US2865659A - Book-jacket with a replaceable note-pad - Google Patents

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US2865659A
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    • B42BOOKBINDING; ALBUMS; FILES; SPECIAL PRINTED MATTER
    • B42DBOOKS; BOOK COVERS; LOOSE LEAVES; PRINTED MATTER CHARACTERISED BY IDENTIFICATION OR SECURITY FEATURES; PRINTED MATTER OF SPECIAL FORMAT OR STYLE NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; DEVICES FOR USE THEREWITH AND NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; MOVABLE-STRIP WRITING OR READING APPARATUS
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    • B42BOOKBINDING; ALBUMS; FILES; SPECIAL PRINTED MATTER
    • B42DBOOKS; BOOK COVERS; LOOSE LEAVES; PRINTED MATTER CHARACTERISED BY IDENTIFICATION OR SECURITY FEATURES; PRINTED MATTER OF SPECIAL FORMAT OR STYLE NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; DEVICES FOR USE THEREWITH AND NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; MOVABLE-STRIP WRITING OR READING APPARATUS
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Dec. 23, 1958 o. H. ZIMMERMANN 2,855,559

BOOKJACKET WITH A REPLACEABLE NOTE-PAD Filed Nov. 15, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet l 1386- 1958 o. H. ZIMMERMAN N BOOK-JACKET WITH A REPLACEABLE NOTE-PAD 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 File dNov. 15, 1955 Inventor. (he, u m4.

BOOK-JACKET WITH A REPLACEABL NOTE-PAD Otto Heinrich Zimmermann, Wuppertal-Barmen, Germany The present invention relates to book-jackets with a replaceable note-pad, the sheets of which being held together by rings, a spiral wire, or similar means.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a book-jacket with a note-pad in which the uppermost leaf of the note-pad, after it has been filled out, can be folded to the back-side of the note-pad where it isreceived in the book-jacket. Thus it is achieved that upon opening of the book-jacket the leaf to be filled out always is on top of the note-pad so that it is not necessary to go through a number of sheets of the note-pad to find the empty leaf.

The present invention is of particular advantage in connection with almanacs in which the days of the week are provided on the rim of the note-pad sheets. Preferably, the calendar days are printed on the rim opposite the punched filing rim. To be able to read the days also when the book-jacket is closed, without a third person being able to read the notes written on the pad, the front part of the cover is transparent at the free rim for a certain width. A slide provided on said rim serves for marking the respective days of the week.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a book-jacket which is formed in such manner that it is opened either at its long side or at its small side. In the latter case the book-jacket containing the note-pad may be set up on a base after the jacket members have been brought to an angular position relative to each other. This set-up is of particular advantage when a memorandum which has been written on the note-pad is to be transferred in typewriting. To secure the note-pad in its position, locking means for the angularly adjusted jacket members are provided.

The book-jacket with the note-pad is used preferably by manufacturing companies as advertising material to be given to customers. With respect to this use the inner side of the book-jacket is provided with pockets of transparent material which allow for insertion of sheets referring to the goods advertised by the company.

With these and other objects in view which will become apparent in the following detailed description, the present invention will be clearly understood in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure l is a longitudinal sectional view of the open book-jacket, the thickness of the material being illustrated on an enlarged scale for a clearer understanding;

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the cover of the closed book-jacket;

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary cross sectional view through a jacket member which for a certain width has a rim of transparent material and which carries a slidable marker;

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a book-jacket with a note-pad, the members of said jacket being set in angular position relative to each other and secured against further opening by special locking means; and

Fig. 5 is a section through the locking means on an enlarged scale, taken along the lines A-A of Fig. 4.

Referring now to the drawings, the book-jacket comprises three members 1, 2, and 3, arranged side by side.

niti dst es Patc The two outer members 1 and 3 are flexibly connected to the center member 2, by means of flexible connecting members 4. The right hand member 3 has on its inside a pocket 5 which opens at the free end side and which extends over the entire surface of the member 3. A stifi sheet 6 is inserted into the pocket 5, which sheet forms a component part of the note-pad 7. The leaves of the note-pad '7 are held together by a ring, as a loose-leaf ring, a helically coiled wire 8, or similar means. In normal position the member 3, with the note-pad 7 resting on the pocket 5, is folded in between the cover members 1 and 2 (Fig. 2). gives the appearance of a book. The ring or wire 8 is in this position in the center of the jacket, i. e. adjacent the flexible intermediate connecting member 4, which connects the left hand jacket member 1 with the center member 2. It does not interfere with any writing on the notepad 7.

If the upper leaf of the note-pad 7 has been completely used or if the notes on this leaf are to be continued on the next following leaf, the first leaf is folded about the ring 8 to the other side of the pocket 5 after the member 3 has been lifted off the jacket member 2. The first leaf v is thus disposed between the center jacket member 2 and the right hand jacket member 3 or, respectively, the pocket 5. Thus, an empty leaf may always be ready for use on top of the note-pad 7 without necessitating a multiple folding of the book-jacket when again using the notepad 7.

On the other hand, the notes written on the old leaves of the note-pad are always available to be lookedover again when the leaves which have been folded to the underside of the jacket member 3 are brought out in front again after lifting the jacket member 3 off the member 2. They can be disposed of on the inside of the jacket member 1 so that the leaf in use is further visible and available for writing.

The note-pad 7 may also form an almanac as a variation of use without substantially changing the structure. In this case the calendar days are printed on the block on the side opposite the punched filing rim. The days of each week are printed on one leaf, one beneath the other. To be able to read this calendar also when the jacket is closed, the left hand jacket member 1 is of transparent material on its free rim 9, for a certain width. On the free side of this transparent rim 9 of the jacket member 1 is provided a slider 10. The slider 10 can be adjusted to the date of the respective day.. It is arranged on the jacket member 1 so that it finds a safe hold and cannot get lost. Preferably, the slider 10 is formed of a slotted tube. The edges of the tube bear against each other so that the slider 10 clings to the jacket member 1. To prevent the slider from slipping off laterally, the jacket member 1 is provided at its free rim 9 with a longitudinally arranged groove 11 at least on one side, and the edges of the slider 'ltl engage the groove 11. In order to prevent the slider it) from slipping off the cover at the top and at the botom, the groove 11 is bent at the ends and extends along the top and bottom edge of the jacket member l for a certain distance, thus forming a stop for the slider 10 when it is moved to the end of the groove. Preferably, the book-jacket is made of a uniform piece of leather or rubber-like material, except for the transparent portions, as for instance, the rim 9. which is fastened to the jacket by gluing or welding. To produce the transparent portions of the jacket, a celluloid-like plastic, as

' for instance, polyvinylchloride is used which has certain resilient qualities.

A sheet 12 of transparent material corresponding to the size of the jacket members 1, 2 and 3 is preferably glued on the insides of the transparent portions of the jacket members at its rims to form a pocket each of which The book-jacket with the note-pad 7' receives advertising prints, calendars, tables, lists, etc. When producing the book-jacket of leather or a rubber like material, the jacket is very flexible so that it can easily be put into a pocket. Sometimes, however, flexibility is not desired. This can be: eliminated in that a card-board piece 14 is inserted into the pockets formed by the jacket members 1, 2 and 3 and the corresponding sheets 12. The three members 1, 2 and 3 of the bookjacket can be arranged in such manner that they either fold around a long side (Figs. 1 and 2) or around a short side (Fig. 4) whereby in either embodiment the jacket member 1 may have a rim 9 of transparent material. In the latter embodiment it is possible to set up the book jacket with the note-pad 7 after arranging the members 1 and 2 in angular position relative to each other. This is of particular advantage when notes written on the notepad are to be transferred into typewritten form, since then the typist has the notes directly in front of his or her eyes. To provide a positive hold for the book jacket in this position, it is preferably equipped with locking means which maintain both jacket members 1 and 2 in the angular position previously set up. The locking means comprise a thread or a thin wire 15, one end of which is fastened to the bottom portion of the jacket member 2, and the other end is secured to a small slotted tube 16. The slotted tube 16 can be slipped on to the jacket member 1 where it can be set to any desired position, as can be seen from Fig. 4. For this purpose the edge of the member 1 of the book-jacket is provided with a groove 17 which engages the edges of the flexible tube 16. When the locking means are not in use, the tube is slipped ofi the jacket member 1 and on the edge of the other part of the jacket member 1 until the thread or wire 15 is stretched out. For this purpose, this jacket portion is also provided with a groove at one of its sides.

Besides the two possibilities of connecting the three members of the book-jacket as mentioned above, there is a third possibility, in that two jacket members 1 and 2 are connected with each other at one of their long sides, while the third jacket member 3 is connected to one of the other jacket members 1 and 2 at one of their short sides.

The embodiment illustrated can be modified in various ways without departing from the spirit of the invention. The jacket member 1, for instance, may be made of transparent material if it should be desired that the notes written on the uppermost leaf of the note-pad can be read also when the jacket is closed.

The user of a book-jacket made as described above, always has the possibility to cover the top leaf of the note-pad up to the calendar portion by inserting a correspondingly dimensioned piece of card-board into the pocket formed of a sheet 12 of transparent material and the jacket member 1 which sheet 12 is pasted to the edge of the jacket member 1.

While I have disclosed several embodiments of the present invention, it is to be understood that these embodiments are given by example only and not in a limiting sense, the scope of the present invention being determined by the objects and the claim.

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A book jacket comprising a first jacket member and a second jacket member, a first flexible means connecting one of the free sides of said first jacket member with one of the free sides of said second jacket member, a third jacket member and a second flexible means connecting a free side of said third jacket member with the free side of said second jacket member, said third jacket member defining a pocket open at its free edge opposite said second flexible connecting means and having an opening at the outer edge of said third jacket member, and a pad having one stiif sheet and a plurality of leaves, a plurality of rings holding together said leaves on one edge thereof, said stilt sheet being received by said pocket, so that one part of said leaves may be placed on one side and the other part of said leaves on the other side of said third jacket member, in order to make available the top leaf of said pad, upon lifting said first jacket member and to make available said second jacket member, upon lifting said third jacket member, and said first jacket member has a transparent zone disposed along its free side, and said top leaf of said pad has a complementary zone portion visible through said transparent zone of said first jacket member in the closed, said third jacket member covering position.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS D. 171,110 Shirley Dec. 15, 1953 328,221 Hood Oct. 13, 1885 626,441 Ramsey June 6, 1899 2,732,875 Martin Jan. 13, 1956 FOREIGN PATENTS 681,973 Germany Oct. 5, 1939

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US3620552A (en) * 1969-09-15 1971-11-16 American Guidance Service Inc Display device
US4058327A (en) * 1976-11-01 1977-11-15 American Guidance Service, Inc. Display device
US4971361A (en) * 1989-12-18 1990-11-20 Whiting Robert L Presentation folder
US5411293A (en) * 1994-06-07 1995-05-02 American Trading And Production Corporation Double cover ring binder
US20070120356A1 (en) * 2005-11-30 2007-05-31 Les Entreprises Dominion Blueline Inc. Planner booklet
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US626441A (en) * 1899-06-06 James a
US2732875A (en) * 1956-01-31 Pocket secretary
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US3620552A (en) * 1969-09-15 1971-11-16 American Guidance Service Inc Display device
US4058327A (en) * 1976-11-01 1977-11-15 American Guidance Service, Inc. Display device
US4971361A (en) * 1989-12-18 1990-11-20 Whiting Robert L Presentation folder
US5411293A (en) * 1994-06-07 1995-05-02 American Trading And Production Corporation Double cover ring binder
US20070120356A1 (en) * 2005-11-30 2007-05-31 Les Entreprises Dominion Blueline Inc. Planner booklet
US20070172309A1 (en) * 2006-01-19 2007-07-26 Witter Kevin W Reconfigurable notebook holder

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