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Publication numberUS2672354 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 16, 1954
Filing dateMay 8, 1952
Priority dateMay 8, 1952
Publication numberUS 2672354 A, US 2672354A, US-A-2672354, US2672354 A, US2672354A
InventorsOscar E Hofferberth
Original AssigneeNcr Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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March 16, 1954 E. HQFFERBERTH- 2,672,354

RECORD MEMBER Filed May 8, 1952 6 Flag hull" INVENTOR OSCAR E. l-IOFFERBERTH BY Z1 A mg ATTORNEYS Patented Mar. 16, 1954 UNITED STATES ATENT OFFICE RECORD MEMBER Oscar E. Hoflerberth, Dayton, Ohio, assignor to h National Ca h. R t C mp n Da on,

3 Claims. 1.

This invention relates to a novel. method and mfifins for securing one or more sheets of paper to a backing member in such a manner that, when the paper has been used, the residue of the papercan beremoved from. the fastening means, which will automatically free the fastening means from the backing member and enable new sheets. of paper to be fastened to the backing member; The cooperation between the fastening means and the backing member is such that the fastening means does not damage the backing member, which can; be used over and over.

The novel method and means can be used in many environments, such as to fasten a pad of paper to, a clipboard or any other supporting member, or to fasten a pad of paper to a control sheet provided with magnetic material to form. a record member of the type disclosed in the co-pending application of Marshall Mazer, Serial No. 283,692, filed April 22, 1952.

the novel method, the paper is secured to the fasteningmeans inv such a manner that it merely retains the backing member between the paper and a portion of the fastening means and in no manner damages the backing member. This enables the pads to be secured one after another to the backing member, which can be used; over and; over.

Two or more fastening means can be used in proper spaced relation along one edge of the pad to. firmly secure the pad to the backing member. Each fastening means is in the form of an eyelet grommet having a dancer base portion which surrounds a shoulder portion which extends above the. flange a distance equal to or slightly more than the thickness of the, backing member and which in turn, has extending therefrom an eye.- let portion, the free end of which can be bent over or crimped when the fastening means is used. The shoulder portion is, wide. enough to extend beyond the; bent-over portion of the eyelet when the fastening means has been used.

The, backing member is formed with apertures of. a size and shape to receive the shouldered portions of the fastening means, into which apertures the fastening means are inserted until their shouldered portions are seated in the apertures and the flanges engage the backing mem-- her.

The pad is then placed onthe eyelet portions of the fastening means, and the free. ends of the eyelets are crimped outwardly to force the pad firmly against the shoulders on the fastening means and to secure the pad to the fastening means.

The pad, thus secured to the-fastening means,

will engagev the backing member and retain it against the flange on the fastening means. In this manner, the pad will be held securely in place on. the. backing member. If desired, the apertures in the backing member can be. made a little larger than the shoulder to enable a slight relative movement to be had to allow for different degrees of expansion between the material of the pad and the backing member.

The. sheets making up the pad are provided with a row of perforations adjacent theedge along which the fastening means are located to enable a ready detachment, of the sheets. When the pad is spent, a narrow strip of paper for each of the sheets of the pad will remain secured to the backing member.

In order to put a new pad on the backing member, all that is necessary is to tear these strips back to the bent-over edge of the eyelets, and, since the shoulders on the fastening means extend beyond this bent-over edge. the eyelet can then be readily removed from the backing memher, which is then ready for fastening a new pad thereto.

The novel method and means for fastening sheets of paper to a backing sheet enables the paper to be secured to the fastening means and enables the paper thus secured to the fastening means tov cooperate with a portion of the fastening means to retain the paper on the backing sheet without damaging or modifying the backing sheet.

It is an object of the invention, therefore, to provide a novel method and means for securing one or more sheets of paper to a backing sheet without damaging the backing sheet, whereby the backing sheet can be used over and over.

A further object of the invention is to provide a fastening means which is formed with a flanged portion, a shoulder portion, and an eyelet portion.

A f urther object of the invention is to provide a fastening means for fastening a pad of paper to a backing member, the fastening means having provisions by which the pad is secured thereto and having further provisions for enabling the backing member to be held between the pad and a portion of the fastening means. v

A further object of the invention is. to provide fastening means for fastening a pad of paper to a control sheet to form a controlling record member, which fastening means can also serve as a, grommet for receiving locating pins in the machine which the record member is to control.

With these and incidental objects in view, the invention includes certain novel features of construction and combinations of parts, a preferred form or embodiment of which will be hereinafter described with reference to the drawing which accompanies and forms a part of this specification.

Of the drawing:

Fig. l is a top plan view of a pad which is secured to a backing member by the novel fastening means.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged section view of a portion of the pad and backing member of Fig. 1, taken along the line 22 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged section view of one of the fastening means with a portion of a backing member in place on the flange and surrounding the shoulder.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of one of the fastening means.

In order to describe the novel method and means for fastening one or more sheets of paper to a backing member and to explain their ad vantages more fully, they will be described in their use in forming a record member of the type disclosed in said li iazer application, which record member is made up of a pad of sheets of expendable print-receiving material fastened to an unexpendable control sheet, which is provided with .magnetic material. It will be obvious that this use of the fastening means is merely illustrative of one of its uses and that it may be used in other arrangements to secure one or more sheets of paper to a backing member without damaging the backing member, thereby enabling the backing member to be used over and over.

As shown in Figs. 1 to 4, the fastening means is formed with a flange 5, which extends beyond a shoulder l, which in turn surrornds, and has extending therefrom, an eyelet portion 3.

The sheets of paper or pad 5 fit on the eyelet 8 and are secured in place thereon by bending outwardly, or crimping, the free end of the eyelet 8, as shown in Fig. 2, to clamp the paper against the shoulder l. The shoulder l is wide enough to extend beyond the edge of the bent-over portion of the eyelet when the paper has been secured in place on the fastening means.

The control sheet (9 has an aperture therein for each of the fastening means, each aperture being of a size and shape to receive the shoulder I on the fastening means, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3. The apertures for receiving the outside grommets can, if desired, be made wider than necessary to receive the shoulders, so as to allow for differences in expansion between the paper and the backing member due to changes in temperature or humidity. The shoulder l extends above the flange 8 an amount equal to, or slightly greater than, the thickness of the control sheet.

The operation of fastening the paper to the control sheet is as follows. The fastening means are inserted in the apertures in the control sheet IQ until the flanges B engage the control sheet and the shoulders 7 are seated in the apertures. Then the paper 9 is placed on the eyelet portions 8, and the free ends of the eyelet portions are bent outwardly or crimped to force the paper firmly against the shoulders and thereby clamp the paper to the fastening means.

The paper 9, which is thus clamped to the fastening means, will engage the control sheet to on one side and, together with the flanges (S, which engage the control sheet on the other side, will 4 4 retain the control sheet in fixed relation to the paper.

The paper 9 is perforated at H to enable the sheets to be readily detachable from the record member. When a sheet has thus been detached, the narrow strip between the line of perforations and the top edge of the pad will remain. The fastening means extend into this residue of the pad and will retain the control sheet secured thereto.

When it is desired to replace the paper, the strips are torn back to the bent-over portion of the eyelets. Since the shoulders I on the fastening means extend beyond the bent-over portion of the eyelets, as soon as all the strips are torn back, the fastening means can readily be removed from the apertures in the control sheet. New fastening means can be inserted in the apertures in the control sheet, and a new supply of paper can be secured against the shoulders of the fastening means, thereby to retain the control sheet in position relative to the new supply of paper to form another record member.

It is seen that the fastening means can be inserted in and removed from the apertures in the control sheet and do not damage the control sheet in any way, so that the control sheet can be used over and over to form a plurality of record members. It is also seen that, in fastening the paper to the control sheet, the pressure is not applied to the control sheet when the eyelet is crimped or bent over to secur the paper to the fastening means, and this also tends to prevent damage to the control sheet.

The fastening means can also be used to aid in properly locating the record member in a machine. As shown in Fig. 1, the middle fastening means is offset slightly to the right of cen-- ter, so that, if the machine is provided with corresponding locating pins, the fastening means can only fit over the pins if the record member is placed with the right side up in the machine. The fastening means have the further advantage that they will strengthen the record member at its point of engagement with the locating ins.

Although the invention has been described in its use in the formation of record members by securing expendable paper pads to an unexpendable control sheet, it is not to be limited to this use, because the novel fastening means can be used to secure one or more sheets of paper to any desired backing member without damaging the backing member and enabling the backing member to be re-used.

The fastening means have been shown with round flange and shoulder portions, but it is to be understood that they are not limited to this form and may have square or other desired shaped flange and shoulder portions, without departing from the invention.

While the form of invention shown and described herein is admirably adapted to fulfill the objects primarily stated, it is to be understood that it is not intended to confine the invention to the form or embodiment disclosed herein, for it is susceptible of embodiment in various other forms.

What is claimed is:

1. In combination, at least one sheet of paper; a backing member having an aperture therein; and an eyelet grommet for securing the paper to the backing member, said grommet consisting of a flanged base portion for engaging one side of the backing member, a shoulder portion extending above the flanged base portion a distance approximately the thickness of the backing member for fitting in the aperture in the backing member, and an eyelet extending from the shoulder portion away from the base portion, said eyelet being capable of receiving the paper and, when bent over, clamping the paper against the shoulder to secure the paper to the grommet with the paper engaging the other side of the backing member and cooperating with the flanged base portion to retain the paper in fixed relation with the backing member without damage to the backing member, and said shoulder being wide enough to extend beyond the bent-over portion of the eyelet so that, when the paper is torn away from the eyelet, the grommet will be free to be removed from the aperture without damage to the backing member, so that the backing member can be used over and over to have paper secured thereto.

2. In combination, a pad; a backing member cooperating with the pad to form a record member for controlling the operation of a machine; a plurality of fastening means, each fastening means including a flanged base portion surrounding a raised shoulder portion and an eyelet extending from the shoulder portion in a direction away from said flange portion; said backing member having a plurality of apertures therein which are unevenly spaced adjacent one edge thereof and into which the fastening means are inserted until the flanges engage the under surface of the backing member and the shoulders are within the apertures, and said pad having apertures along one edge thereof to fit over the eyelets, which are then bent over to force the pad against the shoulders, which extend beyond the bent-over end of the eyelet and secure the pad to the fastening means so that the pad, in conjunction with the flanges on the fastening means, can cooperate with the backing member to retain the pad in position thereon without damaging the backing member, the eyelet portions of the fastening means being capable of cooperating with locating pins in the machine to properly locate the record member in the machine to be controlled by the record member and, due to the uneven spacing of the fastening means, insuring that the record member will always be placed right side up in the machine.

3. In combination, a pad containing a plurality of sheets of paper; a backing member; a plurality of fastening means, each fastening means including a flanged base portion surrounding a raised shoulder portion and an eyelet extending from the shoulder portion in a direction away from said flanged portion; said backing member having a plurality of apertures therein adjacent one edge thereof and into which the fastening means are inserted until the flanges engage the under surface of the backing member and the shoulders are within the apertures; said pad having apertures along one edge thereof to fit over the eyelets, which are then bent over to force the pad against the shoulders, which extend beyond the bent-over end of the eyelet, and secure the pad to the fastening means so that the pad, in conjunction with the flanges on the fastening means, can cooperate with the backing member to retain the pad in position thereon without damage to the backing member, and each of said sheets of paper of the pad having a row of perforations adjacent the fastening means to enable the sheets of the pad to be readily detached and leave a residue around said fastening means, which residue, when torn back to the eyelet, will free the fastening means for ready removal from the backing member to enable the backing member to have a new pad secured thereto.

OSCAR E. HOFFERBERTH.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,413,998 Templeton Apr. 25, 1922 1,661,315 Sullivan Mar. 1923

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US1413998 *Nov 3, 1920Apr 25, 1922Walter B TempletonExpansion stud
US1661315 *Mar 1, 1927Mar 6, 1928William T SullivanBinding post for calendar pads and the like
Classifications
U.S. Classification281/27.3
International ClassificationB42F3/00, F16B19/10
Cooperative ClassificationB42F3/00, F16B19/10
European ClassificationB42F3/00, F16B19/10