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US3898951A
US3898951A US49539974A US3898951A US 3898951 A US3898951 A US 3898951A US 49539974 A US49539974 A US 49539974A US 3898951 A US3898951 A US 3898951A
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A bookmark comprising an elongated stretchable member having a closed loop at one end thereof for extending around one of the covers of a book and having an appendage which extends along the page to be marked and over a part of the cover to a point at which it is detachably secured to the loop of the member with an ornament extending from its free end.

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United States Patent 11 1 Clare Aug. 12, 1975 [541 BOOKMARKS D66,322 12/1924 Crane D19/34 [76] Inventor: Geraldine M. Clare, 8349 E. Stella Ln. Scottsdale, Ari? 5253 Primary Examiner-Donald O. Woodiel Assistant Examiner-Marcus S. Rasco [22] Flled' 1974 Attorney, Agent, or FirmWarren F. B. Lindsley [21] Appl. No.: 495,399

[57] ABSTRACT 81,2 116/1225; A bookmark comprising an elongated stretchable I. member having a Closed p at one end thereof for [58] Field of Search 1 1319/34 281/42 extending around one of the covers of a book and having an appendage which extends along the page to be [56] References cued ,marked and over a part of the cover to a point at UNITED STATES PATENTS which it is detachably secured to the loop of the mem- 934,97() 9/1909 lnman 116/119 her with an ornament extending from its free end. 2,716,390 8/1955 Goins 116/119 3,020,876 2/1962 Riden 116/119 4 Claims, 5 Drawing Figures 1975 M AUG 1 2 E PAT BOOKMARKS BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Known bookmarks utilizing ribbon members are easily misplaced or lost, inadvertently removed, and many times unavailable when needed. Fastening means attached to the pages of a book leave undesirable impressions on the contacted surfaces.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION In accordance with the invention claimed, an improved bookmark is provided which utilizes an elongated stretchable member having a closed loop at one end which is stretched and placed around one of the covers of a book and an appendage which extends along the page of the book to be marked and over a part of its cover to a point on the loop at which it is detachably secured.

It is, therefore, one object of this invention to provide a new and improved bookmark which will not harm or mar contacted surfaces when inserted or withdrawn from the book.

Another object of this invention is to provide a bookmark looped over the cover of a book having an appendage which passes over the page of the book to be marked and is detachable fastened to the looped portion of the bookmark at a point on the cover of the book.

A further object of this invention is to provide a stretchable bookmark which is secured to the book and may be personalized by an ornament which also serves as gripping means to aid the handicapped or elderly in using the bookmark.

These and other objects and advantages of this invention will become apparent from the following description of the several figures of the drawing representing several embodiments of the present invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a book with a stretchable bookmark having its looped end surrounding its cover and its appendage passing over the page to be marked with its free end ready to be attached to a portion of the loop.

FIG. 2 is a right end view of FIG. 1 showing the appendage of the bookmark detachably secured to its looped portion.

FIG. 3 is an elongated perspective view of the bookmark shown in FIG. 1.

FIG. 4 is a partial view of a modification of the material used for the bookmark shown in FIGS. 1-3.

FIG. 5 is a partial view of a further modification of the material used for the bookmark of FIGS. 14.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring more particularly to the drawing by characters of reference, FIGS. 1-3 illustrate a novel bookmark I0 comprising an elongated stretchable ribbon like member 11 formed of any suitable material, such as the known rubber garter like material shown in FIGS. 1-3 or the modern stretchable lace like material shown in FIGS. 4 and 5. Although any suitable material may be used, it should have the capability of stretching and then returning to its original condition.

The ribbon like member 1] is provided with a loop portion 12 at one end for extending around one of the covers of a book 13 such as, for example, its front cover, as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, and an appendage 14 which is long enough to extend from the loop portion 12 through the length of the book along the page to be marked and back over the cover to a point along the loop portion at which it is detachably secured.

The ribbon like member 11 may be cut to a length of twenty eight inches which when stretched to its fullest extent may reach forty eight inches in length. Sixteen inches at one end is used to provide the loop portion which is secured or suitably fastened together to form a loop, as shown in the drawings, eight inches in length for readily slipping over the cover of most books. If the looped portion is formed by overlapping and sewing, the edge of the sewed end may be treaded with an adhesive which hardens to encase the thread of the stitching and to prevent unravelling of the ribbon. The remaining portion of the ribbon is used for the appendage for extending from the loop portion between the pages of the book to be marked.

As shown in the drawing, the free end of the ribbon is provided with a velco type fastener 15 which comprises a pad 15A of a plurality of matted wool like plastic threads which interlock in a meashing manner with a cooperating pad 158 comprising a plurality of looped ended fine wire like members fastened on the outside of the loop portion 12 at a point along the face of the cover of the book, as shown in FIG. 1. This interlocking means is well known in the art and used for fastening means particularly in the clothing trade.

If desired, an ornament 16 may be attached to the free end of the appendage 14 of the ribbon like member, and as shown in FIG. 1 is attached by a short piece of ornamental chain 17 to an aperture 18 in the free end of appendage 14.

FIGS. 4 and 5 illustrate other types of ribbon like material which may be used for the bookmark with FIG. 4 illustrating a flower design elastic tape 19 while FIG. 5 illustrates a lace configuration elastic tape 20.

Although but a few embodiments of the present invention have been illustrated and described, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that various changes and modifications may be made therein without departing from the spirit of the invention or from the scope of the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

l. A bookmark comprising: i

an elongated elastic ribbon like member having one end turned back on itself and fastened thereto to form a closed loop portion,

the other end of said ribbon like member forming an appendage extending from the loop portion, said loop portion provided for extending around one of the covers of a book with the appendage arranged to extend from the loop portion at one edge of the book between the pages of a book being marked and out the other edge of the book, and

means provided at one end of said appendage for detachably fastening said end to said loop portion at a point thereon arranged on the outside of the book being marked.

2. The bookmark set forth in claim 1 wherein:

said means comprises a Velco fastener having two engaging parts one mounted on said appendage and the other mounted on said loop portion.

3. The bookmark set forth in claim 2 in further combination with:

an ornament mounted on the free end of said appendage.

4. The bookmark set forth in claim 3 wherein:

said elongated elastic ribbon like material has a lace configuration.

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1. A bookmark comprising: an elongated elastic ribbon like member having one end turned back on itself and fastened thereto to form a closed loop portion, the other end of said ribbon like member forming an appendage extending from the loop portion, said loop portion provided for extending around one of the covers of a book with the appendage arranged to extend from the loop portion at one edge of the book between the pages of a book being marked and out the other edge of the book, and means provided at one end of said appendage for detachably fastening said end to said loop portion at a point thereon arranged on the outside of the book being marked.
2. The bookmark set forth in claim 1 wherein: said means comprises a Velco fastener having two engaging parts one mounted on said appendage and the other mounted on said loop portion.
3. The bookmark set forth in claim 2 in further combination with: an ornament mounted on the free end of said appendage.
4. The bookmark set forth in claim 3 wherein: said elongated elastic ribbon like material has a lace configuration.
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US4041892A (en) * 1975-10-01 1977-08-16 Nichols Mary V Book marker employing endless elastic band
US4226493A (en) * 1979-03-01 1980-10-07 Ford Motor Company Terminal block with fuse guards and identification surface
US4505219A (en) * 1983-12-16 1985-03-19 Mangano Mary G Adjustable bookmark for paperback and hard cover books
US4770114A (en) * 1987-05-08 1988-09-13 Malone James P T.V. remote control box finder
US4838198A (en) * 1988-04-20 1989-06-13 Knox Darryl T Book mark
US4982685A (en) * 1990-01-23 1991-01-08 Mitsuhiko Abe Clip-carrying bookmarker
US5054816A (en) * 1990-10-03 1991-10-08 Rosengarten Gerald J Combined book closure and page indexing device
US5375884A (en) * 1993-01-12 1994-12-27 Farrington; John One piece bookmark
US5456497A (en) * 1994-09-08 1995-10-10 Ross, Jr.; Edward A. Apparatus for holding reading material binder
US5458081A (en) * 1994-09-12 1995-10-17 Reichert; Susan A. Adjustable bookmark
US5501171A (en) * 1994-11-23 1996-03-26 Leake; Linda S. Flexible bookmark with holder for writing instrument
US5632566A (en) * 1995-08-21 1997-05-27 Universal Marketing And Distributing Incorporated Apparatus to retain and reinforce notebook contents
US5636868A (en) * 1994-09-08 1997-06-10 Ross, Jr.; Edward A. Apparatus for holding reading material binder
GB2314803A (en) * 1996-07-03 1998-01-14 Patrick Louis Maguire Bookmark displaced by swinging motion
US5904374A (en) * 1997-08-28 1999-05-18 Lee; Chun-Yang Cover member with foldable bookmark flap
US6401649B1 (en) * 1999-02-19 2002-06-11 Tamie K. Smith Magnetic bookmark
US6446803B1 (en) * 2000-06-23 2002-09-10 Mckinney Christina Combination bookmark and writing instrument case
WO2002092355A1 (en) * 2001-05-15 2002-11-21 Yoon Shik Lee Band shaped holder for settling leaves of a book
GB2375734A (en) * 2001-05-23 2002-11-27 Anna Bouvie Bookmark with adjustable loop(s)
US6641172B1 (en) 2002-01-07 2003-11-04 Gary E. Olson Adjustable bookmarker and reading accessory case
GB2390570A (en) * 2002-07-10 2004-01-14 Shareen Anne Jewell Page retaining bookmark
US20040045496A1 (en) * 1999-02-19 2004-03-11 Smith Tamie K. Magnetic bookmark
US20040069207A1 (en) * 2002-10-15 2004-04-15 Forance Joann Pearl Bookmark
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US6854417B2 (en) 2001-11-08 2005-02-15 Sylvia G. Stephens Adjustable bookmark
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US20070029780A1 (en) * 2005-07-08 2007-02-08 Nancy Harris Elastic Bookmark
US20070269257A1 (en) * 2006-05-19 2007-11-22 Everyday Innovations Inc. Writing instrument holder and bookmark
US20080223282A1 (en) * 2007-03-15 2008-09-18 Sylvia Scott Stand alone bookmark
DE102007026047A1 (en) * 2007-06-04 2008-12-18 Twentysecond Gmbh Read and/or identification mark , has clingers attached to fastening ring and is closed and opened such that mark is adapted to different material thicknesses, e.g. paper, cardboard and rear walls
US20100058975A1 (en) * 2008-09-11 2010-03-11 Leslie Kay Hertzfeld Multi-page bookmark
USD634363S1 (en) 2010-03-22 2011-03-15 Gazinga, Llc Bookmark
US8307777B2 (en) 2010-03-30 2012-11-13 Franklin Mill, Llc Bookmarks including ribbon holding features and related methods
US20120312226A1 (en) * 2011-06-10 2012-12-13 Gazinga, Llc Bookmarks including ribbon holding features and related methods
CN102935772A (en) * 2012-11-27 2013-02-20 杨小涵 Multifunctional bookmark
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US4041892A (en) * 1975-10-01 1977-08-16 Nichols Mary V Book marker employing endless elastic band
US4226493A (en) * 1979-03-01 1980-10-07 Ford Motor Company Terminal block with fuse guards and identification surface
US4505219A (en) * 1983-12-16 1985-03-19 Mangano Mary G Adjustable bookmark for paperback and hard cover books
US4770114A (en) * 1987-05-08 1988-09-13 Malone James P T.V. remote control box finder
US4838198A (en) * 1988-04-20 1989-06-13 Knox Darryl T Book mark
US4982685A (en) * 1990-01-23 1991-01-08 Mitsuhiko Abe Clip-carrying bookmarker
US5054816A (en) * 1990-10-03 1991-10-08 Rosengarten Gerald J Combined book closure and page indexing device
US5375884A (en) * 1993-01-12 1994-12-27 Farrington; John One piece bookmark
US5636868A (en) * 1994-09-08 1997-06-10 Ross, Jr.; Edward A. Apparatus for holding reading material binder
US5456497A (en) * 1994-09-08 1995-10-10 Ross, Jr.; Edward A. Apparatus for holding reading material binder
US5458081A (en) * 1994-09-12 1995-10-17 Reichert; Susan A. Adjustable bookmark
US5501171A (en) * 1994-11-23 1996-03-26 Leake; Linda S. Flexible bookmark with holder for writing instrument
US5632566A (en) * 1995-08-21 1997-05-27 Universal Marketing And Distributing Incorporated Apparatus to retain and reinforce notebook contents
GB2314803A (en) * 1996-07-03 1998-01-14 Patrick Louis Maguire Bookmark displaced by swinging motion
US5904374A (en) * 1997-08-28 1999-05-18 Lee; Chun-Yang Cover member with foldable bookmark flap
US6401649B1 (en) * 1999-02-19 2002-06-11 Tamie K. Smith Magnetic bookmark
US20040045496A1 (en) * 1999-02-19 2004-03-11 Smith Tamie K. Magnetic bookmark
US6446803B1 (en) * 2000-06-23 2002-09-10 Mckinney Christina Combination bookmark and writing instrument case
WO2002092355A1 (en) * 2001-05-15 2002-11-21 Yoon Shik Lee Band shaped holder for settling leaves of a book
GB2375734B (en) * 2001-05-23 2005-07-20 Anna Bouvie Adjustable loop bookmark
GB2375734A (en) * 2001-05-23 2002-11-27 Anna Bouvie Bookmark with adjustable loop(s)
US6854417B2 (en) 2001-11-08 2005-02-15 Sylvia G. Stephens Adjustable bookmark
US6641172B1 (en) 2002-01-07 2003-11-04 Gary E. Olson Adjustable bookmarker and reading accessory case
GB2390570A (en) * 2002-07-10 2004-01-14 Shareen Anne Jewell Page retaining bookmark
US20040069207A1 (en) * 2002-10-15 2004-04-15 Forance Joann Pearl Bookmark
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US20060011125A1 (en) * 2004-07-19 2006-01-19 Polly John R Bookmark for opening a book to a selected page
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US20070269257A1 (en) * 2006-05-19 2007-11-22 Everyday Innovations Inc. Writing instrument holder and bookmark
US20080223282A1 (en) * 2007-03-15 2008-09-18 Sylvia Scott Stand alone bookmark
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US8127708B2 (en) 2008-09-11 2012-03-06 Leslie Kay Hertzfeld Multi-page bookmark
US20100058975A1 (en) * 2008-09-11 2010-03-11 Leslie Kay Hertzfeld Multi-page bookmark
USD634363S1 (en) 2010-03-22 2011-03-15 Gazinga, Llc Bookmark
US8307777B2 (en) 2010-03-30 2012-11-13 Franklin Mill, Llc Bookmarks including ribbon holding features and related methods
US8448595B2 (en) 2010-06-29 2013-05-28 Remote Interaction LLC Device for marking and identifying a multitude of pages in a book
US8695150B1 (en) * 2011-05-16 2014-04-15 Christopher Cooper Tablet computer cleaning device
US20120312226A1 (en) * 2011-06-10 2012-12-13 Gazinga, Llc Bookmarks including ribbon holding features and related methods
US8701588B2 (en) 2011-06-10 2014-04-22 Franklin Mill, Llc Bookmarks including coupling features and related methods
US20130291348A1 (en) * 2012-05-04 2013-11-07 Saad Abdulla Aldoihi Magnetic organizing and attachment device
US8819900B2 (en) * 2012-05-04 2014-09-02 Saad Abdulla Aldoihi Magnetic organizing and attachment device
CN102935772A (en) * 2012-11-27 2013-02-20 杨小涵 Multifunctional bookmark

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