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Publication numberUS2959879 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 15, 1960
Filing dateNov 10, 1959
Priority dateNov 10, 1959
Publication numberUS 2959879 A, US 2959879A, US-A-2959879, US2959879 A, US2959879A
InventorsMazur Joseph
Original AssigneeAlbert Greenstein, Henry Bruder, Laurence Austin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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J. MAZUR VISIBLE FILE Nov. 15, 1960 I5 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Nov. 10, 1959 TUE E INVENTOR. Jasep MAzuz BY fim ATTORNEY Nov. 15, 1960 Filed NOV. 10, 1959 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. J05EPH MA zue ,4 TTOFNE f J. MAZUR VISIBLE FILE Nov. 15, 1950 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 Filed NOV. 10, 1959 INVENTOR. J05EPH MA 20/? ATTQPMEK VISIBLE FILE Joseph, Mazur, 1603 Belmar Ave., Cleveland 18, Ohio,

assiguor, by direct and mesue assignments, of onethird to Laurence Austin, Cleveland, Ohio, and onethird to Albert Greenstein and Henry Bruder Filed Nov. 10, 1959, Ser. No. 852,078 16 Claims. "(C1, 40-124) United States Patent Visible filing systems have been constructed in various 7 forms requiring special apparatus and special cards in the operation thereof. A visible filing system herein described contemplates the provision of pockets of standard dimensions for holding commercially available and standard cards. A sheet or portion of a sheet has a plurality of uniformly spaced slits preferably transverse the longitudinal axis of the sheet or portion thereof. In a second sheet or a second portion of a sheet a plurality of tongues is formed by cutting the sheet. The tongues have a length approximating the width of the card and the point at which the tongue terminates in the second sheet is positioned below a slit in thefirst sheet a distance equal to the width of the card less the width of the margin of the card to be exposed. I

Assembly of the card holder is accomplished by insert ing the free end of a tongue through an appropriate slit. When the device is assembled, the sheet having the plurality of slits is contiguous to the sheet having the pinrality of tongues, the free end of each tongue respectively being inserted through and engaging a slit in the first sheet. In so doing, a pocket is formed by each slit and tongue combination.

Accordingly, it is an object of this invention to provide a'visible card holder wherein simple'cuts in separate panels of the sheet form elements which cooperate to provide a plurality of pockets in an envelope for receiving and holding cards.

Another object of this invention is to provide a visible card holder having a plurality of spaced parallel cuts in one panel and a plurality of equally spaced tongues in a second panel with each of said tongues being inserted in an appropriate cut for forming a pocket which receives a card inserted through the cut and behind-the tongue.

A further object of this invention is to provide a visible card holder'having a plurality of spaced pockets in a panel, one end of each of said pockets respectively being at the edge of the panel.

A still further object of this invention is to provide a visible card holder susceptible to economical manufacture and available to the user at minimum cost.

Other objects and advantages more or less ancillary to the foregoing, and the manner in which all the various objects are realized, will appear in the following description, which, considered in-connec-tion with the accompanying drawings, sets forth the preferred embodiment of the invention.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a front view of the visible file fully assembled and with cards in place;

Fig. 2 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along line .2--2 of Fig. 1 with parts enlarged for purposes of clarity;

- Fig. 4 is a plan view of another form of file before assembly; Fig. 5 is a plan view of a file showing an alternate tongue arrangement; f Fig. 6 is a plan view of a file showing an alternate pocket arrangement; and

Fig. 7 isa plan. view of an unassembled file showing the operative elements in different forms. As shown in the drawings, and particularly in Figs rl and 2, the visible card holder includes a front panel 10 formed from a sheet of paper-like material. The panel 3 10 is provided with punched holes 12 of standard location and spacing for removable insertion of the panel 10 in a binder or cover. A plurality of slits 1-4 is cut in the panel 10, the length of the slits being slightly longer than the length of a standard card to facilitate the insertion of the card through the slit 14. The slits 14 are spaced to provide an area for the exposure of a marginal portion of a card. V g Asshown in Fig. 3, a rear panel 16 of similar sizeto the panel 10 is formed of a sheet of material'having ge'n eral qualities of paper and is provided with punched holes a 12 for mounting in a cover in register with the panel 10;

A plurality of tongues 18 is formed in the panel 16 by a series of U -shaped cuts 20. The cuts are made in the form of an inverted U and overlap as necessary topro vide joinder of the tongue 18 to the panel 16 at each side.

The legs of the cuts 20 have a length slightly less than the width of a convent1onal record card thus allowing a' I marginal area of the card to pro ect beyond the end of the tongue 18 when-the card. is placed inthe cut 20, to the bottom thereof When the card holder is in the, assembled and operative condition, the free end of the lowermost tongue 18'1i s I inserted through the lowermost .slit v 14 with the panels 10 and 16 in register and contiguous to eachother. Each tongue 18 is inserted through a slit" 14 with a margin thereof projecting above the slit 14 as shown in Fig 1.

For purposes of illustration, a card 22 is shown inserted through the slit 14 and behind the tongue 18. Theslit" s 14 restrains the card against lateral. movement while cuts. 20 maintain the card 22 in its proper vertical posithereof exposedfor carrying identifying information.

In Fig. 4, a form of card holder is illustrated wherein the two front panels 10 and the two rear panels 16 areformed from a single sheet. A center told 24 ispro; vided between the panels 10, and a side fold 26 is located between the front panel 10 and rear panel 16 respectively. 1 The slits 14 g are formed in the panel 10 in a manner similar to those" 7 and intermediate between the holes 12.

illustrated in Fig. 3. g, V A plurality of chevron cuts 28 is disposed in spaced relation in the panels 16 and is formed with the; apex.

of the cutbeing located a distance from the lower ends of the cuts 28 a distance slightly less than the width of.

the card 22 to be inserted;

At assembly the panel 16 is placed in overlying rela-, tionship to panel 10 by folding at the fold 26, and

the free ends of the tongues 18 formed by the chevron cuts 28 are inserted through the slits 14. The unit is then folded about the center fold 24 with the panels 10 7 i being to the outside and the panels 16 folded to the in-:

side. When the unit is mounted in a cover an envelope,

Fig. 3 is a plan view of a file as prepared for assem 7 When the cuts 20 are made in the 7 panel 16,,the uppermost. end or the free end of the tongue;

is achieved having pockets on both faces for receiving cards 22.

In Fig. 5, a card holder is shown having the slits 14 in staggered relation. Thetongues 18 are of uniform width and are cut inthe panel 16 in staggered side-byside relationship. The tongues are uniform in length and the spacing of the free ends thereof corresponds to the spacing of the slits 14. When assembled the card holder of Fig. is folded in the mannerof that described in connection with the holder of Fig. 4 and results in the envelope with pockets in each outer panel 10.

In Fig. 6, the card holder is illustrated as having a pair of front panels and rear panels 16 formed from a single sheet. The slits 14 are positioned in offset relation and have one end of each slit terminating at the center fold 24. By virtue of the oifset, a continuous panel is provided at the fold line. This feature also accepts maximum width of cards between the fold line 24 and the holes 12.

The tongues 18 are formed by chevron cuts 28 with tabs 30 at the apex of the cuts 28. The tabs 30 project through the slits 14 for guiding the card 22 behind the tongues 18.

In Fig. 7, the panels 10 have a series of slits 32 lllustrated as being of various forms. Tongues 34 may also have corresponding irregular forms as dictated by the design of the card 22 to be inserted in the holder or by the arrangement of the identification material on the margin of the card 22.

It is also understood that where physical dimensions of the cards will permit, such as calling cards, two rows of pockets on each panel are contemplated. Also the folding arrangement between the panels is only illustrative of a preferred form and not limiting since other folding arrangements may be utilized.

Having thus described this invention in such full, clear, concise, and exact terms as to enable any person skilled in the art to which it pertains to make and use the same, and having set forth the best mode contemplated of carrying out this invention, I state that the subject which I regard as being my invention is particularly pointed out and distinctly claimed in what is claimed, it being understood that equivalents or modifications of, or substitutions for, parts of the above specifically described embodiments of the invention may be made without departing from the scope of the invention as set forth in what is claimed.

What is claimed is:

l. A visible card holder comprising a supporting sheet having a plurality of slits therein, and a second sheet having a plurality of tongues joined thereto and engageable with the slits.

6. In a visible card file panel, a second panel, tongues panel and joined thereto in a series CO the spacing of said slits, the free end of projecting through a corresponding slit whereb ard may be inserted through said slit and between said tongues and said panel, the joinder of the tongue to the t second panel being spaced from the slit through which the tongue projects a distance equal to the widt of the cardless the width of the exposed marginl 7. A visible cardfile comprising a first and second panel, slits formed inthefirst panel, and tongues formed in the Second P the free end of each of said tongues pr j ti g through a i the length of said tongue being less than the Width Of a Card to be placed in said slit and behind said tongue.

8. A visible card file comprising n fir d o d panel, slits formed in the first panel, and tongues f d in the second panel, the free end of each of said; projecting through a slit, the length of said tongu being less than the width of a card to be placed in said slit and behind said tongue, said tongues being in the form of an inverted U.

9. A visible card file comprising a first and second panel, slits formed in the first panel, and tongues formed in the second panel, the free end of each of said tongues projecting through a slit, the length of said tongue being less than the width of a card to be placed in said slit and behind said tongue, said tongues being in the form of chevrons symmetrical along the medial line of said slits.

10. A visible card file comprising a first and second panel, slits formed in the first panel, and tongues formed in the second panel, the free end of each of said tongues projecting through a slit, the length of said tongue being less than the width of a card to be placed in said slit and behind said tongue, said slits being positioned with one. end of each slit respectively adjacent an edge of the first panel.

11.,A visible card file comprising a first and second panel, slits formed in the first panel, and tongues formed in the second panel, the free end of each of said tongues projecting through a slit, the length of said tongue being less than the width of a card to be placed in said slit and behind said tongue, said slits being positioned with one end of each slit respectively adjacent an edge of the first panel, said tongues being in the form of chevrons symmetrical along the medial line of said slits.

2. -A visible card holder comprising a supporting sheet having a plurality of parallel slits therein, and a second sheet having a plurality of tongues joined thereto and engageable with the slits.

3. A visible card holder comprising a supporting sheet having a plurality of slits therein, a second sheet contiguous to the first sheet, and a plurality of tongues joined to the second sheet and engaged with the slits.

4. In a visible card file a series of slits formed in a panel, a second panel, tongues formed from the material of said second panel and joined thereto in a series corresponding to the spacing of said slits, the free end of said tongues projecting through a corresponding slit whereby a card may be inserted through said slit and between said tongues and said second panel.

5. In a visible card file a series of parallel slits formed in a panel, a second panel, tongues formed on said second panel and joined thereto in a series corresponding to the spacing of said slits, the free end of said tongues projecting through a corresponding slit whereby a card may be inserted through said slit and between said tongues and said second panel. i

12. A visible card file comprising a first and second panel, slits formed in the first panel, and tongues formed in the second panel, the free end of each of said tongues projecting through a slit, the length of said tongue being less than the width of a card to be placed in said slit and behind said tongue, said tongues being side by side throughout a portion of their length.

13. A visible card file comprising a first and second panel, slits formed in the first panel, and tongues formed in the second panel, the free end of each of said tongues projecting through a slit, the length of said tongue being less than the width of a card to be placed in said slit and behind said tongue, said tongues beingside by side throughout a portion of their length, said slits being displaced in accordance with the displacement of said tongues in relation to the location of the free ends thereof.

14. A visible card file comprising first panels joined at a fold, second panels joined to the first panels at folds, slits formed in the first panels, and tongues formed in the second panels, the free ends of each of said tongues projecting through a slit when said first and second panels are folded in contiguous relation, the length of said tongue being less than the width of a card to be placed in said slit and behind said tongue.

15. A visible card file comprising first panels joined at a fold, second panels joined to the first panels at folds, slits formed in the first panels, and tongues formed said tongue in the second panels, the free ends of each of said tongues projecting through a slit when said first and second panels are folded in contiguous relation, the length of said tongue being less than the Width of a card to be placed in said slit and behind said tongue, said slits having one end respectively adjacent the fold between the first panels.

16. A visible card file comprising first panels joined at a fold, second panels joined to the first panels at folds,

slits formed in the first panels, and tongues formed in 10 the second panels, the free ends of each of said tongues projecting through a slit when said first and second panels are folded in contiguous relation, the length of said tongue being less than the width of a card to be placed slits in the other of said first panels. 1

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 679,734 Ely Aug. 6, 1901 837,481 Leuthesser Dec. 4, 1906 1,320,683 Goodhue Nov. 4, 1919 2,283,546 Fischer May 19, 1942 FOREIGN PATENTS 707,200 France Apr. 13, 1931

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/405, 40/373, D19/90, 40/384, 40/124.4, 40/124.2
International ClassificationB42F17/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F17/00
European ClassificationB42F17/00