Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1711894 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 7, 1929
Filing dateAug 8, 1927
Priority dateAug 8, 1927
Publication numberUS 1711894 A, US 1711894A, US-A-1711894, US1711894 A, US1711894A
InventorsLawrence Benjamin E
Original AssigneeLawrence Benjamin E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Loose-leaf holder
US 1711894 A
Abstract  available in
Images(2)
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

May 7, 1929. B. E. LAWRENCE LOOSE LEAF HOLDER Filed Aug. 8, '1927* May 7, 1929. B, Ef LAWRENCE '1,711,894

LOOSE LEAF HOLDER Y Filed Aug. 8, 1927 2 sheets-sheet 2 Patented May 7, 1929.

UNITED sriuerias vPATENT oFFICE.-

BENJAMIN E. LAWRENCE, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS;

Loose-LEAFY HOLDER. I'

Appiicafmn vfiieii- August s, 1927. seriai No. 211,443.

This invention relates tol holders for sheets and pads, and particularly to loose-leafY most sheet to be readily turned under 'the n pad for possible future reference; to provide y improved supporting means for slidably and pivotally connecting the pad to the holder so as to permit the pad Ito be 'rocked into a toene ,of the covers and position transverse at the same time permit the entire pad Vto move away from said one cover to enable the uppermost sheet to be shifted to the bottom ot the pad; to provide a holder having an improved form of back on which thecovers are mounted; and to provide anA improved holder ot this kind which is particularly adapted for use in connection with lcalendar pads or memorandum pads.

An illustrative embodiment of this inven-l tion is shown inthe accompanying drawings, wherein Fig. 1 is a plan its open posi of brokenaway. Y f t Fig. 2 is a perspective of -the same. Fig. V3 isl an enlarged end view of the closed lholder and pad. i

Figf4 is a similar view showing theholder kopen and the pad in a position for shifting the uppermost sheet to the bottom of the `padypart ot the top cover being away and certain portions of the parts being shown invdotteoly Outline. ,Y l

Fig. 5 is ani enlarged fragmentary view ot Athe back.-L i

of an improvedholder in Fig. '6 is a fragmentary transverse section f of ythel cover members and connectingk backv taken on thev of the holder, the view being line 646 of;Fig. 1.

In the form shown', thev holder includes a back of improved construction, onwhichis mounted a pair of hinged covers, one'of, which serves as a base tor an improved,vv

mounting adapted to support a pad of sheets or the like. Y y Y Y In the specilic embodiment illustrated, the holder Vcomprises a back 1, to which isl hinged a top cover 2,@and afbottom cover v3 forming#v a base for an improved mounting 4 which is.

adapted to support a pad of sheets 5.

The back l includes two sectionsg of substantially identical construction.l Each` oftion and having portions therei afpivot.l

broken l 4 for thepad of sheets comprises va binder `plate 18 adapted to support the pad 5, and vvhaving apertures 19, which engagera pair ot' ring ymembers 20 mountedhon the base 3 Y thesections 6 is somewhat similar in general construction to the cover back shown in my Patent No. 1,552,437, issued September 8, 1925, In the form shown, each of thesections 6 comprises a Ytube 7 having mounting heads 8 secured to the ends thereorn by studs 9 together with a channel member arranged With itsbaclt' againstI said tube.vr Seated in the heads 8, are U-sliaped springs 10 arranged to connect the covers 2 and 3 with the tubes ,7 and` with `channel `members 11l of` the sections 6. The free edges of the channel members 11 are nested together and secured by rivets 12. The arms of the springs 10 extend inwardly into the channels 11 and similar channels 13 forming part ot', `the coverrframes' and their innerk ends are secured against turning relative to the channel members by being` bent transversely, as shown at 14. When the lcovers 2'and 3 are open, thepspringsv 10 are under 'torsional strain, thereby tending tonormally close the y.holder as shownrin Fig. V3. AWith this improvedV -construction and arrangement of parts, either cover may swing with either one of the armspof either of the springs 10 as As illustratechthe covers 2 and 3 comprise panels 15 mounted inthe channels 13 and Aframe sect-ions 16.'A The edges of the panels 15 are fitted in the channel sections 13 and 16 and are secured against displacement by .rivets 17. .t l

In the form shown, the improved mounting adjacent the outer edge thereof. By means y,otithe ring ymembers 20, the plate 18 is tilt- A.

ably secured to thebase 3 so Aas to -permit the -`uppermost sheetl to be shiftedl to the bottom of thevpad. In addition to its tilting movement, the lplate 18 also slides on the ring members 20-in a direction substantially northering members20, are slots 21 to permit the insertion of the plate 18v before thering members are attached to the c0ver'3.

'Formed on thering members 20, adjacent the. slots 21, arel shouldersj22 for supporting the plate 18 Vadjacent,itsfouter edge. The plate 18 is fadapted'to be supportedv adjacent mal tothe bottom cover l3 so as to permit an i in the ring members 20, are posts which,

with the posts 24, secure the plate 18 against edgewise shifting when the holder is closed.

The posts 24 and ring members 2O are provided with threaded Shanks 26 extending through the base 3 and provided with cushion heads 27 to prevent the cover 3 from marring the table or other supporting surface.

Secured to the binder plate 18, adjacent its inner edge, are binder ringsQS for attachment to the pad of sheets 5. These rings are arranged soas rto permit the sheets to be transferred from one side of the plate 18 to the opposite side thereof when the plate 0C* cupies a positiontransverse to the base 3, as shown in Fig. 4t.

In operation, the calendar or memorandum pad is placed on the plate 18 and secured thereto by the rings 28. When the top sheet has been used, or it is desired to turn to the next sheet, the top sheet is turned over onto the open cover 2. Vhile the covers 2 and 3 are held open, the entire pad 5 is then lifted, by grasping` the krings 28, so as to causeV the reversed sheet to drop tothe opposite 4side of the plate 18, as shown in full outline in Fig. 4. When the pad is again lowered to its normal position, the used sheet will be' below the plate 18, Where it may be readily referred to -i'f needed.

Although but one specific embodiment of this invention-has been 'herein shown and described, it will be understood that numerous details of the construction shown may be altered or omitted Without departing from the spirit ofl this invention asdefined by thev following claims. y y Iclaim:

1. ,Av .device ofthe class described comprisingabase, a bin'derplate pivotally connected adjacent one edge thereof to said base and adapted for supportinga pad of sheets von one side thereof, saidbinder plate being alsoslidable relative to said base in a direction substantially normal to said base, land a hinge adjacent the opposite edge of said plate for securing the padto said plate, said hinge being arranged to permit the sheets to be transferred from one side of said plateto the opposite side thereof when said plate occupiesja position transverse to said base.

2. A device-of the class described comprising a base, a binder plate pivotally connected radjacent one edge 'thereof to said base and adapted for supporting a pad of sheets on one side thereof, means for normally supporting said plate substantially parallel to said base, and a hinge adjacent the opposite edge of said plate for securing the pad to said plate, said hinge being arranged to permit the sheets to be transferred from one side of said plate to the opposite side thereof When said plate occupies a position transverse to said base.

3. A device of the class described comprising a base, a binder plate pivotally connected adjacent one edge thereof to said base and adapted for supporting a pad of sheets on one side thereof, means for normally supporting said plate substantially parallel to said base, shoulders for securing said plate against edgevvise shifting in its normal position, and a hinge adjacent the opposite edge of said plate for securing the pad to said plate, said hinge being arranged to permit the sheets tobe transferred from one side of said plate to the opposite side thereof when said plate occupies a position transverse to said base.

1l. A device of the class described coinprising a base, a ring member mounted on said base, a binder plate pivotally connected adjacent one edge thereof tol said ring member and adapted for supporting a pad of sheets on one side thereof, said binder plate being also slidable on said ring member in a direction substantially normal to said base, and a hinge adjacent the opposite edge of said plate for securing the pad to said plate, said. hinge being arranged to permit the sheets to be transferred from one sideV of said plate to the opposite side thereof when said plate occupies a position transverse to said base.

5. A device of the class described comprising a base, a pair of ring members mounted on said base, a binder plate pivotally connected to said ring members andadapted for supporting a pad of sheets, said binder )late being also slidable on said'ring memers .in adirection transverse to saidbaSe, im means for normally supporting said. plate substantially parallel to said base, shoulders arranged to secure said plate against edgewise shifting in its normal position, and a binder ring on said plate for attachment to a pad, said binder ring being arranged to permit the sheets to be transferred from one side of said plate to the opposite side thereof vvhenV said 'plate occupies a position transverse to said base. i

6. A device ofthe class described comprising a holder including a pair of hinged covers, one of said covers forming a base, a binder plate pivotally connected adjacent one edge thereof to said base and adapted' 125 for supporting a pad of sheets on one side thereof, and a hinge adjacent the opposite edge of said plate for securing thepad to said plate, said hinge being arranged to permit the sheets to be transferred from one 130 side of said plate to the opposite side thereof when said plate occupies a position transverse to said base. y

7. A holder comprising a back, a pair of covers hinged to said back, one of said covers forming a base, a pair of ring members mounted 0n said base adjacent the outer edge thereof, a binder plate pivotally connected to said ring members and adapted for supporting a pad of sheets, said` binder plate being also slidable on said ring members in a direction transverse to said base for varying the distance between said plate and base, and a binder ring Von said plate for attachment to the pad, said binder ring being arranged to permitthe sheets to be transferred from one side ofsaid plate to the opposite side thereof When said plate occupies a position transverse to said base.`

8. A holder comprising a pair of substantially parallel connected members, a pair of covers hinged to said members, means on said holder for supporting' a pad of sheets, and resilient means coacting With saidfmembers for normally closing said covers.

9. A holder comprising a pair of substantially parallel connected members, a pair of sheets, part of said means being arranged to form a stop for limiting the closing of said covers.

10. A holder comprising a back having a pair of transversely nested channel sections secured together, a pair of members ari ranged in substantially parallel relation on respectively opposite sides of said sections, mounting heads on said members, resilient means connected to said channel sections and said mounting heads, and a pair of covers connected to said resilient means and no-rmally urged thereby into closed position.

11. Aholder comprising a back having a pair of transversely nested channel sections secured together, a pair of members arranged in substantially parallel relation on respectively opposite sides of said sections, mounting heads on said members, resilient means connected to said channel sections and mounting heads, a pair of covers connected to said resilient means and normally urged thereby into closed position, and other means on one of said covers for supporting a pad, parts of said other means being arranged to form stops for limiting the closing of said L COVGIS.

gust, 1927.

B.y E. LAWRENCE.

Signed at Chicago this 4th day of Au-

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4744689 *Sep 18, 1985May 17, 1988Adam SternbergBinder with closure
US9057476Apr 25, 2013Jun 16, 2015Joseph J. SweereBinder support apparatus
Classifications
U.S. Classification402/70, 402/20, 402/76
International ClassificationB42F13/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F13/002
European ClassificationB42F13/00B4