Abstract: A support stand for portable electronic devices includes a substantially-circular base component having an upper surface, a lower surface and a continuous periphery surrounding a central aperture. Formed on the upper surface are a pair of transverse channels that are each substantially tangential to the central aperture. Within each channel are a plurality of substantially semi-cylindrical grooves, each having an imaginary bisector plane that is at a discrete, oblique angle relative to a vertical plane. Each channel includes an inclined inner wall that in combination with one of the grooves uprightly supports a portable electronic device at a distinct angle.
Abstract: A device for supporting a potato chip bag in an upright position includes a semispherical base member having a rounded bottom portion and a substantially planar top portion. The rounded bottom portion is weighted to ballast the base member in an upright position. A pair of intersecting slots are provided on the top surface, each dimensioned to tightly receive a particular size potato chip bag. A pair of opposing sidewalls define each slot, each of which include a plurality of interspersed nodules thereon for frictionally engaging the exterior surface of the potato chip bag.
Abstract: A two-way pocket assembly for use with a notebook (100). The pocket assembly is constructed over a window (208) formed in a subsurface material of the notebook (100). The pocket assembly includes exterior and interior pockets (104), each covering at least a portion of the window (208). The exterior and interior pockets (104) provide access to the pocket assembly from either the exterior (102) or interior (204) of the notebook (100). The pocket may be configured to receive and hold a personal electronic assistant, a cellular telephone (302), or another personal electronic device. The interior pocket includes a window material that allows visual access to the interior (204) of the pocket assembly through the material of the interior pocket (104). The pocket may be constructed so that a personal electronic assistant held inside the pocket assembly is usable through the window without removing the device from the pocket assembly.