelf sections, and the percentage of free space remaining in each shelf section. The thickness of each file folder is measured whenever the file folder enters or leaves the primary file storage facility. File folder thickness is computed by weighing the file on an electronic scale or other caliper-based measure device. When occupied shelf space exceeds a threshold percentage for a shelf section, file folders are purged according to the likelihood that certain files will not be requested in the future by applying purging algorithms to the individual files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Electronic Paper Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur C. Fitzgerald, John F. Coughlan, Jack B. Goldman
  • Patent number: 6736924
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for manufacturing a folder which has front and back panels with a divider therebetween. The divider front and back panels and divider are taped together along a spine of the folder such that the panels and divider can be turned like the pages of a book. There may be one, two, or three or possibly even more dividers with all of the dividers being secured in place at the spine of the folder. The tape(s) may be pleated so that the panel-to-divider and/or divider-to-divider compartments can expand. This pleating technique can also be employed to give expansibility to the single compartment of a file folder which does have internal dividers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: VAS of Virginia, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Patton Janssen, Jr., Samuel Aston Loyd, Jr., Timothy Lee Worley
  • Publication number: 20040084163
    Abstract: A method for increasing the long term storageability of a cellulosic paper or paperboard product. The method includes providing a paper or paperboard product made from cellulosic fibers having a basis weight ranging from about 80 to about 300 pounds per 3000 square feet. A holdout material is applied to at least one surface of the paper or paperboard product. The web is then coated with an ink receptive material selected from the group consisting of an aqueous acrylic polymer coating material, an aqueous biocidal agent and a combination of aqueous acrylic polymer coating material and aqueous biocidal agent and dried to provide a paper or paperboard product having enhanced long term storageability. Webs made according to the invention are suitable for making file folders which exhibit improve long term storageability by resisting damage from moisture and/or biological activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: Sandeep Kulkarni, Yuan Ling, Rick Williams, Victor P. Holbert
  • Patent number: 6641171
    Abstract: This invention relates to a file structure in which the inclination angle thereof is adjustable. The structure comprises (a) an inner covering board having a rear center; (b) an outer covering board mounted to the upper section of the inner covering board at one surface thereof and a scored line being formed across the outer covering board so that the outer covering board can be inclined at an angle with respect to the inner covering board, the bottom edge of the outer covering board being provided with a plurality of fixing holes; (c) a pair of chains having a stop at both ends and one of the stops being fastened to the lower section of the inner covering board and the other stop being mounted to the fixing holes at the lower section of the outer covering board, thereby when the outer covering board is extended with an inclination angle, the chain is touted by the weight of the file and the file is stood in a stable inclined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventors: Chyun-Chau Lin, Chien-Hsun Wu
  • Patent number: 6602175
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing brochures, books or like products, having a jacket constructed with turned-in flaps, the folded edges of the flaps preferably protruding beyond the front cut of the block or terminating flush with the latter in which (a) leaves or folded sheets are gathered in a gathering machine (3) to form a block (1), (b) the block (1) is fed to a first cutting station (A) and trimmed on the front side (1a) and (c) then is transferred into an adhesive binding machine (4) in which the leaves or folded sheets are joined by the application of an adhesive, (d) the block (1) is cased into a jacket and (e) the block (1), provided with a jacket, is fed to a second cutting station (B) where the product (2) is trimmed at the top and bottom sides (2a, 2b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Zahn
  • Patent number: 6585631
    Abstract: An apparatus for assembling a hanging file folder and method is provided. A folder blank is received at a crimping station whereat a pair of prefabricated suspension rails are each dispensed from a respective hopper to folder a blank. Each one of the pair of suspension rails is dispensed to respective first and second opposed edges of the folder blank. The apparatus is provided with a folder rail dispensing system including plural pneumatically activated actuators for selectively separating a folder rail from a clip of folder rails held within the hopper and reorienting the folder rail into engagement with the folder blank. The folder rail is moved into engagement with the folder blank so as to be located within a gap defined by a hammer bar and an anvil bar, wherein the hammer and anvil bars crimp the prefabricated folder rail upon the folder blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Stuebing Automatic Machine Company
    Inventors: William M. Hoffman, Murray B. Blumberg
  • Patent number: 6375604
    Abstract: Tab material which is wrapped tightly around an edge of a sheet is adhered flat to both faces of the sheet. The sheet is passed through a printer, and indicia is printed on both sides of a tab material fold line on at least a portion of the tab material on one of the faces. Then, the tab material portion is released from that face, folded onto itself on the fold line, and the end of that portion is re-adhered to that face but closer to the sheet edge. Thereby, the folded tab material portion extends out from the edge and has indicia printed on both sides thereof to define a tab. Pursuant to one embodiment, a series of these tab material portions line that face along the edge, separated from one another by die cut lines. The user can then select the portion to be released from the face, folded onto itself and its end attached to the face to define an outwardly extending tab at the desired place anywhere along the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Rick J. Verhines
  • Patent number: 6318008
    Abstract: A packet ironing system for documents fan-folded into a packet which includes a conveyer path bounded laterally by an ironing plate on one side and an opposite-facing backing plate on the other side, defining a conveyance gap therebetween. The leading end of the ironing plate is rotatable about a vertical axis hinge. An actuator for moving the ironing plate about a point of rotation defined by the hinge alters the gap between the ironing plate and the backing plate. Control means which includes a sensor located downstream of infeed rollers signals the actuator to forceably move the ironing plate against the fan-fold document as the document is pulled through the conveyance gap by the infeed rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Printfold Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Warren S. Funk, Phillip L. Henderson, Christopher K. Cleal
  • Patent number: 6248050
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a thermoplastic hanging file folder, and the folder formed by such method. A web of thermoplastic sheet material is provided, where the web has a width with first and second opposed side edge portions. In a separate step, at least one thermoplastic support bar profile extrusion is formed, wherein each support bar profile extrusion comprises a relatively thick upper portion tapering to a correspondingly thinner lower portion. An opposed side edge portion of the thermoplastic web is positioned over the thin portion of the thermoplastic support bar profile extrusion to form a region of contact. In a bonding step, the thermoplastic support bar profile extrusion or extrusions are bonded to corresponding edges of the thermoplastic sheet at the region(s) of contact. A predetermined length of the thermoplastic web, having the thermoplastic support bar profile or profiles bonded thereon, is then separated from a remaining portion of the web to form the hanging file folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Esselte Corporation
    Inventor: Lee A. Boy
  • Patent number: 6190298
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a file folder includes the steps of displacing a predetermined length of a flexible material in a feed direction and forming a pair of spaced apertures in the material. The method further includes the steps of inserting a prong of a binder through each aperture, the binder having an elongate central portion with a prong extending from each end of the central portion and securing the central portion of the binder to the material. The invention also relates to an apparatus for manufacturing a file folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Press Products (Proprietary) Limited
    Inventor: Murray B. Blumberg
  • Patent number: 6186935
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for producing folders of the kind comprising two cover sheets, a spine, which is connected with the cover sheets by means of creasing lines, and a binding agent, which is applied to the inside of the spine and which is activable to connect sheets inserted between the cover sheets to the spine. The binding agent is applied to the spine and to the cover sheets while the cover sheets are essentially parallel to each other and perpendicular to the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Bindomatic AB
    Inventor: Sture Wiholm
  • Patent number: 6063226
    Abstract: A file folder has a pocket disposed on one of its surfaces. The edges of the pocket and the file folder are in sheared alignment with each other. A method for manufacturing a file folder having a pocket is disclosed. Adhesive is deposited along several edges of a first web of material which is pressed to a second web of material to join the webs together by the adhesive. The combined materials are cut along one of the edges of adhesive to form a sheet having a pocket. The first and second webs have side edges which are in sheared alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Esselte Corporation
    Inventors: Allan Eugene Foster, Lee A. Boy, Steven Read, Mark Rocco, Juan C. Gonzales, Mark D. Van Leer, Harry S. Smith
  • Patent number: 5711750
    Abstract: An expandable folder is provided which includes a front panel member, a rear panel member, and an expandable gusset which connects the panel members and forms the bottom and sides of the folder. Reinforcing means are provided upon critical or highly stressed locations to enhance the durability and useful life of the folder. Various types of reinforcement are provided about and, preferably, over the top of the gusset. The end portions of the gussets along the sides and, where applicable, the bottom, preferably have a width which is at least twice the width of the gusset folds. The outer surfaces of the inner front and rear panel members are also reinforced to strengthen the folder at least in the areas where the gusset is attached, and, for best results, on the entire outer surfaces of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignee: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Duane Christensen, Theodore V. Kachel, Jonathan B. Rivlin, Robert E. Hawes, Jr., Lee A. Boy, Setsuo Kanamoto, Eric R. Aaldenberg, John Heffernan, James J. Lynch, Cheryl Dellacroce-Steinberg
  • Patent number: 5492585
    Abstract: A five-piece expanding pocket having front inner and outer panels secured to each other by cohesive glue, rear inner and outer panels secured thereof by cohesive glue, and a gusset having outer edge portions with cohesive glue and opposite sides thereof bonded between edge portions of the front and rear inner and outer panels which are bonded to each other. A fixture for assembling a five-piece expanding pocket including locating plates for retaining front and rear inner panels in a predetermined position, a positioning member for locating a gusset relative to the front and rear inner panels on the locating plates and permitting the gusset to be secured to cohesive glue on the front and rear inner panels, and the locating plates also permitting the locating of the front and rear outer panels relative to the front and rear inner panels, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Inventor: Thomas J. Corey
  • Patent number: 5447334
    Abstract: A one-piece file folder is provided with an integral tab structure. The preferred file folder broadly includes a paperboard body formed into a plurality of panels hingedly connected by a fold line. The panels are folded along the fold line and secured to form an assembled file folder. The file folder also includes an integral tab structure cut from one of the panels which presents a fold line common to the paperboard body fold line. The tab structure pivots about the fold line so that it either extends from the assembled file folder or lies flat relative to the assembled file folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Inventor: Eric Hartsock
  • Patent number: 5447333
    Abstract: A customized insert sheet is laminated by heat and pressure between a plastic cover sheet and a major portion of a folder sheet. A heat activatable adhesive strip may thereafter be applied to an adhesive strip receiving channel adjacent a side edge of the plastic cover sheet, and edge portions of a stack of sheets may then be affixed to the adhesive strip receiving channel by heating the adhesive strip. The cover sheet is affixed to a side edge portion of the folder sheet to reduce wrinkling of the cover sheet upon lamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Assignee: Avant, Incorporated
    Inventors: Roger J. Kuhns, Chris E. Isbell, Robert L. Nathans
  • Patent number: 5439436
    Abstract: A folding machine which takes a prescored blank of paper, folds side flaps up, and glue tabs down, applies a glue line to the tabs, and folds end flaps of the blank about score lines onto the glue tabs to form boxed pockets and then delivers the finished folder for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Inventor: Richard J. Moll
  • Patent number: 5433481
    Abstract: A document file comprises a front cover, a side flap, and two end flaps all connected to a rear cover by hinges. The side flap is connected in use to the end flaps by means of tongues formed on the end flaps which protrude through slits formed in the side flap. The slits are inclined to permit relative sliding movement between the flaps to vary the capacity of the file. Similarly, the front cover can be slidably connected to the side flap by engagement between tongues on the front cover with recessed edges formed in the side flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Inventor: Thomas S. Corbishley
  • Patent number: 5433692
    Abstract: A gusset forming machine includes a mandrel having a support surface on which a blank for the gusset is manually mounted, and one or more pusher assemblies which are driven into contact with the mandrel to deform the blank, thus forming a gusset. Preferably, each pusher assembly includes a holding blade which prevents movement of the blank relatively to the mandrel during the gusset forming operation, and a plurality of pushing blades which deform the blank into valleys formed between adjacent ridges formed on the support surface of the mandrel, thus forming the gusset. The mandrel is preferably movable into and out of alignment with the pusher assembly or assemblies. Multiple pusher assemblies are preferably provided which extend at angles from one another and produce a multi-sided gusset in a single operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: Arms Equipment Corporation
    Inventor: Richard W. Gutowski
  • Patent number: 5405473
    Abstract: A method of laminating a customized presentation folder including placing a plastic cover sheet on one cover face of the folder and sealing the bottom of the plastic cover sheet thereon, inserting an insert sheet behind the plastic cover sheet in-between it and the cover face, inverting the folder and urging the folder, bottom first, through a laminator for fabricating a customized presentation folder in which any skinning that occurs on the inside of the folder is hidden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Assignee: Avant, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Kuhns
  • Patent number: 5362299
    Abstract: A stamp storage envelope is constructed from a single sheet of material which allows for varying the size of the access opening into the storage chamber by how many panels of end walls are overlapped with each other or adjacent front and rear walls. The panels may be secured to each other and the front and rear walls by adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Inventor: Diane D. Schou
  • Patent number: 5292300
    Abstract: An enclosure such as a letter envelope, a casing, shipping pouch, file for, or the like, is made of paper or similar suitable material to have a front portion (3) and a back portion (4) as well as side flaps (6) and (7). The enclosure may be provided with a closure flap (23) that is either part of the front portion (3) or part of the back portion (4). A bottom portion (5) is arranged between the back portion (4) and the front portion (3), whereby the bottom portion is preferably an integral component of the front and back portions. The side flaps (6, 7) are provided with respective folding creases extending longitudinally and foldable bottom side tongues (18, 19) are provided at the bottom end of the side flap (6, 7). These basic features are common to a plurality of different enclosures which provide a substantially larger enclosed volume than heretofore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Assignee: Winkler & Duennebier Maschinenfabrik und Eisengiesserei KG
    Inventor: Martin Bluemle
  • Patent number: 5261636
    Abstract: A hanging folder has reinforcing strips along its top and bottom edges, and color contrasted easy-insert label slots. These strips and contrasting slots protect against wear to the folder and thus prolong the usefulness of the folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Assignee: Esselte Pendaflex Corporation
    Inventors: Robert E. Hawes, Jr., Cheryl Dellacroce, Eric Aaldenberg, James J. Lynch
  • Patent number: 5259825
    Abstract: The machine comprises: a first assembly (2) with receiving, pressure and feed elements (3, 5), through which the part-finished item is fed, and downstream of these two elements a first folder roller (9) with a line of bristles, for folding and glueing the first front flap, and a pair of pressure rollers; a second assembly (20) with receiving, pressure and feed elements in the opposite direction, with a second folder roller (29) and a pair of pressure rollers (39) for folding the second flap, now the front flap; downstream of the second assembly (20) there is an assembly (219) with a transverse conveyor (320) for moving the part-finished item in two opposite directions (fC, fD), with two assemblies (220, 222) for successively folding and glueing the remaining two flaps of the paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: Universal RIBO S.r.l.
    Inventors: Luciano De Angelis, Maresco Magnolfi, Paolo Lombardo, Rinaldo Scalabrella
  • Patent number: 5256130
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing improved paper office supplies comprises determining which critical areas or portions of the office supplies are prone to wear and tear, and applying reinforcement upon or adjacent to those critical areas or portions to increase the strength and resistance of the office supplies to such wear and tear. This invention also provides some examples of reinforced paper office supplies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: Esselte Pendaflex Corporation
    Inventors: Theodore V. Kachel, Jonathan B. Rivlin, Lee A. Boy, Robert E. Hawes, Jr., Cheryl Dellacroce-Steinberg, Eric Aaldenberg, James J. Lynch
  • Patent number: 5248290
    Abstract: A hanging folder has reinforcing strips along its top and bottom edges, and color contrasted easy-insert label slots. These strips and contrasting slots protect against wear to the folder and thus prolong the usefulness of the folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1993
    Assignee: Esselte Pendaflex Corporation
    Inventors: Robert E. Hawes, Jr., Cheryl Dellacroce, Eric Aaldenberg, James J. Lynch
  • Patent number: 5174606
    Abstract: A file folder with an end flap attached to one side is disclosed. When the end flap is folded it allows for identification of the contents of the folder on one end of the folder. The folder is filed in open racks, transversely to the front of the racks, so that the identification on the end flap is exposed and visible. The end flap also lends strength and stability to the folder and prevents slippage of the contents of the folder when the folder is being handled and when the folder is filed. The folder is of unitary construction and has no pertruding tabs when folded for packing and shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1992
    Assignee: Safeguard Business Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean C. Hure
  • Patent number: 5171202
    Abstract: The present invention provides an automatic machine for making accordion data pockets, especially an automatic machine which is capable of bonding the inner leaf members, side cover members, and bottom member of an accordion data pocket together in one step. The machine is characterized by a fixed and a movable die seats, a top press die, two side press dies, two side boards, etc. The movable die seat has a plurality of cavities formed on its top surface, allowing index holders provided on each inner leaf member of the data pocket to insert in, and a plurality of properly and equally spaced partition plates vertically erected thereon. The fixed die seat has a plurality of properly and equally spaced positioning plates vertically erected thereon and each of the positioning plates has chamfers formed at its one vertical side and its top horizontal side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Inventor: Ken J. Su
  • Patent number: 5141485
    Abstract: A pocket for a folder and a method of making such a pocket and a folder having such a pocket more economically while also allowing ease and convenience of assembly by a customer and allowing a customer of a stationery shop greater flexibility in selecting a mix of folders with pockets and folders without pockets. The pocket has a panel and side and bottom tabs which are scored for folding easily. The pocket panel is disposed in position on a panel of the folder with the tabs between the pocket panel and folder panel, the bottom tab extending along the bottom edge of the folder panel and the side tab extending along a side edge of the folder panel, and the tabs adhesively attached to the folder panel to provide an opening to the pocket which extends along both the upper edge and a side edge thereof for conveniently putting papers therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1992
    Inventor: Ralph E. Welt
  • Patent number: 5098366
    Abstract: A machine for cutting filing folders to provide identification tabs which includes the use of two rollers, a cutter roller and an anvil roller. The cutter roller has a plurality of surface cutters spaced circumferentially to cut identification tabs selectively at each end and centrally of a folder. The anvil roller has clearance areas, and also an anvil area which will cooperate with one of the surface cutters depending on the circumferential orientation of the cutter roller. The machine provides for a gear drive for the rollers and a mechanism for lifting and adjusting the orientation of the cutter roller to effect cutting of the file edges with one of the surface cutters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Inventor: Richard H. Gressman
  • Patent number: 4973298
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of producing containers such as envelope wallets and folders or the like, which comprise at least two outer wall components (4,6) margins of which are bonded on three sides of the wall components to edges of a flexible extruded plastics material strip (12) which in the example given is polyvinyl chloride, and which has a V-cross-section or a W-cross-section and forms an insertor gusset. The container may have at least one interior wall component provided with adjacent inserts (12) bonded to neighboring wall components. Dielectric heating may be used for the bonding step and suitable apparatus is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Assignee: Ferguson Scot Limited
    Inventor: Ronald A. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 4830268
    Abstract: An adjustable folder is disclosed with an overlap to accomodate variable contents. As the quantity of filed paper exceeds the current size of the folder, the overlap is moved to provide additional capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Warren R. Pitts
  • Patent number: 4764240
    Abstract: This invention is for an apparatus and method for automatically forming unitary bonded board structures from a source of boards and a single continuous piece of tape. In one embodiment of this invention board pairs are automatically fed into the machine. In another embodiment a gusset is automatically formed in the unitary bonded board structure without scoring the tape. The method and machine operate automatically on the boards and tape for the most part in an in-line arrangement travelling along a horizontal plane in one direction that is about thirty inches off the floor so that the entire operation can be observed and controlled by a single operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1988
    Inventors: Joseph M. Simeone, Sr., Joseph M. Simeone, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4764159
    Abstract: The present invention is drawn to an improved method of making a document file which has a pair of covers and a plurality of file elements laminated one upon another between the covers. The file elements are hot-sealed together and to the covers. The covers each have an auxiliary sheet hot-sealed to the cover body. The outermost file elements are hot-sealed to the auxiliary sheets of the covers. Thus, no dents or recesses are formed on the cover by hot-sealing the outermost file elements to the respective covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1988
    Inventor: Masuhiro Mitsuyama
  • Patent number: 4670076
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a visible file pocket support panel (120) for use in supporting "n" (where "n" is any whole integer) file pockets (100) having front and back upper and lower pocket tips (102, 103, 104, 105) coextensive with the upper and lower edges of the file pocket and a hinge pin (110) extending transversely through the file pocket (100) adjacent the upper edge (108) thereof and projecting laterally beyond the sides of the file pocket with hinge elements (112) nonrotatably mounted on the projecting ends of the hinge pin (110); and, which can be readily fabricated from two basic lightweight elements--viz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1987
    Inventor: Alan F. Davies
  • Patent number: 4586917
    Abstract: A folding assembly for forming a gusset in a file folder hinge and folding the file folder with the gusset inside of the file folder, the assembly including a transporting arrangement for moving a file folder in sequence through a scoring station, a creasing station, a squeezing station and a folding station, the creasing station including a drive assembly for moving one panel of the file folder toward the other as the hinge is creased. The gusset may be heated at the scoring station, creasing station and/or its squeezing station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: Kempsmith Machine Co.
    Inventor: Daniel T. Robinson
  • Patent number: 4557715
    Abstract: A tuck assembly for automatically inverting the gussets of a pocket file folder as the file folder is moved through a cutting and folding line, the assembly includes a tuck section having a plurality of a V-type tuck rolls of decreasing depth for opening the folded gusset, a guide section for supporting the edges of the file folder pocket and a compression section for folding the open gusset into the edge of the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1985
    Assignee: Kempsmith Machine Company
    Inventor: Daniel T. Robinson
  • Patent number: 4540390
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus for forming notches at a fold for the corner portion of an expandable gusset envelope, such as a file pocket. A pleated gusset member is placed on a ridged upper surface of a table structure of the apparatus, thereby initiating operation of the apparatus. The bottom portion of the pleated gusset member is clamped against the top of the table. Pressing rolls bend the end portion of the clamped gusset member downwardly against a ridged side surface of the table. The pressing rolls then are rolled upwardly with respect to the pleats of the end portion and form notches adjacent the fold at the clamped bottom portion of the gusset member. A plurality of stacked and gusset members can be notched at one time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1985
    Assignee: Acebee Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Donald Thorschmidt
  • Patent number: 4425111
    Abstract: The invention concerns expanding files. A flat strip of flexible material (12) is progressively folded longitudinally to form a U-shaped channel. A length of the material equivalent to the developed width of a gusset is drawn forward. A precut partition with glued tabs (113) is placed at the rear of the drawn forward section of material. A fold is formed by pushing the three edges of the channel inwardly. This sequence of operations is repeated to form a multiplicity of pockets, comprising a plurality of parallel partitions joined along three edges to constitute respective filing pockets by the flexible material which is concertina-folded to constitute respective gussets. This multiplicity of pockets may be sectioned to provide separate expanding files. The invention comprises the manufacturing method and the machine for implementing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1984
    Inventor: Andre Chazelas